The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st June 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st June 2023

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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