The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 20th January 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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