The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th January 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th January 2022

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 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. Detritus (noun)

Meaning: waste or debris of any kind. (बेकार)

Synonyms: debris, waste, rubble

Antonyms: trove, valuable

Sentence: Streets filled with rubble and detritus

  1. Debilitate (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) weak and infirm. (दुर्बल करना)

Synonyms: weakening, enfeebling, enervating

Antonyms: energize, invigorate, strengthen

Sentence: The troops were severely debilitated by hunger and disease.

  1. Proficient (adj.)

Meaning: competent or skilled in doing or using something. (प्रवीण)

Synonyms: skilled, skillful, expert

Antonyms: amateur, inexperienced, inexpert

Sentence: With practice, you should become proficient within six months.

  1. Fortuitous (adj.)

Meaning: happening by accident or chance rather than design. (आकस्मिक)

Synonyms: chance, unexpected, unanticipated

Antonyms: hapless, intentional, planned

Sentence: The similarity between the paintings may not be simply fortuitous.

  1. Ebb (verb)

Meaning: (of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce. (अवनति)

Synonyms: diminish, dwindle, wane

Antonyms: ascent, rise, upswing

Sentence: Every tide has its ebb.

  1. Ulterior (adj.)

Meaning: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: underlying, undisclosed, undivulged

Antonyms: visible, exposed

Sentence: I want to know what is your ulterior action?

  1. Decimation (noun)

Meaning: the state or fact of being rendered non-existent (बरबादी)

Synonyms: annihilation, demolishment, demolition

Antonyms: building, construction, protection

Sentence: The virtual decimation of the coastal town was caused by the hurricane.

  1. Elate (verb)

Meaning: make (someone) ecstatically happy. (उल्लसित)

Synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, happy

Antonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten

Sentence: He was greatly elated by success.

  1. Unflinching (adj.)

Meaning: not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty. (बेहिचक)

Synonyms: resolute, determined, single-minded

Antonyms: slackening, impotent, invertebrate

Sentence: He has shown unflinching determination throughout the campaign.

  1. Vengeful (adj.)

Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury. (तामसिक)

Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, out for revenge

Antonyms: delight, pleasure, calmness

Sentence: He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.

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