The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th February 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th February 2023

Vocabulary plays a vital role in scoring good marks in the English section of various competitive exams that you can improve if you work in the right direction. So, we are providing you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to increase your vocabulary power, which will help you prepare for many exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC and other government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Syllable (noun)

Meaning: the smallest amount or part imaginable (छोटा भाग)

Synonyms: little, damn, bit

Sentence: you’re not making a syllable of sense

  1. Grumpy (adj.)

Meaning: bad-tempered and irritable. (चिड़चिड़ा)

Synonyms: irritable, grouchy, fiery

Antonyms: friendly, affable, gregarious

Sentence: Don’t be so grumpy and cynical about it.

  1. Stingy (adj.)

Meaning: unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous. (कंजूस)

Synonyms: miserly, parsimonious, niggardly

Antonyms: generous, munificent

Sentence: She’s too stingy to give money to charity.

  1. Cull (noun)

Meaning: something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others (अस्वीकार)

Synonyms: discard, reject, throwaway

Antonyms: accepted, validation

Sentence: The unbruised apples will be packed in bags, and the culls will be used for cider.

  1. Hauling (verb)

Meaning: (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force. (ढोना)

Synonyms: pulling, dragging, towing

Sentence: He hauled his bike out of the shed.

  1. Duress (noun)

Meaning: threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment. (दबाव)

Synonyms: coercion, compulsion, enforcement

Antonyms: agreement, consent, approval

Sentence: He signed the confession under duress.

  1. Heeded (verb)

Meaning: pay attention to; take notice of. (मान ली)

Synonyms: followed, noted, obeyed

Antonyms: ignored, disregarded, dismissed

Sentence: If he had only heeded my warnings, none of this would have happened.

  1. Eulogize (verb)

Meaning: praise highly in speech or writing. (स्तुति करना)

Synonyms: praise, hail, laud

Antonyms: dishonor, mortify, shame

Sentence: Critics everywhere have eulogized her new novel.

  1. Wayward (adj.)

Meaning: difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior. (स्वच्छंद)

Synonyms: willful, self-willed, headstrong

Antonyms: obedient, docile, amiable

Sentence: This wayward tendency is a great drawback.

  1. Uproot (verb)

Meaning: to draw out by force or with effort (जड़ से उखाड़ना)

Synonyms: withdraw, remove, extract

Antonyms: install, insert implant

Sentence: We must uproot our bad habits.

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