The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st April 2022

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  1. Hanker (verb)

Meaning: feel a strong desire for or to do something. (लालायित होना)

Synonyms: yearn, crave, desire

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise

Sentence: What did you hanker after most when you were in prison?

  1. Ascribing (verb)

Meaning: attribute something to (a cause). (वर्णन करना)

Synonyms: attribute, assign, put down

Sentence: To what do you ascribe your phenomenal success?

  1. Indefensible (adj.)

Meaning: not justifiable by argument. (असमर्थनीय)

Synonyms: inexcusable, unjustifiable, unjustified

Antonyms: defensible, excusable, forgivable

Sentence: The war is morally indefensible.

  1. Burnish (verb)

Meaning: polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing. (चमकना)

Synonyms: polish (up), shine, brighten

Antonyms: rough (up), roughen, ruffle

Sentence: She wished her to dust the furniture, burnish the coal-scuttle, and clean the windows.

  1. Allusion (noun)

Meaning: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. (संकेत)

Synonyms: reference to, mention of, comment on

Sentence: The committee made no allusion to the former President in its report.

  1. Mercurial (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. (अस्थिर)

Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental

Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant

Sentence: Advertising is a mercurial business.

  1. Encumber (verb)

Meaning: restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult. (उलझाना)

Synonyms: hamper, hinder, obstruct

Antonyms: aid, assist, facilitate

Sentence: I don’t want to encumber myself with unnecessary luggage.

  1. Moribund (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) at the point of death.

Synonyms: (of a person) at the point of death. (मरणासन्न)

Antonyms: dying, near death, near the end

Sentence: The patient was moribund by the time the doctor arrived.

  1. Gubernatorial (adj.)

Meaning: relating to a state governor or the office of the state governor. (गवर्नर संबंधी)

Sentence: Four heavyset men stood in the gubernatorial anteroom.

  1. Minutiae (noun)

Meaning: the small, precise, or trivial details of something. (सूक्ष्म)

Synonyms: details, niceties, subtleties

Antonyms: big picture

Sentence: He had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code.

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