The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th May 2022

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  1. Fudging (verb)

Meaning: present or deal with (something) in a vague, noncommittal, or inadequate way, especially so as to conceal the truth or mislead. (हेरफेर)

Synonyms: evade, dodge, shuffle

Antonyms: clarifying, explaining, illustrating

Sentence: Fudging the numbers on an expense report might be considered fraud in some circles.

  1. Frittering (verb)

Meaning: waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters. (व्यर्थ नष्ट करना)

Synonyms: squander, waste, misspend

Antonyms: penurious, acquisitive

Sentence: I seem to fritter my time away in coffee mornings.

  1. Promulgate (verb)

Meaning: promote or make widely known (घोषणा करना)

Synonyms: make known, make public, publicize

Antonyms: silence, suppress, criticize

Sentence: The actor makes use of social media to promulgate the release of his film projects.

  1. Avarice (noun)

Meaning: extreme greed for wealth or material gain. (लोभ)

Synonyms: greed, acquisitiveness, cupidity

Antonyms: fulfillment, satisfaction, selflessness

Sentence: Avarice blinds our eyes.

  1. Chagrin (verb)

Meaning: feel distressed or humiliated. (चिढ़ाना)

Synonyms: annoyed, irritated, irked

Antonyms: felicity, gladness

Sentence: He was chagrined when his friend poured scorn on him.

  1. Fervor (adj.)

Meaning: intense and passionate feeling. (जोश)

Synonyms: passion, ardor, zeal

Antonyms: impassiveness, impassivity, aloofness

Sentence: The speech aroused nationalist fervor.

  1. Consonance (noun)

Meaning: agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions. (समझौता)

Synonyms: agreement, concord, accord

Antonyms: discordance, conflict, disagreement

Sentence: This type of democracy is in consonance with our own African heritage.

  1. Thaw (verb)

Meaning: (of ice, snow, or another frozen substance, such as food) become liquid or soft as a result of warming. (पिघलना)

Synonyms: liquefy, melt, fuse

Antonyms: harden, set, solidify

Sentence: The snow started to thaw as the temperature kept up.

  1. Explicable (adj.)

Meaning: able to be accounted for or understood. (समझाने के योग्य)

Synonyms: explainable, interpretable, definable

Antonyms: inexplicable, insoluble, insolvable

Sentence: The sudden increase in sales is easily explicable.

  1. Fanatical (adj.)

Meaning: filled with excessive and single-minded zeal. (कट्टर)

Synonyms: zealous, extremist, rabid

Antonyms: nonmilitant, nonrevolutionary, liberal

Sentence: As a boy, he was a fanatical patriot.

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