The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2021

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  1. Futility (noun)

Meaning: pointlessness or uselessness. (निरर्थकता)

Synonyms: fruitlessness, vanity, pointlessness

Antonyms: use, usefulness, utility

Sentence: The sheer futility of it all exasperates her.

  1. Beget (verb)

Meaning: give rise to; bring about. (उत्पन्न करना)

Synonyms: cause, give rise to, lead to

Antonyms: impede, limit, restrict

Sentence: One change in the natural environment will beget others.

  1. Palpable (adj.)

Meaning: (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible. (स्पष्ट)

Synonyms: perceptible, perceivable, visible

Antonyms: impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable

Sentence: The tension between Amy and Jim is palpable.

  1. Quixotic (adj.)

Meaning: exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical. (विलक्षण)

Synonyms: idealistic, unbusinesslike, visionary

Antonyms: clear-eyed, clear-sighted

Sentence: This is a vast, exciting, and perhaps quixotic project.

  1. Enamor (verb)

Meaning: be filled with a feeling of love for. (आनंदित करना)

Synonyms: in love with, infatuated with, besotted with

Antonyms: allergic, averse

Sentence: Her beauty enamored the prince.

  1. Ostensibly (adv.)

Meaning: apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually. (प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर)

Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it

Antonyms: implausibly, impossibly, improbably

Sentence: Troops were sent in, ostensibly to protect the civilian population.

  1. Sinewy (adj.)

Meaning: having muscles capable of exerting great physical force (बलवान)

Synonyms: muscular, brawny, strong

Antonyms: delicate, feeble, frail

Sentence: I admire her sinewy prose style.

  1. Reverence (noun)

Meaning: deep respect for someone or something. (श्रद्धा)

Synonyms: high esteem, high regard, great respect

Antonyms: blaspheme, desecrate, profane

Sentence: Rituals showed honor and reverence for the dead.

  1. Nimble (adj.)

Meaning: quick and light in movement or action; agile. (चतुर)

Synonyms: agile, lithe, sprightly

Antonyms: vacuous, weak-minded, witless

Sentence: She showed some nimble footwork and looked a promising player.

  1. Discernible (adj.)

Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible. (नमूदार)

Synonyms: detectable, noticeable, perceptible

Antonyms: impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable

Sentence: Her face was barely discernible in the gloom.

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