The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th March 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  11th March 2023

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  1. Harrowing (adj.)

Meaning: acutely distressing. (शोकजनक)

Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, racking

Antonyms: gratifying, pleasing, acceptable

Sentence: There was a harrowing portrayal of the ravages of war.

  1. Wont (noun)

Meaning: a usual manner of behaving or doing (स्वभाव)

Synonyms: habit, habitude, second nature

Sentence: He got up early, as is his wont.

  1. Minatory (adj.)

Meaning: expressing or conveying a threat. (धमकी)

Synonyms: menacing, threatening, baleful

Antonyms: unthreatening, propitious

Sentence: The novel’s protagonist is haunted by a minatory black spectre.

  1. Vie (verb)

Meaning: compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something. (स्पर्धा करना)

Synonyms: compete, contend, contest

Sentence: Several political parties vie with each other in pulling more votes for themselves.

  1. Snugly (adv.)

Meaning: in a comfortable, warm, and cozy or well-protected manner. (आराम से)

Synonyms: comfortable, comfy, cozy

Antonyms: uncomfortable, troubled

Sentence: I left the children tucked up snugly in bed.

  1. Prim (adj.)

Meaning: stiffly formal and respectable; feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper. (नैतिक)

Synonyms: puritanical, proper, moral

Antonyms: permissive, improper, indecent

Sentence: A very prim and proper matron was in charge of the girls’ dorm.

  1. Vaunt (verb)

Meaning: boast about or praise (something), especially excessively. (अपनी बड़ाई करना)

Synonyms: boast, brag, pride

Antonyms: belittle, underrate

Sentence: Even the noblest of fellows have been known to vaunt a bit.

  1. Hale and Hearty (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person, especially an elderly one) strong and healthy. (चुस्त और तंदुरुस्त)

Synonyms: healthy, well, fit

Antonyms: ill, feeble, sick

Sentence: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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