The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd October 2021

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  1. Respite (noun)

Meaning: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. (मोहलत)

Synonyms: rest, break, interval

Antonyms: tumult, turmoil

Sentence: The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.

  1. Pensive (adj.)

Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought. (चिंताग्रस्त)

Synonyms: thoughtful, thinking, reflective

Antonyms: unreflective, goofy

Sentence: She looked pensive when she heard the news.

  1. Disentangle (verb)

Meaning: free (something or someone) from an entanglement; extricate. (सुलझाना)

Synonyms: extricate, extract, free

Antonyms: embroil, entangle

Sentence: It is sometimes difficult to disentangle truth from falsehood.

  1. Fiendish (adj.)

Meaning: extremely cruel or unpleasant; devilish. (दुष्ट)

Synonyms: wicked, cruel, vicious

Antonyms: ethical, good, benignant

Sentence: This was a fiendish act of wickedness.

  1. Vindicate (verb)

Meaning: clear (someone) of blame or suspicion. (साबित कर देना)

Synonyms: acquit, clear, absolve

Antonyms: disprove, rebut, refute

Sentence: The director said he had been vindicated by the experts’ report.

  1. Seclusion (noun)

Meaning: the state of being private and away from other people. (एकांत)

Synonyms: isolation, solitude, retreat

Antonyms: companionship, company, comradeship

Sentence: I live very much in seclusion these days.

  1. Ticklish (adj.)

Meaning: (of a situation or problem) difficult to deal with; requiring careful handling. (मुश्किल)

Synonyms: problematic, tricky, delicate

Antonyms: easy, simple, uncomplicated

Sentence: Handling awkward neighbors can be a ticklish business.

  1. Maunder (verb)

Meaning: talk in a rambling manner. (गुनगुनाना)

Synonyms: ramble, prattle, prate

Sentence: The drunk sat there maundering about his troubles.

  1. Timorous (adj.)

Meaning: showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence. (डरपोक)

Synonyms: easily frightened, lacking courage, fearful

Antonyms: brave, courageous, bold

Sentence: The timorous kitten would not come out from under the bed.

  1. Chasm (noun)

Meaning: a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface. (खाई)

Synonyms: gorge, abyss, canyon

Sentence: He stood at the edge of the chasm and stared into the void.

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