English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 16

1) Obsessed (Verb) – जुनून सवार होना 

Meaning: preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually and to a troubling extent.

Synonyms: possess, haunt, consume

Antonyms: aloof, detached

Usage: “he was obsessed with the idea of revenge”

2) Leapt (Verb) – छलांग लगाना 

Meaning: jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force.

Synonyms: jump, vault over, vault

Antonyms: allowed, declined, decreased

Usage: “he leapt on to the parapet”

3) Plea (Noun) – दलील

Meaning: a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.

Synonyms: appeal, entreaty, supplication

Antonyms: answer, decision, demand

Usage: “he made a dramatic plea for disarmament”

4) Replicated (Verb) – नक़ल करना

Meaning: make an exact copy of; reproduce.

Synonyms: copy, reproduce, duplicate

Antonyms: created, conceived

Usage: “it might be impractical to replicate Eastern culture in the west”

5) Ubiquitous (Adjective) – सर्वव्यापक

Meaning: present, appearing, or found everywhere.

Synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present

Antonyms: rare, scarce

Usage: “his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

6) Shrug (Noun) – उचकाना

Meaning: dismiss something as unimportant.

Synonyms: disregard, dismiss

Antonyms: nod, agree

Usage: “the managing director shrugged off the criticism”

7) Protracted (Adjective) – दीर्घकालिक

Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

Synonyms: prolonged, extended, stretched out

Antonyms: brief, short

Usage: “a protracted and bitter dispute”

8) Indicted (Verb) – औपचारिक रूप से आरोप लगाना

Meaning: formally accuse of or charge with a crime.

Synonyms: summons, cite

Antonyms: acquit

Usage: “his former manager was indicted for fraud”

9) Oust (Verb) – बाहर निकालना

Meaning: drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.

Synonyms: expel, force out, throw out

Antonyms: accept, allow, appoint

Usage: “the reformists were ousted from power”

10) Splintering (Verb) – खमाची करना 

Meaning: break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.

Synonyms: shatter, break into tiny pieces

Antonyms: unification, union

Usage: “the soap box splintered”

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