The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th January 2022

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  1. Asinine (adj.)

Meaning: extremely stupid or foolish. (बुद्धिहीन)

Synonyms: stupid, foolish, pointless

Antonyms: judicious, prudent, sagacious

Sentence: It was asinine to run into the street like that.

  1. Obfuscate (verb)

Meaning: render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. (अस्पष्ट करना)

Synonyms: obscure, confuse, complicate

Antonyms: clarify, clear (up), simplify

Sentence: She was criticized for using arguments that obfuscated the main issue.

  1. Commensurate (adj.)

Meaning: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion. (अनुरूप)

Synonyms: equivalent, equal, corresponding

Antonyms: disproportionate, unbalanced

Sentence: The pay should be commensurate with the work.

  1. Knack (noun)

Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)

Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill

Antonyms: inability, incapacity

Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.

  1. Unerring (adj.)

Meaning: always right or accurate. (अचूक)

Synonyms: unfailing, infallible, unswerving

Antonyms: fallible, flawed, imperfect

Sentence: He has an unerring talent for writing catchy melodies.

  1. Adversary (noun)

Meaning: one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute. (विरोधी)

Synonyms: opponent, rival, enemy

Antonyms: partner, hospitable, friend

Sentence: Davis beat his old adversary in the quarterfinals.

  1. Diminutive (adj.)

Meaning: extremely or unusually small. (अल्पार्थक)

Synonyms: tiny, small, little

Antonyms: big, colossus, giant

Sentence: Though, diminutive in physical stature he was a man of great courage and will.

  1. Sly (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature. (धूर्त)

Synonyms: cunning, crafty, clever

Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent

Sentence: People consider foxes as clever but sly animals.

  1. Understate (verb)

Meaning: describe or represent (something) as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is. (परदा डालना)

Synonyms: play down, downplay, underplay

Antonyms: exaggerate, overdo, overdraw

Sentence: The press has understated the extent of the problem.

  1. Presage (verb)

Meaning: (of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen. (पूर्व सूचना)

Synonyms: portend, augur, foreshadow

Sentence: Those black clouds presage a storm.

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