The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Jan Month– Day 27

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1) Tweaking (Verb) – मोड़ना या खींचना

Meaning: twist or pull (something) sharply.

Synonyms: pull sharply, twist, tug

Antonyms: halt, retreat, retrogression

Usage: “he tweaked the boy’s ear”

2) Adherence (Noun) — लगाव या प्रतिबद्धता

Meaning: attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.

Synonyms: attachment, cohesion, constancy

Antonyms: disloyalty, disobedience, inconstancy

Usage: “a strict adherence to etiquette”

3) Regimens (Noun) — परहेजों

Meaning: a prescribed course of medical treatment, diet, or exercise for the promotion or restoration of health.

Synonyms: hygiene, cleanliness, sanitation

Antonyms: dirtiness, filth, foulness

Usage: “a regimen of one or two injections per day”

4) Revelation (Noun) — रहस्योद्घाटन

Meaning: the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown.

Synonyms: divulging, divulgence, telling

Antonyms: keeping, covering up

Usage: “the revelation of a plot to assassinate the king”

5) Ambient (Adjective) – परिवेश, वातावरण

Meaning: relating to the immediate surroundings of something.

Synonyms: atmosphere, climate, clime

Antonyms: fenced in, hedged, surrounded

Usage: “the liquid is stored at below ambient temperature”

6) Dubious (Adjective) — संदिग्ध

Meaning: hesitating or doubting.

Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure

Antonyms: certain, definite

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

7) Revocation (Noun) — प्रतिसंहरण

Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise.

Synonyms: abandonment, abortion, calling

Antonyms: continuation, approval, confirmation

Usage: “for those who break the law, revocation of their liquor licence may result”

8) Detriment (Noun) – नुकसान या क्षति

Meaning: a cause of harm or damage.

Synonyms: harm, damage, injury

Antonyms: benefit, good

Usage: “such tests are a detriment to good education”

9) Emanate (Verb) — निर्गत होना

Meaning: give out or emit (a feeling, quality, or sensation).

Synonyms: exude, give off, give out

Antonyms: fill, tell, uncover

Usage: “he emanated a powerful brooding air”

10) Promptly (Adverb) – तुरंत या समय पर

Meaning: with little or no delay; immediately.

Synonyms: punctually, on time, on the dot

Antonyms: late, negligently, slowly

Usage: “he paid the fine promptly”


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