The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th September 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  8th September 2021

In the modern competitive era, most of the exams have the English Language as a section. So here we bring you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to enhance vocabulary power and help you prepare for the exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other Government exams.

 ‘Vocabulary’

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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