The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month– Day 1

1) Looming (Verb) — आसन्न होना

Meaning: seem about to happen.

Synonyms: be imminent, be on the horizon, impend

Antonyms: distant, later, remote

Usage: “there is a crisis looming”

2) Whittle (Verb) — छीलना

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

Synonyms: pare, shave, peel

Antonyms:build, destroy, develop

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

3) Pique (Noun) — मनमुटाव

Meaning: a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride.

Synonyms: irritation, annoyance, resentment

Antonyms:calm, cheer, delight

Usage: “he left in a fit of pique”

4) Sheer (Adjective) – पूर्ण

Meaning: nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).

Synonyms: utter, complete, absolute

Antonyms: easy, gradual, gentle

Usage: “she giggled with sheer delight”

5) Obviate (Verb) — हटाना (एक आवश्यकता या कठिनाई)

Meaning: remove (a need or difficulty).

Synonyms: preclude, prevent, remove

Antonyms: aid, allow, assist

Usage: “the presence of roller blinds obviated the need for curtains”

6) Bogged (Verb) — फंस जाना

Meaning: be prevented from making progress in a task or activity.

Synonyms: mire, stick, trap

Antonyms: desert

Usage: “you must not get bogged down in detail”

7) Bloc (Noun) – गठबंधन या संघ

Meaning: a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.

Synonyms: alliance, association, coalition

Antonyms: agreement, conformity, entirety

Usage: “the Soviet bloc”

8) Impasse (Noun) — गत्यवरोध

Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate

Antonyms: agreement, boon, breakthrough

Usage:”the current political impasse”

9) Surge (Noun) – महोर्मि

Meaning: a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the tide.

Synonyms:gush, rush, outpouring

Antonyms: decline, decrease, declining

Usage: “flooding caused by tidal surges”

10) Burnished (Verb) — चिकनाना

Meaning: polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing.

Synonyms: polish (up), shine, brighten

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Antonyms: dull

Usage: “highly burnished armour”


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