The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2022

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  1. Astounding (adj.)

Meaning: surprisingly impressive or notable. (अद्भुत)

Synonyms: amazing, astonishing, staggering

Antonyms: unimpressive, boring, dull

Sentence: There was an astounding 20% increase in sales.

  1. Culminate (verb)

Meaning: reach a climax or point of highest development. (समापन)

Synonyms: peak, climax, end with

Antonyms: start, begin

Sentence: He culminated the school year with a trip to New York.

  1. Confluence (noun)

Meaning: the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width. (संगम)

Synonyms: convergence, meeting, junction

Antonyms: divergence, separation

Sentence: The 160-metre falls mark the dramatic confluence of the rivers Nera and Velino.

  1. Shirk (verb)

Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility) (भागना)

Synonyms: evade, dodge, avoid

Antonyms: accept, embrace, pursue

Sentence: He never shirked from doing his duty.

  1. Clandestine (adj.)

Meaning: kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: secret, covert, furtive

Antonyms: open, overt, public

Sentence: From the van, the police watched as the clandestine drug deal occurred.

  1. Ensconce (verb)

Meaning: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place. (स्थापित करना)

Synonyms: settle, install, establish

Sentence: Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom.

  1. Exigency (noun)

Meaning: an urgent need or demand. (ज़रूरत)

Synonyms: need, demand, requirement

Sentence: Women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it.

  1. Emulated (verb)

Meaning: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation (नकल)

Synonyms: imitate, copy, mirror

Antonyms: neglect, be original

Sentence: They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.

  1. Forbearance (noun)

Meaning: patient self-control; restraint and tolerance (सहनशीलता)

Synonyms: tolerance, toleration, patience

Antonyms: impatience

Sentence: There is a limit at which forbearance ceases a virtue.

  1. Ruffle (verb)

Meaning: disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it (बिगाड़ना)

Synonyms: disarrange, tousle, dishevel

Antonyms: adjust, fix

Sentence: The father laughs and jovially ruffles his son’s hair.

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