The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 11th March 2023
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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