The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st May 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st May 2021

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  1. Buoyant (Adj.) – Trick: Buy + want

Meaning: Cheerful & Optimistic (प्रसन्नचित्त)

Synonyms: Cheerful, Happy, Sanguine

Antonyms: Lethargic, Sluggish, Torpid

Sentence: Demand for the product is buoyant.

  1. Outright (adj.) – Trick: Out + Right

Meaning: Open & Direct (प्रत्यक्ष)

Synonyms: Complete, Clear, Absolute

Antonyms: Doubtful, Dubious, Uncertain

Sentence: I think tobacco advertisements should be banned outright.

  1. Usurious (adj.) Trick: Use + Serious

Meaning: Greatly exceeding bounds of reason (अति ब्याज)

Synonyms: Exorbitant, Outrageous

Antonyms: Generous, Unselfish

Sentence: Sahukar lent money with usurious interest.

  1. Prolong (adj.) – Trick: Professor + long

Meaning: Continuing for a long time (लम्बा)

Synonyms: Elongate, Drag out, Attenuate

Antonyms: Diminish, Reduce, thicken, Curtail

Sentence: I don’t want to prolong the class unnecessarily.

  1. Apathy (noun) Trick: A path

Meaning: Disinterested (उदासीनता)

Synonyms: Emotionless, Phlegm, Numbness

Antonyms: Emotion, Feeling, Sensibility

Sentence: The campaign failed because of public apathy.

  1. Catastrophe (Noun) – Trick: Kute + Trophy

Meaning: A sudden disaster that causes great damage (तबाही)

Synonyms: Apocalypse, Calamity, Debacle

Antonyms: Windfall, Dandy

Sentence: We were not aware of any Pandemic Catastrophe.

  1. Inflict (verb) – Trick: Conflict

Meaning: to force somebody to have something unpleasant (थोपना)

Synonyms: Entail, Force, Impose

Antonyms: Remove, Alleviate, Suspend

Sentence: Don’t inflict your ideas on me.

  1. Havoc (Noun) – Trick: Hava + Violence

Meaning: A situation in which there is a lot of damage (नाश)

Synonyms: Chaos, Confusion, Disarray

Antonyms: Plan, Rescue, Salvage

Sentence: The earthquake wreaked havoc on the city.

  1. Brunt (Noun) – Trick: Burn

Meaning: The worst part or chief impact of a specified action

Synonyms: Core, Heft, Main

Antonyms: Extension, Adjunct

Sentence: Young people are bearing the brunt of unemployment.

  1. Chronic (Adj.) – Trick: Crown

Meaning: Persisting for a long time (पुराना)

Synonyms: Persistent, Regular, Repeat, Steady

Antonyms: Unused, Occasional

Sentence: There is now a chronic shortage of labour.

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