The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 136

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1) Whittled (verb) — छांटे जाना

Meaning: carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.

Synonyms: pare, shave, peel, cut, hew, trim, carve

Antonyms: increase, augment

Usage: “he was sitting at the tent door, whittling a piece of wood with a knife”


2) Flamboyant (adjective) — तेजतर्रार

Meaning: (of a person or their behaviour) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.

Synonyms: ostentatious, exuberant, confident, lively, buoyant

Antonyms: modest, restrained

Usage: “the band’s flamboyant lead singer”


3) Erroneously (adjective) — ग़लती से

Meaning: wrong; incorrect.

Synonyms: wrong, incorrect, mistaken, in error, inaccurate

 Antonyms: right, correct

Usage: “employers sometimes make erroneous assumptions”


4) Xenophobic (adjective) — नस्लवादी

Meaning: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

Synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric, ethnocentrist

Antonyms: xenomaniac

Usage: “xenophobic attitudes”


5) Contentious (adjective) — विवादास्पद

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: uncontroversial

Usage: “the socio-economic plan had been the subject of contentious debate”


6) Stipulates (verb) – अनुबंध करना 

Meaning: demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.

Synonyms: set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearly

Usage: “he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”


7) Suspicion (noun) — संदेह

Meaning: a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.

Synonyms: intuition, feeling, impression, inkling, surmise

Antonyms: certainty

Usage: “she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her”


8) Castigated (verb) – फटकारना

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely.

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: praise, commend

Usage: “he was castigated for not setting a good example”


9) Accrual (noun) — प्रोद्भवन

Meaning: the accumulation or increase of something over time, especially payments or benefits.

Synonyms: accretion, addendum,

Antonyms: deduction, subtraction

Usage: “all debts must be frozen with no further accrual of interest”


10) Vibrant (adjective) — ऊर्जा और जीवन से भरपूर।

Meaning: full of energy and life.

Synonyms: full of life, full of spirit, high-spirited

Antonyms: spiritless, listless, dull

Usage: “a vibrant cosmopolitan city”

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