The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th February 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  13th February 2023

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  1. Swarming (adj.)

Meaning: moving in or forming a large or dense group. (झुंड)

Synonyms: abounding, abundant, crowd

Antonyms: devoid, empty

Sentence: The place was swarming with police and displaced residents.

  1. Retorted (verb)

Meaning: say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner. (जवाब देना)

Synonyms: answer, reply, respond

Antonyms: asked, inquired, questioned

Sentence: When told she couldn’t have it, she retorted, “Fine, I didn’t want it anyway!”

  1. Anomalous (adj.)

Meaning: deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. (नियमविरूद्ध)

Synonyms: abnormal, atypical, nontypical

Antonyms: natural, normal, regular

Sentence: For years this anomalous behaviour has baffled scientists.

  1. Freight (noun)

Meaning: goods transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. (परिवहन)

Synonyms: cargo, consignment, haul

Sentence: France derives 16% of revenue from air freight.

  1. Aver (verb)

Meaning: state or assert to be the case. (दृढ़ता से कहना)

Synonyms: declare, assert, state

Antonyms: deny, gainsay

Sentence: I aver that I have spoken the truth.

  1. Indigent (adj.)

Meaning: poor; needy. (दरिद्र)

Synonyms: poor, impecunious, destitute

Antonyms: prosperous, opulent, rich

Sentence: Because he was indigent, the court-appointed a lawyer to represent him.

  1. Contemporaneous (adj.)

Meaning: existing or occurring in the same period of time. (समसामयिक)

Synonyms: coetaneous, coeval, coexistent

Antonyms: asynchronous, noncontemporary

Sentence: The two events were more or less contemporaneous, with only months between them.

  1. Scuffling (verb)

Meaning: engage in a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. (हाथापाई करना)

Synonyms: fight, struggle, tussle

Sentence: The teacher noticed two students scuffling in the corridor.

  1. Balk (verb)

Meaning: to prevent from achieving a goal (बाधा डालना)

Synonyms: block, hinder, thwart

Antonyms: facilitate, assist, encourage

Sentence: Their strategies to balk the enemy had failed.

  1. Munificence (noun)

Meaning: the quality or action of being lavishly generous; great generosity. (उदारता)

Synonyms: generosity, bountifulness, magnanimity

Antonyms: mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness

Sentence: I thanked them for their munificence.

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