The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd July 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd July 2021

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  1. Colossal (adj.)

Meaning: extremely large. (प्रचंड)

Synonyms: huge, massive, enormous

Antonyms: little, tiny, small

Sentence: There is a colossal statue of the town’s founder

  1. Appalling (adj.)

Meaning: causing shock or dismay; horrific. (भय उत्पन्न करनेवाला)

Synonyms: shocking, horrific, horrifying

Antonyms: cheering, comforting, soothing

Sentence: The cat suffered appalling injuries during the attack.

  1. Mishap (noun)

Meaning: an unlucky accident. (दुर्घटना)

Synonyms: accident, trouble, problem

Antonyms: fortune, luck, boon

Sentence: They met with a slight mishap on the way.

  1. Virulent (adj.)

Meaning: (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects. (विषैला)

Synonyms: poisonous, toxic, venomous

Antonyms: benevolent, benign, nice

Sentence: The worst feature was a virulent outbreak of cholera in Gujarat, especially in the native states.

  1. Mauled (verb)

Meaning: (of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing. (घिसा हुआ)

Synonyms: lacerate, claw, scratch

Antonyms: fostered, nurtured

Sentence: The herdsmen were mauled by lions.

  1. Ensconce (verb)

Meaning: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place. (स्थापित करना)

Synonyms: settle, install, establish

Sentence: Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom.

  1. Disavow (verb)

Meaning: deny any responsibility or support for. (अस्वीकृति)

Synonyms: deny, disclaim, disown

Antonyms: admit, allow, avow

Sentence: He appears to be in denial of his own past, which he continually disavows.

  1. Sordid (adj.)

Meaning: involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. (घिनौना)

Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy

Antonyms: clean, unstained, tidy

Sentence: The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.

  1. Exigency (noun)

Meaning: an urgent need or demand. (ज़रूरत)

Synonyms: need, demand, requirement

Sentence: Women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it.

  1. Denigrate (verb)

Meaning: criticize unfairly; disparage. (बदनाम करना)

Synonyms: disparage, belittle, decry

Antonyms: acclaim, applaud, exalt

Sentence: Theatre critics have been denigrating her acting ability for years.

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