English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: June Month – Day 2

1) Ominous (Adjective) – अशुभ

Meaning: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.

Synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful

Antonyms: promising, auspicious, propitious

Usage: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”

2) Prognosticated (Verb) – भविष्यद्वाणी करना

Meaning: foretell or prophesy (a future event).

Synonyms: forecast, predict, prophesy

Antonyms: recalled

Usage: “the economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon”

3) Belied (Verb) – झुठलाना

Meaning: fail to give a true impression of (something).

Synonyms: contradict, be at odds with

Antonyms: testify to, reveal

Usage: “his lively, alert manner belied his years”

4) Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”

5) Malaise (Noun) – अस्वस्थता

Meaning: a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: unhappiness, restlessness, uneasiness

Antonyms: comfort, well-being

Usage: “a general air of malaise”

6) Abate (Verb) – न्यून होना

Meaning: become less intense or widespread.

Synonyms: subside, die down/away/out

Antonyms: intensify

Usage: “the storm suddenly abated”

7) Tweaking (Verb) – तेजी से मोड़ना या खींचना   

Meaning: twist or pull (something) sharply.

Synonyms: twist, tug, pinch

Antonyms: allowance, blunder, coddling

Usage: “he tweaked the boy’s ear”

8) Ostensibly (Adverb) – प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर

Meaning: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it

Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly

Usage: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”

9) Vaunted (Verb) – डींग मारना

Meaning: boast about or praise (something), especially excessively.

Synonyms: acclaim, esteem, revere

Antonyms: criticized, unsung

Usage: “he was initially vaunted by the West for his leadership of the country”

10) Purge (Noun) – निष्कासन

Meaning: an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people.

Synonyms: removal, expulsion, ejection

Antonyms: acceptance, addition

Usage: “the savagery of the government’s political purges”


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