The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th August 2021

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  1. Vicinity (noun)

Meaning: the area near or surrounding a particular place. (आस – पास)

Synonyms: surrounding area, neighborhood, locality

Antonyms: distance, remoteness, separation

Sentence: Troops in the vicinity were put on alert.

  1. Mishap (noun)

Meaning: an unlucky accident. (दुर्घटना)

Synonyms: accident, trouble, problem

Antonyms: fortune, luck, serendipity

Sentence: Our journey ended without mishap.

  1. Lobbying (verb)

Meaning: seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue. (पक्ष जुटाव)

Synonyms: seek to influence, try to persuade, importune

Sentence: it is recommending that booksellers lobby their representatives.

  1. Indecisive (adj.)

Meaning: not settling an issue. (अनिर्णायात्मक)

Synonyms: inconclusive, undecided, unsettled

Antonyms: conclusive, decisive, definable

Sentence: The battle was indecisive, with both sides suffering heavy losses.

  1. Bungling (adj.)

Meaning: making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes. (गोलमाल)

Synonyms: incompetent, blundering, amateurish

Antonyms: adroit, deft, dexterous

Sentence: If he keeps bungling, he’ll lose the job.

  1. Persecute (verb)

Meaning: subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs. (सताना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize

Antonyms: comfort, console, assist

Sentence: His followers were persecuted by the authorities.

  1. Pluck (noun)

Meaning: spirited and determined courage. (साहस)

Synonyms: courage, bravery, daring

Antonyms: timidity, cowardice

Sentence: She showed a lot of pluck in dealing with the intruders.

  1. Misogynist (noun)

Meaning: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. (स्री जाति से द्वेष करनेवाला)

Synonyms: woman-hater, anti-feminist, male chauvinist

Antonyms: feminist, optimist, idealist

Sentence: She felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny.

  1. Ravage (noun)

Meaning: cause severe and extensive damage to. (नाश)

Synonyms: lay waste, devastate, ruin

Antonyms: restore, fix, recover

Sentence: Fears that a war could ravage their country

  1. filthy (adj.)

Meaning: disgustingly dirty. (गंदा)

Synonyms: dirty, mucky, grimy

Antonyms: clean, unstained, pure

Sentence: You can’t go to the concert unless you clean this filthy room first.

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