The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st July 2021

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  1. Appertain (verb)

Meaning: relate to; concern. (संबंध रखना)

Synonyms: pertain to, relate to, concern

Sentence: The answers generally appertain to improvements in standards of service.

  1. Souvenir (noun)

Meaning: a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event. (यादगार)

Synonyms: memento, keepsake, reminder

Antonyms: forgotten

Sentence: The recording provides a souvenir of a great production.

  1. Quaint (adj.)

Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: picturesque, charming, old-fashioned

Antonyms: fashionable, modern, stylish

Sentence: A quaint general store on one of the back roads of Vermont.

  1. Futile (adj.)

Meaning: incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. (व्यर्थ)

Synonyms: vain, pointless, useless

Antonyms: fruitful, potent, productive

Sentence: A futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage.

  1. Melancholy (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. (उदासी)

Synonyms: desolation, sadness, pensiveness

Antonyms: cheery, glad, happy

Sentence: An air of melancholy surrounded him.

  1. Bequeath (verb)

Meaning: leave (a personal estate or one’s body) to a person or other beneficiary by a will. (वसीयत)

Synonyms: will, makeover, pass on

Sentence: He bequeathed his art collection to the town.

  1. Solicit (verb)

Meaning: ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone. (मांगना)

Synonyms: ask for, request, apply for

Antonyms: force, oblige, require

Sentence: He called a meeting to solicit their views.

  1. Repression (noun)

Meaning: the action of subduing someone or something by force. (दबाव)

Synonyms: suppression, quelling, quashing

Antonyms: disinhibition, incontinence, unconstraint

Sentence: Students sparked off events that ended in brutal repression.

  1. Detriment (noun)

Meaning: the state of being harmed or damaged. (हानि)

Synonyms: damage, harm, hurt

Antonyms: cure, fix, remedy

Sentence: As long as the herbal drink does not pose a detriment to my physical wellbeing, I will give it a try.

  1. Scorch (verb)

Meaning: burn the surface of (something) with flame or heat. (जलाकर राख कर देना)

Synonyms: burn, sear, singe

Antonyms: hydrate, wash, dampen

Sentence: Surrounding houses were scorched by heat from the blast.

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