The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th October 2021

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  1. Enervate (verb)

Meaning: cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken. (कमज़ोर करना)

Synonyms: exhaust, tire, fatigue

Antonyms: fortify, strengthen, energize

Sentence: I find this heat very enervating.

  1. Trepidation (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. (घबराहट)

Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread

Antonyms: bravery, courage, daring

Sentence: With some trepidation, I opened the door.

  1. Adulterate (verb)

Meaning: render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one. (मिलावटी)

Synonyms: make impure, degrade, debase

Antonyms: fine, pure, clean

Sentence: The food had been adulterated to increase its weight.

  1. Intemperate (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of self-control; immoderate. (असंयमी)

Synonyms: immoderate, excessive, undue

Antonyms: bridled, curbed, controlled

Sentence: The judge’s intemperate outburst almost caused a retrial.

  1. Finesse (noun)

Meaning: intricate and refined delicacy. (चालाकी)

Synonyms: skill, subtlety, expertise

Antonyms: inadequacy, incompetence, ineptitude

Sentence: He is a true believer, but sadly lacks finesse.

  1. 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.

  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. Ostentatious (adj.)

Meaning: characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice. (दिखावटी)

Synonyms: showy, pretentious, obtrusive

Antonyms: quiet, understated, unflamboyant

Sentence: Actually, he has a lot of debt, he is just living an ostentatious life.

  1. Amiss (adj.)

Meaning: not quite right; inappropriate or out of place. (अनुचित)

Synonyms: wrong, faulty, incorrect

Antonyms: faultless, flawless, impeccable

Sentence: There was something amiss about his calculations.

  1. Amassing (verb)

Meaning: gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time. (एकत्र करना)

Synonyms: gather, collect, assemble

Antonyms: dispel, disperse, dissipate

Sentence: Starting from nothing he had amassed a huge fortune.

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