The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month– Day 10

1) Nascent (Adjective) — नवजात

Meaning: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

Synonyms: just beginning, budding, developing

Antonyms: adult, full-blown, full-fledged

Usage: “the nascent space industry”

2) Impregnable (Adjective) — अभेद्य

Meaning: unable to be captured or broken into.

Synonyms: invulnerable, impenetrable, unattackable


Usage: “a massive and impregnable fortress”

3) Exerted (Verb) — लागू करना या सहन करना

Meaning: apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).

Synonyms: bring to bear, apply, bring into play

Antonyms:concealed, hid, hidden, idled

Usage: “the moon exerts a force on the Earth”

4) Precedent (Noun) — पूर्व उदाहरण

Meaning: an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

Synonyms: model, exemplar, example

Antonyms: after, ensuing, following

Usage: “there are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training”

5) Brazen (Adjective) — निर्भीक, निर्लज्ज

Meaning: bold and without shame.

Synonyms: bold, shameless, as bold as brass

Antonyms: timid, shy

Usage: “he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance”

6) Entailed (Verb) – आवश्यक होना

Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms: necessitate, make necessary, require

Antonyms: prevented, stopped, counteracted

Usage: “a situation which entails considerable risks”

7) Conviction (Noun) — दोषसिद्धि

Meaning: a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence.

Synonyms: declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence

Antonyms: acquittal

Usage: “she had a previous conviction for a similar offence”

8) Prevalent (Adjective) — प्रचलित

Meaning: widespread in a particular area or at a particular time.

Synonyms: widespread, prevailing, frequent, usual

Antonyms: uncommon, rare

Usage:”the social ills prevalent in society today”

9) Malady (Noun) — रोग या बीमारी

Meaning: a disease or ailment.

Synonyms:  illness, sickness, ailment, disorder

Antonyms: health, wellness, comfort

Usage: “an incurable malady”

10) Impinging (Verb) – एक नकारात्मक प्रभाव होना

Meaning: have an effect, especially a negative one.

Synonyms: affect, have an effect on, have a bearing on

Antonyms: avoiding, dodging, leaving alone

Usage: “several factors impinge on market efficiency”

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