The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th December 2022

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  1. Bungling (adj.)

Meaning: making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes. (गोलमाल)

Synonyms: incompetent, blundering, amateurish

Antonyms: adroit, deft, dexterous

Sentence: If he keeps bungling, he’ll lose the job.

  1. Globetrotting (noun)

Meaning: the action of traveling widely around the world. (विश्वयात्रा)

Synonyms: voyage, travel

Sentence: The Prime Minister’s globetrotting has led to accusations that he is ignoring domestic problems.

  1. Dour (adj.)

Meaning: relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance. (कठोर)

Synonyms: stern, unsmiling, unfriendly

Antonyms: benign, friendly, gentle

Sentence: No wonder he looked so dour.

  1. Scurrilous (adj.)

Meaning: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation. (मिथ्या)

Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory

Antonyms: respectful, polite, gracious

Sentence: He wrote a scurrilous piece about me in the local press.

  1. Entente (noun)

Meaning: a friendly understanding or informal alliance between states or factions. (अंतंत)

Synonyms: understanding, agreement, alliance

Sentence: The two leaders signed a treaty of entente and cooperation.

  1. Scrimmage (noun)

Meaning: a confused struggle or fight. (धक्का मुक्की)

Synonyms: fight, battle, struggle

Antonyms: truce, accord, peace

Sentence: There was a considerable scrimmage, with people anxious to obtain cabs.

  1. Virtuoso (noun)

Meaning: a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit. (कलाप्रवीण व्यक्ति)

Synonyms: genius, expert, prodigy

Antonyms: amateur, amateurish, inexperienced

Sentence: He was gaining a reputation as a remarkable virtuoso.

  1. Rebuts (verb)

Meaning: claim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false. (खंडन)

Synonyms: deny, negate, deflate

Antonyms: allow, agree, abet

Sentence: He had to rebut charges of acting for the convenience of his political friends.

  1. Anathema (noun)

Meaning: something or someone that one vehemently dislikes. (अभिशाप)

Synonyms: abhorrent, hateful, odious

Antonyms: joy, pleasure

Sentence: His political views were anathema to me.

  1. Locution (noun)

Meaning: a word or phrase, especially with regard to style or idiom. (मुहावरा)

Synonyms: denotation, expression, idiom

Sentence: His locution puzzled me, disturbed me, but I was a guest at his table so I said nothing.

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