The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd May 2022

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  1. Futility (noun)

Meaning: pointlessness or uselessness. (निरर्थकता)

Synonyms: fruitlessness, vanity, pointlessness

Antonyms: use, usefulness, utility

Sentence: The sheer futility of it all exasperates her.

  1. Reverence (noun)

Meaning: deep respect for someone or something. (श्रद्धा)

Synonyms: high esteem, high regard, great respect

Antonyms: blaspheme, desecrate, profane

Sentence: Rituals showed honor and reverence for the dead.

  1. Emolument (noun)

Meaning: a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office. (वेतन)

Synonyms: payment, fee, charge

Sentence: The annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one


  1. Intricate (adj.)

Meaning: very complicated or detailed. (जटिल)

Synonyms: complex, complicated, convoluted

Antonyms: plain, simple, uncomplicated

Sentence: Police officers uncovered an intricate web of deceit.

  1. Follies (noun)

Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness. (मूर्खता)

Synonyms: absurdities, asininities, foolishness

Antonyms: prudences, sagacities, wisdom

Sentence: Learn wisdom by the follies of others.

  1. Unflinching (adj.)

Meaning: not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty. (बेहिचक)

Synonyms: resolute, determined, single-minded

Antonyms: slackening, impotent, invertebrate

Sentence: He has shown unflinching determination throughout the campaign.

  1. Glut (noun)

Meaning: an excessively abundant supply of something. (भरमार)

Synonyms: surplus, excess, surfeit

Antonyms: dearth, scarcity, shortage

Sentence: There is a glut of cars on the market.

  1. Accrued (verb)

Meaning: to increase in amount as time passes (वृद्धि करना)

Synonyms: enhanced, enlarged, enriched

Antonyms: abated, declined, diminished

Sentence: The interest accrued over the months.

  1. Enraptured (verb)

Meaning: give intense pleasure or joy to. (मंत्रमुग्ध)

Synonyms: delight, please greatly, charm

Antonyms: depressed, distressed, oppressed

Sentence: The audience was enraptured by her beautiful voice.

  1. Petulance (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being childishly sulky or bad-tempered. (ढिठाई)

Synonyms: peevishness, bad temper, ill temper

Antonyms: amenity, amicability, cordiality

Sentence: I do not appreciate your petulance and eagerness to argue.

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