The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  14th October 2022

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  1. Animadversion (noun)

Meaning: criticism or censure. (निन्दा)

Synonyms: harsh criticism, disapproval.

Antonyms: extol, laud, praise

Sentence: He was infuriated by their constant animadversion.

  1. Dotard (noun)

Meaning: an old person, especially one who has become physically weak or whose mental faculties have declined. (बूढ़ा)

Synonyms: elder, geriatric, senior citizen

Antonyms: youngster, youth, adolescent

Sentence: You are a real dotard to have forgotten it so easily.

  1. Smattering (noun)

Meaning: a slight superficial knowledge of a language or subject. (अल्प ज्ञान)

Synonyms: erudition, learnedness

Antonyms: ignorance, illiteracy

Sentence: He only has a smattering of French

  1. Meed (noun)

Meaning: a deserved share or reward. (पुरस्कार)

Synonyms: reward, award, prize

Sentence: There was a meed of $50 for the return of the missing cat.

  1. Macabre (adj.)

Meaning: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury. (भयावह)

Synonyms: gruesome, grisly, ghastly

Antonyms: comforting, soothing, pleasant

Sentence: Even the police were horrified at the macabre nature of the killings.

  1. Agog (adj.)

Meaning: very eager or curious to hear or see something. (उत्सुक)

Synonyms: eager, excited, impatient

Antonyms: apathetic, unenthusiastic, incurious

Sentence: I’ve been agog all afternoon, waiting for the next part of your story.

  1. Stingy (adj.)

Meaning: unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous. (कंजूस)

Synonyms: parsimonious, niggardly, penny-pinching

Antonyms: bounteous, openhanded, munificent

Sentence: He’s really stingy and never buys the drinks when we go out.

  1. Bungler (noun)

Meaning: a person who habitually bungles things; an amateur. (भूल करने वाला)

Synonyms: blunderer, incompetent, amateur

Antonyms: expert, maestro, master

Sentence: He’s an incompetent bungler.

  1. Hilarity (noun)

Meaning: extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter. (आनंद)

Synonyms: amusement, mirth, laughter

Antonyms: depression, despondence, sorrow

Sentence: His incredulous expression was the cause of much hilarity.

  1. Deliverance (noun)

Meaning: the action of being rescued or set free. (मुक्ति)

Synonyms: liberation, release, freeing

Sentence: We pray for deliverance from our sins.

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