English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 19

1) Condemned (Verb) – की निंदा करना 

Meaning: express complete disapproval of; censure.

Synonyms: censure, criticize, castigate

Antonyms: praise, commend

Usage: “most leaders roundly condemned the attack”


2) Promulgate (Verb) – प्रवर्तन करना

Meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).

Synonyms: publicize, spread, communicate

Antonyms: abrogate, collect, conceal

Usage: “these objectives have to be promulgated within the organization”


3) Stigma (Noun) – कलंक

Meaning: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

Synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour

Antonyms: honour, credit

Usage: “the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me”


4) Compliance (Noun) – अनुपालन

Meaning: excessive acquiescence.

Synonyms: acquiescence, agreement, assent

Antonyms: defiance

Usage: “the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission”


5) Bolster (Verb) – समर्थन या मजबूत करना 

Meaning: support or strengthen.

Synonyms: strengthen, support, reinforce

Antonyms: undermine

Usage: “the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”


6) Quandary (Noun) – दुविधादुर्दशा

Meaning: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.

Synonyms: dilemma, plight, predicament

Antonyms: advantage, boon, certainty

Usage: “Kate was in a quandary”


7) Expertise (Noun) – विशेषज्ञता

Meaning: expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.

Synonyms: skill, skilfulness, expertness

Antonyms: incompetence

Usage: “technical expertise”


8) Souvenirs (Noun) – स्मारिका

Meaning: a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.

Synonyms:       memento, keepsake, reminder

Antonyms: forgotten

Usage: “the recording provides a souvenir of a great production”


9) Dissidents (Noun) – असंतुष्टों

Meaning: a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.

Synonyms: dissenter, objector, protester

Antonyms: conformist

Usage: “a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”


10) Excise (Noun) – उत्पाद शुल्क

Meaning: a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licences granted for certain activities.

Synonyms: duty, tax, levy, tariff

Antonyms: rebate

Usage: “the rate of excise duty on spirits”


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