The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 27th August 2021
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- Detrimental (adj.)
Meaning: tending to cause harm. (हानिकारक)
Synonyms: harmful, detrimental, noxious
Antonyms: harmless, hurtless, innocent
Sentence: Moving her could have a detrimental effect on her health.
- Affluent (adj.)
Meaning: wealthy. (धनी)
Synonyms: rich, wealthy, affluent
Antonyms: needy, poor, poverty-stricken
Sentence: He is an affluent man.
- Malediction (noun)
Meaning: a magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil or destruction. (फटकार)
Synonyms: ban, curse, execration
Antonyms: benediction, benison, blessing
Sentence: He was answered with a torrent of malediction.
- Strife (noun)
Meaning: conflict. (कलह)
Synonyms: conflict, disagreement, argument
Antonyms: agreement, peace, harmony
Sentence: Poverty breeds strife.
- Disgruntled (adj.)
Meaning: angry or dissatisfied. (असंतुष्ट)
Synonyms: dissatisfied, discontent, aggrieved
Antonyms: content, pleased, satisfied
Sentence: Disgruntled employees recently called for his resignation.
- Prevalence (noun)
Meaning: commonness. (प्रसार)
Synonyms: commonness, frequency, frequentness
Antonyms: infrequency, rareness, uncommonness
Sentence: They were very surprised by the prevalence of anti-government sentiments.
- Ambivalent (adj.)
Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. (द्वैधवृत्तिक)
Synonyms: unresolved, equivocal, confused
Antonyms: sure, unequivocal, resolved
Sentence: She remained ambivalent about her marriage.
- Livid (adj.)
Meaning: furiously angry. (आगबबूला)
Synonyms: angered, angry, apoplectic
Antonyms: angerless, delighted, pleased
Sentence: She was absolutely livid that he had lied.
- Extol (verb)
Meaning: praise enthusiastically. (प्रशंसा करना)
Synonyms: admire, praise, compliment
Antonyms: blame, humiliate, criticize
Sentence: She is forever extolling the virtues of her children.
- Inchoate (adj.)
Meaning: just begun and so not fully formed or developed. (शुरू का)
Synonyms: unfinished, opening, inchoative
Antonyms: mature, finished, developed
Sentence: Who knows the main symptom of inchoate lung cancer?
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