The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th August 2021

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  1. Bemoan (verb)

Meaning: express discontent or sorrow over (something). (रोना)

Synonyms: cry over, weep, wail over

Antonyms: joy, delight, glory

Sentence: He bemoans the fact that the team lost again.

  1. Lacuna (noun)

Meaning: an unfilled space or interval. (कमी)

Synonyms: want, scarcity, shortage

Antonyms: enough, plenty, sufficiency

Sentence: The journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies.

  1. Fathom (verb)

Meaning: understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. (थाह लेना)

Synonyms: understand, comprehend, work out

Antonyms: misunderstand, guess, misinterpret

Sentence: I just can’t fathom out why he lied.

  1. Vehemently (adv.)

Meaning: in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling. (जोरदार)

Synonyms: aggressive, assertive, dynamic

Antonyms: nonassertive, nonemphatic, unemphatic

Sentence: The entire community protested vehemently against the cuts.

  1. Debilitate (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) weak and infirm. (दुर्बल करना)

Synonyms: reduce, debilitate, weaken

Antonyms: heal, increase, strengthen

Sentence: Hard drugs destroy families and debilitate communities.

  1. Tenacious (adj.)

Meaning: tending to keep a firm hold of something. (दृढ़)

Synonyms: firm, strong, resolute

Antonyms: loose, afraid, weak

Sentence: You’re tenacious and you get at the truth.

  1. Rebuts (verb)

Meaning: claim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false. (खंडन)

Synonyms: deny, negate, deflate

Antonyms: allow, agree, abet

Sentence: He had to rebut charges of acting for the convenience of his political friends.

  1. Doleful (adj.)

Meaning: expressing sorrow; mournful. (मातमी)

Synonyms: mournful, woeful, sorrowful

Antonyms: happy, joyful, blissful

Sentence: As soon as I saw the doctor’s doleful expression, I knew my father’s condition was not good.

  1. Satiate (adj.)

Meaning: satisfied to the full. (भरपूर)

Synonyms: full, replete, sated

Antonyms: empty, famished, hungry

Sentence: Hopefully this feast I am preparing will satiate your hunger.

  1. Devoid (adj.)

Meaning: entirely lacking or free from. (रहित)

Synonyms: lacking, without, free from

Antonyms: furnished, full, replete

Sentence: Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion.

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