The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  31st December 2021

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  1. Enfeebled (adj.)

Meaning: make weak or feeble. (दुर्बल)

Synonyms: asthenic, debilitated, effete

Antonyms: mighty, powerful, rugged

Sentence: That bout of pneumonia enfeebled her.

  1. Thumping (adv.)

Meaning: to a great degree (अति)

Synonyms: achingly, almighty, archly

Antonyms: little, negligibly, nominally

Sentence: He wrote several thumping big books on World War II.

  1. Vacillate (verb)

Meaning: alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. (संदेह करना)

Synonyms: dither, be indecisive, be irresolute

Antonyms: decide, budge

Sentence: We cannot vacillate on the question of the party’s leadership.

  1. Whiff (noun)

Meaning: an almost imperceptible sign of something (एहसास)

Synonyms: flicker, glimmer, hint

Antonyms: permeation, pervasion, saturation

Sentence: Even a whiff of appreciation for everything I’ve done for her would have been nice.

  1. Malady (noun)

Meaning: a disease or ailment. (रोग)

Synonyms: illness, sickness, ailment

Antonyms: health, wellness, fitness

Sentence: Malaria is a kind of serious malady.

  1. Squishy (adj.)

Meaning: soft and moist. (मुलायम)

Synonyms: soft, spongy, squashy

Antonyms: firm, hard, solid

Sentence: The ground was soft and squishy, and she felt mud oozing over the top of her shoes.

  1. Enigmatic (adj.)

Meaning: difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious. (रहस्यपूर्ण)

Synonyms: mysterious, puzzling, inexplicable

Antonyms: fathomable, intelligible, understandable

Sentence: He left an enigmatic message on my answering machine.

  1. Alibis (noun)

Meaning: an explanation that frees one from fault or blame (बहाना)

Synonyms: apologies, reasons, excuses

Sentence: Those students always have a very creative alibi for undone homework.

  1. Sagging (adj.)

Meaning: sinking or bulging downward underweight or pressure or through lack of strength. (लटकते)

Synonyms: drooping, saggy, bowed

Antonyms: distending, stiffening

Sentence: Sagging branches that were weighted down with snow

  1. Ecstatic (adj.)

Meaning: feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement. (उन्मादपूर्ण)

Synonyms: enraptured, elated, transported

Antonyms: depressed, dejected, despondent

Sentence: Sally was ecstatic about her new job.

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