English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 22

1) Fillip (Noun) – उत्तेजना

Meaning: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

Synonyms: stimulus, stimulation

Antonyms: curb

Usage: “the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”

2) Becalmed (Verb) – फंसे हुए असहाय

Meaning: leave (a sailing ship) unable to move through lack of wind.

Synonyms: stranded, stuck, marooned

Antonyms: active, mobile, moving

Usage: “both boats hung on before the whole fleet was becalmed south of Rampholme”

3) Tumbled (Verb) – राशि या मूल्य में तेजी से गिरावट

Meaning: fall rapidly in amount or value.

Synonyms: plummet, plunge, dive

Antonyms: rise, soar

Usage: “property prices tumbled”

4) Slump (Verb) – भारी और सीमित रूप से गिरना

Meaning: sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.

Synonyms: flop, flump, collapse

Antonyms: stand up, sit up

Usage: “she slumped against the cushions”

5) Tinkered (Verb) – सुधार करने का प्रयास।

Meaning: attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

Synonyms: try to mend/improve, work amateurishly on

Antonyms: broke, brake

Usage: “he spent hours tinkering with the car”

6) Benign (Adjective) – कोमल और दयालु

Meaning: gentle and kind.

Synonyms: kindly, kind, warm-hearted

Antonyms: unfriendly, hostile

Usage: “his benign but firm manner”

7) Accrued (Verb) – प्रोद्‍भूत होना 

Meaning: be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.

Synonyms: result, arise, follow

Antonyms: declined, dropped

Usage: “financial benefits will accrue from restructuring”

8) Ascent (Noun) – आरोहण

Meaning: a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.

Synonyms: climb, scaling, conquest

Antonyms: descent

Usage: “the first ascent of the Matterhorn”

9) Quagmire (Noun) – दलदल

Meaning: a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.

Synonyms: swamp, morass, bog

Antonyms: advantage, agreement

Usage: “torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire”

10) Acerbic (Adjective) – तेजव्यंग्यात्मक 

Meaning: sharp and forthright.

Synonyms: sharp, sarcastic, sardonic

Antonyms: mild, kind

Usage: “his acerbic wit”


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