The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th February 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  9th February 2022

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  1. Wager (noun)

Meaning: an act of betting a sum of money on the outcome of an unpredictable event. (दांव)

Synonyms: bet, gamble, stake

Sentence: Lost her wager when the horse dropped out of the race.

  1. Jollity (noun)

Meaning: lively and cheerful activity or celebration. (चहलपहल)

Synonyms: conviviality, festivity, gaiety

Antonyms: dolefulness, melancholy, depression

Sentence: It was a memorable night of riotous jollity.

  1. Minuscule (adj.)

Meaning: extremely small; tiny. (छोटा)

Synonyms: tiny, minute, microscopic

Antonyms: mammoth, massive, gigantic

Sentence: All she gave him to eat was two minuscule pieces of toast.

  1. Profuse (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of something offered or discharged) exuberantly plentiful; abundant. (विपुल)

Synonyms: prolific, abundant, ample

Antonyms: deficient, inadequate, incomplete

Sentence: She was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital with profuse bleeding.

  1. Aphorism (noun)

Meaning: a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” (कहावत)

Synonyms: saying, maxim, axiom

Sentence: Sounds like an aphorism from some ancient sage, and so it is.

  1. Ebullient (adj.)

Meaning: cheerful and full of energy. (जोशीला)

Synonyms: exuberant, buoyant, cheerful

Antonyms: indolent, lazy, stolid

Sentence: My father is a naturally ebullient personality.

  1. Garrulous (adj.)

Meaning: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. (बातूनी)

Synonyms: talkative, loquacious, voluble

Antonyms: quiet, shy, closemouthed

Sentence: Who’s that garrulous kid who kept talking throughout the class?

  1. Contumacious (adj.)

Meaning: (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. (अवज्ञाकारी)

Synonyms: balky, contrary, defiant

Antonyms: amenable, biddable, compliant

Sentence: The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.

  1. Dilettante (noun)

Meaning: a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge. (शौक़ीन)

Synonyms: dabbler, trifler, tinkerer

Sentence: I’m too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional.

  1. Knack (noun)

Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. (आदत)

Synonyms: aptitude, aptness, skill

Antonyms: inability, incapacity

Sentence: He has a knack for saying the wrong thing.

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