The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th October 2021

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  1. Altruism (noun)

Meaning: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. (दूसरों का उपकार करने का सिद्धान्त)

Synonyms: unselfishness, selflessness, self-sacrifice

Antonyms: harshness, roughness, greed

Sentence: Some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism.

  1. Reticence (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being reticent; reserve. (अल्पभाषिता)

Synonyms: reserve, introversion, restraint

Antonyms: inclination, willingness

Sentence: His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.

  1. Goad (verb)

Meaning: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction. (अंकुश करना)

Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick

Antonyms: constrain, curb, hold back

Sentence: He goaded her on to more daring revelations.

  1. Veritable (adj.)

Meaning: formal true or real —used to emphasize a description (सच्चा)

Synonyms: authentic, genuine, real

Antonyms: doubtful, dubious, equivocal

Sentence: Even this small house was a veritable palace compared to his tent.

  1. Noxious (adj.)

Meaning: harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant. (हानिकारक)

Synonyms: poisonous, toxic, deadly

Antonyms: healthful, healthy, safe

Sentence: We must trace the source of these noxious gases.

  1. Fraught (adj.)

Meaning: (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable). (भरा हुआ)

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with

Antonyms: deficient, incomplete, insufficient

Sentence: Marketing any new product is fraught with danger.

  1. Cryptic (adj.)

Meaning: having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: enigmatic, mysterious, hard to understand

Antonyms: understandable, apparent, clear

Sentence: He found his boss’s utterances too cryptic.

  1. Beset (verb)

Meaning: be covered or studded with (घेर लेना)

Synonyms: attack, harass, bother

Antonyms: defend, cover, protect

Sentence: The enemy beset the town with a strong army.

  1. Diffidence (noun)

Meaning: modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence. (संशय)

Synonyms: shyness, bashfulness, unassertiveness

Antonyms: impertinence, impudence, insolence

Sentence: He has diffidence in expressing his opinions.

  1. Ravishing (adj.)

Meaning: delightful; entrancing. (सुंदर)

Synonyms: gorgeous, stunning, wonderful

Antonyms: homely, ugly

Sentence: She looks simply ravishing in that dress.

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