The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 6th May 2023
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- Flummox (verb)
Meaning: perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder. (घबराना)
Synonyms: baffle, bewilder, mystify
Antonyms: clarify, enlighten, help
Sentence: He was completely flummoxed by the question.
- Cordoned (verb)
Meaning: prevent access to or from an area or building by surrounding it with police or other guards. (घेराबंदी कर दी)
Synonyms: close off, seal off, tape off
Sentence: Police cordoned off part of the city centre.
- Tantamount (adj.)
Meaning: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as. (समान)
Synonyms: equivalent to, equal to, amounting to
Antonyms: disparate, distinct, distinguishable
Sentence: This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war.
- Covenant (noun)
Meaning: an agreement. (प्रतिज्ञापत्र)
Synonyms: contract, compact, treaty
Sentence: There was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned.
- Remorseful (adj.)
Meaning: filled with remorse; sorry. (ग्लानि से पूर्ण)
Synonyms: sorry, full of regret, regretful
Antonyms: impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic
Sentence: He seemed genuinely remorseful for what he had done.
- Recidivate (verb)
Meaning: go back to bad behaviour (दोहराना)
Synonyms: fall back, regress, relapse
Sentence: Sometimes, those who come out of jail receive no support so they have no choice but to recidivate.
- Discomfiture (noun)
Meaning: a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness. (पराभव)
Synonyms: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness
Antonyms: assurance, composure, confidence
Sentence: Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find truth.
- Depraved (adj.)
Meaning: morally corrupt; wicked. (भ्रष्ट)
Synonyms: corrupted, perverted, deviant
Antonyms: virtuous, uncorrupted, honest
Sentence: He thought we were all depraved gamblers.
- Unassailable (adj.)
Meaning: unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated. (अभेद्य)
Synonyms: impregnable, invulnerable, impenetrable
Antonyms: blasphemous, irreverent, profane
Sentence: That is one of the unassailable beliefs of that political party.
- Citadel (noun)
Meaning: a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city. (गढ़)
Synonyms: fortress, fort, stronghold
Sentence: The town has a 14th century citadel overlooking the river.
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