The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st March 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st March 2023

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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