The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 22nd July 2022
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- Rudimentary (adj.)
Meaning: involving or limited to basic principles. (मौलिक)
Synonyms: basic, elementary, introductory
Antonyms: advanced, developed, evolved
Sentence: He had only a rudimentary knowledge of science.
- Belied (verb)
Meaning: to prove to be false (झुठलाना)
Synonyms: confounded, confuted, debunked
Antonyms: confirmed, validated, proved
Sentence: The latest information belies the old theory.
- Posthumously (adv.)
Meaning: occurring after one’s death (मरणोपरांत)
Synonyms: belated, delayed
Sentence: Her last book was published posthumously in 1948.
- Nitty-Gritty (adj.)
Meaning: having to do with the practical details of regular life (दैनिक)
Synonyms: everyday, mundane, prosaic
Antonyms: rare, singular, uncommon
Sentence: A look at the nitty-gritty aspects of putting out a newspaper.
- Sweltering (adj.)
Meaning: having a notably high temperature (तपती)
Synonyms: boiling, broiling, fervent
Antonyms: algid, arctic, freezing
Sentence: The soldiers marched on in the sweltering heat.
- Banal (adj.)
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring. (मामूली)
Synonyms: trite, boring, monotonous
Antonyms: piquant, poignant, thrilling
Sentence: Unlike their early work, the band’s latest offering is banal and uninspiring.
- Mayhem (noun)
Meaning: violent or damaging disorder; chaos. (उपद्रव)
Synonyms: pandemonium, chaos, bedlam
Antonyms: peace, hush
Sentence: There was complete mayhem after the explosion.
- Flabbergast (verb)
Meaning: surprise (someone) greatly; astonish. (हैरत में डालना)
Synonyms: astonish, astound, amaze
Sentence: Your decision to suddenly quit your job flabbergasts me.
- Iniquitous (adj.)
Meaning: grossly unfair and morally wrong. (अधर्म)
Synonyms: wicked, sinful, evil
Antonyms: decent, ethical, good
Sentence: It is an iniquitous system that allows a person to die because they have no money to pay for the medicine.
- Genteel (adj.)
Meaning: polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way. (ललित)
Synonyms: refined, respectable, decent
Antonyms: uncivilized, ungenteel, indecorous
Sentence: She always talks in such a genteel voice when she’s on the phone.
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