The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th February 2022

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  1. Dour (adj.)

Meaning: relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance. (कठोर)

Synonyms: stern, unsmiling, unfriendly

Antonyms: benign, friendly, gentle

Sentence: No wonder he looked so dour.

  1. Trepidation (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. (घबराहट)

Synonyms: fear, apprehension, worry

Antonyms: boldness, confidence, courage

Sentence: Shaking with trepidation, I stepped into the old abandoned house.

  1. Occlude (verb)

Meaning: stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage). (रोक देना)

Synonyms: block, obstruct, stop

Antonyms: clear, free, unblock

Sentence: A blood clot had occluded a major artery in his body.

  1. Scurrilous (adj.)

Meaning: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation. (मिथ्या)

Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory

Antonyms: respectful, polite, gracious

Sentence: He wrote a scurrilous piece about me in the local press.

  1. Entente (noun)

Meaning: a friendly understanding or informal alliance between states or factions. (अंतंत)

Synonyms: understanding, agreement, alliance

Sentence: The two leaders signed a treaty of entente and cooperation.

  1. Scrimmage (noun)

Meaning: a confused struggle or fight. (धक्का मुक्की)

Synonyms: fight, battle, struggle

Antonyms: truce, accord, peace

Sentence: There was a considerable scrimmage, with people anxious to obtain cabs.

  1. Insouciance (noun)

Meaning: casual lack of concern; indifference. (लापरवाही)

Synonyms: nonchalance, unconcern, lack of concern

Antonyms: concern, interest, regard

Sentence: For all her apparent insouciance, she was desperately unhappy.

  1. Abash (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed. (लज्जित करना)

Synonyms: embarrassed, ashamed, shamefaced

Antonyms: comfort, console, relieve

Sentence: The girl was abashed by the laughter of her classmates.

  1. Virtuoso (noun)

Meaning: a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit. (कलाप्रवीण व्यक्ति)

Synonyms: genius, expert, prodigy

Antonyms: amateur, amateurish, inexperienced

Sentence: He was gaining a reputation as a remarkable virtuoso.

  1. Staid (adj.)

Meaning: sedate, respectable, and unadventurous. (शांत)

Synonyms: sedate, respectable, quiet

Antonyms: joking, kittenish, ludic

Sentence: He had grown staid and dull.

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