The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st May 2022

In the modern competitive era, most of the exams have the English Language as a section. So here we bring you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to enhance vocabulary power and help you prepare for the exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other Government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Dastardly (adj.)

Meaning: wicked and cruel. (नीचतापूर्ण)

Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous

Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy

Sentence: He described the killing as a dastardly act.

  1. Respite (noun)

Meaning: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. (मोहलत)

Synonyms: rest, break, interval

Sentence: The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.

  1. Intransigent (adj.)

Meaning: unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something. (सैद्धांतिक)

Synonyms: uncompromising, inflexible, unbending

Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, amenable

Sentence: He has remained intransigent, refusing all suggestions for improvement of the process.

  1. Stealthily (adv.)

Meaning: in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard. (छिपकर)

Synonyms: furtively, secretively, sneakily

Antonyms: openly, publicly

Sentence: The thief stealthily stole into the house.

  1. Phlegmatic (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition. (आवेगहीन)

Synonyms: affectless, apathetic, emotionless

Antonyms: demonstrative, emotional, fervent

Sentence: The British character is often said to be phlegmatic.

  1. Aver (verb)

Meaning: state or assert to be the case. (दृढ़ता से कहना)

Synonyms: declare, assert, state

Antonyms: deny, gainsay

Sentence: I aver that I have spoken the truth.

  1. Contemn (verb)

Meaning: treat or regard with contempt. (नफ़रत करना)

Synonyms: despise, disdain, treat with contempt

Antonyms: honor, respect

Sentence: Arrogant critics who contemn the general public’s taste in art.

  1. Withal (adv.)

Meaning: in addition; as a further factor or consideration. (साथ ही साथ)

Synonyms: additionally, furthermore, as well

Sentence: She is fair and a wise lady withal.

  1. Edacious (adj.)

Meaning: having a huge appetite (लोभी)

Synonyms: esurient, gluttonous, greedy

Antonyms: content, glutted, sated

Sentence: Thinking of nothing special, why not have meals to satisfy the edacious stomach?

  1. Browbeat (verb)

Meaning: intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words. (धमकाना)

Synonyms: bully, hector, intimidate

Antonyms: cheer, comfort, console

Sentence: They browbeat him into signing the document.

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