The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th April 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th April 2023

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  1. Cursory (adj.)

Meaning: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed. (जल्दबाजी)

Synonyms: perfunctory, desultory, casual

Antonyms: deliberate, unhurried, unrushed

Sentence: He put aside the papers after a cursory study.

  1. Subversive (adj.)

Meaning: seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution. (विनाशक)

Synonyms: disruptive, troublemaking, inflammatory

Antonyms: conservative, moderate, temperate

Sentence: A subversive organization determined to unseat a leader who they believed operated outside the law.

  1. Frenzy (noun)

Meaning: a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior. (उन्माद)

Synonyms: hysteria, madness, mania

Antonyms: calm, calmness, peace

Sentence: In a frenzy of rage she hit him.

  1. Gravest (adj.)

Meaning: giving cause for alarm; serious. (सबसे गंभीर)

Synonyms: serious, important, profound

Antonyms: light, unserious, frivolous

Sentence: That is the gravest problem of all.

  1. Defied (verb)

Meaning: openly resist or refuse to obey. (अवहेलना करना)

Synonyms: resist, withstand, confront

Antonyms: complied (with), conformed (to), followed

Sentence: I wouldn’t have dared to defy my teachers.

  1. Fastidious (adj.)

Meaning: very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. (दुराराध्य)

Synonyms: scrupulous, punctilious, assiduous

Antonyms: undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

Sentence: Everything was planned in fastidious detail.

  1. Exertion (noun)

Meaning: physical or mental effort. (तनाव)

Synonyms: strain, struggle, toil

Antonyms: struggle, toil

Sentence: A person with nephritis must avoid all exertion.

  1. Germane (adj.)

Meaning: relevant to a subject under consideration. (सार्थक)

Synonyms: relevant, pertinent, applicable

Antonyms: irrelative, irrelevant, pointless

Sentence: He asks questions that are germane and central to the issue.

  1. Melancholy (noun)

Meaning: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. (उदासी)

Synonyms: desolation, sadness, pensiveness

Antonyms: cheery, glad, happy

Sentence: An air of melancholy surrounded him.

  1. Spooked (adj.)

Meaning: filled with fear or dread (डरावना)

Synonyms: affrighted, afraid, aghast

Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, bold

Sentence: Something in the bushes spooked her horse.

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