The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 20th June 2022
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- Snobbish (adj.)
Meaning: relating to, characteristic of, or like a snob. (दंभपूर्ण)
Synonyms: elitist, snobby, superior
Antonyms: humble, modest, unpretentious
Sentence: My brother is very snobbish about cars.
- Insouciance (noun)
Meaning: casual lack of concern; indifference. (लापरवाही)
Synonyms: nonchalance, unconcern, lack of concern
Antonyms: concern, interest, regard
Sentence: For all her apparent insouciance, she was desperately unhappy.
- Avidity (noun)
Meaning: extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. (उत्कट इच्छा)
Synonyms: enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness
Antonyms: apathy, indifference
Sentence: He read detective stories with avidity.
- Perusal (noun)
Meaning: the action of reading or examining something. (अध्ययन)
Synonyms: reading, scrutiny, inspection
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect,
Sentence: I continued my perusal of the instructions.
- Inkling (noun)
Meaning: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. (आभास)
Synonyms: idea, sense, notion
Antonyms: answer, solution
Sentence: The records give us an inkling of how people saw the world.
- Tweak (verb)
Meaning: improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it. (बदलाव)
Synonyms: modify, alter, change
Antonyms: fixation, stabilization
Sentence: Engineers tweak the car’s operating systems during the race.
- Acrimonious (adj.)
Meaning: (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter. (उग्र)
Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic
Antonyms: caring, gentle, kind
Sentence: Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce
- Impugn (verb)
Meaning: dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive) (बहस करना)
Synonyms: call into question, debate, dispute
Antonyms: justify, pardon, remit
Sentence: I did not mean to impugn her professional abilities.
- Divulge (verb)
Meaning: make known (private or sensitive information). (प्रकट करना)
Synonyms: disclose, reveal, make known
Antonyms: conceal, enshroud, hide
Sentence: I do not want to divulge my plans at the moment.
- Radiance (noun)
Meaning: light or heat as emitted or reflected by something. (चमक)
Synonyms: light, shining, brightness
Antonyms: dark, darkness, dullness
Sentence: She seemed to shine with an inner radiance.
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