The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th January 2023

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  1. Frazzle (noun)

Meaning: the state of being completely exhausted (थकी हुई अवस्था)

Synonyms: exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy

Antonyms: refreshment, energy, rejuvenation

Sentence: The meeting left me feeling completely frazzled.

  1. Armament (noun)

Meaning: military weapons and equipment. (अस्त्र – शस्त्र)

Synonyms: weaponry, firearms, ordnance

Sentence: The unit has insufficient armament with which to do battle.

  1. Flitting (verb)

Meaning: to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements (झटपट चल पड़ना)

Synonyms: darting, fluttering, wandering

Sentence: Bargain hunters at the flea market flitted from table to table like hummingbirds in a garden.

  1. Apathetic (adj.)

Meaning: showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern. (उदासीन)

Synonyms: uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned

Antonyms: interested, conscientious, concerned

Sentence: I realized I was becoming increasingly depressed and apathetic.

  1. Dwindling (adj.)

Meaning: gradually diminishing in size, amount, or strength. (कम होना)

Synonyms: decreasing, diminishing, subsiding

Antonyms: increasing, growing, rising

Sentence: The elephant population is dwindling.

  1. Teed off (verb)

Meaning: feeling or showing anger (गुस्सा होना)

Synonyms: ballistic, angry, infuriated

Antonyms: pleased, accepting, delighted

Sentence: He teed off on the Labour Government policies.

  1. Singe (verb)

Meaning: burn (something) superficially or lightly. (जलाना)

Synonyms: scorch, burn, sear

Sentence: My jumper started to singe when I leaned over a burning candle.

  1. Goof (noun)

Meaning: a stupid person (मूर्ख)

Synonyms: idiot, moron, stupid

Antonyms: genius, brain, whiz

Sentence: I just stood there like a goof waiting for him to introduce her.

  1. Dulcet (adj.)

Meaning: giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses (आनंदकर)

Synonyms: delightful, enjoyable, felicitous

Antonyms: unpalatable, unpleasant, disturbing

Sentence: She recorded the dulcet tones of her family and friends.

  1. Insularity (noun)

Meaning: ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience. (संकीर्णता)

Synonyms: narrow-mindedness, parochialism, provincialism

Antonyms: tolerance, liberalism

Sentence: But will Dublin’s insularity prove to be its downfall?

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