The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 10th March 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gluttonous (adj.)
Meaning: excessively greedy. (लोभी)
Synonyms: greedy, gourmandizing, voracious
Antonyms: satiated, satisfied, stuffed
Sentence: He is a selfish, gluttonous, and lazy person.
- 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.
- 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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