English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 21

1) 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”

2) Unrelenting (Adjective) – बेदर्द

Meaning: not giving way to kindness or compassion.

Synonyms: continual, constant, continuous

Antonyms: intermittent, spasmodic

Usage: “unrelenting opponents”

3) Legitimate (Adjective) – कानूनी

Meaning: conforming to the law or to rules.

Synonyms: legal, lawful, licit

Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate

Usage: “his claims to legitimate authority”

4) Aggravated (Verb) – कष्टप्रद करना

Meaning: annoy or exasperate.

Synonyms: annoy, irritate, exasperate

Antonyms: calm, conciliate

Usage: “military action would only aggravate the situation”

5) Bungled (Verb) – गड़बड़ करना

Meaning: carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently.

Synonyms: mishandle, mismanage, mess up

Antonyms: succeed in, manage successfully

Usage: “he bungled his first attempt to manage a group of professional players”

6) Wane (Verb) – कमी या गिरावट होना

Meaning: decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker.

Synonyms: decrease, decline, diminish

Antonyms: increase, grow

Usage: “confidence in the dollar waned”

7) Reckless (Adjective) – लापरवाह

Meaning: heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous.

Synonyms: rash, careless, thoughtless

Antonyms: careful, cautious, prudent

Usage: “you mustn’t be so reckless”

8) Indiscriminate (Adjective) – अंधाधुंध

Meaning: done at random or without careful judgement.

Synonyms: non-selective, unselective, undiscriminating

Antonyms: selective, discriminating, systematic

Usage: “the indiscriminate use of antibiotics can cause problems”

9) Prosecute (Verb) – अभियोजित करना 

Meaning: carry on (a trade or pursuit).

Synonyms: pursue, carry on, conduct

Antonyms: give up

Usage: “I am waiting for permission to prosecute my craft”

10) Quashing (Verb) – रद्द करने

Meaning: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind

Antonyms: validate

Usage: “his conviction was quashed on appeal”

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