The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th February 2022

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  1. Disgraceful (adj.)

Meaning: shockingly unacceptable. (शर्मनाक)

Synonyms: shameful, shocking, scandalous

Antonyms: admirable, honorable

Sentence: An honorable death is better than a disgraceful life.

  1. Pecuniary (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or consisting of money. (धन-संबंधी)

Synonyms: financial, monetary, economic

Antonyms: nonfinancial

Sentence: She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.

  1. Compel (verb)

Meaning: force or oblige (someone) to do something. (मजबूर)

Synonyms: force, coerce into, pressurize into

Antonyms: allow, let, permit

Sentence: The law will compel employers to provide health insurance.

  1. Kith (noun)

Meaning: one’s friends, acquaintances, and relations. (स्वजन)

Synonyms: family, kin, relations

Sentence: I had a reunion today with all my kith and kin.

  1. Deferral (noun)

Meaning: a postponement of an action or event. (स्थगन)

Synonyms: deferment, postponement, delay

Antonyms: dispatch, promptitude, promptness

Sentence: They agreed to a deferral of industrial action.

  1. Periphery (noun)

Meaning: the outer limits or edge of an area or object. (उपनगर)

Synonyms: margin, fringe, boundary

Antonyms: inner, inside, interior

Sentence: Houses have been built on the periphery of the factory site.

  1. Persecute (verb)

Meaning: subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs. (सताना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize

Antonyms: comfort, console, assist

Sentence: His followers were persecuted by the authorities.

  1. Enraptured (verb)

Meaning: give intense pleasure or joy to. (मंत्रमुग्ध)

Synonyms: delight, please greatly, charm

Antonyms: depressed, distressed, oppressed

Sentence: The audience was enraptured by her beautiful voice.

  1. Fulsome (adj.)

Meaning: complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree. (अति)

Synonyms: ample, profuse, extensive

Antonyms: cheap, selfish

Sentence: Her new book has received fulsome praise from the critics.

  1. Obliteration (noun)

Meaning: the action or fact of obliterating or being obliterated; total destruction. (विस्मृति)

Synonyms: eradication, erasing, erasure

Antonyms: raising, regeneracy, refurbishment

Sentence: The result of these invasions was the near obliteration of ancient Egypt.

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