The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st September 2021

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  1. Impervious (adj.)

Meaning: not allowing fluid to pass through. (प्रबल)

Synonyms: egregious, dominant, powerful

Antonyms: penetrable, permeable, pervious

Sentence: Rubber boots are impervious to water.

  1. Obsolete (adj.)

Meaning: out of date. (पुराना)

Synonyms: outdated, obsolete, ancient,

Antonyms: new, up-to-date, modern

Sentence: Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete.

  1. Sonorous (adj.)

Meaning: imposingly deep and full. (मधुर)

Synonyms: sweet, melodious, sonorous

Antonyms: powerless, mute, soft weak

Sentence: He read aloud with a sonorous and musical voice.

  1. Propensity (noun)

Meaning: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. (प्रवृत्ति)

Synonyms: tendency, ability, inclination

Antonyms: disinclination, dislike, inability

Sentence: Men have a slightly increased propensity towards baldness.

  1. Hectic (adj.)

Meaning: full of incessant or frantic activity. (अतिव्यस्त)

Synonyms: buzzing, bustling, very active

Antonyms: calm, quiet, peaceful

Sentence: I’ve found the past few weeks rather hectic.

  1. Nudge (verb)

Meaning: prod (someone) gently, typically with one’s elbow, in order to draw their attention to something. (खिसकाने)

Synonyms: poke, dig, push

Antonyms: pull, repress, discourage

Sentence: People were nudging each other and pointing at me.

  1. Commensurate (adj.)

Meaning: in proportion. (अनुरूप)

Synonyms: commensurable, proportional, proportionate

Antonyms: disproportionate, unacceptable, incommensurate

Sentence: His job is commensurate with his qualifications, leadership & interpersonal skills.

  1. Disastrous (adj.)

Meaning: causing great damage. (विनाशकारी)

Synonyms: unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky

Antonyms: lucky, favorable, fortunate

Sentence: A disastrous fire swept through the museum.

  1. Sheathe (verb)

Meaning: put (a weapon such as a knife or a sword) into a sheath. (ढांकना)

Synonyms: wrap, cover, enclose

Antonyms: unwrap, uncover, release

Sentence: Lan draws and sheathes the sword a few times, just to get a feel for it.

  1. Discernible (adj.)

Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible. (नमूदार)

Synonyms: noticeable, perceptible, observable

Antonyms: impalpable, imperceptible, indistinguishable

Sentence: Her face was barely discernible in the gloom.

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