English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month – Day 3

1) Contagion (Noun) – रोग-संचार

Meaning: a disease spread by close contact.

Synonyms: contamination, infection, disease

Antonyms: advantage, cleanliness, purification

Usage: “through personal hygiene the spread of common contagions is discouraged”

2) Lethal (Adjective) – जानलेवा

Meaning: very harmful or destructive.

Synonyms: fatal, deadly, mortal

Antonyms: harmless, safe

Usage: “the Krakatoa eruption was the most lethal on record”

3) Viable (Adjective) – व्यवहारक्षम

Meaning: capable of working successfully; feasible.

Synonyms: workable, feasible, practicable

Antonyms: impracticable

Usage: “the proposed investment was economically viable”

4) Impediment (Noun) – स्र्कावट

Meaning: a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle

Antonyms: benefit

Usage: “a serious impediment to scientific progress”

5) Trajectory (Noun) – प्रक्षेपवक्र

Meaning: the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

Synonyms: course, route, path

Antonyms: deviation, wrong way

Usage: “the missile’s trajectory was preset”

6) Reckless (Adjective) – लापरवाह

Meaning: heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous.

Synonyms: rash, careless, thoughtless

Antonyms: careful, cautious, prudent

Usage: “you mustn’t be so reckless”

7) Enfeebled (Verb) – कमज़ोर बनाना

Meaning: make weak or feeble.

Synonyms: weaken, make weak, make feeble

Antonyms: strengthen

Usage: “trade unions are in an enfeebled state”

8) Pristine (Adjective) – बेदागसही हालत में

Meaning: clean and fresh as if new; spotless.

Synonyms: immaculate, in perfect condition, perfect

Antonyms: dirty, sullied

Usage: “a pristine white shirt”

9) Void (Adjective) – अमान्यअशक्त

Meaning: not valid or legally binding.

Synonyms: invalid, null and void, null

Antonyms: valid

Usage: “the contract was void”

10) Twitches (Verb) – चिकोटी या झटका देना 

Meaning: give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.

Synonyms: jerk, spasm, convulse

Antonyms: aid, assist, fix

Usage: “her lips twitched and her eyelids fluttered”

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