The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 22nd August 2020

1. EXTRAVAGANZA (NOUN): (कल्पात्मक नाटक) an elaborate and spectacular entertainment or production.

Synonyms: pageant, display

Antonyms: hiding

Example Sentence:

To a child, the circus is an extravaganza of magical tricks, terrifying animals, and talented acrobats.


2. OUST (VERB):  (बाहर निकालना) drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.

Synonyms: expel, remove

Antonyms: reinstate

Example Sentence:

The reformists were ousted from power.


3. ENMESH (VERB): (जाल में फंसना) cause to become entangled in something.

Synonyms: entrap, entangle

Antonyms: exclude

Example Sentence:

Whales enmeshed in drift nets.


4. CHARISMA (NOUN): (प्रतिभा) compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.

Synonyms: attractiveness, allure

Antonyms: unpleasantness

Example Sentence:

He has tremendous charisma and stage presence.


5. ELOQUENT (ADJ.): (सुवक्ता)fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

Synonyms: expressive,  fluent

Antonyms: inarticulate

Example Sentence:

His speeches in the chamber were always eloquent and powerful.


6. WOO (VERB): seek the favour, support, or custom of.

Synonyms: pursue, chase

Antonyms: disregard

Example Sentence:

Pop stars are being wooed by film companies eager to sign them up.


7. BUNGLING (NOUN): (गोलमाल) the action or fact of carrying out a task clumsily or incompetently.

Synonyms: clumsy

Antonyms: expert

Example Sentence:

He was heavily criticized for his bungling of the case.


8. RELENTLESS (ADJ.): (सतत) unceasingly intense.

Synonyms: continuing, uninterrupted

Antonyms: irresolute

Example Sentence:

She had relentless determination to finish the project.


9. EVISCERATE (VERB): deprive (something) of its essential content.

Synonyms: exenterate, disembowel

Antonyms: redirect

Example Sentence:

Myriad little concessions that would eviscerate the project.


10. EXAGGERATE (VERB): represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it really is.

Synonyms: overstate, overemphasize

Antonyms: understate

Example Sentence:

He was apt to exaggerate any aches and pains.

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