The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Jan Month– Day 7

1) Hover (Verb) – मंडराना

Meaning: remain in one place in the air.

Synonyms: hang, float, levitate

Antonyms: settles, sinks, descends

Usage: “Army helicopters hovered overhead”

2) Tweak (Verb) – मोड़ना या खींचना

Meaning: twist or pull (something) sharply.

Synonyms: twist, tug, pinch

Antonyms:fix, freeze, set

Usage: “he tweaked the boy’s ear”

3) Surveillance (Noun) – निगरानी

Meaning: close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.

Synonyms: observation, scrutiny, watch

Antonyms:carelessness, ignorance, indifference

Usage: “he found himself put under surveillance by British military intelligence”

4) Prompted (Verb) – प्रेरित करना

Meaning: cause or bring about (an action or feeling).

Synonyms: give rise to, bring about, cause

Antonyms: deter, restrain

Usage: “the violence prompted a wave of refugees to flee the country”

5) Vulnerable (Adjective) – भेद्य

Meaning: exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Synonyms: at risk, endangered, unsafe

Antonyms: invulnerable, resilient

Usage: “we were in a vulnerable position”

6) Clogged (Verb) – भरा हुआ

Meaning: block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter.

Synonyms: block, obstruct, congest

Antonyms: unblock

Usage: “the gutters were clogged up with leaves”

7) Inferring (Verb) – निष्कर्ष करना या परिणाम निकालना

Meaning: deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.

Synonyms: deduce, reason, work out

Antonyms: disbelieving, doubting, discrediting

Usage: “from these facts we can infer that crime has been increasing”

8) Prudent (Adjective) – विवेकी

Meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

Synonyms: wise, well judged, judicious

Antonyms: unwise, imprudent, incautious

Usage:”no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”

9)Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms:strict, firm, rigid

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”

10) Probe(Noun) – तहक़ीक़ात

Meaning: a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.

Synonyms: investigation, inquiry, examination

Antonyms: answer, ignore, misunderstand

Usage: “a probe into city hall corruption”


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