The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th August 2021

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  1. Akin (adj.)

Meaning: of similar character. (सदृश्य)

Synonyms: similar, related, close

Antonyms: different, dissimilar, unlike

Sentence: Something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her.

  1. Brash (adj.)

Meaning: self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way. (भंगशील)

Synonyms: assertive, arrogant, thrusting

Antonyms: gentle, mild, mousy

Sentence: He could be brash, cocky, and arrogant.

  1. Acquit (verb)

Meaning: free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty. (बरी करना)

Synonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate

Antonyms: criminate, charge, impeach

Sentence: She was acquitted on all counts.

  1. Furor (noun)

Meaning: an outbreak of public anger or excitement. (उत्तेजना)

Synonyms: commotion, uproar, outcry

Antonyms: calmness, peace, quiet

Sentence: The article raised a furor among mathematicians.

  1. Appease (verb)

Meaning: pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands. (तुष्ट करना)

Synonyms: conciliate, placate, pacify

Antonyms: anger, enrage, incense

Sentence: Amendments have been added to appease local pressure groups.

  1. Lucrative (adj.)

Meaning: producing a great deal of profit. (लाभप्रद)

Synonyms: profitable, profit-making, gainful

Antonyms: unprofitable, loss

Sentence: The new manager’s mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation.

  1. Unrelenting (adj.)

Meaning: not yielding in strength, severity, or determination. (बेदर्द)

Synonyms: implacable, inflexible, uncompromising

Antonyms: flexible, relenting, yielding

Sentence: The heat was unrelenting.

  1. Octogenarian (noun)

Meaning: a person who is from 80 to 89 years old. (अस्सी साल का बुढ़ा)

Sentence: The octogenarian is making his TV writing debut.

  1. Laudable (adj.)

Meaning: (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation. (प्रशंसनीय)

Synonyms: praiseworthy, commendable, admirable

Antonyms: discreditable, illaudable, reprehensible

Sentence: His noble ideas and polite behavior are laudable.

  1. Propel (verb)

Meaning: drive, push, or cause to move in a particular direction, typically forward. (आगे बढ़ना)

Synonyms: drive, push, shove

Antonyms: stop, hold, repress

Sentence: The boat is propelled by using a very long paddle.

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