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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st August 2021
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- Sacked (verb)
Meaning: dismiss from employment. (बर्खास्त)
Synonyms: dismiss, throw out, let go
Antonyms: hire, take on, recruited
Sentence: Any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot.
- Furnish (verb)
Meaning: to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity. (प्रस्तुत)
Synonyms: donate, give, present
Antonyms: deprive, dispossess, divest
Sentence: The art students were furnished with brushes, crayons, pencils, and various other art supplies.
- Cinch (noun)
Meaning: an extremely easy task. (आसान काम)
Synonyms: easy, uncomplicated, not difficult
Antonyms: tough, complicated, difficult
Sentence: This dish is a cinch to make.
- Tranquil (adj.)
Meaning: free from disturbance; calm. (शांत)
Synonyms: peaceful, restful, reposeful
Antonyms: loud, noisy, boisterous
Sentence: I am going to bed with a happy and tranquil mind
- Timorous (adj.)
Meaning: showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence. (डरपोक)
Synonyms: easily frightened, lacking courage, fearful
Antonyms: brave, courageous, bold
Sentence: The timorous kitten would not come out from under the bed.
- Sanguine (adj.)
Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation. (आशावादी)
Synonyms: optimistic, bullish, hopeful
Antonyms: hesitant, doubtful, dubious
Sentence: He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.
- Profligate (adj.)
Meaning: recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. (अपव्ययी)
Synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift
Antonyms: conserving, economical, economizing
Sentence: Profligate movie producers hoping to create the next blockbuster.
- Impunity (noun)
Meaning: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action. (दण्ड मुक्ति)
Synonyms: indemnity, exemption, freedom
Antonyms: exposure, liability, vulnerability
Sentence: You cannot break the law with impunity.
- Decorum (noun)
Meaning: behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety. (शिष्टाचार)
Synonyms: propriety, properness, seemliness
Antonyms: impropriety, indecency, indecorum
Sentence: You exhibit remarkable modesty and decorum.
- Evanescent (adj.)
Meaning: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. (क्षणभंगुर)
Synonyms: vanishing, fading, fleeting
Antonyms: endless, eternal, everlasting
Sentence: Talk is evanescent but the writing leaves footprints.
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