The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month– Day 2

1) Augment (Verb) – बढ़ाना

Meaning: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

Synonyms: increase, make larger, make bigger

Antonyms: decrease

Usage: “he augmented his summer income by painting houses”

2) Formidable (Adjective) – दुर्जेय

Meaning: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable

Antonyms:pleasant-looking, comforting, easy

Usage: “a formidable opponent”

3) Dent (Noun) – राशि या आकार में कमी

Meaning: a reduction in amount or size.

Synonyms: reduction, depletion, deduction


Usage: “he has barely made a dent in the poverty rate”

4) Robust (Adjective) – मजबूत

Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.

Synonyms: strong, vigorous, sturdy

Antonyms: weak, frail

Usage: “the Caplan family are a robust lot”

5) Loath (Adjective) – अनिच्छुक

Meaning: reluctant; unwilling.

Synonyms: reluctant, unwilling, disinclined

Antonyms: willing, eager

Usage: “I was loath to leave”

6) Gestation (Noun) – गर्भावधि

Meaning: the development of something over a period of time.

Synonyms: development, origination, drafting

Antonyms: decrease

Usage: “a thorough and painstaking work which was a long time in gestation”

7) Wary (Noun) – सतर्क

Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.

Synonyms: cautious, careful, circumspect

Antonyms: unwary, inattentive, trustful

Usage: “dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers”

8) Galore (Adjective) – बहुतायत

Meaning: in abundance.

Synonyms: aplenty, in abundance, in profusion

Antonyms: in short supply

Usage:”there were prizes galore for everything”

9)Tussle (Noun) – खींचतान,संघर्ष

Meaning: a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.

Synonyms:scuffle, fight, struggle

Antonyms: accord, agreement, calm

Usage: “there was a tussle for the ball”

10) Churn (Noun) – मथनी

Meaning: move or cause to move about vigorously.

Synonyms: be turbulent, heave, boil

Antonyms: freeze, be happy, stream

Usage: “the seas churned”

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