The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 20th July 2022
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- Bewail (verb)
Meaning: express great regret, disappointment, or bitterness over (something). (शोक मनाना)
Synonyms: lament, bemoan, sorrow for
Antonyms: delight, glory, joy
Sentence: She bewailed her misfortune.
- Milieu (noun)
Meaning: a person’s social environment. (प्रतिवेश)
Synonyms: environment, ambient, atmosphere
Sentence: Coming from another milieu, she found life as an actor’s wife very strange at first.
- Strenuous (adj.)
Meaning: requiring or using great exertion. (ज़ोरदार)
Synonyms: aggressive, forceful, muscular
Antonyms: effortless, nonemphatic, unemphatic
Sentence: The doctor advised Ken to avoid strenuous exercise.
- Erelong (adv.)
Meaning: before long; soon. (कुछ ही समय बाद)
Synonyms: before long, presently, shortly
Antonyms: after, afterward, later
Sentence: Lawrence, Jr. was a founding member of the American Rocket Society in the 1930s and erelong was named President in 1946.
- Obduracy (noun)
Meaning: a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion (हठ)
Synonyms: obdurateness, obstinacy, stubbornness
Antonyms: broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, reasonability
Sentence: His error was sheer obduracy in refusing to admit a mistake.
- Forsooth (adv.)
Meaning: indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation). (वास्तव में)
Synonyms: actually, frankly, honestly
Sentence: Forsooth, there is no one I trust more.
- Feign (verb)
Meaning: to present a false appearance of (ढोंग करना)
Synonyms: simulate, fakes, ham
Sentence: Some animals feign death when in danger.
- Fallible (adj.)
Meaning: capable of making mistakes or being erroneous. (दोषक्षम)
Synonyms: error-prone, erring, errant
Antonyms: faultless, flawless, impeccable
Sentence: This method is more fallible than most because it depends on careful and accurate timing.
- Gleaned (verb)
Meaning: extract (information) from various sources. (से प्राप्त)
Synonyms: obtain, get, take
Sentence: What do you glean from the news?
- 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.
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