English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 12

1) Inevitable (Adjective) – अपरिहार्य

Meaning: certain to happen; unavoidable.

Synonyms: unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen

Antonyms: avoidable, uncertain

Usage: “war was inevitable”

2) Rigorous (Adjective) – सख्त

Meaning: extremely thorough and careful.

Synonyms: meticulous, punctilious, conscientious

Antonyms: slapdash

Usage: “the rigorous testing of consumer products”

3) Presumes (Verb) – मान लेना 

Meaning: suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.

Synonyms: assume, suppose, dare say

Antonyms: abstains, calculates, disbelieves

Usage: “I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building”

4) Subsequent (Adjective) – अनुवर्ती

Meaning: coming after something in time; following.

Synonyms: following, ensuing, succeeding

Antonyms: previous, prior, former

Usage: “the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906”

5) Adhere (Verb) – पालन या अनुसरण करना

Meaning: stick fast to (a surface or substance).

Synonyms: stick, stick fast, cling

Antonyms: separate, loosen, remove

Usage: “paint won’t adhere well to a greasy surface”

6) Distressing (Verb) – चिंतादुःख

Meaning: cause (someone) anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

Synonyms: grieve, sadden, trouble

Antonyms: calm, soothe, please

Usage: “I didn’t mean to distress you”

7) Moribund (Adjective) – मरणासन्न

Meaning: at the point of death.

Synonyms: dying, expiring

Antonyms: thriving, recovering

Usage: “on examination she was moribund and dehydrated”

8) Meagre (Adjective) – मात्रा या गुणवत्ता में कमी

Meaning: lacking in quantity or quality.

Synonyms: inadequate, scanty, scant

Antonyms: abundant

Usage: “they were forced to supplement their meagre earnings”

9) Bloc (Noun) – गुट

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”

10) Intrusive (Adjective) – पेचीदा

Meaning: causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited.

Synonyms: intruding, invasive, obtrusive

Antonyms: low-key

Usage: “that was an intrusive question”

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