The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 8th September 2021
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- Scuttle (verb)
Meaning: run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps. (तीव्र गति)
Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scramble
Antonyms: crawl, creep, slowness
Sentence: A mouse scuttled across the floor.
- Chastise (verb)
Meaning: rebuke or reprimand severely. (दंड देना)
Synonyms: scold, upbraid, berate
Antonyms: excuse, pardon, spare
Sentence: He chastised his colleagues for their laziness.
- Egress (noun)
Meaning: the action of going out of or leaving a place. (निकास)
Synonyms: departure, leaving, exit
Antonyms: entrance, entry, ingress
Sentence: The only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below.
- Amenable (adj.)
Meaning: (of a person) open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled. (वश्य)
Synonyms: compliant, acquiescent, biddable
Antonyms: disinclined, unamenable, unwilling
Sentence: Parents who have had easy babies and amenable children.
- Hilarity (noun)
Meaning: extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter. (आनंद)
Synonyms: amusement, mirth, laughter
Antonyms: depression, despondence, sorrow
Sentence: His incredulous expression was the cause of much hilarity.
- Tumble (verb)
Meaning: (typically of a person) fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong. (लुढ़क)
Synonyms: fall (over), fall down, topple over
Antonyms: get up, rise, stand (up), uprise
Sentence: She pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs.
- Sparse (adj.)
Meaning: thinly dispersed or scattered. (विरल)
Synonyms: scanty, scant, scattered
Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful
Sentence: Many slopes are rock fields with sparse vegetation.
- Grope (verb)
Meaning: feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands. (अंधे की तरह खोजना)
Synonyms: fumble, scrabble, search
Sentence: She got up and groped for her spectacles.
- Conundrum (noun)
Meaning: a confusing and difficult problem or question. (पहेली)
Synonyms: problem, difficult question, vexed question
Sentence: This is not merely a curious conundrum.
- Vexed (adj.)
Meaning: (of a problem or issue) difficult and much-debated; problematic. (झगड़े का)
Synonyms: disputed, contested, contentious
Antonyms: delighted, pleased, placid
Sentence: Ministers have begun work on the vexed issue of economic union.
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