The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 29th August 2022
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- Hanker (verb)
Meaning: feel a strong desire for or to do something. (लालायित होना)
Synonyms: yearn, crave, desire
Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise
Sentence: What did you hanker after most when you were in prison?
- Burnish (verb)
Meaning: polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing. (चमकना)
Synonyms: polish (up), shine, brighten
Antonyms: rough (up), roughen, ruffle
Sentence: She wished her to dust the furniture, burnish the coal scuttle, and clean the windows.
- Usurpation (noun)
Meaning: the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under the guise of authority (हड़प लेना)
Synonyms: preemption, seizure, takeover
Sentence: the unexpected usurpation of power by the government resulted in the townspeople revolting
- Ad-lib (verb)
Meaning: speak or perform in public without previously preparing one’s words. (बिना तैयारी के)
Synonyms: extempore, without preparation, impromptu
Antonyms: considered, planned, premeditated
Sentence: She ad-libbed her way through the entire speech.
- Perdition (noun)
Meaning: (in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death. (विनाश)
Synonyms: damnation, destruction, downfall
Antonyms: bliss, paradise
Sentence: Simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition.
- Foolhardy (adj.)
Meaning: recklessly bold or rash. (असावधान)
Synonyms: reckless, careless, incautious
Antonyms: careful, cautious, heedful
Sentence: It would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support.
- Egregious (adj.)
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking. (प्रबल)
Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific
Antonyms: trivial, imperceptible
Sentence: It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.
- Embroil (verb)
Meaning: involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation. (उलझाना)
Synonyms: involve, ensnare, enmesh
Antonyms: emancipated, freed, liberated
Sentence: Take care not to get embroiled with those people.
- Bamboozle (verb)
Meaning: fool or cheat (someone). (धोखा देना)
Synonyms: trick, deceive, delude
Antonyms: expose, reveal
Sentence: She was bamboozled into telling them her credit card number.
- Clutter (noun)
Meaning: an unorganized collection or mixture of various things (ढेरी)
Synonyms: agglomerate, agglomeration, mixed bag
Sentence: Sorry about the clutter in the kitchen
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