English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 25

1) Skirmish (Noun) – झड़प

Meaning: an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.

Synonyms: fight, battle, clash

Antonyms: accord, agreement, calm

Usage: “the unit was caught in several skirmishes and the commanding officer was killed”

2) Sober (Adjective) – गंभीरसमझदार

Meaning: serious, sensible, and solemn.

Synonyms: serious, sensible, solemn

Antonyms: light-hearted, frivolous, sensational

Usage: “a sober view of life”

3) Conflagration (Noun) – आग

Meaning: an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.

Synonyms: fire, blaze, flames

Antonyms: peace, harmony

Usage: “tinder-dry conditions sparked fears of a conflagration in many drought-devastated communities”

4) Assertion (Noun) – अभिकथन

Meaning: a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement

Antonyms: disavowal, denial

Usage: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”

5) Vulnerable (Adjective) – भेद्य

Meaning: exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Synonyms: at risk, endangered, unsafe

Antonyms: invulnerable, resilient

Usage: “we were in a vulnerable position”

6) Unrelenting (Adjective) – बेदर्द

Meaning: not giving way to kindness or compassion.

Synonyms: continual, constant, continuous

Antonyms: intermittent, spasmodic

Usage: “unrelenting opponents”

7) Lurch (Verb) – अचानक एक ओर को लड़खड़ाहट

Meaning: make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger.

Synonyms: stagger, stumble, sway

Antonyms: tiptoe

Usage: “the car lurched forward”

8) Abnegation (Noun) – त्यागअस्वीकृति

Meaning: the action of renouncing or rejecting something.

Synonyms: renunciation, rejection, refusal

Antonyms: acceptance

Usage: “abnegation of political power”

9) Unprecedented (Adjective) – अभूतपूर्व

Meaning: never done or known before.

Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched

Antonyms: normal, common

Usage: “the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”

10) Abdication (Noun) – त्यागपत्रसेवानिवृत्ति

Meaning: an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.

Synonyms: resignation, retirement, relinquishment

Antonyms: coronation

Usage: “Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication”

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