The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st October 2023

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  1. Disguise (noun)

Meaning: clothing put on to hide one’s true identity or imitate someone or something else (भेस)

Synonyms: costume, mask, camouflage

Sentence: Mardi Gras revelers dressed in a colorful array of outlandish disguises

  1. Tatters (verb)

Meaning: to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it (फटना)

Synonyms: tears, rips, shreds

Sentence: His jersey was left in tatters.

  1. Complicity (noun)

Meaning: a secret agreement or cooperation between two parties for an illegal or dishonest purpose (शामिल होना)

Synonyms: conspiracy, collusion, connivance

Antonyms: ignorance, innocence, naivety

Sentence: She is suspected of complicity in the fraud.

  1. Gingerly (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble (सावधान)

Synonyms: careful, wary, cautious

Antonyms: careless, heedless, unmindful

Sentence: He stepped gingerly over the cat.

  1. Drawdown (verb)

Meaning: to make complete use of (गिरावट)

Synonyms: spend, consume, drain

Antonyms: increase, replace, renew

Sentence: The first drawdown string of losses would wipe out all the trader’s money.

  1. Belying (verb)

Meaning: to give a misleading impression of (झुठलाना)

Synonyms: misrepresenting, obscuring, concealing

Antonyms: representing, betraying, revealing

Sentence: his bright smile belied his actual mood, which was really one of great sadness

  1. Slump (noun)

Meaning: a period of decreased economic activity (मंदी)

Synonyms: recession, depression, panic

Antonyms: development, growth, boom

Sentence: The economy is in a slump.

  1. Indispensable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to do without (अपरिहार्य)

Synonyms: essential, necessary, integral

Antonyms: unnecessary, needless, nonessential

Sentence: Computer is indispensable to modern life.

  1. Scrap (noun)

Meaning: an unused or unwanted piece or item typically of small size or value (टुकड़ा)

Synonyms: leftover, piece, rest

Antonyms: whole, full, complete

Sentence: We will sift every scrap of evidence.

  1. Aplenty (adj.)

Meaning: being more than enough without being excessive (काफी)

Synonyms: enough, sufficient, extra

Antonyms: insufficient, lacking, scant

Sentence: There were problems aplenty at work.

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