The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th April 2022
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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