The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th March 2022

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  1. Queasy (adj.)

Meaning: nauseated; feeling sick. (रोगी)

Synonyms: nauseous, nauseated, bilious

Antonyms: healthy, well

Sentence: The youngster felt a little queasy after eating too much Easter candy.

  1. Camaraderie (noun)

Meaning: mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together. (सौहार्द)

Synonyms: friendship, comradeship, fellowship

Antonyms: forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness

Sentence: The camaraderie among fellow employees made the tedious work just bearable.

  1. Discomfiture (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness. (पराभव)

Synonyms: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness

Antonyms: assurance, composure, confidence

Sentence: Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find the truth.

  1. Anecdote (noun)

Meaning: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. (उपाख्यान)

Synonyms: story, tale, narrative

Sentence: This research is based on anecdote, not fact.

  1. Enigma (noun)

Meaning: a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. (पहेली)

Synonyms: mystery, puzzle, riddle

Sentence: The newspapers were full of stories about the enigma of Lord Lucan’s disappearance.

  1. Reactionary (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or a set of views) opposing political or social liberalization or reform. (प्रतिक्रियावादी)

Synonyms: conservative, rightist, orthodox

Antonyms: liberal, nonconservative

Sentence: The reactionary officer then ordered him arrested.

  1. Depraved (adj.)

Meaning: morally corrupt; wicked. (भ्रष्ट)

Synonyms: corrupted, perverted, deviant

Antonyms: virtuous, uncorrupted, honest

Sentence: He thought we were all depraved gamblers.

  1. Asperity (noun)

Meaning: the harshness of tone or manner. (तीक्ष्णता)

Synonyms: harshness, sharpness, roughness

Antonyms: mildness, softness, gentleness

Sentence: He spoke to the boy with asperity.

  1. Oligarchy (noun)

Meaning: a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution. (कुलीनतंत्र)

Synonyms: syndicate, bunch, clan

Sentence: Critics complain that the government is now dominated by an oligarchy of wealthy businesspeople.

  1. Corroborating (verb)

Meaning: confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding). (की पुष्टि)

Synonyms: confirm, verify, endorse

Antonyms: confuting, disproving, refuting

Sentence: Recent research seems to corroborate his theory.

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