The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th August 2021

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  1. 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.

  1. Affluent (adj.)

Meaning: wealthy. (धनी)

Synonyms: rich, wealthy, affluent

Antonyms: needy, poor, poverty-stricken

Sentence: He is an affluent man.

  1. 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.

  1. Strife (noun)

Meaning: conflict. (कलह)

Synonyms: conflict, disagreement, argument

Antonyms: agreement, peace, harmony

Sentence: Poverty breeds strife.

  1. Disgruntled (adj.)

Meaning: angry or dissatisfied. (असंतुष्ट)

Synonyms: dissatisfied, discontent, aggrieved

Antonyms: content, pleased, satisfied

Sentence: Disgruntled employees recently called for his resignation.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Livid (adj.)

Meaning: furiously angry. (आगबबूला)

Synonyms: angered, angry, apoplectic

Antonyms: angerless, delighted, pleased

Sentence: She was absolutely livid that he had lied.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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