The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th August 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th August 2022

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  1. Bode (verb)

Meaning: be an omen of a particular outcome. (भविष्यव्दाणी)

Synonyms: presage, portend, foretell

Sentence: Her good habits bode well for her future.

  1. Bungler (noun)

Meaning: a person who habitually bungles things; an amateur. (गोलमाल करनेवाला)

Synonyms: blunderer, incompetent, amateur

Antonyms: Bungler, expert, maestro

Sentence: The Los Angeles Times this morning called them bunglers.

  1. Gratification (noun)

Meaning: pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire. (संतुष्टि)

Synonyms: satisfaction, fulfillment, indulgence

Antonyms: discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction

Sentence: His son’s success was a great gratification to him.

  1. Scurrilous (adj.)

Meaning: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation. (मिथ्या)

Synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory

Antonyms: moderate, temperate, praiseful

Sentence: Scurrilous and untrue stories were being invented.

  1. Incommodious (adj.)

Meaning: causing inconvenience or discomfort. (असुविधाजनक)

Synonyms: limited, restricted

Antonyms: commodious, capacious

Sentence: The harbor is unsafe and incommodious.

  1. Gazillion (noun)

Meaning: a huge number or quantity (used for emphasis). (अधिक)

Synonyms: million, thousands, excess

Antonyms: little, inadequacy, deficiency

Sentence: I have a gazillion things to do.

  1. Recompense (noun)

Meaning: compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made. (मुआवज़ा)

Synonyms: compensation, reparation, indemnification

Sentence: She received a gift as recompense.

  1. Howbeit (adv.)

Meaning: nevertheless; however. (परन्तु)

Synonyms: even so, however, nevertheless

Antonyms: all the same

Sentence: I’ve never written a poem before; howbeit, I feel my first attempt is quite good

  1. Caliginous (adj.)

Meaning: being without light or without much light (अंधेरा)

Synonyms: black, dark, darkened

Antonyms: bright, brightened, illuminated

Sentence: Without a flashlight, there was no way to tell what kind of creatures lurked in the caliginous cave.

  1. Inducement (noun)

Meaning: a thing that persuades or influences someone to do something. (प्रलोभन)

Synonyms: incentive, attraction, encouragement

Sentence: The higher payments were offered as an inducement.

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