The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 205

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1) Bonhomie (Noun) — खुशमिजाजी

Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality.

Synonyms: geniality, congeniality, conviviality

Antonyms: coldness

Usage: “he exuded good humour and bonhomie”


2) Stumbled (Verb) — ठमकना

Meaning: trip or momentarily lose one’s balance; almost fall.

Synonyms: trip, trip over, trip up

Antonyms:continued, corrected

Usage: “her foot caught in the rug and she stumbled”


3) Ticklish (Adjective) — हंसोड़

Meaning: difficult or tricky and requiring careful handling.

Synonyms: problematic, tricky, delicate

Antonyms:calm, easy, firm

Usage: “her skill in evading ticklish questions”


4) Punitive (Adjective) — दंडात्मक

Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.

Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective

Antonyms: non-punitive, beneficial, rewarding

Usage: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”


5) Bulldoze (Verb) — बुलडोज़र से खोदना

Meaning: clear (ground) or destroy (buildings, trees, etc.) with a bulldozer.

Synonyms: demolish, knock down, tear down

Antonyms: construct

Usage: “developers are bulldozing the site”


6) Untenable (Adjective) — असमर्थनीय

Meaning: not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable

Antonyms: tenable, defensible

Usage: “this argument is clearly untenable”


7) Detrimental (Adjective) — हानिकारक

Meaning: tending to cause harm.

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, injurious

Antonyms: benign, beneficial

Usage: “recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people”


8) Steered (Verb) — मार्ग पर लाना

Meaning: guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder.

Synonyms: guide, direct, manoeuvre

Antonyms: followed, accompanied, went with

Usage:”he steered the boat slowly towards the busy quay”


9) Tumultuous (Adjective) — अंशातिप्रिय

Meaning: making an uproar or loud, confused noise.

Synonyms:  loud, deafening, thunderous

Antonyms: soft

Usage: “tumultuous applause”


10) Circumvent (Verb) – रास्ता खोजना

Meaning: find a way around (an obstacle).

Synonyms: avoid, get round, find a way round

Antonyms: follow, keep, obey, observe

Usage: “if you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it”

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