The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  16th July 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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