The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  1st September 2021

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  1. Vilify (verb)

Meaning: speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner. (गाली देना)

Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, abuse

Antonyms: glorify, honor, acclaim

Sentence: Johnson was vilified in the press for refusing to resign.

  1. Perversity (noun)

Meaning: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness. (प्रतिकूलता)

Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness

Antonyms: amiability, serenity

Sentence: She’s marrying him out of sheer perversity.

  1. Hefty (adj.)

Meaning: large, heavy, and powerful. (मोटा)

Synonyms: burly, heavy, sturdy

Antonyms: light, weightless

Sentence: She was quite a hefty woman.

  1. Ardent (adj.)

Meaning: enthusiastic or passionate. (उत्साही)

Synonyms: passionate, avid, impassioned

Antonyms: dispassionate, emotionless, impassive

Sentence: All her life she was an ardent feminist.

  1. Magnanimous (adj.)

Meaning: generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person. (उदार)

Synonyms: generous, charitable, benevolent

Antonyms: crude, vulgar, degenerate

Sentence: She should be magnanimous in victory.

  1. Luscious (adj.)

Meaning: (of food or wine) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste. (सुस्वाद)

Synonyms: delicious, succulent, lush

Antonyms: distasteful, flavorless, insipid

Sentence: These items offer both texture and luscious flavor.

  1. Batter (verb)

Meaning: strike repeatedly with hard blows. (मारना)

Synonyms: pummel, pound, beat up

Antonyms: heal, aid, fix

Sentence: The police had to batter the door down.

  1. Emanate (verb)

Meaning: (of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source). (निकालना)

Synonyms: emerge, flow, pour

Antonyms: absorb, go away

Sentence: Waves emanate from the same atom source.

  1. Ruthless (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing no pity or compassion for others. (क्रूर)

Synonyms: merciless, pitiless, cruel

Antonyms: merciful, kindhearted, kindly

Sentence: She is ruthless in her dealings with competitors.

  1. Ludicrous (adj.)

Meaning: so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous. (ऊटपटांग)

Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, farcical

Antonyms: believable, conceivable, rational

Sentence: The whole idea is absolutely ludicrous!

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