The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month– Day 29

1) Stark (Adjective) — दिखने या रूपरेखा में गंभीर

Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Synonyms: sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined

Antonyms: fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant

Usage: “the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”

2) 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”

3) Mired (Verb) — फंस जाना

Meaning: involve someone or something in (a difficult situation).

Synonyms: entangle, tangle up, embroil

Antonyms:excluded, freed, liberated

Usage: “the economy is mired in its longest recession since the war”

4) Slump (Verb) — गिर पड़ना

Meaning: sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.

Synonyms: sit heavily, flop, flump

Antonyms: stand up, sit up

Usage: “she slumped against the cushions”

5) Spree (Noun) — होड़

Meaning: a spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.

Synonyms: unrestrained bout, orgy, binge

Antonyms: care, thriftiness, abstention

Usage: “he went on a six-month crime spree”

6) Leeway (Noun) — स्वतंत्रता

Meaning: the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.

Synonyms: freedom, scope, room to manoeuvre

Antonyms: constraint, restriction

Usage: “the government had greater leeway to introduce reforms”

7) Augment (Verb) – संवर्ध करना

Meaning: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

Synonyms: increase, make larger, make bigger

Antonyms: decrease

Usage: “he augmented his summer income by painting houses”

8) Expediting (Verb) – शीघ्र करना

Meaning: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

Synonyms: speed up, accelerate, hurry

Antonyms: delay, hinder

Usage:”he promised to expedite economic reforms”

9) Recidivism (Noun) – वैराग्य

Meaning: the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.

Synonyms:backsliding, habit, lapse

Antonyms: ascent, betterment, improvement

Usage: “the prison has succeeded in reducing recidivism”

10) Uptick (Noun) — एक छोटी सी वृद्धि

Meaning: a small increase or slight upward trend.

Synonyms: accretion, accrual, addendum

Antonyms: abatement, decline, decrease

Usage: “an uptick in foreign tourism”

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