The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd November 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd November 2021

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  1. Fiendish (adj.)

Meaning: extremely cruel or unpleasant; devilish. (पैशाचिक)

Synonyms: wicked, cruel, vicious

Antonyms: good-hearted, benign, kind

Sentence: This was a fiendish act of wickedness.

  1. Insouciance (noun)

Meaning: casual lack of concern; indifference. (लापरवाही)

Synonyms: nonchalance, unconcern, lack of concern

Antonyms: concern, interest, regard

Sentence: For all her apparent insouciance, she was desperately unhappy.

  1. Lacuna (noun)

Meaning: an unfilled space or interval. (कमी)

Synonyms: want, scarcity, shortage

Antonyms: enough, plenty, sufficiency

Sentence: The journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies.

  1. Equanimity (noun)

Meaning: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. (समभाव)

Synonyms: composure, calmness, placidity

Antonyms: agitation, discomposure, perturbation

Sentence: She accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity.

  1. Smother (verb)

Meaning: kill (someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate. (गला घोंटना)

Synonyms: suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

Antonyms: resuscitate, breathe, exhale

Sentence: They threatened to smother the animals with plastic bags.

  1. Assiduous (adj.)

Meaning: showing great care and perseverance. (परिश्रमी)

Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous

Antonyms: inactive, dull

Sentence: The fascinating sight of assiduous ants carrying food into the anthill.

  1. Sycophantic (adj.)

Meaning: behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage. (चापलूस)

Synonyms: obsequious, servile, subservient

Antonyms: insurgent, mutinous

Sentence: There was sycophantic laughter from the audience at every one of his terrible jokes.

  1. Delirious (adj.)

Meaning: in an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech. (भ्रांतचित्त)

Synonyms: incoherent, raving, babbling

Antonyms: tranquil, undisturbed

Sentence: He became delirious and couldn’t recognize people.

  1. Avidity (noun)

Meaning: extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. (उत्कट इच्छा)

Synonyms: enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness

Antonyms: apathy, indifference

Sentence: He read detective stories with avidity.

  1. Commotion (noun)

Meaning: a state of confused and noisy disturbance. (हल्ला गुल्ला)

Synonyms: disturbance, ruckus, uproar

Antonyms: calm, hush, peace

Sentence: She was distracted by a commotion across the street.

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