The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 10th May 2022
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- Downtrodden (adj.)
Meaning: oppressed or treated badly by people in power. (उत्पीड़ित)
Synonyms: oppressed, subjugated, persecuted
Antonyms: invigorated, gladdened, encouraged
Sentence: In the year 1789 the downtrodden French peasantry turned upon their oppressors.
- Pedantic (adj.)
Meaning: causing weariness or lack of interest (उबाऊ)
Synonyms: boring, dull, dusty
Antonyms: attractive, beguiling, entertaining
Sentence: His lecture was so pedantic and uninteresting.
- Collusion (noun)
Meaning: secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others. (आपसी साँठ – गाँठ)
Synonyms: conspiracy, connivance, complicity
Sentence: The officials are in collusion with the criminals.
- Manumitted (verb)
Meaning: release from slavery; set free. (रिहा करना)
Synonyms: freed, liberated, released
Antonyms: enslaved, fettered, unfree
Sentence: Old Angus had never manumitted a single slave.
- Extirpated (verb)
Meaning: root out and destroy completely. (समाप्त करना)
Synonyms: destroy, eradicate, root out
Antonyms: conserved, preserved, protected
Sentence: The triumph of modern medicine in extirpating certain diseases.
- Ostentatious (adj.)
Meaning: characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice. (दिखावटी)
Synonyms: showy, pretentious, conspicuous
Antonyms: conservative, quiet, understated
Sentence: They criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of their leaders.
- Sweltering (adj.)
Meaning: uncomfortably hot. (तपती)
Synonyms: boiling, broiling, burning
Antonyms: cold, freezing, icy
Sentence: The air conditioning was broken, and it was sweltering in the office.
- Amiability (adj.)
Meaning: the quality of having a friendly and pleasant manner; geniality. (सुशीलता)
Synonyms: friendliness, affability, cordiality
Antonyms: disagreeableness, unpleasantness
Sentence: I found his amiability charming.
- Pompous (adj.)
Meaning: affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important. (गर्वित)
Synonyms: self-important, imperious, overbearing
Antonyms: egoless, humble, modest
Sentence: He appears pompous but is a good man underneath.
- Sultry (adj.)
Meaning: (of the air or weather) hot and humid. (उमसदार)
Synonyms: humid, tropical, torrid
Antonyms: algid, arctic, cool
Sentence: On really sultry days we go to the mall to hang out and cool off.
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