The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  12th August 2021

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  1. Meager (adj.)

Meaning: (of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality. (अल्प)

Synonyms: inadequate, scanty, scant

Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful

Sentence: They were forced to supplement their meager earnings.

  1. Ponder (verb)

Meaning: think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion. (विचार करना)

Synonyms: think about, give thought to, consider

Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook

Sentence: I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion.

  1. Revel (verb)

Meaning: enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing. (आनंद लेना)

Synonyms: celebrate, make merry, have a party

Sentence: They spent the evening reveling with their guests.

  1. Choppy (adj.)

Meaning: (of a sea or river) having many small waves. (तड़का हुआ)

Synonyms: rough, full of waves, turbulent

Antonyms: smooth, steady, still

Sentence: Sea conditions are often very choppy.

  1. Veered (verb)

Meaning: change direction suddenly. (मुड़ गई)

Synonyms: change direction, sheer, twist

Antonyms: straightened

Sentence: Without warning the car veered to the left and into an oncoming truck.

  1. Provocative (adj.)

Meaning: causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately. (उत्तेजक)

Synonyms: annoying, irritating, exasperating

Antonyms: noninflammatory, subduing

Sentence: A provocative editorial that sparked a heated discussion.

  1. Squabble (noun)

Meaning: a noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial. (झगड़ा)

Synonyms: quarrel, fight, argument

Antonyms: peace, agreement, harmony

Sentence: Frightened by the noise of the squabble, the cat hid under the couch.

  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. Adjudicate (verb)

Meaning: make a formal judgment or decision about a problem or disputed matter. (निर्णय करना)

Synonyms: judge, decide, arbitrate

Antonyms: equivocate, hedge

Sentence: The Committee adjudicates all betting disputes.

  1. Emolument (noun)

Meaning: a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office. (वेतन)

Synonyms: payment, fee, charge

Sentence: The annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one dollar.

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