The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th May 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  26th May 2022

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  1. Perversity (noun)

Meaning: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness. (प्रतिकूलता)

Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness

Antonyms: amiability, serenity

Sentence: She’s marrying him out of sheer perversity.

  1. Avid (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something. (उत्सुक)

Synonyms: keen, eager, enthusiastic

Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic

Sentence: She’s an avid reader of historical novels.

  1. Risible (adj.)

Meaning: such as to provoke laughter. (हास्यास्पद)

Synonyms: laughable, comedic, comic

Antonyms: humorless, lame, unamusing

Sentence: A risible comment that made the whole class laugh.

  1. Entice (verb)

Meaning: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage. (लुभाने)

Synonyms: tempt, allure, lure

Antonyms: drive (away or off), repulse

Sentence: The adverts entice the customer into buying things they don’t really want.

  1. Heinous (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked. (जघन्य)

Synonyms: odious, wicked, evil

Antonyms: innocuous, inoffensive, pleasant

Sentence: They admitted to the most heinous crimes.

  1. Convalesce (verb)

Meaning: recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation. (अच्छा हो जाना)

Synonyms: get better, recover, get well

Antonyms: ail, collapse, sicken

Sentence: He will need about a week to convalesce after his hospital stay.

  1. Strenuous (adj.)

Meaning: requiring or using great exertion. (ज़ोरदार)

Synonyms: arduous, difficult, hard

Antonyms: effortless, facile, simple

Sentence: All your muscles need more oxygen during strenuous exercise.

  1. Rouse (verb)

Meaning: cause to feel angry or excited. (उत्तेजित करना)

Synonyms: stir up, excite, galvanize

Antonyms: rest, calm

Sentence: The crowds were roused to fever pitch by the drama of the race.

  1. Unwonted (adj.)

Meaning: unaccustomed or unusual. (असामान्य)

Synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unaccustomed

Antonyms: common, customary, normal

Sentence: He spoke with unwonted enthusiasm.

  1. Cynical (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a deep distrust of human beings and their motives (संदेहास्पद)

Synonyms: Distrustful, Doubtful

Antonyms: Trustful, Cheerful

Sentence: I think she takes a rather cynical view of men.

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