The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th December 2021

Almost every competitive exam has a section that tests the applicant’s English Language skills. So here we bring you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to boost vocabulary power and help you prepare for the exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other Government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Manifold (adj.)

Meaning: many and various (विविध)

Synonyms: many, numerous, multiple

Antonyms: one, single, less

Sentence: The City Council has a manifold plan to beautify the city.

  1. Pendulous (adj.)

Meaning: hanging down loosely. (दुविधा में पड़ा हुआ)

Synonyms: undecided, unconvincing, indeterminate

Antonyms: unbending, upright

Sentence: He wanted to hang a pendulous lamp on the ceiling.

  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. Defiance (noun)

Meaning: open resistance; bold disobedience. (अवज्ञा)

Synonyms: resistance, opposition, confrontation

Antonyms: compliance, obedience, submission

Sentence: The demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings.

  1. Infidel (noun)

Meaning: a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one’s own. (नास्तिक)

Synonyms: nonbeliever, heathen, pagan

Antonyms: believer, conformer, conformist

Sentence: They wanted to secure the Holy Places from the infidel.

  1. Adversary (noun)

Meaning: one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute. (विरोधी)

Synonyms: opponent, rival, enemy

Antonyms: partner, hospitable, friend

Sentence: Davis beat his old adversary in the quarterfinals.

  1. Conundrum (noun)

Meaning: a confusing and difficult problem or question. (पहेली)

Synonyms: problem, difficult question, vexed question

Sentence: This is not merely a curious conundrum.

  1. Condone (verb)

Meaning: accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue. (माफ करना)

Synonyms: deliberately ignore, disregard, take no notice of

Antonyms: heed, mark, mind

Sentence: The state does not condone violence.

  1. Transient (adj.)

Meaning: lasting only for a short time. (अनित्य)

Synonyms: momentary, adventitious, sliding

Antonyms: deathless, lasting, immortal

Sentence: These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.

  1. Gargantuan (adj.)

Meaning: unusually large (विशाल)

Synonyms: enormous, extremely big, extremely large

Antonyms: little, mini, petite

Sentence: Of all her mistakes, this was the most gargantuan.

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