The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd July 2022

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Posthumously (adv.)

Meaning: occurring after one’s death (मरणोपरांत)

Synonyms: belated, delayed

Sentence: Her last book was published posthumously in 1948.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Mayhem (noun)

Meaning: violent or damaging disorder; chaos. (उपद्रव)

Synonyms: pandemonium, chaos, bedlam

Antonyms: peace, hush

Sentence: There was complete mayhem after the explosion.

  1. Flabbergast (verb)

Meaning: surprise (someone) greatly; astonish. (हैरत में डालना)

Synonyms: astonish, astound, amaze

Sentence: Your decision to suddenly quit your job flabbergasts me.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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