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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st June 2023
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- Cursory (adj.)
Meaning: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed. (जल्दबाजी)
Synonyms: perfunctory, desultory, casual
Antonyms: deliberate, unhurried, unrushed
Sentence: He put aside the papers after a cursory study.
- Braving (verb)
Meaning: to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage (सामना करना)
Synonyms: confronting, facing, encountering
Antonyms: avoiding, ducking, sidestepping
Sentence: He did not feel up to braving the journalists at the airport.
- Rigged (verb)
Meaning: to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity (प्रस्तुत)
Synonyms: equipped, furnished, supplied
Antonyms: stripped, deprived, divested
Sentence: Our boat has been rigged up with new sails.
- Meritocracy (noun)
Meaning: government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ability. (प्रतिभा के आधार पर चयन किया सरकार)
Synonyms: government, administration, regime
Sentence: However, in a meritocracy, those at the bottom are clearly inferior.
- Siphoned (verb)
Meaning: to remove (liquid) gradually or completely (बाहर निकाला)
Synonyms: pumped, drained, sucked
Antonyms: filled, soaked, watered
Sentence: The waste liquid needs to be siphoned off.
- Consensus (noun)
Meaning: a general agreement. (आम सहमति)
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord
Antonyms: conflict, disagreement, dissensus
Sentence: I want to get a new bike but I am not getting consensus from my family members.
- Finesse (noun)
Meaning: intricate and refined delicacy. (चालाकी)
Synonyms: skill, subtlety, expertise
Antonyms: inadequacy, incompetence, ineptitude
Sentence: He is a true believer, but sadly lacks finesse.
- Reclamation (noun)
Meaning: the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right. (उद्धार)
Synonyms: recovery, recapture, retrieval
Antonyms: loss, misplacement
Sentence: Pumped water out of the field as part of the land reclamation program designed to provide farmers with more farmland.
- Puritanical (adj.)
Meaning: practicing or affecting strict religious or moral behavior. (सख़्त)
Synonyms: moralistic, pietistic, prudish
Antonyms: permissive, prurient
Sentence: His puritanical parents saw any kind of pleasure as the road to damnation.
- Vaunt (verb)
Meaning: boast about or praise (something), especially excessively. (अपनी बड़ाई करना)
Synonyms: boast, brag, pride
Antonyms: belittle, underrate
Sentence: Even the noblest of fellows have been known to vaunt a bit.
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