The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th May 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  5th May 2023

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  1. Meticulous (adj.)

Meaning: showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise. (सूक्ष्म)

Synonyms: careful, conscientious, diligent

Antonyms: careless, heedless, inattentive

Sentence: He had always been so meticulous about his appearance.

  1. Grandeur (noun)

Meaning: splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style. (शान)

Synonyms:  splendour, magnificence, impressiveness

Sentence: The hotel had an air of faded grandeur.

  1. Tractable (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person) easy to control or influence. (विनयशील)

Synonyms: controllable, manageable, docile

Antonyms: contumacious, defiant, disobedient

Sentence: The issues have proved to be less tractable than expected.

  1. Pelt (verb)

Meaning: attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them. (मारना)

Synonyms: bombard, shower, attack

Antonyms: defend, uncover

Sentence: The children pelt each other with snowballs.

  1. Preclude (verb)

Meaning: prevent from happening; make impossible (रोकना)

Synonyms: prevent, stop, block

Antonyms: allow, permit, allow

Sentence: The secret nature of his work precluded official recognition.

  1. Debacle (noun)

Meaning: a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco. (पराजय)

Synonyms: fiasco, failure, catastrophe

Antonyms: success, winner

Sentence: The economic debacle that became known as the Great Depression.

  1. Bemuse (verb)

Meaning: puzzle, confuse, or bewilder (someone). (भ्रमित)

Synonyms: bewildered, confused, puzzled

Antonyms: assure, enlighten, inform

Sentence: Sarah looked totally bemused

  1. Quiescent (adj.)

Meaning: in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy. (मौन)

Synonyms: inactive, inert, latent

Antonyms: active, busy

Sentence: The political situation was now relatively quiescent.

  1. Vantage (noun)

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something. (सहूलियत)

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms: detriment, stranglehold

Sentence: The whole dispute looked silly from my vantage point.

  1. Blight (verb)

Meaning: have a severely detrimental effect on. (नुक़सान)

Synonyms: ruin, wreck, spoil

Antonyms: ameliorate, better, enhance

Sentence: The scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians.


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