The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th April 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th April 2023

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  1. Gesticulate (verb)

Meaning: use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one’s words. (इशारा करना)

Synonyms: signal, gesture, pantomime

Sentence: He tried to gesticulate a message.

  1. Cataclysmic (adj.)

Meaning: relating to or denoting a violent natural event. (दुर्घटना)

Synonyms: disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous

Antonyms: non-destructive, protective

Sentence: These countries are on the brink of cataclysmic famine.

  1. Vainglorious (adj.)

Meaning: excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain. (गुमानी)

Synonyms: assured, biggety, complacent

Antonyms: egoless, humble, modest

Sentence: The vainglorious trainer spent more flexing his muscles than he did helping build his client’s.

  1. Avowal (noun)

Meaning: a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something (घोषणा-पत्र)

Synonyms: affirmation, assertion, asseveration

Antonyms: disavowal, denial

Sentence: The press carried his avowal throughout the country.

  1. Inundation (noun)

Meaning: a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms (सैलाब)

Synonyms: overflow, deluge, torrent

Antonyms: drought, dribble, drip

Sentence: The family’s shed was washed away in the last inundation.

  1. Trailblazing (adj.)

Meaning: introducing new ideas or methods; innovative or pioneering. (पथप्रदर्शक)

Synonyms: pioneering, progressive, innovative

Antonyms: traditional, conventional

Sentence: The journalist, businesswoman, and author spoke about their trailblazing career.

  1. Redact (verb)

Meaning: edit (text) for publication. (संपादन करना)

Synonyms: redraft, revamp, revise

Sentence: You can redact a word simply by selecting it with your mouse cursor.

  1. Discretionary (adj.)

Meaning: available for use at the discretion of the user. (वैकल्पिक)

Synonyms: optional, non-compulsory, voluntary

Antonyms: compulsory, mandatory, nonelective

Sentence: The company used to give discretionary bonus payments.

  1. Relegate (verb)

Meaning: consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position. (बाहर निकाल देना)

Synonyms: downgrade, lower in rank, put down

Antonyms: ascent, rise, upswing

Sentence: They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role.

  1. Glimmer (verb)

Meaning: shine faintly with a wavering light. (जगमगाना)

Synonyms: gleam, shine, glint

Sentence: A glimmer of amusement showed in her eyes.

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