The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th September 2021

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  1. Semblance (noun)

Meaning: the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different. (दिखावा)

Synonyms: outward appearance, approximation, show

Antonyms: reality, truth

Sentence: She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order.

  1. Tweak (verb)

Meaning: improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it. (बदलाव)

Synonyms: modify, alter, change

Antonyms: fixation, stabilization

Sentence: Engineers tweak the car’s operating systems during the race.

  1. Unwavering (adj.)

Meaning: steady or resolute; not wavering. (स्थिर)

Synonyms: steady, fixed, resolute

Antonyms: unsteady, varying, changing

Sentence: She fixed him with an unwavering stare.

  1. Contemplate (verb)

Meaning: look thoughtfully for a long time at. (मनन)

Synonyms: look at, view, regard

Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook

Sentence: He sat on the carpet contemplating his image in the mirrors.

  1. Plaguing (verb)

Meaning: cause continual trouble or distress to. (नाक में दम)

Synonyms: afflict, bedevil, torture

Antonyms: abetting, aiding, assisting

Sentence: He has been plagued by ill-health.

  1. Abeyance (noun)

Meaning: a state of temporary disuse or suspension. (ठहराव)

Synonyms: suspension, remission, a state of dormancy

Antonyms: continuance, continuation

Sentence: Matters were held in abeyance pending further inquiries.

  1. Envisage (verb)

Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event. (परिकल्पना करना)

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast

Sentence: The Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers.

  1. Stern (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or their manner) serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline. (कठोर)

Synonyms: serious, unsmiling, frowning

Antonyms: clement, forbearing, gentle

Sentence: Mercy should alloy our stern resentment.

  1. Diffidence (noun)

Meaning: modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence. (संशय)

Synonyms: shyness, bashfulness, unassertiveness

Antonyms: impertinence, impudence, insolence

Sentence: He entered the room with a certain diffidence.

  1. Fractious (adj.)

Meaning: (typically of children) irritable and quarrelsome. (झगड़ालू)

Synonyms: grumpy, grouchy, crotchety

Antonyms: obedient, peaceable, peaceful

Sentence: Children often get fractious and tearful when tired.

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