English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 17

1) Mitigate (Verb) – न्यूनीकरण करना

Meaning: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish

Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify

Usage: “drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”

2) Barest (Adjective) – नंगा

Meaning: not clothed or covered.

Synonyms: naked, unclothed, undressed

Antonyms: clothed

Usage: “he was bare from the waist up”

3) Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”

4) Rationale (Noun) – तर्काधार

Meaning: a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.

Synonyms: reasoning, thinking, (logical) basis

Antonyms: discouragement, proof, reality

Usage: “he explained the rationale behind the change”

5) Ply (Noun) – परतमोटाई

Meaning: a thickness or layer of a folded or laminated material.

Synonyms: layer, thickness, strand

Antonyms: disregard, idle, ignore

Usage: “tiles that have a black PVC ply in the lamination”

6) Deemed (Verb) – माना गया

Meaning: regard or consider in a specified way.

Synonyms: regard as, consider, judge

Antonyms: disregarded, disapproved, refuted

Usage: “the event was deemed a great success”

7) Blur (Verb) – धुंधलापन

Meaning: make or become unclear or less distinct.

Synonyms: unfocus, soften, obscure

Antonyms: sharpen, focus, clear

Usage: “tears blurred her vision”

8) Unprecedented (Adjective) – अभूतपूर्व

Meaning: never done or known before.

Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched

Antonyms: normal, common

Usage: “the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”

9) Plunge (Verb) – कूदना या गोता लगाना

Meaning: jump or dive quickly and energetically.

Synonyms: jump, dive, hurl oneself

Antonyms: ascent, climb, rise

Usage: “our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”

10) 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”

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