The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd October 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  3rd October 2023

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Fanciful (adj.)

Meaning: not real and existing only in the imagination (काल्पनिक)

Synonyms: fictitious, imaginary, unreal

Antonyms: real, actual, true

Sentence: Designing silicon chips to mimic human organs sounds fanciful.

  1. Gauche (adj.)

Meaning: lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward. (भद्दा)

Synonyms: awkward, clumsy, uneasy

Antonyms: graceful, urbane, suave

Sentence: His loud talking at the opera marked him as gauche and uncultured.

  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. Jesting (adj.)

Meaning: said or done for amusement; joking. (उपहास)

Synonyms: joking, sarcastic, kidding

Sentence: Stop jesting and be serious for a moment!

  1. Cronies (noun)

Meaning: a person frequently seen in the company of another; as in associates (साथी)

Synonyms: associates, colleagues, buddies

Sentence: He was playing cards with his cronies.

  1. Rambunctious (adj.)

Meaning: noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline (उधमी)

Synonyms: boisterous, unruly, robustious

Antonyms: orderly, staid, solemn

Sentence: Their rambunctious son always got into trouble.

  1. Gaggle (noun)

Meaning: a disorderly or noisy group of people. (झुण्ड)

Synonyms: cluster, batch, collection

Antonyms: unit, entity, item

Sentence: A gaggle of journalists sit in a hotel foyer waiting impatiently.

  1. Kowtow (verb)

Meaning: act in an excessively subservient manner. (अधीन होना)

Synonyms: grovel, be obsequious, be servile

Antonyms: rebellious, defiant

Sentence: Be polite, but don’t kowtow to him.

  1. Exegesis (noun)

Meaning: critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture. (व्याख्या)

Synonyms: interpretation, explanation, exposition

Sentence: This psychobiography that purports to be the definitive exegesis of the late president’s character

  1. Ignoramus (noun)

Meaning: an ignorant or stupid person. (मूर्ख)

Synonyms: stupid, idiot, moron

Antonyms: genius, intellect, sage

Sentence: When it comes to music, I’m a complete ignoramus.

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