The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th June 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th June 2023

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  1. Pillory (verb)

Meaning: to subject (someone) to harsh public criticism (निंदा करना)

Synonyms: blame, criticize, scold

Antonyms: endorse, approve, commend

Sentence: The press pilloried the judge for his decision.

  1. Contemporaneous (adj.)

Meaning: existing or occurring in the same period of time. (समसामयिक)

Synonyms: coetaneous, coeval, coexistent

Antonyms: asynchronous, noncontemporary

Sentence: The two events were more or less contemporaneous, with only months between them.

  1. Cumber (noun)

Meaning: as in burden (बोझ)

Synonyms: burden, hindrance, obstruction

Antonyms: incentive, impetus

Sentence: His heavy boots cumbered him in walking.

  1. Raiment (noun)

Meaning: covering for the human body (पोशाक)

Synonyms: clothing, clothes, attire

Sentence: I want nothing but raiment and daily bread.

  1. Stunted (adj.)

Meaning: having been prevented from growing or developing properly. (अवरुद्ध)

Synonyms: little, tiny, undersized

Antonyms: advanced, fostered

Sentence: Lack of food had stunted his growth.

  1. Chasten (verb)

Meaning: to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime (दंड देना)

Synonyms: punish, chastise, penalize

Antonyms: spare, excuse, pardon

Sentence: He has been chastened by all kinds of experiences in life.

  1. Cognoscente (noun)

Meaning: a connoisseur; a discerning expert. (विशेषज्ञ)

Synonyms: scholar, connoisseur, maestro

Antonyms: novice, amateur, neophyte

Sentence: He is a cognoscenti of medieval painting.

  1. Nay (noun)

Meaning: a negative answer or vote. (अस्वीकार)

Synonyms: denial, refusal, negation

Antonyms: yes, positive, approval

Sentence: The daily work continued; nay, it actually increased.

  1. Covetous (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else. (लालची)

Synonyms: grasping, greedy, rapacious

Antonyms: generous, handsome, magnanimous

Sentence: A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself.

  1. Littorals (noun)

Meaning: a region lying along a shore. (समुद्र तट)

Synonyms: coastlands, seaside, banks

Sentence: The tea plant thrives and is being planted relatively rapidly on the Black Sea littoral in Transcaucasia

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