The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd August 2021

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  1. Elusive (adj.)

Meaning: difficult to find, catch, or achieve. (हाथ न आनेवाला)

Synonyms: difficult to catch, evasive, slippery

Antonyms: accessible, approachable, attainable

Sentence: Success will become ever more elusive.

  1. Contumacious (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. (अवज्ञाकारी)

Synonyms: contrary, defiant, disobedient

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, obedient

Sentence: His refusal to make child support payments was contumacious.

  1. Bizarre (adj.)

Meaning: very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: strange, peculiar, odd

Antonyms: common, average, ordinary

Sentence: He gave a bizarre excuse for getting home so late.

  1. Batter (verb)

Meaning: strike repeatedly with hard blows. (मारना)

Synonyms: pummel, pound, beat up

Antonyms: heal, aid, fix

Sentence: He was battered and falsely imprisoned by the officers.

  1. Instigate (verb)

Meaning: bring about or initiate (an action or event). (भड़काना)

Synonyms: set in motion, put in motion, initiate

Antonyms: calm, soothe, subdue

Sentence: They instigated a reign of terror.

  1. Slay (verb)

Meaning: kill (a person or animal) in a violent way. (मार डालना)

Synonyms: kill, murder, put to death

Antonyms: animate, resuscitate, revive

Sentence: St. George slew the dragon.

  1. Fling (verb)

Meaning: throw or hurl forcefully. (फेंकना)

Synonyms: throw, toss, sling

Antonyms: hold, keep, retain

Sentence: He picked up the debris and flung it away.

  1. Trifle (noun)

Meaning: a thing of little value or importance. (छोटी सी)

Synonyms: trivial thing, unimportant thing, nothing

Antonyms: importance, lot

Sentence: We needn’t trouble the headmaster over such trifles.

  1. Amicable (adj.)

Meaning: (of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor. (मैत्रीपूर्ण)

Synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial

Antonyms: disagreeable, discordant, incompatible

Sentence: There will be an amicable settlement of the dispute.

  1. Acquiesce (verb)

Meaning: accept something reluctantly but without protest. (संतुष्ट होना)

Synonyms: permit, consent to, agree to

Antonyms: dissent, refuse, reject

Sentence: Apparently, the contractor expected me to acquiesce to my own fleecing.

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