The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: July Month – Day 7

1) Contentious (Adjective) – विवादास्पद

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

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable

Antonyms: uncontroversial

Usage: “a contentious issue”

2) Humane (Adjective) – मानवोचित

Meaning: having or showing compassion or benevolence.

Synonyms: compassionate, kind, kindly

Antonyms:cruel, inhumane

Usage: “regulations ensuring the humane treatment of animals”

3) Tweak (Verb) – खींचना

Meaning: twist or pull (something) sharply.

Synonyms: pull sharply, twist, tug

Antonyms:fix, freeze, set

Usage: “he tweaked the boy’s ear”

4) Expedite (Verb) – शीघ्र कार्रवाई करना

Meaning: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

Synonyms: speed up, accelerate, hurry

Antonyms: delay, hinder

Usage: “he promised to expedite economic reforms”

5) Bonhomie (Noun) – खुशमिज़ाजी

Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality.

Synonyms: geniality, congeniality, conviviality

Antonyms: coldness

Usage: “he exuded good humour and bonhomie”

6) Blistering (Adjective) – फफोला पड़ना

Meaning: intense

Synonyms: intense, extreme, ferocious

Antonyms: icy

Usage: “the blistering heat of the desert”

7) Herd (Verb) – रखना या देखभाल करना

Meaning: keep or look after

Synonyms: look after, take care of, keep

Antonyms: neglect

Usage: “they live by herding reindeer”

8) Caucuses (Noun) – सभा

Meaning: a conference of members of a legislative body who belong to a particular party or faction

Synonyms: meeting, assembly, gathering

Antonyms: agreement, conformity, entirety

Usage:”Hawaii holds its nominating caucuses next Tuesday”

9) Askance (Adverb) – संदेह से

Meaning: with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.

Synonyms:suspiciously, with suspicion, sceptically

Antonyms: welcomingly, approvingly

Usage: “the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition”

10) Ethos (Noun) – लोकाचार

Meaning: the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.

Synonyms: spirit, character, atmosphere

Antonyms: body, physicality

Usage: “a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s”

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