The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd December 2021

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  1. Bulwark (noun)

Meaning: a defensive wall. (बांध)

Synonyms: wall, rampart, fortification

Sentence: Our people’s support is a bulwark against the enemy.

  1. Languished (verb)

Meaning: (of a person or other living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble. (दुर्बल होना)

Synonyms: weaken, grow weak, deteriorate

Antonyms: rebounded, recovered, recuperated

Sentence: He languished in poverty for years.

  1. Dismal (adj.)

Meaning: depressing; dreary. (निराशाजनक)

Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark

Antonyms: cheering, cheery, glad

Sentence: Christmas will be dismal without the children.

  1. Explicable (adj.)

Meaning: able to be accounted for or understood. (समझाने के योग्य)

Synonyms: explainable, interpretable, definable

Antonyms: inexplicable, insoluble, insolvable

Sentence: The sudden increase in sales is easily explicable.

  1. Gist (noun)

Meaning: the substance or essence of a speech or text. (सार)

Synonyms: essence, substance, quintessence

Sentence: she noted the gist of each message

  1. Decimation (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)

Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition

Antonyms: building, construction, protection

Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.

  1. Ascendancy (noun)

Meaning: occupation of a position of dominant power or influence. (प्रभुत्व)

Synonyms: dominance, domination, supremacy

Antonyms: impotence, impotency, powerlessness

Sentence: He slowly gained ascendancy in the group.

  1. Vacate (verb)

Meaning: leave (a place that one previously occupied). (खाली)

Synonyms: leave, get out of, move out of

Antonyms: fill, load

Sentence: Rooms must be vacated by noon on the last day of your vacation.

  1. Grapple (verb)

Meaning: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. (मुठभेड)

Synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle

Antonyms: concord, harmony, peace

Sentence: Two sumo wrestlers were grappling like a pair of mammoth bears.

  1. Rabid (adj.)

Meaning: having or proceeding from extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something. (विक्षिप्त)

Synonyms: extreme, fanatical, overzealous

Antonyms: delighted, pleased

Sentence: Even the survey’s most rabid critics acknowledge the utility of this kind of data.

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