English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 20

1) Languish (Noun) – कमजोर हो जाना

Meaning: lose or lack vitality; grow weak.

Synonyms: weaken, grow weak, deteriorate

Antonyms: thrive, flourish

Usage: “plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant”

2) Remunerative (Verb) – पारिश्रमिक-संबंधी

Meaning: financially rewarding; lucrative.

Synonyms: lucrative, well paid

Antonyms: unprofitable, loss-making

Usage: “highly remunerative activities”

3) Rendered (Verb) – प्रदान करना या देना

Meaning: provide or give (a service, help, etc.).

Synonyms: give, provide, supply

Antonyms: ignored, neglected, disregarded

Usage: “money serves as a reward for services rendered”

4) Buoyant (Adjective) – प्रसन्नचित्त

Meaning: cheerful and optimistic.

Synonyms: cheerful, cheery, happy

Antonyms: depressed, pessimistic

Usage: “the conference ended with the party in a buoyant mood”

5) Catastrophic (Adjective) – विपत्तिपूर्ण

Meaning: extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.

Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic

Antonyms: fortunate, beneficial

Usage: “catastrophic mismanagement of the economy”

6) Reliable (Adjective) – विश्वसनीय

Meaning: consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.

Synonyms: dependable, good, well founded

Antonyms: unreliable, untrustworthy, dodgy

Usage: “a reliable source of information”

7) Imperilled (Verb) – संकट में डालना

Meaning: put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.

Synonyms: endanger, jeopardize, risk, put at risk

Antonyms: alright, agreeable, copacetic

Usage: “they advised against tax increases for fear of imperilling the recovery”

8) Extradite (Verb) – प्रत्यर्पित करना

Meaning: hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

Synonyms: deport, hand over, send back

Antonyms: hold, keep, admit, allow

Usage: “Brazil refused to extradite him to Britain”

9) Rogue (Noun) – कपटी मनुष्य

Meaning: a dishonest or unprincipled man.

Synonyms: scoundrel, villain, reprobate

Antonyms: honest, straight, frank, open

Usage: “you are a rogue and an embezzler”

10) Litigant (Noun) – मुक़दमेबाज़

Meaning: a person involved in a lawsuit.

Synonyms: litigator, opponent in law, opponent, contestant

Antonyms: defendant, suspect

Usage: Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.


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