English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 4

1) Barring (Preposition) – के सिवाय

Meaning: except for; if not for.

Synonyms: with the exception of, excepting

Antonyms: including, inclusive of, plus

Usage: “barring accidents, we should win”

2) Lauded (Verb) – प्रशंसा करना

Meaning: praise (a person or their achievements) highly.

Synonyms: praise, extol, hail

Antonyms:condemn, criticize

Usage: “the obituary lauded him as a great statesman and soldier”

3) Inevitable (Adjective) – अवश्यंभावी

Meaning: certain to happen; unavoidable.

Synonyms: unavoidable, inescapable

Antonyms:avoidable, uncertain

Usage: “war was inevitable”

4) Adjourn (Verb) – स्थगित करना

Meaning: go somewhere for rest or refreshment.

Synonyms: withdraw, retire, retreat

Antonyms: assemble, continue

Usage: “they adjourned to a local pub”

5) Perished (Verb) – नाश होना

Meaning: die, especially in a violent or sudden way.

Synonyms: die, lose one’s life

Antonyms: fresh, alive

Usage: “a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease”

6) Expatriate (Adjective) – देशनिष्कासिती

Meaning: denoting or relating to a person living outside their native country.

Synonyms: emigrant, living abroad

Antonyms: native, indigenous

Usage: “expatriate workers”

7) 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”

8) Rampant (Adjective) – अनियंत्रित

Meaning: flourishing or spreading unchecked.

Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked

Antonyms: controlled, under control

Usage:”political violence was rampant”

9)Populous (Adjective) – जनपूर्ण

Meaning: having a large population; densely populated.

Synonyms:crowded, congested, packed

Antonyms: uninhabited, deserted

Usage: “the populous city of Shanghai”

10) Dismal (Adjective) – निराशाजनक

Meaning: causing a mood of gloom or depression.

Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark

Antonyms: bright, cheerful

Usage: “the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”

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