The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  22nd March 2022

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  1. Spooked (adj.)

Meaning: filled with fear or dread (डरावना)

Synonyms: affrighted, afraid, aghast

Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, bold

Sentence: Something in the bushes spooked her horse.

  1. Inveterate (adj.)

Meaning: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change. (कट्टर)

Synonyms: ingrained, ineradicable, deep-rooted

Antonyms: temporary, transient, short time

Sentence: The man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth.

  1. Destitute (adj.)

Meaning: without the basic necessities of life. (निराश्रित)

Synonyms: penniless, impoverished, impecunious

Antonyms: affluent, opulent, rich

Sentence: The flood left thousands of people destitute.

  1. Enviable (adj.)

Meaning: arousing or likely to arouse envy. (गहरी)

Synonyms: desirable, attractive, desired

Antonyms: undesirable, unenviable, abominable

Sentence: Japan is in the enviable position of having a budget surplus.

  1. Unfettered (adj.)

Meaning: unrestrained or uninhibited. (निरंकुश)

Synonyms: unrestrained, unrestricted, unconstrained

Antonyms: bound, confined, restrained

Sentence: Unfettered by the bounds of reality, my imagination flourished.

  1. Sacrosanct (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with. (पुण्यमय)

Synonyms: sacred, hallowed, respected

Antonyms: unhallowed, deconsecrated, desacralized

Sentence: Freedom of the press is sacrosanct.

  1. Merriment (noun)

Meaning: gaiety and fun. (आमोद)

Synonyms: exuberance, cheerfulness, gaiety

Antonyms: dejection, depression, despondence

Sentence: Their unexpected merriment made him nervously inquire as to the reason for it.

  1. Opprobrious (adj.)

Meaning: (of language) expressing scorn or criticism. (अपमानजनक)

Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory

Antonyms:  respectful, civil, courteous

Sentence: An opprobrious attack on the alleged corruption in the police department.

  1. Slapdash (adj.)

Meaning: done too hurriedly and carelessly. (किसी न किसी तरह)

Synonyms: careless, slipshod, lackadaisical

Antonyms: methodical, organized, systematic

Sentence: She has a very slapdash approach to keeping accounts.

  1. Recalcitrant (adj.)

Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline. (आज्ञा न माननेवाला)

Synonyms: uncooperative, obstinately disobedient, intractable

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant

Sentence: The University suspended the most recalcitrant students.

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