The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 31st October 2022
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- Sulking (verb)
Meaning: be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment. (नाराज)
Synonyms: grumping, moping, pouting
Sentence: He’s been sulking for days about being left out of the team.
- Multihued (adj.)
Meaning: marked by a variety of usually vivid colors (बहुरंगी)
Synonyms: chromatic, colored, colorful
Antonyms: colorless, monochromatic, monochromic
Sentence: This magnificent view shows the multihued beauty of the Adirondacks, a mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York.
- Maverick (noun)
Meaning: an unorthodox or independent-minded person. (अपरंपरागत व्यक्ति)
Synonyms: individualist, nonconformist, unorthodox person
Antonyms: conformer, conformist
Sentence: Politically, she’s a bit of a maverick.
- Veneer (noun)
Meaning: a deceptively attractive external appearance (दिखावा)
Synonyms: facade, gloss
Sentence: The veneer of civility that the neighbors had maintained over the years disappeared after filing the first lawsuit.
- Atrophy (verb)
Meaning: gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect. (पतन)
Synonyms: decay, decline, degenerate
Antonyms: ameliorate, improve, meliorate
Sentence: His artistic skills atrophied from lack of use.
- Domineering (adj.)
Meaning: asserting one’s will over another in an arrogant way. (अत्याचारी)
Synonyms: browbeat, bully, intimidate
Antonyms: humble, meek, modest
Sentence: Many of her women friends also had domineering husbands.
- Devious (adj.)
Meaning: showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals. (चालाक)
Synonyms: underhand, underhand, deceptive
Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent
Sentence: You have to be a bit devious if you’re going to succeed in business.
- Desiccate (verb)
Meaning: remove the moisture from (something); cause to become completely dry. (सूखना)
Synonyms: dried, dried up, dehydrated
Antonyms: hydrate, wash, water
Sentence: The bricks were desiccated by the sun.
- Harshest (adj.)
Meaning: cruel or severe. (सख्त से सख्त)
Synonyms: cruel, severe, tyrannous
Antonyms: bearable, endurable, tolerable
Sentence: He served for five years in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
- Panacea (noun)
Meaning: a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. (रामबाण)
Synonyms: universal cure, cure-all, universal remedy
Sentence: Technology is not a panacea for all our problems.
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