The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th May 2022

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  1. Demarcate (verb)

Meaning: set the boundaries or limits of. (हदबंदी करना)

Synonyms: bound, circumscribe, limit

Sentence: A bright yellow line demarcated the county on the road map.

  1. Rapturous (adj.)

Meaning: characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm. (उत्साहपूर्ण)

Synonyms: ecstatic, joyful, joyous

Antonyms: depressed, unhappy, woebegone

Sentence: She was greeted with rapturous applause.

  1. Mobocracy (noun)

Meaning: rule or domination by the masses. (भीड़तंत्र)

Sentence: The court will never permit mobocracy to overwhelm the law of the land.

  1. Dictum (noun)

Meaning: a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. (उक्ति)

Synonyms: pronouncement, proclamation, direction

Sentence: He followed the famous American dictum, ‘Don’t get mad, get even’.

  1. Demitting (verb)

Meaning: resign from (an office or position). (छोड़ना)

Synonyms: abjuring, denying, disavowing

Antonyms: claiming, confiscating

Sentence: Arguments within his congregation led to his demitting his post.

  1. Whim (noun)

Meaning: a sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained. (अचानक इच्छा या परिवर्तन)

Synonyms: impulse, urge, notion

Sentence: We booked the holiday on a whim.

  1. Unenviable (adj.)

Meaning: difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant. (अवांछनीय)

Synonyms: disagreeable, unpleasant, undesirable

Antonyms: attractive, desirable, enviable

Sentence: She had the unenviable task of making the first few phone calls.

  1. Miscarry (verb)

Meaning: (of something planned) fail to attain an intended or expected outcome. (असफल होना)

Synonyms: go wrong, go awry, go amiss

Antonyms: prevail, succeed, prosper

Sentence: I think my letter must have miscarried.

  1. Sparser (adj.)

Meaning: thinly dispersed or scattered. (विरल)

Synonyms: scanty, scant, scattered

Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful

Sentence: Anaemia, caused by iron deficiency, also makes hair sparser.

  1. Littered (verb)

Meaning: make (a place) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about. (कूड़े से ढांपना)

Synonyms: make untidy, mess up, disarranged

Antonyms: neat, neatened, ordered

Sentence: Is there any wonder that you can never find anything in your littered desk?

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