English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: June Month – Day 5

1) Congregated (Verb) – एकत्रित होना

Meaning: gather into a crowd or mass.

Synonyms: assemble, gather, collect

Antonyms: disperse

Usage: “some 4,000 demonstrators had congregated at a border point”

2) Assertions (Noun) – अभिकथन

Meaning: a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement

Antonyms: disavowals, denial, desertion

Usage: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”

3) Accorded (Verb) – प्रदान करना

Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).

Synonyms: give, grant, tender

Antonyms: withhold, remove

Usage: “the powers accorded to the head of state”

4) Creeping (Verb) – रेंगना

Meaning: move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed.

Synonyms: crawl, move on all fours, move on hands and knees

Antonyms: barreling, bolting, breakneck

Usage: “he crept downstairs, hardly making any noise”

5) Adversary (Noun) – प्रतिद्वंद्वी

Meaning: one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.

Synonyms: opponent, rival, enemy

Antonyms: ally, supporter

Usage: “Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals”

6) Complacent (Adjective) – आत्मसंतुष्ट

Meaning: showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.

Synonyms: smug, self-satisfied, pleased with oneself

Antonyms: dissatisfied, humble

Usage: “you can’t afford to be complacent about security”

7) Castigating (Verb) – फटकारना 

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely.

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish

Antonyms: praise, commend

Usage: “he was castigated for not setting a good example”

8) Expediency (Noun) – समीचीनता

Meaning: the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

Synonyms: convenience, advantage, advantageousness

Antonyms: disadvantage

Usage: “an act of political expediency”

9) Unenviable (Adjective) – अवांछनीय

Meaning: difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.

Synonyms: disagreeable, unpleasant, undesirable

Antonyms: enviable, desirable

Usage: “an unenviable reputation for drunkenness”

10) Disrupting (Verb) – बाधा पहुँचाना 

Meaning: drastically alter or destroy the structure of.

Synonyms: distort, damage, buckle

Antonyms: organize, arrange

Usage: “alcohol can disrupt the chromosomes of an unfertilized egg”

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