The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th October 2021

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  1. Grapple (verb)

Meaning: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. (हाथापाई करना)

Synonyms: tussle, brawl, fight

Sentence: Passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack.

  1. Hitherto (adv.)

Meaning: until now or until the point in time under discussion. (अब तक)

Synonyms: previously, formerly, earlier

Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter

Sentence: There is a need to replace what has hitherto been a haphazard method of payment.

  1. Meticulous (adj.)

Meaning: showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise. (सूक्ष्म)

Synonyms: careful, conscientious, diligent

Antonyms: careless, heedless, inattentive

Sentence: He had always been so meticulous about his appearance.

  1. Grandeur (noun)

Meaning: splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style. (शान)

Synonyms: splendor, magnificence, impressiveness

Sentence: The hotel had an air of faded grandeur.

  1. Lament (noun)

Meaning: a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. (विलाप)

Synonyms: wail, moan, crying

Antonyms: delight, joy, glory

Sentence: The national lament that was heard when the beloved singer perished in the crash.

  1. Chasm (noun)

Meaning: a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface. (खाई)

Synonyms: gorge, abyss, canyon

Sentence: He stood at the edge of the chasm and stared into the void.

  1. Sabotage (noun)

Meaning: deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage. (तोड़-फोड़)

Synonyms: wreck, vandalize, destroy

Antonyms: preservation, protection, salvage

Sentence: The rebels had tried to sabotage the oil pipeline.

  1. Uncanny (adj.)

Meaning: strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way. (अलौकिक)

Synonyms: eerie, unnatural, preternatural

Antonyms: common, expected, natural

Sentence: His powers of observation were uncanny.

  1. Lackadaisical (adj.)

Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy. (नाजुक)

Synonyms: careless, enervated, languid

Antonyms: energetic, enterprising, motivated

Sentence: David has a rather lackadaisical approach to his work

  1. Truncate (verb)

Meaning: shorten the duration or extent of. (काट-छांट)

Synonyms: shorten, trim, cut short

Antonyms: enlarge, expand, amplify

Sentence: My article was published in truncated form.

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