The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st May 2022

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  1. Bogged (verb)

Meaning: be or become stuck in mud or wet ground. (फंस गया)

Synonyms: trapped, stuck

Antonyms: freed, released

Sentence: Your car will bog down in the mud.

  1. Atonement (noun)

Meaning: reparation for a wrong or injury. (प्रायश्चित करना)

Synonyms: amends, expiation, reparation

Antonyms: accusation, arraignment, impeachment

Sentence: He sent her some flowers in atonement for his earlier rudeness.

  1. Mirthful (adj.)

Meaning: full of mirth; merry or amusing. (आनंदित)

Synonyms: merry, high-spirited, cheery

Antonyms: miserable, woebegone, dull

Sentence: A mirthful laugh echoed in the big hall.

  1. Chastise (verb)

Meaning: rebuke or reprimand severely. (दंड देना)

Synonyms: scold, upbraid, berate

Antonyms: excuse, pardon, spare

Sentence: He chastised his colleagues for their laziness.

  1. Subsist (verb)

Meaning: maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level. (गुजारा करना)

Synonyms: survive, endure, stay alive

Antonyms: perish, die, expire

Sentence: Thousands of refugees subsist on international handouts.

  1. Efficacious (adj.)

Meaning: (of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. (प्रभावोत्पादक)

Synonyms: effective, successful, effectual

Antonyms: fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual

Sentence: Example is always more efficacious than precept.

  1. Affronted (verb)

Meaning: offend the modesty or values of. (अपमानित)

Synonyms: insult, offend, outrage

Antonyms: acclaimed, applauded, praised

Sentence: Her speech affronted all of us.

  1. Detritus (noun)

Meaning: waste or debris of any kind. (बेकार)

Synonyms: debris, waste, rubble

Antonyms: trove, valuable

Sentence: Streets filled with rubble and detritus

  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. Desperation (noun)

Meaning: a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior. (निराशा)

Synonyms: hopelessness, despair, distress

Antonyms: hope, hopefulness, cheer

Sentence: She resorted to stealing food out of desperation.

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