The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th January 2023

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  1. Risible (adj.)

Meaning: such as to provoke laughter. (हास्यास्पद)

Synonyms: laughable, comedic, comic

Antonyms: humorless, lame, unamusing

Sentence: A risible comment that made the whole class laugh.

  1. Haggle (verb)

Meaning: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something. (सौदेबाज़ी करना)

Synonyms: barter, bargain, negotiate

Sentence: Ella taught her how to haggle with used furniture dealers.

  1. Debunking (verb)

Meaning: expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief). (असली रूप दिखाने)

Synonyms: explode, deflate, puncture

Antonyms: camouflaging, cloaking, disguising

Sentence: The investigative reporter easily debunked the charlatan’s claims of clairvoyance.

  1. Whetted (adj.)

Meaning: having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something (पैना)

Synonyms: edged, edgy, honed

Antonyms: blunt, blunted, dull

Sentence: I’ll need a well-whetted axe to split the wood

  1. Larceny (noun)

Meaning: the unlawful taking and carrying away of property without the consent of its owner (चोरी)

Synonyms: theft, stealing, robbery

Sentence: The man was imprisoned for larceny.

  1. Relegate (verb)

Meaning: consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position. (बाहर निकाल देना)

Synonyms: downgrade, lower in rank, put down

Antonyms: ascent, rise, upswing

Sentence: They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role.

  1. Malfeasance (noun)

Meaning: wrongdoing, especially by a public official. (दुराचार)

Synonyms: misdoing, wrongdoing, crime

Sentence: In almost every section of his speech, malfeasance or illegal practices were mentioned.

  1. Cavalier (adj.)

Meaning: showing a lack of proper concern; offhand. (अभिमानपूर्ण)

Synonyms: arrogant, assumptive, bumptious

Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest

Sentence: The club’s owner showed a cavalier attitude to the licensing laws.

  1. Intrepid (noun)

Meaning: strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger (निडरता)

Synonyms: courage, bravery, fearlessness

Antonyms: cowardice, timidity, fearfulness

Sentence: To be an astronaut, you must be an intrepid person who craves adventure and is not afraid of heights.

  1. Indict (verb)

Meaning: to make a claim of wrongdoing against (दोषी ठहराने)

Synonyms: accuse, prosecute, incriminate

Antonyms: acquit, exonerate, vindicate

Sentence: The grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement.

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