The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: June Month – Day 19

1) Subdued (Adjective) – उदास

Meaning: quiet and rather reflective or depressed.

Synonyms: somber, low-spirited, downcast

Antonyms: lively, cheerful, loud

Usage: “I felt strangely subdued as I drove home”

2) Simmer (Verb) – उबलते बिंदु के ठीक नीचे रहें

Meaning: stay just below boiling point while bubbling gently.

Synonyms: boil gently, not quite boil, cook gently

Antonyms: cool, freeze, soothe

Usage: “the goulash was simmering slowly in the oven”

3) Mayhem (Noun) – हाथापाई

Meaning: violent or extreme disorder; chaos.

Synonyms: chaos, disorder, confusion

Antonyms: calm, harmony, order

Usage: “complete mayhem broke out”

4) Horrendous (Adjective) – अत्यंत अप्रियभयानक

Meaning: extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible.

Synonyms: horrible, dreadful, horrifying

Antonyms: beautiful, delightful, fortunate

Usage: “she suffered horrendous injuries”

5) Wringing (Verb) – कठिनाई या प्रयास से प्राप्त करना।

Meaning: obtain (something) with difficulty or effort.

Synonyms: extract, elicit, force

Antonyms: aiding, assisting, assuaging

Usage: “few concessions were wrung from the government”

6) Perused (Verb) – ध्यान से जांच करना 

Meaning: examine carefully or at length.

Synonyms: read, study, scrutinize

Antonyms: neglected, overlooked, skimmed

Usage: “Laura perused a Caravaggio”

7) Bizarre (Adjective) – अजीब या असामान्य

Meaning: very strange or unusual.

Synonyms: strange, peculiar, odd

Antonyms: ordinary, normal

Usage: “a bizarre situation”

8) Blatant (Adjective) – खुलेआम और बेखौफ होकर करना 

Meaning: done openly and unashamedly.

Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious

Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle

Usage: “blatant lies”

9) Abdication (Noun) – त्याग

Meaning: an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.

Synonyms: resignation, retirement, relinquishment

Antonyms: coronation

Usage: “Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication”

10) Decrying (Verb) – निंदा करना 

Meaning: publicly denounce.

Synonyms: denounce, condemn, criticize

Antonyms: praise, overrate

Usage: “they decried human rights abuses”

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