The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st May 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st May 2023

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  1. Rudimentary (adj.)

Meaning: involving or limited to basic principles. (मौलिक)

Synonyms: basic, elementary, introductory

Antonyms: advanced, developed, evolved

Sentence: He had only a rudimentary knowledge of science.

  1. Affronted (verb)

Meaning: offend the modesty or values of. (अपमानित)

Synonyms: insult, offend, outrage

Antonyms: acclaimed, applauded, praised

Sentence: Her speech affronted all of us.

  1. Gospel (noun)

Meaning: the basic beliefs or guiding principles of a person or group (विचारधारा)

Synonyms: credo, dogma, ideology

Sentence: They continue to preach their gospel of self-reliance.

  1. Tooth and Nail (adv.)

Meaning: with all power or resources being used (पूरी ताकत के साथ)

Synonyms: full blast, totally

Sentence: I’ll fight tooth and nail to win the finals

  1. Sulking (verb)

Meaning: be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment. (नाराज)

Synonyms: grumping, moping, pouting

Sentence: He’s been sulking for days about being left out of the team.

  1. Veneer (noun)

Meaning: a deceptively attractive external appearance (दिखावा)

Synonyms: facade, gloss

Sentence: The veneer of civility that the neighbours had maintained over the years disappeared with the filing of the first lawsuit.

  1. Atrophy (verb)

Meaning: gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect. (पतन)

Synonyms: decay, decline, degenerate

Antonyms: ameliorate, improve, meliorate

Sentence: His artistic skills atrophied from lack of use.

  1. Dastardly (adj.)

Meaning: wicked and cruel. (नीचतापूर्ण)

Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous

Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy

Sentence: He described the killing as a dastardly act.

  1. Contemn (verb)

Meaning: treat or regard with contempt. (नफ़रत करना)

Synonyms: despise, disdain, treat with contempt

Antonyms: honor, respect

Sentence: Arrogant critics who contemn the general public’s taste in art.

  1. Withal (adv.)

Meaning: in addition; as a further factor or consideration. (साथ ही साथ)

Synonyms: additionally, furthermore, as well

Sentence: She is fair and a wise lady withal.

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