The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 8th April 2022
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- Faction (noun)
Meaning: a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics. (गुट)
Synonyms: clique, coterie, caucus
Sentence: Several factions within the environmental movement have joined forces to save this wilderness area.
- Submissive (adj.)
Meaning: ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive. (विनम्र)
Synonyms: compliant, yielding, amenable
Antonyms: contrary, contumacious, defiant
Sentence: Most doctors want their patients to be submissive.
- Boulevard (noun)
Meaning: a wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees. (मार्ग)
Synonyms: avenue, street, road
Sentence: They replaced the narrow streets with wide boulevards.
- Pilfer (verb)
Meaning: steal (typical things of relatively little value). (चुराना)
Synonyms: steal, thieve, rob
Antonyms: hand over, give
Sentence: He was caught pilfering from the shop.
- Grisly (adj.)
Meaning: causing horror or disgust. (भयानक)
Synonyms: gruesome, ghastly, frightful
Antonyms: comforting, soothing, pleasurable
Sentence: The 55-year-old Canadian had suffered a grisly death.
- Repentance (noun)
Meaning: the action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse. (पछतावा)
Synonyms: remorse, contrition, contriteness
Antonyms: impenitence, remorselessness
Sentence: Confession is the first step to repentance.
- Folly (noun)
Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness.
Synonyms: absurdity, asininity, stupidity
Antonyms: prudence, sagacity, wisdom
Sentence: Answer a fool according to his folly.
- Elation (noun)
Meaning: great happiness and exhilaration. (उत्साह)
Synonyms: happiness, exhilaration, joy
Antonyms: misery, sadness, unhappiness
Sentence: She showed her elation at having finally achieved her ambition.
- Surreptitiously (adv.)
Meaning: in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively. (चुपके)
Synonyms: furtively, secretively, sneakily
Antonyms: openly, publicly
Sentence: Joe surreptitiously had a look in the answer book.
- Soothsayer (noun)
Meaning: a person supposed to be able to foresee the future. (भविष्यवक्ता)
Synonyms: forecaster, foreseer, foreteller
Sentence: He avoided driving after the soothsayer warned him about a fatal car accident.
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