The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 124

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1)  Quintessential (noun) – मौलिक, निहित

Meaning: Fundamental, inherent or central in nature

Synonyms: staple, pivotal, predominant, immanent

Antonyms: ancillary, sub, adscititious, insignificant, unimportant

Usage:  These comprise the quintessential sights and sounds of Maritime coastal



2) Straddle (verb) – दोनों तरफ घेरना

Meaning: Extend across or be situated on both sides of; To take up or maintain an

equivocal position with regard to (a political issue)

Synonyms: vacillate, teeter, dither, falter

Antonyms: decide, hold, remain, stay, dive, inplunge in

Usage: Clearly rattled, Brash tried to straddle both sides of the argument at once.


3) Ribald (adj) – अशिष्ट, भद्दा

Meaning: Depicting or referring to lewd matters in a way that is unacceptable in

polite society

Synonyms: bawdy, indecent, racy, coarse, filthy comical, hilarious, witty

Antonyms: sophisticated, harmless, innocuous

Usage: See the Black Sheep draymen sharing a ribald joke as they lower a barrel

down the drop, there it is.


4) Juggernaut (noun)धर्मयुद्ध, धक्का, आंदोलन

Meaning: Overpowering force

Synonyms: crusade, push, movement

Antonyms: hesitation, compunction, discouragement

Usage: The whole purpose was to create this idea that there was this

Prussian Juggernaut..


5) Caprice (noun) – सनकी

Meaning: A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior; A concept

formulated in the mind

Synonyms: fancy, vagary, Whimsy, impulse, fad, capriciousness

Antonyms: firmness, predictable, invariable, certitude

Usage:  If cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, then its one-day version is

sheer caprice.


6) Snippet (verb) – टुकड़ा, निवाला

Meaning: A small part of something, such as a song or fabric

Synonyms: bit, fragment, morsel, piece

Antonyms: comment, declaration, excerpt, observation, abundance, gob, fistful,

profusion, wealth

Usage: Every recipe is accompanied by a story from his childhood, or a snippet of

background information gleaned from his training.


7) Stellar (noun) – तारकीय

Meaning:  The best of its kind or class

Synonyms: bonnie, fabulous, famous, fantabulous, gangbuster

Antonyms: execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, detestable

Usage: Turns out television ratings for the CBC’s coverage of championship curling

have been less than stellar..


8) Arbitrary (Adj) – मनमाना

Meaning: Of, or typical of, a despot or tyrant ; Based on random choice or personal

whim, rather than any reason or system

Synonyms: chance, capricious, inconsistent, discretionary, tyrannous, peremptory,

summary, domineering, high-handed, gratuitous

Antonyms: prudent, democratic, considered, shrewd, discerning

Usage:  I down vote you for being an ignorant, overreacting, emotional wreck

over arbitrary ranking.


9) Vociferous (Adv)- शोरगुल वाला

Meaning: Making or characterized by a noisy outcry

Synonyms: clamant, loud, noisy, obstreperous, strident, vehement, vocal

Antonyms: quiet, silent, still, hushed

Usage: After World War II, the Canadian Indians became more vociferous in

demanding a restoration of their rights.


10) Genuflect (verb/Adj) – घुटने के बल बैठना

Meaning: To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees Show respect for

Synonyms: kneel down, drop a curtsy

Antonyms: disrespect

Usage: Journalists were not the only ones who failed to genuflect before the lessons

of history that he worshipped.

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