The Hindu Editorial VOCAB : 24th December 2020
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Vocabulary (The Hindu)
1. SPASMODIC (ADJECTIVE): intermittent
Synonyms: fitful, irregular
Antonyms: resting, uninterrupted
Example: Days after the marathon, she had spasmodic muscle contractions that occurred without warning.
2. LITERAL (ADJECTIVE): actual
Synonyms: authentic, true
Antonyms: counterfeit, dishonest
Example: She was making the literal translation.
3. POACH (VERB): smuggle
Synonyms: pilfer, filch
Antonyms: give, receive
Example: They were poaching the animal’s skin.
4. MAMMOTH (ADJECTIVE): huge
Synonyms: enormous, gigantic
Antonyms: common, ordinary
Example Sentence: There were mammoth islands.
5. JOCUND (ADJECTIVE): cheerful
Synonyms: blithe, jocular
Antonyms: sad, depressed
Example: She was looking jocund.
6. KNOTTY (ADJECTIVE): troublesome
Synonyms: complicated, mystifying
Antonyms: easy, smooth
Example: They have done the knotty journey.
7. LANGUOR (NOUN): lethargy
Synonyms: inactivity, tiredness
Antonyms: energy, vigour
Example: They set about the new task with languor.
8. ARTIFICE (NOUN): clever act
Synonyms: gimmick, ruse
Antonyms: sincerity, simplicity
Example: Mine photographs were full of artifice.