The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th August 2021

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  1. Plunge (verb)

Meaning: jump or dive quickly and energetically. (डुबाना)

Synonyms: sink, dive, jump

Antonyms: emerge, sore, rescue

Sentence: Our daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea.

  1. Blasphemy (noun)

Meaning: the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk. (ईश – निंदा)

Synonyms: profanity, profaneness, sacrilege

Antonyms: adoration, glorification, worship

Sentence: He was detained on charges of blasphemy.

  1. Audacity (noun)

Meaning: a willingness to take bold risks. (धृष्टता)

Synonyms: boldness, daring, fearlessness

Antonyms: shyness, timidity, hesitancy

Sentence: Her audacity came in handy during our most recent emergency.

  1. Sanctity (noun)

Meaning: the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly. (पवित्रता)

Synonyms: holiness, godliness, sacredness

Antonyms: sanctimony, godlessness, impiety

Sentence: The site of the tomb was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians.

  1. Elucidated (verb)

Meaning: make (something) clear; explain. (स्पष्ट)

Synonyms: explain, make clear, clarify

Antonyms: obscured, confused, obfuscated

Sentence: Work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter.

  1. Adroit (adj.)

Meaning: clever or skillful in using the hands or mind. (निपुण)

Synonyms: skillful, adept, dexterous

Antonyms: amateur, unprofessional, unskillful

Sentence: He was adroit at tax avoidance.

  1. Oblivious (adj.)

Meaning: not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one. (बेख़बर)

Synonyms: unaware, unconscious, heedless

Antonyms: aware, cognizant, conscious

Sentence: She became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time.

  1. Frivolous (adj.)

Meaning: not having any serious purpose or value. (तुच्छ)

Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish

Antonyms: sober, unfrivolous, serious

Sentence: My mother often spends her monthly pension on frivolous purchases she never uses.

  1. Opulent (adj.)

Meaning: ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish. (धनी)

Synonyms: luxurious, sumptuous, palatial

Antonyms: penurious, poor, needy

Sentence: The duke built an opulent palace for himself nearby.

  1. Prosaic (adj.)

Meaning: having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty. (नीरस)

Synonyms: unimaginative, uninspired, dull

Antonyms: abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary

Sentence: Prosaic language can’t convey the experience.

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