The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th January 2022

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  1. Abstemious (adj.)

Meaning: not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking. (संयमी)

Synonyms: temperate, abstinent, austere

Antonyms: self-indulgent, gluttonous, greedy

Sentence: He is abstemious in life.

  1. Laden (adj.)

Meaning: heavily loaded or weighed down. (भार रखन हुआ)

Synonyms: loaded, burdened, overloaded

Antonyms: unload, lighten, relieve

Sentence: Dragging the fully laden boat across the sand dunes was no mean feat.

  1. Famished (adj.)

Meaning: feeling a desire or need for food (भूखों मरना)

Synonyms: empty, hungry, peckish

Antonyms: engorged, glutted, gorged

Sentence: After a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished.

  1. Bungling (adj.)

Meaning: making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes. (गोलमाल)

Synonyms: incompetent, blundering, amateurish

Antonyms: adroit, deft, dexterous

Sentence: If he keeps bungling, he’ll lose the job.

  1. Reticence (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being reticent; reserve. (अल्पभाषिता)

Synonyms: reserve, introversion, restraint

Antonyms: inclination, willingness

Sentence: His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.

  1. Fraught (adj.)

Meaning: (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable). (भरा हुआ)

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with

Antonyms: deficient, incomplete, insufficient

Sentence: Marketing any new product is fraught with danger.

  1. Globetrotting (noun)

Meaning: the action of traveling widely around the world. (विश्वयात्रा)

Synonyms: voyage, travel

Sentence: The Prime Minister’s globetrotting has led to accusations that he is ignoring domestic problems.

  1. Persecute (verb)

Meaning: subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs. (सताना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize

Antonyms: comfort, console, assist

Sentence: His followers were persecuted by the authorities.

  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. Aversion (noun)

Meaning: a strong dislike or disinclination. (घृणा)

Synonyms: dislike of, distaste for, hatred

Antonyms: affection, appetite, love

Sentence: He had a deep-seated aversion to most forms of exercise.

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