The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th November 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th November 2023

Having a good command of Vocabulary will help you to ace many competitive exams. So here We bring you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to boost vocab power and helps you in your preparation for exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other Government exams.

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  1. Contraries (noun)

Meaning: something that is as different as possible from something else (इसके विपरीत)

Synonyms: negatives, opposites, inverses

Antonyms: counterparts, copies, duplicates

Sentence: She said that dreams go by contraries.

  1. Resilience (noun)

Meaning: the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been stretched, pressed, bent, etc. (लचीलापन)

Synonyms: flexibility, adaptability, elasticity

Antonyms: stiffness, rigidity, inflexibility

Sentence: Palm trees have evolved to show strong resilience in the face of tropical storms.

  1. Tizzy (noun)

Meaning: a state of nervous or irritated concern (घबराहट)

Synonyms: panic, huff, fuss

Antonyms: joy, calm, cheer

Sentence: All in a tizzy because she can’t find her car keys

  1. Hubristic (adj.)

Meaning: exaggerated pride or self-confidence (अहंकारी)

Synonyms: egocentric, narcissistic, self-satisfied

Antonyms: bashful, lowly, self-doubting

Sentence: A hubristic belief in his own self-proclaimed genius

  1. Curbing (verb)

Meaning: to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (नियंत्रण करना)

Synonyms: regulating, controlling, restraining

Antonyms: losing, loosening, liberating

Sentence: Police are looking for ways of curbing the traffic of guns.

  1. Chores (noun)

Meaning: a piece of work that needs to be done regularly (कामकाज)

Synonyms: jobs, duties, responsibilities

Sentence: Everyone in this household is expected to do weekly chores

  1. Recreational (adj.)

Meaning: as in comic (मनोरंजन)

Synonyms: entertaining, humorous, fun

Antonyms: uninteresting, boring, pedestrian

Sentence: Lucien was never invited to participate in recreational activities.

  1. Basking (verb)

Meaning: as in resting (विश्राम करना)

Synonyms: resting, relaxing, reposing

Antonyms: laboring, toiling, struggling

Sentence: We blissfully basked at the seashore over the long holiday

  1. Hoard (verb)

Meaning: to put (something of future use or value) in a safe or secret place (जमा करना)

Synonyms: collect, store, treasure

Antonyms: ditch, consume, discard

Sentence: They’ve begun to hoard food and gas online and save their money.

  1. Explicitly (adj.)

Meaning: so clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning (स्पष्ट रूप से)

Synonyms: unmistakable, specific, unambiguous

Antonyms: ambiguous, implied, unspecific

Sentence: Explicit instructions about what to do in an emergency.

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