The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month– Day 4

1) Contentious (Adjective) – विवादास्पद

Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms:controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: uncontroversial

Usage: “a contentious issue”

2) Juncture (Noun) – उचित समय

Meaning: a particular point in events or time.

Synonyms: point, point in time, time

Antonyms:advantage, blessing, calm

Usage: “it is difficult to say at this juncture whether this upturn can be sustained”

3) Exemplified (Verb) – का विशिष्ट उदाहरण होना  

Meaning: be a typical example of.

Synonyms: typify, epitomize, be a typical example of

Antonyms:concealed, confused, covered

Usage: “the best dry sherry is exemplified by the fino of Jerez”

4) Psyche (Noun) – मानव मन या आत्मा

Meaning: the human soul, mind, or spirit.

Synonyms: soul, spirit, (inner) self

Antonyms: body

Usage: “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others”

5) Acquittal (Noun) – दोषमुक्ति

Meaning: a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.

Synonyms: absolution, clearing, exoneration

Antonyms: conviction

Usage: “the trial resulted in an acquittal”

6) Inevitably (Adverb) – अनिवार्य रूप से

Meaning: as is certain to happen; unavoidably.

Synonyms: naturally, automatically, as a matter of course

Antonyms: unnecessarily, evitably, doubtfully

Usage: “inevitably some details are already out of date”

7) Midst (Noun) – मध्य

Meaning: the middle part or point.

Synonyms: middle, centre, midpoint

Antonyms: perimeter, periphery, exterior

Usage: “he left his flat in the midst of a rainstorm”

8) Divergent (Adjective) – अलग या विभिन्न

Meaning: tending to be different or develop in different directions.

Synonyms: differing, varying, different

Antonyms: similar

Usage:”divergent interpretations”

9) Culmination (Noun) – परिणति

Meaning: the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

Synonyms:climax, pinnacle, peak

Antonyms: nadir

Usage: “the deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation”

10) Litigation (Noun) – मुकदमेबाज़ी

Meaning: the process of taking legal action.

Synonyms: legal proceeding(s), legal action, lawsuit

Antonyms: demand, order

Usage: “the company wishes to avoid litigation”

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