The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th December 2021

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Elate (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) ecstatically happy. (उल्लसित)

Synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, happy

Antonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten

Sentence: He was greatly elated by success.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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