The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th April 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th April 2022

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  1. Aridity (noun)

Meaning: as in dehydration, dryness (सूखेपन)

Synonyms: dehumidification, dehydration, dryness

Antonyms:  dampness, humidity, moisture

Sentence: Due to the high elevation and aridity, temperatures drop sharply after sunset.

  1. Venal (adj.)

Meaning: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery. (घूसख़ोर)

Synonyms: corrupt, corruptible, bribable

Antonyms: incorruptible, ethical, honest

Sentence: They are accused of being involved in venal practices.

  1. Flimsy (adj.)

Meaning: comparatively light and insubstantial; easily damaged. (कमज़ोर)

Synonyms: insubstantial, slight, light

Antonyms: sturdy, substantial

Sentence: The storm flattened the flimsy wooden huts that the villagers lived in.

  1. Pandemonium (noun)

Meaning: wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar. (विप्लव)

Synonyms: bedlam, chaos, mayhem

Antonyms: calm, hush, peace

Sentence: There was pandemonium when the news was announced.

  1. Spew (verb)

Meaning: expel large quantities of (something) rapidly and forcibly. (निकाल डालना)

Synonyms: emit, discharge, eject

Sentence: The drains spew millions of gallons of raw sewage into the river.

  1. Shunning (verb)

Meaning: persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution. (त्यागना)

Synonyms: avoid, evade, eschew

Antonyms: accepting, seeking

Sentence: She has shunned publicity since she retired from the theatre.

  1. Geriatric (noun)

Meaning: an old person who is receiving special care. (बुज़ुर्ग लोग)

Synonyms: elder, senior, senior citizen

Antonyms: youngster, youth

Sentence: The geriatric patients will be moved out.

  1. Flouted (verb)

Meaning: openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention). (उल्लंघन)

Synonyms: defy, refuse to obey, disdain

Antonyms: accepted, approved

Sentence: The union had openly flouted the law.

  1. Obligatory (adj.)

Meaning: required by a legal, moral, or other rules; compulsory. (अनिवार्य)

Synonyms: compulsory, mandatory, prescribed

Antonyms: elective, optional, voluntary

Sentence: The college authorities have now made these classes obligatory.

  1. Vexatious (adj.)

Meaning: causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry. (अफ़सोसनाक)

Synonyms: annoying, vexing, irritating

Antonyms: delightful, pleasing

Sentence: Those vexatious phone calls from telemarketers during the dinner hour.

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