The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th July 2021

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  1. Shredded (adj.)

Meaning: torn or cut into shreds. (कटा)

Synonyms: tear, cut, reduce

Antonyms: mend, sew

Sentence: She ran, crying out as glass shredded her feet.

  1. Clamor (noun)

Meaning: a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting vehemently. (कोलाहल)

Synonyms: babel, uproar, loud noise

Antonyms: quiet, silence, calm

Sentence: There was a clamor of voices outside the office.

  1. Construe (verb)

Meaning: interpret (a word or action) in a particular way. (टीका करना)

Synonyms: interpret, understand, read

Antonyms: obscure, confuse, befog

Sentence: His words could hardly be construed as an apology.

  1. Didactic (adj.)

Meaning: intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (शिक्षाप्रद)

Synonyms: instructive, instructional, educational

Antonyms: erroneous, pernicious, misleading

Sentence: A didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice.

  1. Fatuous (adj.)

Meaning: silly and pointless. (बुद्धिहीन).

Synonyms: silly, foolish, stupid

Antonyms: brainy, prudent, sapient

Sentence: The Chief was left speechless by this fatuous remark.

  1. Pejorative (adj.)

Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval. (अपमानजनक)

Synonyms: disparaging, derogatory, denigratory

Antonyms: commendatory, complimentary, laudative

Sentence: Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term

  1. Vociferous (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous. (मुखर)

Synonyms: vehement, outspoken, vocal

Antonyms: noiseless, quiet, silent

Sentence: He was a vociferous opponent of Conservatism.

  1. Dirge (noun)

Meaning: a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite. (शोकगीत)

Synonyms: elegy, lament, funeral song

Antonyms: encomium, eulogy, paean

Sentence: Their song, or their dirge, remained unsung, or at any rate unheard.

  1. Gourmand (noun)

Meaning: a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much. (चटोरा)

Synonyms: glutton, gourmandizer, overeater

Antonyms: dieter, nibbler, picker

Sentence: I think a gourmand is someone who eats an excessive amount of food.

  1. Beguile (verb)

Meaning: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. (मोहना)

Synonyms: charm, attract, enchant

Antonyms: expose, undeceive, reveal

Sentence: The teacher used to beguile her pupils with fairy tales.

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