The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  10th May 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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