The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th April 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Folly (noun)

Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness.

Synonyms: absurdity, asininity, stupidity

Antonyms: prudence, sagacity, wisdom

Sentence: Answer a fool according to his folly.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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