The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th July 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th July 2022

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  1. Swarming (adj.)

Meaning: moving in or forming a large or dense group. (झुंड)

Synonyms: abounding, abundant, crowd

Antonyms: devoid, empty

Sentence: The place was swarming with police and displaced residents.

  1. Gripping (adj.)

Meaning: firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting. (मनोरंजक)

Synonyms: enthralling, fascinating, immersing

Antonyms: boring, drab, monotonous

Sentence: The film turned out to be a gripping thriller.

  1. Dutiful (adj.)

Meaning: conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one’s duty. (कर्त्तव्य परायण)

Synonyms: conscientious, responsible, dedicated

Antonyms: undutiful, discourteous, insolent

Sentence: She was a complaisant wife and dutiful daughter.

  1. Distraught (adj.)

Meaning: deeply upset and agitated. (व्याकुल)

Synonyms: worried, upset, distressed

Antonyms: calm, peaceful, placid

Sentence: Her distraught mother had spent all night waiting by the phone.

  1. Ploys (noun)

Meaning: a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage. (चाल)

Synonyms: tactic, stratagem, trick

Sentence: Asking me to take her shopping turned out to be a ploy to get me to the surprise party.

  1. Fiasco (noun)

Meaning: a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way. (असफलता)

Synonyms: failure, debacle, shambles

Antonyms: hit, smash, success

Sentence: The mass rally was a total fiasco.

  1. Hoodlum (noun)

Meaning: a person who engages in crime and violence; a hooligan or gangster. (बदमाश)

Synonyms: hooligan, thug, ruffian

Sentence: Some of the hoodlums beat their victims viciously before robbing them.

  1. Defile (verb)

Meaning: to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable (गंदा करना)

Synonyms: befoul, contaminate, spoil

Antonyms: decontaminate, purify, clean

Sentence: Supplies of meat that had been defiled by maggots.

  1. Inculcate (verb)

Meaning: instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction. (मन में बैठाना)

Synonyms: instill, implant, imbue

Antonyms: deprive, clear, empty

Sentence: Not all schools manage to successfully inculcate a love of learning.

  1. Affability (noun)

Meaning: the quality of having a friendly and good-natured manner. (नेकी)

Synonyms: friendliness, amiability, geniality

Antonyms: disagreeableness, unpleasantness

Sentence: He was beloved by the nation for his affability toward people from all walks of life.

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