The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st May 2022
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- Dastardly (adj.)
Meaning: wicked and cruel. (नीचतापूर्ण)
Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous
Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy
Sentence: He described the killing as a dastardly act.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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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