The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th March 2023
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- Obsequious (adj.)
Meaning: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. (चापलूस)
Synonyms: servile, ingratiating, unctuous
Antonyms: insurgent, mutinous, mulish
Sentence: The salesman’s obsequious manner was beginning to irritate me.
- Absurdity (noun)
Meaning: the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable. (मूर्खता)
Synonyms: preposterousness, ridiculousness, ludicrousness
Antonyms: prudence, sagacity, wisdom
Sentence: The absurdity of the situation made everyone laugh.
- Linger (verb)
Meaning: stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave. (दीर्घ काल तक रहना)
Synonyms: wait around, stay, remain
Sentence: Unfortunately, the tax will linger until April.
- Poignant (adj.)
Meaning: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. (मार्मिक)
Synonyms: touching, pitiful, sad
Antonyms: unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive
Sentence: I found his speech deeply poignant.
- Addendum (noun)
Meaning: an item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication. (परिशिष्ट)
Synonyms: appendix, codicil, postscript
Antonyms: introduction, preface, prologue
Sentence: I follow this letter with the addendum duly signed for your attention.
- Vainglorious (adj.)
Meaning: excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain. (गुमानी)
Synonyms: assured, biggety, complacent
Antonyms: egoless, humble, modest
Sentence: The vainglorious trainer spent more flexing his muscles than he did helping build his client’s.
- Humbug (noun)
Meaning: deceptive or false talk or behavior. (पाखण्ड)
Synonyms: hypocrisy, insincerity, dishonesty
Antonyms: original, genuine
Sentence: There were all the usual humbug and obligatory compliments from ministers.
- Sacked (verb)
Meaning: to let go from office, service, or employment (बर्खास्त)
Synonyms: dismissed, fired, discharged
Antonyms: employed, engaged, hired
Sentence: He was sacked for computer misuse.
- Unbosom (verb)
Meaning: disclose (one’s thoughts or secrets). (प्रकट करना)
Synonyms: disclose, discover, divulge
Antonyms: cloak, conceal, enshroud
Sentence: You’ll feel better if you unbosom your sorrows to me.
- Derange (verb)
Meaning: cause (someone) to become insane. (उन्मत्त कर देना)
Synonyms: demented, unhinge
Antonyms: relax, soothe, tranquilize
Sentence: Being stranded at night on a lonely road would derange anyone.
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