The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 14

1) Plenary (Adjective) – अपरिपक्व, पूर्ण

Meaning: unqualified; absolute.

Synonyms: unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted

Antonyms: conditional, limited, qualified

Usage: “crusaders were offered a plenary indulgence by the Pope”

2) Entailed (Verb) – अपरिहार्य

Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms: necessitate, make necessary, require

Antonyms:prevented, stopped, counteracted

Usage: “a situation which entails considerable risks”

3) Scrutiny (Noun) – संवीक्षा

Meaning: critical observation or examination.

Synonyms: careful examination, inspection, survey

Antonyms:glance, cursory look

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

4) Dubious (Adjective) – संदिग्ध

Meaning: hesitating or doubting.

Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure

Antonyms: certain, definite

Usage: “I was rather dubious about the whole idea”

5) Probe (Noun) – जाँच-पड़ताल

Meaning: a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.

Synonyms: investigation, inquiry, examination

Antonyms: answer, ignore, misunderstand

Usage: “a probe into city hall corruption”

6) Perpetuate (Verb) – अनिश्चित काल के लिए जारी रखना

Meaning: make (something) continue indefinitely.

Synonyms: keep alive, keep going, keep in existence

Antonyms: abolish, destroy, end

Usage: “the confusion was perpetuated through inadvertence”

7) Purported (Verb) – दावा करना

Meaning: appear to be or do something, especially falsely.

Synonyms: claim, lay claim, profess

Antonyms: known, established, proven

Usage: “she is not the person she purports to be”

8) Sinister (Adjective) – भयावह

Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.

Synonyms: menacing, threatening, ominous

Antonyms: unthreatening, auspicious, benevolent

Usage:”there was something sinister about that murmuring voice”

9) Behest (Noun) – आज्ञा

Meaning: a person’s orders or command.

Synonyms:instruction, bidding, request

Antonyms: answer, question, reply

Usage: “they had assembled at his behest”

10) Inclination (Noun) – प्रवृत्ति

Meaning: a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.

Synonyms: tendency, propensity, proclivity

Antonyms: aversion, disinclination

Usage: “John was a scientist by training and inclination”


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