The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  17th July 2021

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  1. Earmarked (verb)

Meaning: designate (something, typically funds or resources) for a particular purpose. (अनुदान देना)

Synonyms: set aside, lay aside, set apart

Antonyms: throw away, ignore, neglect

Sentence: The new money will be earmarked for cancer research.

  1. Callous (adj.)

Meaning: showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others. (कठोर)

Synonyms: heartless, unfeeling, uncaring

Antonyms: caring, kind, merciful

Sentence: His callous comments about the murder made me shiver.

  1. Laud (verb)

Meaning: praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context. (प्रशंसा करना)

Synonyms: praise, extol, hail

Antonyms: abhor, criticize, despise

Sentence: The obituary lauded him as a great statesman and soldier.

  1. Thronged (verb)

Meaning: (of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area). (भीड़)

Synonyms: mob, jostle, pack (into)

Sentence: Fans thronged the field to celebrate the win.

  1. Brunt (noun)

Meaning: the worst part or chief impact of a specified thing. (चोट)

Synonyms: force, impact, shock

Antonyms: ease, peace, relaxation

Sentence: Education will bear the brunt of the cuts.

  1. Ulterior (adj.)

Meaning: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: hidden, secret, undisclosed

Antonyms: expressed, known, public

Sentence: Could there be an ulterior motive behind his request?

  1. Ruckus (noun)

Meaning: a disturbance or commotion. (हंगामा)

Synonyms: brawl, bother, hubbub

Antonyms: peace, calm, harmony

Sentence: A child is raising a ruckus in class.

  1. Miser (noun)

Meaning: a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible. (कंजूस)

Synonyms: penny-pincher, niggard, scrooge

Antonyms: waster, spender, spendthrift

Sentence: A typical miser, he hid his money in the house in various places.

  1. Gust (noun)

Meaning: a brief, strong rush of wind. (झोंका)

Synonyms: flurry, blast, puff

Antonyms: calm, quiet, trickle

Sentence: The car rocked slightly with a gust of wind.

  1. Pal (noun)

Meaning: a friend. (दोस्त)

Synonyms: friend, companion, comrade

Antonyms: enemy, foe, opponent

Sentence: Look, pal, I don’t want you hanging around.

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