The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  21st September 2022

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  1. Milieu (noun)

Meaning: a person’s social environment. (प्रतिवेश)

Synonyms: environment, ambient, atmosphere

Sentence: Coming from another milieu, she found life as an actor’s wife very strange at first.

  1. Forsooth (adv.)

Meaning: Indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation). (वास्तव में)

Synonyms: actually, frankly, honestly

Sentence: Forsooth, there is no one I trust more.

  1. Frittering (verb)

Meaning: waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters. (व्यर्थ नष्ट करना)

Synonyms: squander, waste, misspend

Antonyms: penurious, acquisitive

Sentence: I seem to fritter my time away in coffee mornings.

  1. Venal (adj.)

Meaning: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery. (घूसख़ोर)

Synonyms: corrupt, corruptible, bribable

Antonyms: incorruptible, ethical, honest

Sentence: They are accused of being involved in venal practices.

  1. Idiosyncrasy (noun)

Meaning: a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual. (लत)

Synonyms: crotchet, affectation, habit

Sentence: Eating no meat was Amy’s idiosyncrasy.

  1. Fluke (noun)

Meaning: an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck. (संयोग से)

Synonyms: chance, coincidence, accident

Sentence: We won the football game by a fluke.

  1. Citadel (noun)

Meaning: a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city. (गढ़)

Synonyms: fortress, fort, stronghold

Sentence: The town has a 14th-century citadel overlooking the river.

  1. Furtive (adj.)

Meaning: attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive. (गुप्त रूप से)

Synonyms: secretive, secret, surreptitious

Antonyms: public, overt, acknowledged

Sentence: The secretary looked almost furtive when I walked in.

  1. Asperse (verb)

Meaning: attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of. (कलंक लगाना)

Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, defame

Antonyms: glorify, honor, acclaim

Sentence: Why is he always trying to vilify my reputation?

  1. Surly (adj.)

Meaning: bad-tempered and unfriendly. (असभ्य)

Synonyms: bad-tempered, ill-natured, grumpy

Antonyms: amiable, good-humored, good-natured

Sentence: We were served by a very surly waiter.

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