The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  30th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  30th August 2022

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  1. Milieu (noun)

Meaning: a person’s social environment. (प्रतिवेश)

Synonyms: environment, ambient, atmosphere

Sentence: Coming from another milieu, she found life as an actor’s wife very strange at first.

  1. Obduracy (noun)

Meaning: a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion (हठ)

Synonyms: obdurateness, obstinacy, stubbornness

Antonyms: broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, reasonability

Sentence: His error was sheer obduracy in refusing to admit a mistake.

  1. Forsooth (adv.)

Meaning: Indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation). (वास्तव में)

Synonyms: actually, frankly, honestly

Sentence: Forsooth, there is no one I trust more.

  1. Confrontation (noun)

Meaning: a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties. (आमना-सामना)

Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush

Antonyms: concord, harmony, peace

Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.

  1. Disconsolate (adj.)

Meaning: without consolation or comfort; unhappy. (निराश)

Synonyms: unhappy, doleful, woebegone

Antonyms: happy, cheerful, blissful

Sentence: The death of her father left Mary disconsolate.

  1. Remit (verb)

Meaning: cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment). (रद्द करना)

Synonyms: cancel, revoke, abrogate

Sentence: The legislature has remitted the matter to the next session,

  1. Hectored (verb)

Meaning: talk to (someone) in a bullying way. (बदमाशी से बात करना)

Synonyms: bully, intimidate, browbeat

Antonyms: comforted, consoled, soothed

Sentence: Brooks had hectored employees who refused to work overtime.

  1. Indubitable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to doubt; unquestionable. (ज़ाहिर)

Synonyms: unquestionable, undoubtedly, indisputable

Antonyms: doubtful, dubious, iffy

Sentence: The indubitable evidence we produced bore down our opponents in the debate.

  1. Rapprochement (noun)

Meaning: (especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations. (मेल-मिलाप)

Synonyms: reconciliation, fellowship, rapport

Antonyms: alienation, disaffection, disgruntlement

Sentence: I hope for a rapprochement between our two countries.

  1. Perfervid (adj.)

Meaning: intense and impassioned. (उत्साही)

Synonyms: ardent, emotional, fervent

Antonyms: dispassionate, emotionless, impassive

Sentence: I feel the people of the city are perfervid.

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