The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month– Day 8

1) Credibility (Noun) — विश्वसनीयता

Meaning: the quality of being trusted and believed in.

Synonyms: trustworthiness, reliability, dependability

Antonyms: implausibility, improbability, unlikelihood

Usage: “the government’s loss of credibility”

2) Elevation (Noun) — उन्नयन

Meaning: the action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher or more important level, state, or position.

Synonyms: promotion, upgrading, advancement

Antonyms: demotion

Usage: “her sudden elevation to the cabinet”

3) Reiterated (Verb) — बार बार दुहराना

Meaning: say something a gain or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Synonyms: repeat, say again, restate

Antonyms: infrequent, few, inconstant

Usage: “she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”

4) Opaque (Adjective) — अपारदर्शी

Meaning: not able to be seen through; not transparent.

Synonyms: non-transparent, cloudy, filmy

Antonyms: transparent, translucent, clear

Usage: “bottles filled with a pale opaque liquid”

5) Bona-fide (Adjective) — सदाशयी

Meaning: genuine; real.

Synonyms: authentic, genuine, real

Antonyms: fake, bogus

Usage: “she was a bona fide expert”

6) Eminent (Adjective) — प्रख्यात

Meaning: famous and respected within a particular sphere.

Synonyms: illustrious, distinguished, renowned

Antonyms: unimportant, unknown

Usage: “one of the world’s most eminent statisticians”

7) Effusive (Adjective) — अनर्गल

Meaning: showing or expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.

Synonyms: gushing, gushy, unrestrained

Antonyms: restrained

Usage: “an effusive welcome”

8) Galvanised (Verb) — चौंका देना

Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.

Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle

Antonyms: demotivate

Usage: “the urgency of his voice galvanised them into action”

9) Converge (Verb) — एक बिंदु पर मिलना

Meaning: tend to meet at a point.

Synonyms: meet, intersect, cross

Antonyms: separate, diverge

Usage: “a pair of lines of longitude are parallel at the equator but converge toward the poles”

10) Jamboree (Noun) – समारोह या उत्सव

Meaning: a large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one.

Synonyms: rally, gathering, get-together

Antonyms: feud, division, separation, discord

Usage: “the film industry’s annual jamboree in Cannes”

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