The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st March 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st March 2023

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  1. Bungle (verb)

Meaning: carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently. (गड़बड़ कर देना)

Synonyms: fumble, botch, mishandle

Antonyms: better, improve, rectify

Sentence: If you bungle a job, you must do it again!

  1. Consternation (noun)

Meaning: feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected. (बेचैनी)

Synonyms: dismay, panic, tension

Antonyms: ease, contentment, tranquility

Sentence: The announcement created surprise and consternation.

  1. Levitation (noun)

Meaning: a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position (उत्थान)

Synonyms: elevation, ascension, uplifting

Antonyms: drop, descent, dip

Sentence: After 10 years at the company, he was rewarded with a levitation to vice president.

  1. Ravenous (adj.)

Meaning: having a huge appetite (भूख)

Synonyms: piggish, voracious, starving

Antonyms: satisfied, full, content

Sentence: I’d been out all day and was ravenous.

  1. Scurry (verb)

Meaning: (of a person or small animal) move hurriedly with short quick steps. (भागना)

Synonyms: scamper, scuttle, bustle

Antonyms: crawl, creep

Sentence: Everyone scurried back to work as soon as they had finished their lunch in the cafeteria.

  1. Oversight (noun)

Meaning: an unintentional failure to notice or do something. (चूक)

Synonyms: mistake, error, blunder

Antonyms: accuracy, precision

Sentence: Claiming “three billion” instead of “three million” was just an oversight.

  1. Dilemma (noun)

Meaning: a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones. (दुविधा)

Synonyms: problem, quandary, difficulty

Sentence: The people often face the dilemma of feeding themselves or their cattle.

  1. Stodgy (adj.)

Meaning: causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest (उबाऊ)

Synonyms: boring, dull, monotonous

Antonyms: interesting, intriguing, engaging

Sentence: The sitcom was offbeat and interesting in its first season, but has since become predictable and stodgy.

  1. Insouciant (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing freedom from worries or trouble (निश्चिन्त)

Synonyms: untroubled, unworried, unruffled

Antonyms: serious, cautious

Sentence: Programme-makers seem irresponsibly insouciant about churning out violence.

  1. Confound (verb)

Meaning: cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations. (चकित करना)

Synonyms: amaze, astonish, perplex

Sentence: The choice of Governor may confound us all.

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