The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  2nd October 2023

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  1. Chide (verb)

Meaning: to criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault (डांटना)

Synonyms: scold, reprimand, berate

Antonyms: applaud, extol, praise

Sentence: The manager chided him for his delay.

  1. Straddle (verb)

Meaning: to be on both sides of (something) (विस्तार)

Synonyms: span, intersect, include

Antonyms: reduce, compact, close

Sentence: The movie straddles the line between comedy and drama.

  1. Zilch (noun)

Meaning: a person of no importance or influence (कुछ भी नहीं)

Synonyms: nobody, nothing, cipher

Antonyms: somebody, celebrity, lead

Sentence: She knows absolutely zilch about marketing.

  1. Feckless (adj.)

Meaning: lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. (अबल)

Synonyms: useless, worthless, incompetent

Antonyms: efficient, expedient, efficacious

Sentence: He regarded the young man as feckless and irresponsible.

  1. Marring (verb)

Meaning: to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable (बिगाड़ना)

Synonyms: tainting, spoiling, staining

Antonyms: cleansing, purifying

Sentence: One scabbed sheep will mar a whole flock.

  1. Strewn (verb)

Meaning: to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on (बिखेरना)

Synonyms: spray, sprinkle, scatter

Sentence: Sidewalks were strewed with trash left by the parade watchers.

  1. Revocation (noun)

Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise. (रद्दकरण)

Synonyms: cancellation, repeal, abandonment

Antonyms: continuation, beginning, initiation

Sentence: The government announced its revocation of 311 banking licenses.

  1. Fie (interjection)

Meaning: how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable (धिक!)

Synonyms: oh, what

Sentence: Fie! you expect me to believe that sorry excuse?

  1. Mishmash (noun)

Meaning: an unorganized collection or mixture of various things (मिश्रण)

Synonyms: jumble, medley, clutter

Sentence: The painting was just a mishmash of colors and abstract shapes as far as we could tell.

  1. Fad (noun)

Meaning: a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time (उन्माद)

Synonyms: craze, trend, vogue

Antonyms: standard, classic

Sentence: His interest in photography is only a passing fad.

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