The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th August 2022

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  1. Glossary (noun)

Meaning: an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. (शब्दकोष)

Synonyms: dictionaries, wordbooks, catalogues

Sentence: The book includes a glossary of financial terms.

  1. Parlous (adj.)

Meaning: full of danger or uncertainty; precarious. (जोखिमी)

Synonyms: dangerous, grievous, hazardous

Antonyms: harmless, innocent, innocuous

Sentence: Window washing can indeed be a parlous occupation on a skyscraper.

  1. Disparaged (verb)

Meaning: regard or represent as being of little worth. (अपमानित करना)

Synonyms: denigrate, deprecate, depreciate

Antonyms: acclaimed, applauded, exalted

Sentence: Her bad behaviour has disparaged her whole family.

  1. Attrition (noun)

Meaning: a gradual weakening, loss, or destruction (धीरे-धीरे कमजोर होना)

Synonyms: weakening, debilitation, enfeebling

Antonyms: buildup, gain

Sentence: The council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition.

  1. Derelict (adj.)

Meaning: in a very poor condition due to disuse and neglect. (त्याग किया हुआ)

Synonyms: dilapidated, ramshackle, neglecting

Antonyms: conscientious, nonnegligent

Sentence: He purchased an old derelict mansion that was rumored to be haunted.

  1. Prodigious (adj.)

Meaning: remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree. (अद्भुत)

Synonyms: enormous, colossal, immense

Antonyms: unimpressive, common, ordinary

Sentence: What a prodigious opportunity you have missed.

  1. Balk (verb)

Meaning: to prevent from achieving a goal (बाधा डालना)

Synonyms: block, hinder, thwart

Antonyms: facilitate, assist, encourage

Sentence: Their strategies to balk at the enemy had failed.

  1. Pantomimed (verb)

Meaning: express or represent (something) by extravagant and exaggerated mime. (अभिव्यक्त करना)

Synonyms: gestured, signed, signalized

Sentence: The clown candidates pantomimed different emotions.

  1. Edify (verb)

Meaning: instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually. (उपदेश देना)

Synonyms: educate, instruct, teach

Antonyms: confuse, perplex, puzzle

Sentence: They tried to edify the child with music.

  1. Daze (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder. (मति-मंद करना)

Synonyms: stun, stupefy, dumbfound

Sentence: The fall daze him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented.

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