English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 14

1) Cue (Noun) – संकेत

Meaning: a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance.

Synonyms: signal, sign, indication

Antonyms: exterior, exteriority, lock

Usage: “she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais”

2) Afloat (Adjective) – तैरता हुआ

Meaning: floating in water; not sinking.

Synonyms: buoyant, floating

Antonyms:sunk, sinking

Usage: “they trod water to keep afloat”

3) Deploying (Verb) – तैनात करना

Meaning: move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.

Synonyms: position, station, post


Usage: “forces were deployed at strategic locations”

4) Indulge (Verb) – लिप्त होना

Meaning: allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to

Antonyms: stifle

Usage: “we indulged in a cream tea”

5) Assurance (Noun) – आश्वासन

Meaning: a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise.

Synonyms: word, guarantee, promise

Antonyms: falsehood, lie, breach

Usage: “he gave an assurance that work would begin on Monday”

6) Moratorium (Noun) – अधिस्थगन

Meaning: a temporary prohibition of an activity.

Synonyms: embargo, ban, prohibition

Antonyms: continuance, continuation, persistence

Usage: “a moratorium on the use of drift nets”

7) Anomaly (Noun) – विसंगति

Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.

Synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality

Antonyms: average, norm, normal

Usage: “there are a number of anomalies in the present system”

8) Granular (Adjective) – दानेदार

Meaning: resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.

Synonyms: powder, powdered

Antonyms: fine, comminuted, floury

Usage:The histogenesis of granular cell tumors has been debated since their recognition.

9)Imminent (Adjective) – आसन्न

Meaning:about to happen.

Synonyms:impending, at hand, close

Antonyms: remote

Usage: “they were in imminent danger of being swept away”

10) Dampen (Verb) – आर्द्र करना

Meaning: make slightly wet.

Synonyms: moisten, damp, wet

Antonyms: dry, drench

Usage: “the fine rain dampened her face”

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