English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 10

1) Consensus (Noun) – मतैक्य

Meaning: a general agreement.

Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord

Antonyms: disagreement, minority view

Usage: “there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”

2) Resumption (Noun) – पुनरारंभ

Meaning: the action of beginning something again after a pause or interruption.

Synonyms: restart, restarting, recommencement

Antonyms:suspension, abandonment

Usage: “with peace came the resumption of foreign imports”

3) Expatriate (Noun) – देशनिष्कासिती

Meaning: denoting or relating to a person living outside their native country.

Synonyms: emigrant, living abroad

Antonyms:native, indigenous

Usage: “expatriate workers”

4) Dilemmas (Noun) – दुविधाओं

Meaning: a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.

Synonyms: quandary, predicament, difficulty

Antonyms: solutions, resolutions, answers

Usage: “he wants to make money, but he also disapproves of it: Den’s dilemma in a nutshell”

5) Peculiar (Adjective) – अजीब, असामान्य, अनोखा

Meaning: different to what is normal or expected; strange.

Synonyms: strange, unusual, odd

Antonyms: normal, ordinary

Usage: “he gave her some very peculiar looks”

6) Convalescent (Adjective) – स्वस्थ होना

Meaning: recovering from an illness or medical treatment.

Synonyms: recuperating, recovering

Antonyms: deteriorating, failing

Usage: “a convalescent child”

7) Feasibility (Noun) – व्यवहार्यता

Meaning: the state or degree of being easily or conveniently done.

Synonyms: practicability, practicality

Antonyms: impracticability

Usage: “the feasibility of screening athletes for cardiac disease”

8) Efficacy (Noun) – प्रभावोत्पादकता

Meaning: the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

Synonyms: effectiveness,success

Antonyms: inefficacy

Usage:”there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment”

9)Ascertain (Verb) – पता लगाना

Meaning: find (something) out for certain; make sure of.

Synonyms:discover, get/come to know

Antonyms: miss, overlook, aid

Usage: “an attempt to ascertain the cause of the accident”

10) Cavalier (Adjective) – बेतकल्लुफ़

Meaning: showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

Synonyms: offhand, indifferent, casual

Antonyms: thoughtful

Usage: “Anne was irritated by his cavalier attitude”


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