The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 26th February 2022
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- Incursion (noun)
Meaning: an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one. (आक्रमण)
Synonyms: attack on, assault on, raid on
Sentence: There were incursions from the border every summer.
- Covenant (noun)
Meaning: an agreement. (प्रतिज्ञापत्र)
Synonyms: contract, compact, treaty
Sentence: There was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned.
- Repose (noun)
Meaning: a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility. (विश्राम)
Synonyms: rest, relaxation, inactivity
Antonyms: exertion, labor, toil
Sentence: The doctor ordered a period of repose for the patient recovering from pneumonia.
- Roistering (verb)
Meaning: enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way. (समारोह मनाना)
Synonyms: enjoy oneself, celebrate, revel
Antonyms: hushed, noiseless, quiet
Sentence: The earl’s wastrel son had spent the best part of his youth roistering and gambling.
- Knack (noun)
Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)
Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill
Antonyms: inability, incapacity
Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.
- Lugubrious (adj.)
Meaning: looking or sounding sad and dismal. (शोकाकुल)
Synonyms: mournful, gloomy, sad
Antonyms: delighted, exulting, glorying
Sentence: His face looked even more lugubrious than usual.
- Confederate (noun)
Meaning: a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal; an accomplice. (साथी)
Synonyms: associate, partner, accomplice
Sentence: The police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking.
- Remorseful (adj.)
Meaning: filled with remorse; sorry. (ग्लानि से पूर्ण)
Synonyms: sorry, full of regret, regretful
Antonyms: impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic
Sentence: He seemed genuinely remorseful for what he had done.
- Crotchety (adj.)
Meaning: easily irritated or annoyed (चिड़चिड़ा)
Synonyms: choleric, crabby, cranky
Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial
Sentence: I get crotchety after a long day at work
- Daunt (verb)
Meaning: make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive. (भयभीत करना)
Synonyms: intimidate, abash, ruffle
Antonyms: embolden, encourage, strengthen
Sentence: The raging inferno didn’t daunt the firefighters for a moment.
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