The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd May 2022

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  1. Purview (noun)

Meaning: the scope of the influence or concerns of something. (परिधि)

Synonyms: ambit, horizon

Sentence: This matter comes within the purview of the Department of Health.

  1. Multifarious (adj.)

Meaning: many and of various types. (विविध)

Synonyms: multiform, multiple, different

Antonyms: monolithic, alike, identical

Sentence: Spain is a composite of multifarious traditions and people.

  1. Ulterior (adj.)

Meaning: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: secondary, underlying, undisclosed

Antonyms: open, public

Sentence: She definitely had an ulterior motive in offering to help.

  1. Embroil (verb)

Meaning: involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation. (उलझाना)

Synonyms: involve, ensnare, enmesh

Antonyms: emancipated, freed, liberated

Sentence: Take care not to get embroiled with those people.

  1. Ensconce (verb)

Meaning: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place. (स्थापित करना)

Synonyms: settle, install, establish

Sentence: After dinner, I ensconced myself in a deep armchair with a book.

  1. Hapless (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a person) unfortunate. (बदकिस्मत)

Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky, luckless

Antonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky

Sentence: All of them were hapless victims of this hurricane.

  1. Putrid (adj.)

Meaning: (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell. (सड़ा हुआ)

Synonyms: decomposing, decomposed, decaying

Antonyms: fresh, good, undecomposed

Sentence: What’s that putrid smell?

  1. Dilapidated (adj.)

Meaning: (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect. (उबड खाबड)

Synonyms: run-down, tumbledown, ramshackle

Antonyms: ameliorated, improved

Sentence: The building had been dilapidated by neglect.

  1. Shellacking (noun)

Meaning: failure to win a contest (पराजित करना)

Synonyms: beating, defeat, drubbing

Antonyms: success, triumph, victory

Sentence: We gave their team a real shellacking.

  1. Conscientious (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly. (ईमानदार)

Synonyms: diligent, industrious, punctilious

Antonyms: dishonest, unethical, corrupt

Sentence: We are generally very conscientious about our work.

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