The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th November 2023

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  1. Visceral (adj.)

Meaning: Arising from deeply felt feelings and responses as opposed to conscious intellect (आंतरिक)

Synonyms: simple, unconscious, deep

Antonyms: conscious, deliberate, thoughtful

Sentence: He had a visceral reaction to the sight of blood.

  1. Armament (noun)

Meaning: military weapons and equipment. (अस्त्र – शस्त्र)

Synonyms: weaponry, firearms, ordnance

Sentence: The unit has insufficient armament with which to do battle.

  1. Flitting (verb)

Meaning: to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements (झटपट चल पड़ना)

Synonyms: darting, fluttering, wandering

Sentence: Bargain hunters at the flea market flitted from table to table like hummingbirds in a garden.

  1. Apathetic (adj.)

Meaning: showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern. (उदासीन)

Synonyms: uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned

Antonyms: interested, conscientious, concerned

Sentence: I realized I was becoming increasingly depressed and apathetic.

  1. Inadmissible (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of evidence in court) not accepted as valid. (अस्वीकार्य)

Synonyms: not allowable, invalid, not acceptable

Antonyms: admissible, allowable, permissible

Sentence: The judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible.

  1. Surreptitiously (adv.)

Meaning: in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively. (चुपके)

Synonyms: furtively, secretively, sneakily

Antonyms: openly, publicly

Sentence: Joe surreptitiously had a look in the answer book.

  1. Rankle (verb)

Meaning: To be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger (भड़कना)

Synonyms: infuriate, anger, enrage

Antonyms: please, relieve, delight

Sentence: That kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle.

  1. Goof (noun)

Meaning: a stupid person (मूर्ख)

Synonyms: idiot, moron, stupid

Antonyms: genius, brain, whiz

Sentence: I just stood there like a goof waiting for him to introduce her.

  1. Dulcet (adj.)

Meaning: giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses (आनंदकर)

Synonyms: delightful, enjoyable, felicitous

Antonyms: unpalatable, unpleasant, disturbing

Sentence: She recorded the dulcet tones of her family and friends.

  1. Insularity (noun)

Meaning: ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience. (संकीर्णता)

Synonyms: narrow-mindedness, parochialism, provincialism

Antonyms: tolerance, liberalism

Sentence: But will Dublin’s insularity prove to be its downfall?

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