The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  18th November 2023

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  1. Sheen (noun)

Meaning: a soft luster on a surface. (चमक)

Synonyms: shine, luster, gleam

Antonyms: dimness, dinginess, dirtiness

Sentence: The conditioner gives the hair a beautiful soft sheen.

  1. Rumblings (noun)

Meaning: a continuous deep, resonant sound. (गड़गड़ाहट)

Synonyms: clamor, murmurs, rumbles

Sentence: There were rumblings of discontent among the students.

  1. Prophylactic (adj.)

Meaning: concerned with or serving to keep something from happening (प्रतिबंधक)

Synonyms: precautionary, preventative, preventive

Antonyms: aiding, assisting, easing

Sentence: The many prophylactic measures that city officials could have taken to reduce the scope of the disaster.

  1. Throng (noun)

Meaning: a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals. (भीड़)

Synonyms: crowd, mass, gathering

Sentence: A huge throng had gathered round the speaker.

  1. Pellucid (adj.)

Meaning: translucently clear. (पारदर्शक)

Synonyms: translucent, transparent, clear

Antonyms: cloudy, opaque

Sentence: They sat there watching the water of the pellucid stream rush by.

  1. Schism (noun)

Meaning: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. (फूट)

Synonyms: division, split, rift

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord

Sentence: Schism within the charitable organization was preventing it from achieving its goals.

  1. Repine (verb)

Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret. (विलाप करना)

Synonyms: fret, be/feel unhappy, mope

Antonyms: delight, rejoice

Sentence: The old woman repined at her misfortune.

  1. Precarious (adj.)

Meaning: not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse. (अनिश्चित)

Synonyms: treacherous, uncertain, dicey

Antonyms: innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous

Sentence: The world is a precarious and unstable place.

  1. Connotation (noun)

Meaning: an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. (अर्थ)

Synonyms: undertone, undercurrent, implication

Sentence: A good dictionary will give us the connotation of a word as well as its denotation.

  1. Ornithologist (noun)

Meaning: a person who studies or is an expert on birds. (पक्षी विज्ञानी)

Sentence: His father had been an avid ornithologist.

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