The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month– Day 26

1) Inauguration (Noun) — उद्घाटन

Meaning: the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.

Synonyms: initiation, institution, setting up, launch

Antonyms: demise, winding up

Usage: “the inauguration of an independent prosecution service”

2) Peer (Noun) — सावधानी से देखना

Meaning: look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something.

Synonyms: squint

Antonyms: cottar, boor, commoner

Usage: “Faye peered at her with suspicion”

3) Fervent (Noun) — आवेशपूर्ण

Meaning: having or displaying a passionate intensity.

Synonyms: impassioned, passionate

Antonyms: impassionate

Usage: “a fervent supporter of the revolution”

4) Obeisance (Noun) — सम्मानजनक सम्मान

Meaning: deferential respect.

Synonyms: respect, homage

Antonyms: disobedience

Usage: “they paid obeisance to the Prince”

5) Plumb (Noun) — साहुल

Meaning: measure (the depth of a body of water). a ball of lead or other heavy object attached to the end of a line for finding the depth of water or determining the vertical on an upright surface.

Synonyms: right, exactly, precisely

Antonyms: inclined

Usage: “I plumbed the depth and found the bottom of the shelf to be seven metres down”

6) Slugfest (Noun) — कठिन और चुनौतीपूर्ण प्रतियोगिता

Meaning: a tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.

Synonyms: melee, fisticuffs, fracas, free-for-all

Antonyms: brawl.

Usage: “the fight brought back memories of the classic 1976 Lyle-Foreman slugfest”

7) Recriminations (Noun) – आरोप

Meaning: an accusation in response to one from someone else.

Synonyms: accusation(s), mutual accusation(s), counter-accusation(s)

Usage: “there are no tears, no recriminations”

8) Derailed (Noun) — पटरी से उतरना

Meaning: cause (a train or tram) to leave its tracks accidentally. (of a train or tram) accidentally leave the tracks. obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.

Synonyms: inhibit, disrupt

Antonyms: allay, alleviate, assuage

Usage: “a train was derailed after it collided with a herd of cattle”

9) Devout (Noun) — धर्मनिष्ठ

Meaning: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.

Synonyms: dedicated, devoted, committed

Antonyms: insincere, lapsed

Usage: “she was a devout Catholic”

10) Churlish (Noun) – अक्खड़ या अशिष्ट

Meaning: rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.

Synonyms: rude, ill-mannered, discourteous

Antonyms: kind

Usage: “it seems churlish to complain”


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