The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th April 2022

Vocabulary is a must for candidates appearing in any competitive examination. So here we bring you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to increase vocab power and help you in your preparation for many exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other Government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Impermanence (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time. (अनस्थिरता)

Synonyms: ephemerality, evanescence, fleetingness

Antonyms: endurance, permanence, permanency

Sentence: Change, impermanence is characteristic of life.

  1. Immaculate (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy. (निर्मल)

Synonyms: clean, spotless, pristine

Antonyms: coarse, dirty, filthy

Sentence: The property is in immaculate condition.

  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.

  1. Abode (noun)

Meaning: a place of residence; a house or home. (निवास)

Synonyms: home, house, residence

Sentence: They established their permanent abode here.

  1. Gusto (noun)

Meaning: enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest. (उत्साह)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, relish, appetite

Antonyms: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness

Sentence: The orchestra played with a winning combination of gusto and precision.

  1. Contrite (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt. (पछताया हुआ)

Synonyms: remorseful, repentant, penitent

Antonyms: impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic

Sentence: She was contrite the morning after her angry outburst.

  1. Narcissism (adj.)

Meaning: excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. (अहंकार)

Synonyms: vanity, egoism, self-admiration

Antonyms: altruism, generosity, unselfishness

Sentence: Humbleness is productive, narcissism is destructive.

  1. Elucidative (adj.)

Meaning: serving to explain (स्पष्ट)

Synonyms: exegetical, explanative, explanatory

Sentence: Most editions of Shakespeare’s plays now have elucidative footnotes to help the modern reader.

  1. Phalanx (noun)

Meaning: formal a large collection of people, animals, or things often placed close together (झुंड)

Synonyms: brigade, crew, platoon

Antonyms: individual, single

Sentence: A solid phalanx of armed guards stood in front of the castle.

  1. Occlude (verb)

Meaning: stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage). (रोक देना)

Synonyms: block, obstruct, stop

Antonyms: clear, free, unblock

Sentence: A blood clot had occluded a major artery in his body.

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