The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th March 2022

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  1. Traipse (verb)

Meaning: walk or move wearily or reluctantly. (धीरे-धीरे चलना)

Synonyms: trudge, trek, tramp

Sentence: I spent the day traipsing around the shops but found nothing suitable for her.

  1. Ethos (noun)

Meaning: the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. (प्रकृति)

Synonyms: spirit, character, tenor

Sentence: The revolution in the ethos of agriculture must also involve the farmers’ unions.

  1. Portentous (adj.)

Meaning: of or like a portent. (अमंगल)

Synonyms: ominous, warning, foreshadowing

Antonyms: unthreatening, auspicious, benign

Sentence: There was nothing portentous or solemn about him.

  1. Absurdity (noun)

Meaning: the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable. (मूर्खता)

Synonyms: preposterousness, ridiculousness, ludicrousness

Antonyms: prudence, sagacity, wisdom

Sentence: The absurdity of the situation made everyone laugh.

  1. Linger (verb)

Meaning: stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave. (दीर्घ काल तक रहना)

Synonyms: wait around, stay, remain

Sentence: Unfortunately, the tax will linger until April.

  1. Poignant (adj.)

Meaning: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. (मार्मिक)

Synonyms: touching, pitiful, sad

Antonyms: unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive

Sentence: I found his speech deeply poignant.

  1. Enraptured (verb)

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

Synonyms: delight, give great pleasure to, give joy to

Antonyms: depressed, discouraged, disheartened

Sentence: The audience was enraptured by her beautiful voice.

  1. Gluttonous (adj.)

Meaning: excessively greedy. (लोभी)

Synonyms: greedy, gourmandizing, voracious

Antonyms: satiated, satisfied, stuffed

Sentence: He is a selfish, gluttonous, and lazy person.

  1. Accrue (verb)

Meaning: (of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time. (उपाजित होना)

Synonyms: result, arise, follow

Antonyms: abate, decline, diminish

Sentence: A penny-pincher who is accruing a fortune by spending next to nothing.

  1. Piddling (adj.)

Meaning: pathetically trivial; trifling. (क्षुद्र)

Synonyms: trivial, trifling, petty

Antonyms: consequential, considerable, important

Sentence: I don’t want to hear all the piddling little details!

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