The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Jan Month– Day 31


1) Adept (Adjective) — निपुण  

Meaning: very skilled or proficient at something.

Synonyms: expert, proficient, accomplished

Antonyms: inept, mediocre

Usage: “she is adept at cutting through red tape”

2) Meadows (Noun) — चरागाह

Meaning: a piece of grassland, especially one used for hay.

Synonyms: field, pasture, paddock


Usage: “a meadow ready for cutting”

3) Limping (Verb) — लंगड़ा कर चलना

Meaning: walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot.

Synonyms: hobble, walk with a limp, walk with difficulty

Antonyms:able, agile, capable, efficient

Usage: “he limped heavily as he moved”

4) Bruising (Verb) – चोट लगना

Meaning: inflict a bruise or bruises on (a part of the body).

Synonyms: contuse, injure, mark

Antonyms: easy,effortless, undemanding

Usage: “I fell and bruised my knee”

5) Tantalising (Verb) – इंद्रियों या इच्छाओं को उत्तेजित करना

Meaning: excite the senses or desires of (someone).

Synonyms: tease, torment, torture

Antonyms: gratify, satisfy

Usage: “she still tantalized him”

6) Unabated (Adjective) — अपरिवर्तित

Meaning: without any reduction in intensity or strength.

Synonyms: unceasing, unchanged

Antonyms: reduced

Usage: “the storm was raging unabated”

7) Discretion (Noun) — विवेक

Meaning: the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.

Synonyms: circumspection, care, carefulness

Antonyms: indiscretion, rashness

Usage: “she knew she could rely on his discretion”

8) Amalgamate (Verb) — गठबंधन या एकजुट करना

Meaning: combine or unite to form one organization or structure.

Synonyms: combine, merge, unite, integrate

Antonyms: separate

Usage:”he amalgamated his company with another”

9) Etched (Verb)  जीर्णशीर्ण करना

Meaning: corrode or eat away the surface of (something).

Synonyms:  corrode, bite into, eat into/away

Antonyms: built, confused

Usage: “caustic soda etches glass”

10) Novelty (Noun) — नवीनता

Meaning: the quality of being new, original, or unusual.

Synonyms: originality, newness, freshness

Antonyms: conservatism

Usage: “the novelty of being a married woman wore off”

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