The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 27th June 2022
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- Sprawling (verb)
Meaning: spreading out over a large area untidy or irregularly. (फैलाना)
Synonyms: radiating, extending, splaying
Antonyms: limiting, restricting, contracting
Sentence: There were weeds sprawling in the yard.
- Parley (noun)
Meaning: a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice. (बातचीत)
Synonyms: negotiation, talk, meet
Sentence: The governor was forced to parley with the rebels.
- Mercurial (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. (अस्थिर)
Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental
Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant
Sentence: Advertising is a mercurial business.
- Contemplate (verb)
Meaning: look thoughtfully for a long time. (मनन)
Synonyms: look at, view, regard
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook
Sentence: He sat on the carpet contemplating his image in the mirrors.
- Seamless (adj.)
Meaning: being entire without fault or flaw (निरपराध)
Synonyms: absolute, faultless, flawless
Antonyms: censurable, defective, faulty
Sentence: The conductor’s seamless interpretation of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony was greeted with a standing ovation.
- Pruned (verb)
Meaning: to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument (कम कर दिए हैं)
Synonyms: bobbed, clipped, cropped
Antonyms: elongated, extended, lengthened
Sentence: He pruned the dead branches from the old apple tree.
- Wheedled (verb)
Meaning: use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something. (चापलूसी)
Synonyms: blandished, blarneyed, cajoled
Antonyms: bugged, nagged, pestered
Sentence: She wheedled her husband into buying a lottery ticket.
- Defunct (adj.)
Meaning: no longer existing or functioning. (मृत)
Synonyms: non-existent, faded, moribund
Antonyms: alive, existent, living
Sentence: After being hit by a hurricane, the entire neighborhood was defunct.
- Profusion (noun)
Meaning: an abundance or large quantity of something. (प्रचुरता)
Synonyms: abundance, lot, mass
Antonyms: bit, deficit, lack
Sentence: Roses grew in profusion against the old wall.
- Purveyor (noun)
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods. (भंडारी)
Synonyms: seller, vendor, trader
Sentence: Petrossian Inc. is the world’s largest purveyor of caviar.
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