The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 16th July 2022
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- Anomalous (adj.)
Meaning: deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. (नियमविरूद्ध)
Synonyms: abnormal, atypical, nontypical
Antonyms: natural, normal, regular
Sentence: For years this anomalous behavior has baffled scientists.
- Rasping (adj.)
Meaning: harsh-sounding and unpleasant; grating. (कठोर)
Synonyms: harsh, grating, jarring
Antonyms: melodious, soft, smooth
Sentence: I heard John’s voice rasping in the other room.
- Profligate (adj.)
Meaning: recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. (अपव्ययी)
Synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift
Antonyms: conserving, economical
Sentence: She is well-known for her profligate spending habits.
- Daze (verb)
Meaning: make (someone) unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder. (मति-मंद करना)
Synonyms: stun, stupefy, dumbfound
Sentence: The fall daze him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented.
- Disenthralled (verb)
Meaning: to set free (as from slavery or confinement) (बंधन से मुक्त करना)
Synonyms: discharged, liberated, freed
Antonyms: bound, confined, enchained
Sentence: We must disenthrall ourselves from time-honored ways of doing things, or we will never progress as a society.
- Lugubrious (adj.)
Meaning: looking or sounding sad and dismal. (उदास)
Synonyms: mournful, gloomy, sad
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, cheering
Sentence: Why are you looking so lugubrious?
- Rife (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread. (व्याप्त)
Synonyms: widespread, general, common
Antonyms: blank, devoid
Sentence: Corruption was rife before the election.
- Edify (verb)
Meaning: instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually. (उपदेश देना)
Synonyms: educate, instruct, teach
Antonyms: confuse, perplex, puzzle
Sentence: They tried to edify the child with music.
- Proponent (noun)
Meaning: a person who actively supports or favors a cause (समर्थक)
Synonyms: advocate, supporter, upholder
Antonyms: adversary, antagonist, opponent
Sentence: She has always been a strong proponent of women’s rights.
- Sedentary (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive. (निष्क्रिय)
Synonyms: dormant, immobile, inanimate
Antonyms: active, mobile, busy
Sentence: They led a sedentary life after retirement, spending their days in front of the television.
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