The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th November 2021

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  1. Paucity (noun)

Meaning: the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts (कमी)

Synonyms: scarcity, lack, shortage

Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, plenty

Sentence: The paucity of fruit was caused by the drought.

  1. Aggrieved (adj.)

Meaning: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated. (पीड़ित)

Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant

Antonyms: gratified, pleased, satisfied

Sentence: He felt aggrieved at not being chosen for the team.

  1. Profligate (adj.)

Meaning: recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. (अपव्ययी)

Synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift

Antonyms: conserving, economical, economizing

Sentence: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.

  1. Fledgling (noun)

Meaning: a person who is just starting out in a field of activity (अनुभवहीन मनुष्य)

Synonyms: learner, student, trainee

Antonyms: expert, master, veteran

Sentence: In my junior year a friend, a fledgling pilot, taught me the basics of handling a small plane.

  1. Irascible (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a tendency to be easily angered. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered

Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial

Sentence: She’s becoming more and more irascible as she grows older.

  1. Snippet (noun)

Meaning: a small piece or brief extract. (टुकड़ा)

Synonyms: piece, bit, scrap

Antonyms: chunk, hunk, lump

Sentence: Snippets of information about the war.

  1. Munificent (adj.)

Meaning: (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary. (उदार)

Synonyms: generous, bountiful, openhanded

Antonyms: mean, cheap, thrifty

Sentence: A former student has donated a munificent sum of money to the college.

  1. Rigmarole (noun)

Meaning: a lengthy and complicated procedure. (बेसिरपैर की बात)

Synonyms: double-talk, gibberish

Sentence: He went through the rigmarole of securing the front door.

  1. Ostracism (noun)

Meaning: exclusion from a society or group. (समाज से निकाला)

Synonyms: exclusion, rejection, repudiation

Antonyms: acceptance, embrace, welcome

Sentence: He suffered years of ostracism.

  1. Reminisce (verb)

Meaning: indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. (याद दिलाना)

Synonyms: recall, recollect, remember

Antonyms: forget, unlearn, disregard

Sentence: My grandfather used to reminisce about his years in the navy.

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