The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th May 2022

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  1. Domineering (adj.)

Meaning: asserting one’s will over another in an arrogant way. (अत्याचारी)

Synonyms: browbeat, bully, intimidate

Antonyms: humble, meek, modest

Sentence: Many of her women friends also had domineering husbands.

  1. Devious (adj.)

Meaning: showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals. (चालाक)

Synonyms: underhand, underhand, deceptive

Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Sentence: You have to be a bit devious if you’re going to succeed in business.

  1. Optometrist (noun)

Meaning: a person who practices optometry. (चिकित्सक)

Synonyms: doctor, medic, physician

Sentence: A swollen optic nerve found by her optometrist led to the discovery of the tumor.

  1. Desiccate (verb)

Meaning: remove the moisture from (something); cause it to become completely dry. (सूखना)

Synonyms: dried, dried up, dehydrated

Antonyms: hydrate, wash, water

Sentence: The bricks were desiccated by the sun.

  1. Riposte (verb)

Meaning: make a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism. (जवाबी हमल)

Synonyms: retort, counter, hurl back

Sentence: The US delivered an early riposte to the air attack.

  1. Trivial (adj.)

Meaning: of little value or importance. (तुच्छ)

Synonyms: unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential

Antonyms: consequential, important, major

Sentence: He could remember every trivial incident in great detail.

  1. Sleuth (noun)

Meaning: a person who investigates crimes; a detective. (जासूस)

Synonyms: private detective, detective, private investigator

Sentence: The trusty Dr. Watson narrates the stories of his adventures with the sleuth of Baker Street.

  1. Quibble (noun)

Meaning: a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter. (वक्रोक्ति)

Synonyms: minor criticism, trivial objection, trivial complaint

Antonyms: applaud, commend, compliment

Sentence: The only quibble about this book is the lack of color illustrations.

  1. Bereave (verb)

Meaning: be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one’s death. (वंचित करना)

Synonyms: deprive, dispossess, strip

Sentence: The plane crash bereaved her of her husband.

  1. Symposium (noun)

Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. (संगोष्ठी)

Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation

Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

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