The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th January 2023

Vocabulary plays a vital role in scoring good marks in the English section of various competitive exams that you can improve if you work in the right direction. So, we are providing you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to increase your vocabulary power, which will help you prepare for many exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Offing (noun)

Meaning: time that is to come (आने वाला समय)

Synonyms: by-and-by, future, hereafter

Antonyms: past, posterity

Sentence: Major changes are in the offing for the company.

  1. Willy-nilly (adv.)

Meaning: without definite aim, direction, rule, or method (बिना सोचे समझे)

Synonyms: aimlessly, desultorily, randomly

Antonyms: methodically, systematically

Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.

  1. Pittance (noun)

Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage. (अल्प भाग)

Synonyms: very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount

Antonyms: big buck, treasure

Sentence: The internship offers only a pittance in salary, but it is an excellent opportunity to gain experience.

  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 a wide boulevard.

  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. Labyrinth (noun)

Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. (भूलभुलैया)

Synonyms: maze, warren, complex network

Sentence: We lost our way in the labyrinth of streets.

  1. Asceticism (noun)

Meaning: severe self-discipline and avoidance of all indulgence, typically for religious reasons. (वैराग्य)

Synonyms: austerity, self-denial, abstinence

Antonyms: kindness, lenience

Sentence: He exemplified the virtues of renunciation, asceticism, and restraint.

  1. Inconceivable (adj.)

Meaning: not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable. (समझ से बाहर)

Synonyms: beyond belief, unbelievable, extremely difficult to believe

Antonyms: believable, cogitable, conceivable

Sentence: She found the idea quite inconceivable.

  1. Redact (verb)

Meaning: edit (text) for publication. (संपादन करना)

Synonyms: redraft, revamp, revise

Sentence: You can redact a word simply by selecting it with your mouse cursor.

  1. Finagle (verb)

Meaning: achieve something, by means of trickery or devious methods (छल से प्राप्त करना)

Synonyms: wangle, manage, contrive

Sentence: He finagled the wedding by claiming he was a photographer.

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