The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2021

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  1. Capricious (adj.)

Meaning: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior. (मनमौजी)

Synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable

Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant

Sentence: It’s terrible to feel our livelihood hinges on a capricious boss.

  1. Nebulous (adj.)

Meaning: having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning (अस्पष्ट)

Synonyms: indistinct, indefinite, unclear

Antonyms: accessible, clear, nonambiguous

Sentence: The rules are too nebulous to be applied consistently.

  1. Defer (verb)

Meaning: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone. (आस्थगित करें)

Synonyms: postpone, put off, adjourn

Antonyms: act, deal (with)

Sentence: They deferred the decision until February.

  1. Wretched (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) in a very unhappy or unfortunate state. (मनहूस)

Synonyms: miserable, unhappy, sad

Antonyms: great, marvelous, wonderful

Sentence: I felt so wretched because I thought I might never see you again.

  1. Strangle (verb)

Meaning: squeeze or constrict the neck of (a person or animal), especially so as to cause death. (दबाना)

Synonyms: throttle, choke, garrotte

Antonyms: breath, exhale

Sentence: The victim was strangled with a scarf.

  1. Rescinding (verb)

Meaning: revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement). (रद्द कर देना)

Synonyms: revoke, repeal, abrogate

Antonyms: continuing, keeping, initiating

Sentence: Now I’m thinking of rescinding employee ownership, although there is some difficulty in doing that.

  1. Stentorian (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful. (बुलंद)

Synonyms: loud, booming, thundering

Antonyms: gentle, low, soft

Sentence: He introduced me to the staff with a stentorian announcement.

  1. Gaffe (noun)

Meaning: an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder. (चूक)

Synonyms: blunder, mistake, error

Antonyms: accuracy, correctness, perfection

Sentence: He didn’t realize what a gaffe he’d made.

  1. Agglomeration (noun)

Meaning: a mass or collection of things; an assemblage. (ढेर)

Synonyms: collection, lump, cluster

Sentence: This agglomeration of funds resolves a number of problems.

  1. Seclusion (noun)

Meaning: the state of being private and away from other people. (एकांत)

Synonyms: isolation, solitude, retreat

Antonyms: companionship, company, comradeship

Sentence: I live very much in seclusion these days.

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