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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 28th March 2022
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- Preposterous (adj.)
Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous. (निरर्थक)
Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, foolish
Antonyms: reasonable, sensible, logical
Sentence: It’s a preposterous suggestion to go swimming in this freezing weather
- Bedlam (noun)
Meaning: a scene of uproar and confusion. (हंगामा)
Synonyms: uproar, pandemonium, commotion
Antonyms: hush, quiet, silence
Sentence: There’s no way I can get any reading done in this bedlam, so I’m going to the library.
- Bedraggled (adj.)
Meaning: dirty and disheveled. (गन्दा)
Synonyms: disheveled, untidy, dirty
Antonyms: clean, clear, immaculate
Sentence: The bedraggled little dog timidly wagged his tail and began licking Mother’s hand.
- Trounced (verb)
Meaning: defeat heavily in a contest. (पूरी तरह से हार)
Synonyms: defeat utterly, clobbered, thrashed
Sentence: Our soldiers trounced the enemy troops.
- Austerity (noun)
Meaning: sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (तपस्या)
Synonyms: sternness, austereness, severity
Sentence: He was noted for his austerity and his authoritarianism.
- Rustic (adj.)
Meaning: an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country (देहाती)
Synonyms: simple, homely, countryman
Antonyms: urban, graceful, suave
Sentence: He has the appearance of a rustic fellow.
- Spiteful (adj.)
Meaning: showing or caused by malice. (द्वेषपूर्ण)
Synonyms: malicious, cruel, unkind
Antonyms: benevolent, benign, benignant
Sentence: He made some very spiteful remarks to me.
- Sacrosanct (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with. (पुण्यमय)
Synonyms: sacred, hallowed, respected
Antonyms: unhallowed, deconsecrated, desacralized
Sentence: Freedom of the press is sacrosanct.
- Hedonistic (adj.)
Meaning: engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent. (सुखवादी)
Synonyms: self-indulgent, indulgent, pleasure-seeking
Antonyms: self-abnegating, self-denying
Sentence: New York, a city known for its hedonistic nightlife
- Surly (adj.)
Meaning: bad-tempered and unfriendly. (असभ्य)
Synonyms: bad-tempered, ill-natured, grumpy
Antonyms: amiable, good-humored, good-natured
Sentence: We were served by a very surly waiter.
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