The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th December 2021
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- Shunned (adj.)
Meaning: persistently avoided, ignored, or rejected. (त्याग)
Synonyms: avoided, dodged, eluded
Antonyms: accepted, courted, embraced
Sentence: Historians of political thought have largely shunned the work.
- Torpid (adj.)
Meaning: mentally or physically inactive; lethargic. (सुस्ती)
Synonyms: lethargic, sluggish, inactive
Antonyms: active, energetic
Sentence: By 1976, the union had become torpid, old, and bureaucratic.
- Expedite (adj.)
Meaning: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly. (शीघ्र)
Synonyms: speed up, accelerate, hurry
Antonyms: delay, encumber, fetter
Sentence: He promised to expedite economic reforms.
- Trenchant (adj.)
Meaning: vigorous or incisive in expression or style. (कटु)
Synonyms: incisive, cutting, pointed
Antonyms: blunt, blunted, dull
Sentence: Even the most trenchant sword could not sever the bonds of loyalty between them.
- Elate (verb)
Meaning: make (someone) ecstatically happy. (उल्लसित)
Synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, happy
Antonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten
Sentence: He was greatly elated by success.
- Precarious (adj.)
Meaning: not safe, strong, or steady (अनिश्चित)
Synonyms: dicey, insecure, treacherous
Antonyms: advantageous, beneficial, good
Sentence: He earned a precarious livelihood by gambling.
- Ethereal (adj.)
Meaning: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. (नाज़ुक)
Synonyms: delicate, exquisite, dainty
Antonyms: bodily, corporeal, substantial
Sentence: She’s the prettiest, most ethereal romantic heroine in the movies.
- Entrant (noun)
Meaning: a person or group that enters, joins, or takes part in something. (शामिल होनेवाला)
Synonyms: beginner, newcomer, fresher
Antonyms: dropout, noncandidate
Sentence: The prize will be awarded to the entrant who wins the tiebreak.
- Exonerate (verb)
Meaning: release someone from (a duty or obligation). (मुक्त करना)
Synonyms: release, discharge, relieve
Antonyms: criminate, incriminate, accuse
Sentence: Pope Clement V exonerated the king from his oath to the barons.
- Wary (adj.)
Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems. (सावधान)
Synonyms: cautious, careful, circumspect
Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious
Sentence: Dogs that have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers.
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