English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 18

1) Prejudice (Noun) – प्रतिकूल प्रभाव 

Meaning: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

Synonyms: preconceived idea, preconception

Antonyms: impartiality, neutrality, objectivity

Usage: “English prejudice against foreigners”


2) Creed (Noun) – पंथ

Meaning: a system of religious belief; a faith.

Synonyms: faith, religion, religious belief(s)

Antonyms: atheism, disbelief,x doubt

Usage: “people of many creeds and cultures”


3) Axiomatic (Adjective) – स्वयंसिद्ध

Meaning: self-evident or unquestionable.

Synonyms: self-evident, unquestionable, undeniable

Antonyms: misunderstood, questionable, uncertain

Usage: “it is axiomatic that dividends have to be financed”


4) Dousing (Verb) – एक तरल डालना

Meaning: pour a liquid over; drench.

Synonyms: drench, soak, souse

Antonyms: dehydrating, desiccating, drying

Usage: “he doused the car with petrol and set it on fire”


5) Primacy (Noun) – प्रधानता

Meaning: the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.

Synonyms: priority, precedence, pre-eminence

Antonyms: last place, bottom, last position

Usage: “London’s primacy as a financial centre”


6) Resilience (Noun) – लचीलाता

Meaning: the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

Synonyms: flexibility, pliability, suppleness

Antonyms: rigidity, fragility, vulnerability

Usage: “nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience”


7) Apparent (Adjective) – स्पष्ट

Meaning: clearly visible or understood; obvious.

Synonyms: evident, plain, obvious

Antonyms: unclear, obscure

Usage: “for no apparent reason she laughed”


8) Touted (Verb) – प्रशंसा करना

Meaning: attempt to persuade people of the merits of.

Synonyms: commend, endorse, praise

Antonyms: forgotten, suppressed

Usage: “she was touted as a potential Prime Minister”


9) Scrutiny (Noun) – संवीक्षा

Meaning: critical observation or examination.

Synonyms: inspection, survey, scan

Antonyms: glance, cursory look

Usage: “every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”


10) Amplifying (Verb) – ध्वनि की मात्रा में वृद्धि करना 

Meaning: increase the volume of (sound), especially using an amplifier.

Synonyms: louden, make louder, turn up

Antonyms: reduce, quieten

Usage: “the accompanying chords have been amplified in our arrangement”


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