The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 9th November 2021
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- Proclivity (noun)
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing. (झुकाव)
Synonyms: tendency, leaning, propensity
Antonyms: aversion, disfavor, disinclination
Sentence: The child showed no proclivity towards aggression.
- Spruce (verb)
Meaning: make a person or place smarter or tidier. (सजाना)
Synonyms: smarten up, make smarter, tidy up
Antonyms: dirty, filthy, untidy
Sentence: The fund will be used to spruce up historic buildings.
- Hideous (adj.)
Meaning: ugly or disgusting to look at. (कुरूप)
Synonyms: ugly, unsightly, repulsive
Antonyms: attractive, good-looking, impressive
Sentence: His smile made him look more hideous than ever.
- Contagious (adj.)
Meaning: (of a disease) spread from one person or organism to another by direct or indirect contact. (संक्रामक)
Synonyms: infectious, communicable, transmittable
Antonyms: noncommunicable, noninfectious
Sentence: It’s a highly contagious infection.
- Ponderous (adj.)
Meaning: slow and clumsy because of great weight. (भारी-भरकम)
Synonyms: clumsy, slow, heavy
Antonyms: lightweight, fluffy
Sentence: Her footsteps were heavy and ponderous.
- Peevish (adj.)
Meaning: easily irritated, especially by unimportant things. (चिड़चिड़ा)
Synonyms: irritable, irascible, fractious
Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial
Sentence: Sebastian was a sickly, peevish child.
- 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.
- Overt (adj.)
Meaning: done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden. (अपरोक्ष)
Synonyms: undisguised, unconcealed, clear
Antonyms: unapparent, unclarified, unclear
Sentence: His opponent’s intention is quite overt.
- Staid (adj.)
Meaning: sedate, respectable, and unadventurous. (शांत)
Synonyms: sedate, respectable, quiet
Antonyms: joking, kittenish, ludic
Sentence: He had grown staid and dull.
- Putrefy (verb)
Meaning: (of a body or other organic matter) decay or rot and produce a fetid smell. (सड़ना)
Synonyms: decay, rot, decompose
Antonyms: develop, grow, mature
Sentence: The body was beginning to putrefy.
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