The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th December 2021

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  1. Straggling (verb)

Meaning: move along slowly, typically in a small irregular group, so as to remain some distance behind the person or people in front. (पिछड़ गया)

Synonyms: trail, amble, dawdle

Sentence: Her hair was straggling over her eyes.

  1. Disseminate (verb)

Meaning: spread (something, especially information) widely. (प्रसार)

Synonyms: spread, circulate, distribute

Antonyms: cloak, conceal, enshroud

Sentence: The agency would collect and disseminate information.

  1. Churlish (adj.)

Meaning: rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. (अशिष्ट)

Synonyms: rude, ill-mannered, discourteous

Antonyms: civil, courteous, polite

Sentence: It ‘seems churlish to refuse such a generous offer.

  1. Ecstatic (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement. (उन्मादपूर्ण)

Synonyms: enraptured, elated, transported

Antonyms: depressed, dejected, despondent

Sentence: Sally was ecstatic about her new job.

  1. Squeamish (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, especially by unpleasant images, such as the sight of blood. (नकचढ़ा)

Synonyms: easily nauseated, nervous

Antonyms: settled, healthy, well

Sentence: She’s really squeamish and can’t stand the sight of blood.

  1. Belligerent (adj.)

Meaning: hostile and aggressive. (युद्धरत)

Synonyms: hostile, aggressive, threatening

Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific

Sentence: Harris is a belligerent man with an explosive temper.

  1. Abreast (adv.)

Meaning: side by side and facing the same way. (बराबर में)

Synonyms: in a row, side by side, alongside

Sentence: His car was abreast of the leading car.

  1. Perfervid (adj.)

Meaning: intense and impassioned. (उत्साही)

Synonyms: ardent, emotional, fervent

Antonyms: dispassionate, emotionless, impassive

Sentence: I feel the people of the city are perfervid.

  1. Exultant (adj.)

Meaning: triumphantly happy. (ख़ुशियां मनानेवाला)

Synonyms: jubilant, thrilled, triumphant

Antonyms: dejected, depressed, disconsolate

Sentence: The exultant crowds were dancing in the streets.

  1. Portend (verb)

Meaning: be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen. (संकेत मिलता)

Synonyms: presage, augur, foreshadow

Antonyms: describe, narrate, recite

Sentence: The change did not portend a basic improvement in social conditions.

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