The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th October 2022

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  1. Sequestered (adj.)

Meaning: (of a place) isolated and hidden away. (एकान्त)

Synonyms: secluded, cloistered, hidden away

Antonyms: desegregate, integrate, assimilate

Sentence: I found a sequestered spot at the bottom of the garden and lay down with my book.

  1. Presidium (noun)

Meaning: a standing executive committee in a country. (सभापतिमंडल)

Synonyms: administration, council, authority

Sentence: The presidium has decided to hold this evening’s meeting elsewhere.

  1. Yoked (verb)

Meaning: to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole (जोड़ना)

Synonyms: catenated, chained, compounded

Antonyms: disconnected, disjoined, disunited

Sentence: He yoked several ideas together to come up with a new theory

  1. Residuum (noun)

Meaning: a substance or thing that remains or is left behind (बाक़ी)

Synonyms: leftovers, remainder, remains

Antonyms: body, bulk

Sentence: Even highly decaffeinated coffee contains a tiny residuum of caffeine.

  1. Fillip (noun)

Meaning: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to activity. (प्रोत्साहन)

Synonyms: boost, encouragement, incitement

Sentence: The news gave the stock market a big fillip.

  1. Shenanigans (noun)

Meaning: secret or illegal activity or maneuvering. (धोखाधड़ी)

Synonyms: buffoonery, clownery, foolery

Sentence: More political shenanigans were exposed in the newspapers today.

  1. Contentious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. (विवादास्पद)

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: noncontroversial, incontestable, indisputable

Sentence: Both views are highly contentious.

  1. Liaison (noun)

Meaning: communication or cooperation facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations. (मेल जोल)

Synonyms: cooperation, contact, association

Antonyms: disaffiliation, dissociation, incompatibility

Sentence: We maintained a close liaison with the trade union.

  1. Corralled (verb)

Meaning: gather together and confine (a group of people or things). (इकट्ठा करना)

Synonyms: accumulated, amassed, assembled

Antonyms: dispelled, dispersed, dissipated

Sentence: They corralled the cattle before loading them onto the truck.

  1. Countenancing (verb)

Meaning: admit as acceptable or possible. (स्वीकार करना)

Synonyms: tolerate, permit, allow

Antonyms: disapproving (of), discountenancing, disfavoring

Sentence: I don’t countenance such behavior in children of any age

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