The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 11th January 2023
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- Gingerly (adv.)
Meaning: in a careful or cautious manner. (सावधानी से)
Synonyms: cautiously, carefully, circumspectly
Antonyms: careless, heedless, unmindful
Sentence: He opened the box gingerly and looked inside.
- Sham (noun)
Meaning: a thing that is not what it is purported to be. (दिखावा)
Synonyms: pretense, fake, act
Antonyms: real, genuine, authentic
Sentence: The latest crime figures are a complete sham.
- Victual (noun)
Meaning: food or provisions. (अन्न)
Synonyms: food, meal, viand
Sentence: “I can’t bear to see good victuals wasted, ” said Martha.
- Reassert (verb)
Meaning: to prove; confirm (साबित करना/ पुष्टि करना)
Synonyms: reaffirm, affirm, allege
Antonyms: disclaim, reject, abandon
Sentence: The Prime Minister aimed to reassert his authority.
- Trammel (noun)
Meaning: a restriction or impediment to someone’s freedom of action. (प्रतिबंध)
Synonyms: restraint, obstacle, barrier
Antonyms: freedom, latitude
Sentence: We will forge our own future, free from the trammels of materialism.
- Severance (noun)
Meaning: the action of ending a connection or relationship. (पृथक्करण)
Synonyms: sundering, split, separation
Antonyms: union, reconciliation
Sentence: The hardest thing to cope with was the severance from his family.
- Putative (adj.)
Meaning: generally considered or reputed to be. (ख्यात)
Synonyms: supposed, assumed, presumed
Antonyms: real, unlikely
Sentence: The putative reason for her dismissal was poor job performance.
- Iffy (adj.)
Meaning: full of uncertainty; doubtful. (अनिश्चितता)
Synonyms: doubtful, undecided, questionable
Antonyms: sure, convinced, certain
Sentence: Simon’s still kind of iffy about going to Columbia.
- Reclusive (adj.)
Meaning: avoiding the company of other people; solitary. (एकांतप्रिय)
Synonyms: solitary, secluded, isolated
Antonyms: gregarious, extroverted, talkative
Sentence: The reclusive woman was more than happy to spend her day off reading and writing at home.
- Reprehensible (adj.)
Meaning: deserving censure or condemnation. (निन्दा)
Synonyms: deplorable, disgraceful, discreditable
Antonyms: inoffensive, unobjectionable, faultless
Sentence: I find their behavior morally reprehensible.
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