The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th April 2022

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  1. Disconcerting (adj.)

Meaning: causing one to feel unsettled. (चिंताजनक)

Synonyms: unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting

Antonyms: calming, comforting, consoling

Sentence: I found some of his personal habits rather disconcerting.

  1. Benighted (adj.)

Meaning: in a state of pitiful or contemptible intellectual or moral ignorance, typically owing to a lack of opportunity. (अनाड़ी)

Synonyms: unenlightened, uneducated, illiterate

Antonyms: educated, knowledgeable, literate

Sentence: They saw themselves as bringers of culture to poor benighted peoples.

  1. Infer (verb)

Meaning: deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements. (तर्क करना)

Synonyms: deduce, reason, conclude

Sentence: What do you infer from her refusal?

  1. Upheaval (noun)

Meaning: a violent or sudden change or disruption to something. (उथल-पुथल)

Synonyms: disruption, turbulence, disturbance

Sentence: The government can no longer control the social upheaval brought about by the collapse of the country’s economy.

  1. Devious (adj.)

Meaning: showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals. (चालाक)

Synonyms: underhanded, deceitful, dishonest

Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Sentence: His devious nature was shown in half-lies and small dishonesties.

  1. Temerity (noun)

Meaning: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity. (उतावलापन)

Synonyms: audacity, boldness, audaciousness

Antonyms: bashfulness, diffidence, hesitancy

Sentence: He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day’s work.

  1. Cavil (verb)

Meaning: make petty or unnecessary objections. (झूठा इलज़ाम)

Synonyms: complaint, carp, niggle

Antonyms: applaud, commend, compliment

Sentence: I don’t think this is the time to cavil at the wording of the report.

  1. Haggle (verb)

Meaning: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something. (सौदेबाज़ी करना)

Synonyms: barter, bargain, negotiate

Sentence: Ella taught her how to haggle with used furniture dealers.

  1. Dreary (adj.)

Meaning: dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing. (उदास)

Synonyms: dull, drab, uninteresting

Antonyms: cheerful, glad, happy

Sentence: The sun beamed through the dreary clouds.

  1. Nonplussed (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react. (भौचक)

Synonyms: confused, bewildered, bemused

Antonyms: undaunted, unfazed

Sentence: I was completely nonplussed by his sudden appearance.

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