The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  24th November 2022

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  1. Verdant (adj.)

Meaning: (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation. (हरा भरा)

Synonyms: green, leafy, grassy

Antonyms: barren, leafless

Sentence: Much of the region’s verdant countryside has been destroyed in the hurricane.

  1. Obsolete (adj.)

Meaning: no longer produced or used; out of date. (पुराना)

Synonyms: out of date, outdated, outmoded

Antonyms: new-fashioned, modern, recent

Sentence: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.

  1. Emaciation (noun)

Meaning: the state of being abnormally thin or weak. (दुर्बलता)

Synonyms: thinness, scragginess, weakness

Antonyms: convalesce, gain, recover

Sentence: These photographs show extremes of obesity and emaciation.

  1. Spearheaded (verb)

Meaning: to serve as leader of (नेतृत्व करना)

Synonyms: captained, commanded, headed

Antonyms: bowed (to), followed, deferred

Sentence: Unofficially at least, Luther spearheaded the civil rights movement.

  1. Ruffians (noun)

Meaning: a violent person, especially one involved in crime. (बदमाश)

Synonyms: thug, roughneck, scoundrel

Antonyms: moral, decent, virtuous

Sentence: A gang of ruffians preying upon people who ventured into that section of town.

  1. Accretion (noun)

Meaning: the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter. (एक साथ वृद्धि)

Synonyms: accrual, boost, addition

Antonyms: abatement, decline, decrease

Sentence: The fund was increased by the accretion of new shareholders.

  1. Horrendous (adj.)

Meaning: extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible. (खराब)

Synonyms: direful, dreadful, fearful

Antonyms: calming, comforting, consoling

Sentence: He described it as the most horrendous experience of his life.

  1. Immured (verb)

Meaning: enclose or confine (someone) against their will. (क़ैद करना)

Synonyms: caged, imprisoned, enclosed

Antonyms: free, loose, unbound

Sentence: He was immured in a dark room.

  1. Chutzpah (noun)

Meaning: extreme self-confidence or audacity. (धृष्टता)

Synonyms: audacity, cheek, guts

Antonyms: bashfulness, diffidence, hesitancy

Sentence: It took a lot of chutzpah to talk to your boss like that.

  1. Idyll (noun)

Meaning: an extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque episode or scene, typically an idealized or unsustainable one. (सुखद जीवन)

Synonyms: wonderful time, moment of bliss, heaven

Sentence: His year as a vineyard worker in the south of France was not the idyll that he had expected it to be.

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