The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th June 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th June 2022

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  1. Boggle (verb)

Meaning: (of a person or a person’s mind) be astonished or overwhelmed when trying to imagine something. (आश्चर्यचकित हो)

Synonyms: marvel, wonder, be astonished

Sentence: The sheer amount of data makes the mind boggle.

  1. Pruned (verb)

Meaning: to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument (कम कर दिए हैं)

Synonyms: bobbed, clipped, cropped

Antonyms: elongated, extended, lengthened

Sentence: He pruned the dead branches from the old apple tree.

  1. Apocryphal (adj.)

Meaning: (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. (शंकायुक्त)

Synonyms: fictitious, made-up, untrue

Antonyms: real, factual, literal

Sentence: Most of the stories about him are apocryphal.

  1. Scuffling (verb)

Meaning: engage in a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. (हाथापाई करना)

Synonyms: fight, struggle, tussle

Sentence: The teacher noticed two students scuffling in the corridor.

  1. Nocuous (adj.)

Meaning: noxious, harmful, or poisonous. (हानिकारक)

Synonyms: baleful, baneful, deleterious

Antonyms: anodyne, benign, harmless

Sentence: Hand washing is one of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of nocuous germs.

  1. Splurge (noun)

Meaning: an act of spending money freely or extravagantly. (अधिक खर्च करना)

Synonyms: consume, deplete, overspend

Antonyms: conserve, save, economize

Sentence: You should let yourself splurge once in a while.

  1. Concomitantly (adv.)

Meaning: at the same time; simultaneously. (साथ-साथ)

Synonyms: contemporary, simultaneous, coexisting

Sentence: These drugs can be given concomitantly with chemotherapy.

  1. Partisan (noun)

Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. (पक्षपातपूर्ण)

Synonyms: supporter, follower, adherent

Antonyms: impartial, neutral, nonpartisan

Sentence: British newspapers are highly partisan.

  1. Repose (noun)

Meaning: a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility. (विश्राम)

Synonyms: rest, relaxation, inactivity

Antonyms: exertion, labor, toil

Sentence: The doctor ordered a period of repose for the patient recovering from pneumonia.

  1. Daunt (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive. (भयभीत करना)

Synonyms: intimidate, abash, ruffle

Antonyms: embolden, encourage, strengthen

Sentence: The raging inferno didn’t daunt the firefighters for a moment.

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