The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Jan Month– Day 21

1) Expertise (Noun) – विशेषज्ञता

Meaning: expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.

Synonyms: skill, skilfulness, expertness

Antonyms: incompetence

Usage: “technical expertise”

2) Overdue (Adjective) – अतिदेय

Meaning: not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time.

Synonyms: late not on time behind schedule

Antonyms:early punctual on time

Usage: “the rent was nearly three months overdue”

3) Emphasise (Verb) – को महत्व देना

Meaning: give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.

Synonyms: bring/call/draw attention to, focus attention on, highlight

Antonyms:understate, play down

Usage: “they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”

4) Nurtured (Verb) – पालन पोषण करना

Meaning: care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.

Synonyms: bring up, care for, provide for

Antonyms: neglect, hinder

Usage: “Jarrett was nurtured by his parents in a close-knit family”

5) Catastrophic (Adjective) – आपत्तिजनक

Meaning: extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.

Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic

Antonyms: fortunate, beneficial

Usage: “catastrophic mismanagement of the economy”

6) Unprecedented (Adjective) – अभूतपूर्व

Meaning: never done or known before.

Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched

Antonyms: normal, common

Usage: “the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”

7) Devastated (Verb) – तहस-नहस किया हुआ

Meaning: destroy or ruin.

Synonyms: destroy, ruin, leave in ruins

Antonyms: fixed, repaired, sober

Usage: “the city was devastated by a huge earthquake”

8) Evacuation (Noun) – निष्क्रमण

Meaning: the action of evacuating a person or a place.

Synonyms: removal, clearance, shifting

Antonyms: retention

Usage:”there were waves of evacuation during the blitz”

9) Reckoning (Verb) – गणना करना

Meaning: the action or process of calculating or estimating something.

Synonyms:calculation, estimation, computation

Antonyms: doubt, disbelief, uncertainty

Usage: “the sixth, or by another reckoning eleventh, Earl of Mar”

10) Soar (Verb) – ऊंची उड़ान भरना

Meaning: fly or rise high in the air.

Synonyms: fly up, wing, wing its way

Antonyms: plummet

Usage: “the bird spread its wings and soared into the air”

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