The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th April 2022

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  1. Indubitable (adj.)

Meaning: impossible to doubt; unquestionable. (ज़ाहिर)

Synonyms: unquestionable, undoubtedly, indisputable

Antonyms: doubtful, dubious, iffy

Sentence: The indubitable evidence we produced bore down our opponents in the debate.

  1. Prickly (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) ready to take offense. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: irritable, irascible, peevish

Antonyms: companionable, cordial, extroverted

Sentence: she dreaded having to deal with her prickly boss

  1. Capricious (adj.)

Meaning: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior. (मनमौजी)

Synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable

Antonyms: certain, changeless, constant

Sentence: It’s terrible to feel our livelihood hinges on a capricious boss.

  1. Unwittingly (adv.)

Meaning: without being aware; unintentionally. (बेइरादा)

Synonyms: accidentally, fortuitously, inadvertently,

Antonyms: meticulously, orderly, intentionally

Sentence: If I offended you it was unwittingly.

  1. Dearth (noun)

Meaning: a scarcity or lack of something. (कमी)

Synonyms: lack, scarcity, shortage

Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, opulence

Sentence: There seems to be a dearth of good young players at the moment.

  1. Slipshod (adj.)

Meaning: (typically of a person or method of work) characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization. (असावधानीपूर्ण)

Synonyms: careless, lackadaisical, slapdash

Antonyms: attentive, careful, conscientious

Sentence: He’d caused many problems with his slipshod management.

  1. Avaricious (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing extreme greed for wealth or material gain. (लालची)

Synonyms: grasping, acquisitive, covetous

Antonyms: altruistic, bounteous, generous

Sentence: He sacrificed his own career so that his avaricious brother could succeed.

  1. Languished (verb)

Meaning: (of a person or other living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble. (दुर्बल होना)

Synonyms: weaken, grow weak, deteriorate

Antonyms: rebounded, recovered, recuperated

Sentence: He languished in poverty for years.

  1. Crucify (verb)

Meaning: criticize (someone) severely and unrelentingly. (आलोचना करना)

Synonyms: condemn, criticize severely, denounce

Antonyms: commend, endorse

Sentence: He’s going to crucify me when he finds out what I’ve done!

  1. Whiff (noun)

Meaning: an almost imperceptible sign of something (एहसास)

Synonyms: flicker, glimmer, hint

Antonyms: permeation, pervasion, saturation

Sentence: Even a whiff of appreciation for everything I’ve done for her would have been nice.

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