The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 3rd November 2021
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Avidity (noun)
Meaning: extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. (उत्कट इच्छा)
Synonyms: enthusiasm, keenness, eagerness
Antonyms: apathy, indifference
Sentence: He read detective stories with avidity.
- 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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