The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 18th August 2021
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- Agony (noun)
Meaning: extreme physical or mental suffering. (तीव्र पीड़ा)
Synonyms: pain, hurt, suffering
Antonyms: comfort, ease, relief
Sentence: He crashed to the ground in agony.
- Astounding (adj.)
Meaning: surprisingly impressive or notable. (अद्भुत)
Synonyms: amazing, astonishing, staggering
Antonyms: unimpressive, boring, dull
Sentence: There was an astounding 20% increase in sales.
- Surreal (adj.)
Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre. (विचित्र)
Synonyms: unreal, bizarre, unusual
Antonyms: logical, rational
Sentence: Meeting you here like this is positively surreal!
- Vile (adj.)
Meaning: extremely unpleasant. (नीच)
Synonyms: foul, nasty, unpleasant
Antonyms: decent, ethical, good
Sentence: He has a vile temper.
- Culminate (verb)
Meaning: reach a climax or point of highest development. (समापन)
Synonyms: peak, climax, end with
Antonyms: start, begin
Sentence: He culminated the school year with a trip to New York.
- Dissonant (adj.)
Meaning: lacking harmony. (कर्कश)
Synonyms: inharmonious, disharmonious, discordant
Antonyms: harmonious, melodious, harmonizing
Sentence: A lot of harsh, dissonant music has been composed in the last 40 years.
- Conjecture (noun)
Meaning: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information. (अनुमान)
Synonyms: guess, speculation, surmise
Sentence: Conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied.
- Spur (noun)
Meaning: a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive. (प्रेरणा)
Synonyms: stimulus, incentive, encouragement
Antonyms: counterincentive, disincentive
Sentence: Profit was both the spur and the reward of enterprise.
- Obscure (adj.)
Meaning: not discovered or known about; uncertain. (अस्पष्ट)
Synonyms: unclear, uncertain, unknown
Antonyms: clear, obvious, plain
Sentence: The story of his origin is very obscure.
- Despondency (noun)
Meaning: a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage. (निराशा)
Synonyms: disheartenment, discouragement, dispiritedness
Antonyms: encouragement, hope, hopefulness
Sentence: Life’s not all gloom and despondency.
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