The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 5

1) Faltering (Verb) – शक्ति या गति खोना

Meaning: lose strength or momentum.

Synonyms: hesitate, delay, drag one’s feet

Antonyms: decisive, certain, determined

Usage: “the music faltered, stopped, and started up again”

2) Galloping (Verb) – सरपटना

Meaning: progressing in a rapid and seemingly uncontrollable manner.

Synonyms: hurry, hasten, speed


Usage: “galloping inflation”

3) Floundered (Verb) – कीचड़ में तड़फड़ाना

Meaning: struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water.

Synonyms: struggle, thrash, thresh

Antonyms:took, accomplished, achieved

Usage: “he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters”

4) Deviant (Adjective) – विचलित

Meaning: departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour.

Synonyms: aberrant, deviating, divergent

Antonyms: normal, orthodox

Usage: “deviant behaviour”

5) Adjourned (Verb) – निवृत्त होना

Meaning: go somewhere for rest or refreshment.

Synonyms: withdraw, retire, retreat

Antonyms: advanced, forwarded, furthered

Usage: “they adjourned to a local pub”

6) Presumed (Verb) – प्रकल्पित

Meaning: suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.

Synonyms: assume, suppose, dare say

Antonyms: actual, known, real

Usage: “I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building”

7) Untenable (Adjective) – अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय

Meaning: not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable

Antonyms: tenable, defensible

Usage: “this argument is clearly untenable”

8) Defection (Noun) – पक्षपलटा

Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping

Antonyms: enough, faithfulness, harmony

Usage:”his defection from the Labour Party”

9) Perfidy (Noun) – छल या कपट

Meaning: the state of being deceitful and untrustworthy.

Synonyms:treachery, duplicity, deceit

Antonyms: faithfulness, loyalty

Usage: “it was an example of his perfidy”

10) Ingenious (Adjective) – विदग्ध

Meaning: clever, original, and inventive.

Synonyms: inventive, creative, imaginative

Antonyms: unimaginative

Usage: “he was ingenious enough to overcome the limited budget”

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