The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 29th October 2021
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- Dour (adj.)
Meaning: relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance. (कठोर)
Synonyms: stern, unsmiling, unfriendly
Antonyms: benign, friendly, gentle
Sentence: No wonder he looked so dour.
- Rebuff (noun)
Meaning: an abrupt or ungracious refusal or rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture. (रोक)
Synonyms: rejection, snub, slight
Antonyms: acceptance, embrace, welcome
Sentence: He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.
- Deft (adj.)
Meaning: accomplished with the trained ability (निपुण)
Synonyms: adroit, artful, dexterous
Antonyms: amateur, unprofessional, unskillful
Sentence: He’s very deft at handling awkward situations.
- Trepidation (noun)
Meaning: a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. (घबराहट)
Synonyms: fear, apprehension, worry
Antonyms: boldness, confidence, courage
Sentence: Shaking with trepidation, I stepped into the old abandoned house.
- Vitriolic (adj.)
Meaning: filled with bitter criticism or malice. (कटु)
Synonyms: acrimonious, rancorous, bitter
Antonyms: encomiastic, respectful, praiseful
Sentence: The newspaper launched a vitriolic attack on the president.
- Cacophony (noun)
Meaning: a harsh discordant mixture of sounds. (कोलाहल)
Synonyms: noise, discord, dissonance
Antonyms: quiet, silence, hush
Sentence: All around was bubbling a cacophony of voices.
- Freebie (noun)
Meaning: a thing given free of charge. (मुफ्त)
Synonyms: bequest, favor, present
Antonyms: bribe, douceur
Sentence: The journalists were all given a freebie lunch.
- Rummage (verb)
Meaning: search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle. (चप्पा चप्पा छान मारना)
Synonyms: search (through), hunt through, scrabble around in
Antonyms: hide, neglect, lose
Sentence: He rummaged through the desk drawer trying to find the spare keys.
- Falter (verb)
Meaning: start to lose strength or momentum. (लड़खड़ाना)
Synonyms: hesitate, wobble, waver
Antonyms: dive (in), plunge (in)
Sentence: The nurse saw him falter and made him lean on her.
- Raillery (noun)
Meaning: good-humored teasing. (मज़ाक)
Synonyms: teasing, chaff, banter
Sentence: She was greeted with raillery from her fellow workers.
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