The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th July 2022

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  1. Balk (verb)

Meaning: to prevent from achieving a goal (बाधा डालना)

Synonyms: block, hinder, thwart

Antonyms: facilitate, assist, encourage

Sentence: Their strategies to balk at the enemy had failed.

  1. Encrust (verb)

Meaning: cover (something) with a hard surface layer. (जमना)

Synonyms: coagulate, congeal, cover

Sentence: She arrived home with her knees encrusted with mud.

  1. Debauched (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing lowered moral character or standards (अनैतिक)

Synonyms: corrupt, debased, decadent

Antonyms: ethical, moral, uncorrupted

Sentence: The debauched philanderer was the talk of the town.

  1. Furlough (noun)

Meaning: leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the armed services. (थोड़े दिन की छुट्टी)

Synonyms: discharge, break, recess

Antonyms: callback, recall

Sentence: This could mean a massive furlough of government workers.

  1. Ululate (verb)

Meaning: howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief. (शोर मचाना)

Synonyms: howl, wail, yowl

Sentence: As the soldier’s body was laid out, the grieving widow began to ululate.

  1. Telltale (adj.)

Meaning: revealing, indicating, or betraying something. (स्पष्ट संकेत)

Synonyms: revealing, revelatory, suggestive

Sentence: I know you’ve been eating chocolate because of the telltale smudges on your face.

  1. Sprightly (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of an old person) lively; full of energy. (फुरतीला)

Synonyms: lively, spry, energetic

Antonyms: inactive, lackadaisical, languid

Sentence: He’s a sprightly old man of seventy-five.

  1. Diffusely (adv.)

Meaning: in a detailed way. (विस्तारपूर्वक)

Synonyms: verbosely, wordily, redundantly

Antonyms: briefly, compactly, concisely

Sentence: As a result, they diffract X-rays diffusely.

  1. Gullible (adj.)

Meaning: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous. (भोला)

Synonyms: credulous, over-trusting, easily deceived

Antonyms: cynical, mistrustful, sophisticated

Sentence: He’s so gullible he’ll believe anything.

  1. Pander (verb)

Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.). (बढ़ावा देना)

Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy

Sentence: Don’t pander to such people.

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