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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 13th October 2021
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- Taciturn (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. (अल्पभाषी)
Synonyms: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent
Antonyms: blabby, chatty, talkative
Sentence: He was a quiet, almost taciturn, young man.
- Tractable (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) easy to control or influence. (विनयशील)
Synonyms: controllable, manageable, docile
Antonyms: contumacious, defiant, disobedient
Sentence: The issues have proved to be less tractable than expected.
- Sheepish (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person or expression) showing embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence. (शर्मीला)
Synonyms: embarrassed, uncomfortable, hangdog
Antonyms: extroverted, bold, dashing
Sentence: He came into the room looking distinctly sheepish.
- Inept (adj.)
Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy. (अयोग्य)
Synonyms: incompetent, unskillful, unskilled
Antonyms: capable, competent, expert
Sentence: I’ve never heard anyone so inept at making speeches.
- Prink (verb)
Meaning: spend time making minor adjustments to one’s appearance (सँवारना)
Synonyms: groom, tidy, beautify
Antonyms: disfigure, mess up, dull
Sentence: If I took as much time to prink as you do I believe I could fuss myself up to look like something.
- Gelid (adj.)
Meaning: icy; extremely cold. (ठंढा)
Synonyms: frozen, freezing, icy
Antonyms: ardent, blazing, boiling
Sentence: I can still recall that gelid winter morning, with the cold wind whistling around my ears
- Ordeal (noun)
Meaning: a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one. (अग्नि परीक्षा)
Synonyms: nightmare, trauma, painful experience
Antonyms: comfort, joy, peace
Sentence: Despite his ordeal, he seems to have suffered no ill effects.
- Usurp (verb)
Meaning: take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force. (हड़पना)
Synonyms: seize, take over, expropriate
Antonyms: receive, inherit, accept
Sentence: He attempted to usurp the principal’s authority.
- Antagonism (noun)
Meaning: active hostility or opposition. (विरोध)
Synonyms: hostility, friction, enmity
Antonyms: friendship, goodwill, amity
Sentence: The new rules will create a lot of antagonisms.
- Pelt (verb)
Meaning: attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them. (मारना)
Synonyms: bombard, shower, attack
Antonyms: defend, uncover
Sentence: The children pelt each other with snowballs.
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