The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  20th September 2021

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  1. Tumult (noun)

Meaning: a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people. (कोलाहल)

Synonyms: loud noise, racket, uproar

Antonyms: calm, peace, quiet

Sentence: A tumult of shouting and screaming broke out.

  1. Vacuous (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless. (असार)

Synonyms: blank, vacant, expressionless

Antonyms: brainy, bright, brilliant

Sentence: He delivered a vacuous inaugural speech.

  1. Shrine (noun)

Meaning: a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, marked by a building or other construction. (मंदिर)

Synonyms: holy place, temple, church

Sentence: The medieval pilgrim route to the shrine of St. James.

  1. Hoodwink (verb)

Meaning: deceive or trick (someone). (आंख में धूल झोंकना)

Synonyms: deceive, trick, dupe

Antonyms: disclose, divulge, undeceive

Sentence: I was hoodwinked into buying fake jewels.

  1. Promiscuity (noun)

Meaning: the fact or state of being promiscuous. (संकीर्णता)

Synonyms: licence, licentiousness, promiscuousness

Antonyms: fidelity, allegiance, constancy

Sentence: Although most birds are monogamous, promiscuity is not unusual among brood parasites.

  1. Cogent (adj.)

Meaning: (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. (निश्चयात्मक)

Synonyms: convincing, compelling, potent

Antonyms: inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective

Sentence: They put forward cogent arguments for British membership.

  1. Stupefaction (noun)

Meaning: the state of being stupefied. (स्तब्धता)

Synonyms: oblivion, obliviousness, unconsciousness

Sentence: They looked on in utter stupefaction.

  1. Amenity (noun)

Meaning: a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place. (सुख सुविधा)

Synonyms: facility, service, convenience

Antonyms: burden, hinder

Sentence: They will provide an amenity for local residents.

  1. Radiance (noun)

Meaning: light or heat as emitted or reflected by something. (चमक)

Synonyms: light, shining, brightness

Antonyms: dark, darkness, dullness

Sentence: She seemed to shine with an inner radiance.

  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.

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