The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th August 2022

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  1. Recessed (verb)

Meaning: to bring to a formal close for a period of time (स्थगित)

Synonyms: adjourned, prorogued, suspended

Antonyms: inaugurated, launched, opened

Sentence: The judge recessed the court for lunch.

  1. Bedraggled (adj.)

Meaning: dirty and disheveled. (गंदा)

Synonyms: disheveled, disordered, untidy

Antonyms: clean, cleanly, immaculate

Sentence: They found flood victims in bedraggled clothes.

  1. Harrowing (adj.)

Meaning: acutely distressing. (शोकजनक)

Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, racking

Antonyms: gratifying, pleasing, acceptable

Sentence: There was a harrowing portrayal of the ravages of war.

  1. Vignette (noun)

Meaning: a vivid representation in words of someone or something (शब्दचित्र)

Synonyms: definition, delineation, depiction

Sentence: Each vignette represents one of the four seasons.

  1. Startled (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or showing sudden shock or alarm. (चौंका)

Synonyms: surprised, amazed, astonished

Antonyms: disinterested, incurious

Sentence: She was momentarily startled by the sight before her.

  1. Quashing (verb)

Meaning: reject or void, especially by legal procedure. (रद्द करने)

Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind

Antonyms: enact, establish, endorse

Sentence: His conviction was quashed on appeal.

  1. Persevere (verb)

Meaning: continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success. (दृढ़ रहें)

Synonyms: persist, continue, carry on

Antonyms: give up, quit

Sentence: If you persevere with the work, you’ll succeed in the end.

  1. Amassing (verb)

Meaning: gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time. (एकत्र करना)

Synonyms: gather, collect, assemble

Antonyms: separating, disbanding, disintegrating

Sentence: Starting from nothing he had amassed a huge fortune.

  1. Caliginous (adj.)

Meaning: being without light or without much light (अंधेरा)

Synonyms: black, dark, darkened

Antonyms: bright, brightened, illuminated

Sentence: Without a flashlight, there was no way to tell what kind of creatures lurked in the caliginous cave.

  1. Drench (verb)

Meaning: wet thoroughly; soak. (भिगाना)

Synonyms: soak, saturate, wet through

Antonyms: desiccate, dry, parched

Sentence: We were drenched by the sudden rainstorm.

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