The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th March 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  28th March 2022

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  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Trounced (verb)

Meaning: defeat heavily in a contest. (पूरी तरह से हार)

Synonyms: defeat utterly, clobbered, thrashed

Sentence: Our soldiers trounced the enemy troops.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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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