The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  19th October 2021

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  1. Drubbing (noun)

Meaning: failure to win a contest (हार)

Synonyms: beating, defeat

Antonyms: success, triumph, victory

Sentence: We gave them a drubbing in the match on Saturday.

  1. Rigmarole (noun)

Meaning: a lengthy and complicated procedure. (बेसिरपैर की बात)

Synonyms: double-talk, gibberish

Sentence: He went through the rigmarole of securing the front door.

  1. Callous (adj.)

Meaning: showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others. (कठोर)

Synonyms: heartless, unfeeling, uncaring

Antonyms: humane, kindhearted, kindly

Sentence: His callous comments about the murder made me shiver.

  1. Nonchalance (noun)

Meaning: the state of being nonchalant. (विरक्ति)

Synonyms: calmness, coolness, insouciance

Antonyms: concern, interest, regard

Sentence: He conceals his worries behind a mask of nonchalance.

  1. Agglomeration (noun)

Meaning: a mass or collection of things; an assemblage. (ढेर)

Synonyms: collection, lump, cluster

Sentence: This agglomeration of funds resolves a number of problems.

  1. Unruly (adj.)

Meaning: disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control. (अनियंत्रित)

Synonyms: disorderly, wild, uncontrollable

Antonyms: controllable, governable, manageable

Sentence: Kate tried to control her unruly emotions.

  1. Dither (verb)

Meaning: be indecisive. (बेचैनी)

Synonyms: hesitate, falter, waver

Antonyms: calm, composure, equanimity

Sentence: He was dithering about the election date.

  1. Ensnare (verb)

Meaning: catch in or as in a trap. (फुसलाना)

Synonyms: capture, catch, seize

Antonyms: clear, free, liberate

Sentence: Spiders ensnare flies and other insects in their webs.

  1. Muster (noun)

Meaning: assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle. (एकत्र होना)

Synonyms: assemble, bring together, gather

Antonyms: entity, single, unit

Sentence: 17,000 men had been mustered on Haldon Hill.

  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.

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