The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th May 2022

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  1. Gleaned (verb)

Meaning: extract (information) from various sources. (से प्राप्त)

Synonyms: obtain, get, take

Sentence: What do you glean from the news?

  1. Surreal (adj.)

Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre. (असली)

Synonyms: unreal, bizarre, unusual

Antonyms: certain, sure, true

Sentence: The whole situation was completely surreal.

  1. Idyllic (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. (सुखद जीवन का)

Synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized

Antonyms: imperfect, amiss, flawed

Sentence: It appears to be an idyllic domestic setup.

  1. Shrug (verb)

Meaning: raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference. (कंधे उचकाने की क्रिया)

Sentence: “I suppose so,” said Anna with a shrug.

  1. Inquiringly (adv.)

Meaning: to search through or into (जाँचते)

Synonyms: examine, inspect, study

Sentence: Victor looked at her inquiringly.

  1. Mushy (adj.)

Meaning: excessively sentimental. (भावुक)

Synonyms: sentimental, mawkish, emotional

Antonyms: unsentimental, hard-edged

Sentence: Don’t go getting all mushy and sentimental.

  1. Impinging (verb)

Meaning: have an effect or impact, especially a negative one. (प्रभाव पडना)

Synonyms: banging, bashing, bumping

Antonyms: missing, skirting

Sentence: Nora was determined that the tragedy would impinge as little as possible on Constance’s life

  1. Inducement (noun)

Meaning: a thing that persuades or influences someone to do something. (प्रलोभन)

Synonyms: incentive, attraction, encouragement

Sentence: The higher payments were offered as an inducement.

  1. De facto (adj.)

Meaning: denoting someone or something that is such in fact. (वास्तव में)

Synonyms: actual, existing, existent

Antonyms: conjectural, hypothetical, nonexistent

Sentence: The island has been de facto divided into two countries.

  1. Irretrievably (adv.)

Meaning: in a way that cannot be retrieved or put right. (अपूर्य)

Synonyms: incorrigible, incurable, irrecoverable

Antonyms: curable, reversible, recoverable

Sentence: Some of our old traditions are irretrievably lost.

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