The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 31st March 2023
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- Thingamabob (noun)
Meaning: something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or unknown (अज्ञात)
Synonyms: doohickey, thingummy, doodad
Sentence: Our intern got us one of those thingamabobs which you can use to take selfies.
- Hardhanded (adj.)
Meaning: difficult to endure; as in tough (कठोर)
Synonyms: tough, harsh, hard
Antonyms: easy, light, soft
Sentence: The hardhanded rule of a tyrannical regime.
- Rigged (verb)
Meaning: to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity (प्रस्तुत)
Synonyms: equipped, furnished, supplied
Antonyms: stripped, deprived, divested
Sentence: Our boat has been rigged up with new sails.
- Meritocracy (noun)
Meaning: the government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ability. (प्रतिभा के आधार पर चयन किया सरकार)
Synonyms: government, administration, regime
Sentence: However, in a meritocracy, those at the bottom are clearly inferior.
- Siphoned (verb)
Meaning: to remove (liquid) gradually or completely (बाहर निकाला)
Synonyms: pumped, drained, sucked
Antonyms: filled, soaked, watered
Sentence: The waste liquid needs to be siphoned off.
- Encapsulate (verb)
Meaning: to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report) (संक्षिप्त करना)
Synonyms: summarize, reprise, recapitulate
Antonyms: extend, prolong, lengthen
Sentence: It was very difficult to encapsulate the story of the revolution in a single one-hour documentary.
- Devise (verb)
Meaning: to create or think of by clever use of the imagination (ईजाद करना)
Synonyms: concoct, invent, conceive
Antonyms: replicate, mimic. imitate
Sentence: Scientists are working to devise a means of storing this type of power.
- Fickle (adj.)
Meaning: changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties, interests, or affection. (अस्थिर)
Synonyms: capricious, changeable, variable
Antonyms: constant, certain, unchanging
Sentence: Fortune is fickle.
- Piquant (adj.)
Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor. (सरस)
Synonyms: spicy, tangy, spiced
Antonyms: tasteless, dull
Sentence: Bland vegetables are often served with a piquant sauce.
- Gratis (adv.)
Meaning: without charge; free. (निःशुल्क)
Synonyms: free, without charge, for nothing
Antonyms: paid, costly
Sentence: I’ll give it to you, gratis!
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