The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 7

1) Wane (Verb) – घट जानाकम हो जाना

Meaning: have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.

Synonyms: disappear, decrease, diminish

Antonyms: wax

Usage: “confidence in the dollar waned”

2) Squandered (Verb) – गंवाना

Meaning: waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.

Synonyms: waste, misspend, misuse

Antonyms: manage, make good use of, save

Usage: “£100m of taxpayers’ money has been squandered on administering the tax”

3) Impending (Verb) – होने वाला

Meaning: be about to happen.

Synonyms: imminent, at hand, close

Antonyms: late, recent, distant

Usage: “my impending departure”

4) Unravelling (Verb) – उजागर करने

Meaning: investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).

Synonyms: solve, resolve, work out

Antonyms: complicate

Usage: “they were attempting to unravel the cause of death”

5) Salvage (Verb) – उबार

Meaning: rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.

Synonyms: rescue, save, recover

Antonyms: abandon, endanger, forfeit

Usage: “an emerald and gold cross was salvaged from the wreck”

6) Luring (Verb) – लुभाना

Meaning: tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.

Synonyms: tempt, entice, attract

Antonyms: deter, put off

Usage: “the child was lured into a car but managed to escape”

7) Dubious (Adjective) – संदिग्ध

Meaning: hesitating or doubting.

Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure

Antonyms: certain, definite

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

8) Usurping (Verb) – हड़पना

Meaning: take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.

Synonyms: seize, take over, expropriate

Antonyms: surrender

Usage: “Richard usurped the throne”

9) Restraint (Noun) – आत्म-नियंत्रणआत्म-संयम

Meaning: unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control.

Synonyms: self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline

Antonyms: abandon, forwardness, outspokenness

Usage: “he urged the protestors to exercise restraint”

10) Truncated (Verb) – छंटनी की गई

Meaning: shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end.

Synonyms: shorten, cut, cut short

Antonyms: lengthen, extend

Usage: “a truncated cone shape”

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