The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 13th November 2021
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- Roguish (adj.)
Meaning: characteristic of a dishonest or unprincipled person. (शातिर)
Synonyms: unprincipled, dishonest, deceitful
Antonyms: grave, grim, sedate
Sentence: He led a roguish and uncertain existence.
- Disdain (noun)
Meaning: the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect; contempt. (तिरस्कार)
Synonyms: contempt, scorn, scornfulness
Antonyms: admiration, esteem, respect
Sentence: He regards the political process with disdain.
- Sycophant (noun)
Meaning: a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage. (चापलूस)
Synonyms: toady, fawner, crawler
Sentence: The Prime Minister is surrounded by Sycophants.
- Derision (noun)
Meaning: contemptuous ridicule or mockery. (उपहास)
Synonyms: mockery, ridicule, jeering
Antonyms: applause, approval, commendation
Sentence: My stories were greeted with derision and disbelief.
- Dispensable (adj.)
Meaning: able to be replaced or done without; superfluous. (अनावश्यक)
Synonyms: expendable, disposable, inessential
Antonyms: essential, indispensable, necessary
Sentence: Delete what is dispensable and give more prominence to the essentials.
- Convoy (noun)
Meaning: a group of ships or vehicles traveling together, typically accompanied by armed troops, warships, or other vehicles for protection. (काफिले)
Synonyms: group, fleet, cavalcade
Sentence: The convoy was attacked by submarines.
- Vehemently (adv.)
Meaning: in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling. (जोरदार)
Synonyms: aggressive, assertive, dynamic
Antonyms: nonassertive, nonemphatic, unemphatic
Sentence: The entire community protested vehemently against the cuts.
- Undulate (verb)
Meaning: move or go with a smooth up-and-down motion. (लहराता)
Synonyms: rise and fall, surge, wave
Antonyms: efflux, motionlessness, lose.
Sentence: We soon see a field of wheat undulate in the breeze.
- Infidel (noun)
Meaning: a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one’s own. (नास्तिक)
Synonyms: nonbeliever, heathen, pagan
Antonyms: believer, conformer, conformist
Sentence: They wanted to secure the Holy Places from the infidel.
- Gargantuan (adj.)
Meaning: unusually large (विशाल)
Synonyms: enormous, extremely big, extremely large
Antonyms: little, mini, petite
Sentence: Of all her mistakes, this was the most gargantuan.
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