The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th August 2021

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  1. Rue (verb)

Meaning: bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen). (पछताना)

Synonyms: regret, be sorry about, feel apologetic

Antonyms: impenitence, remorselessness

Sentence: Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer.

  1. Ludicrous (adj.)

Meaning: so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous. (ऊटपटांग)

Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, farcical

Antonyms: believable, conceivable, rational

Sentence: It’s ludicrous that I have been fined.

  1. Tedious (adj.)

Meaning: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous. (थकानेवाला)

Synonyms: boring, monotonous, dull

Antonyms: engaging, engrossing, gripping

Sentence: It gets tedious, but I get a kick out of doing it that way.

  1. Scornful (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing contempt or derision. (तिरस्कारपूर्ण)

Synonyms: contemptuous, mocking, derisive

Antonyms: admiring, applauding, appreciative

Sentence: He opened the door with a scornful look on his face.

  1. Desertion (noun)

Meaning: the action of deserting a person, cause, or organization. (परित्याग)

Synonyms: abandonment, leaving, forsaking

Antonyms: reclamation, retrieval

Sentence: I resented what I saw as my parents’ desertion.

  1. Prodigious (adj.)

Meaning: remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree. (अद्भुत)

Synonyms: enormous, colossal, immense

Antonyms: unimpressive, common, ordinary

Sentence: What a prodigious opportunity you have missed.

  1. Totter (verb)

Meaning: move in a feeble or unsteady way. (लड़खड़ाते हुए चलना)

Synonyms: teeter, walk unsteadily, stagger

Sentence: The drunkard tottered to the door.

  1. Tenable (adj.)

Meaning: able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. (लायक़)

Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, defendable

Antonyms: indefensible, untenable, unjustifiable

Sentence: Such a simplistic approach is no longer tenable.

  1. Malignant (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it (घातक)

Synonyms: spiteful, hostile, malevolent

Antonyms: benevolent, benign, benignant

Sentence: The process by which malignant cancer cells multiply isn’t fully understood.

  1. Slander (verb)

Meaning: make false and damaging statements about (someone). (झूठी निंदा करना)

Synonyms: defame, insult, libel

Antonyms: glorify, honor, praise

Sentence: They were accused of slandering the head of state.

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