The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th July 2021

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  1. Hinterland (noun)

Meaning: the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river’s banks. (आंतरिक इलाके)

Synonyms: the middle of nowhere, the backwoods, the wilds

Sentence: Early settlers were driven from the coastal areas into the hinterland.

  1. Lofty (adj.)

Meaning: of imposing height. (बुलंद)

Synonyms: tall, high, giant

Antonyms: low-lying, short, squat

Sentence: The lofty walls of the castle seemed impregnable.

  1. Imminent (adj.)

Meaning: about to happen. (करीब)

Synonyms: close, near, approaching

Antonyms: distant, far-off, remote

Sentence: They were in imminent danger of being swept away.

  1. Influx (noun)

Meaning: an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things. (तांता)

Synonyms: inundation, inrush, rush

Antonyms: outflow, outpouring

Sentence: A massive influx of tourists come here every day.

  1. Embolden (verb)

Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a certain way. (प्रोत्साहित करना)

Synonyms: give courage, make brave, encourage

Antonyms: daunt, discourage, dishearten

Sentence: His poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder.

  1. Allegiance (noun)

Meaning: loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. (निष्ठा)

Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity

Antonyms: disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness

Sentence: Those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic.

  1. Abscond (verb)

Meaning: leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful act such as theft. (फ़रार होना)

Synonyms: run away, escape, bolt

Antonyms: abide, dwell, return

Sentence: She absconded with the remaining thousand dollars.

  1. Dangle (verb)

Meaning: hang or swing loosely. (लटकना)

Synonyms: hang (down), droop, sag

Sentence:  His attempts to dangle babies on his knee had proved disastrous.

  1. Famished (adj.)

Meaning: feeling a desire or need for food (भूखों मरना)

Synonyms: empty, hungry, peckish

Antonyms: engorged, glutted, gorged

Sentence: After a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished.

  1. Loathe (verb)

Meaning: feel intense dislike or disgust for. (घृणा करना)

Synonyms: hate, detest, abhor

Antonyms: love, desire, like

Sentence: She loathed him on sight.

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