English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 5

1) Adjoining (Verb) – साथ लगा हुआ

Meaning: be next to and joined with (a building, room, or piece of land).

Synonyms: meet, connecting, connected

Antonyms: remote

Usage: “the dining room adjoins a conservatory”

2) Vantage (Noun) – सहूलियत

Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something.

Synonyms: viewpoint, standpoint, stance

Antonyms:drawback, handicap, liability

Usage: “from my vantage point I could see into the front garden”

3) Ensued (Verb) – बाद में या परिणाम के रूप में होना

Meaning: happen or occur afterwards or as a result.

Synonyms: result, follow, develop

Antonyms:completed, ended

Usage: “the difficulties which ensued from their commitment to Cuba”

4) Morale (Noun) – मनोबल

Meaning: the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

Synonyms: confidence, self-confidence, self-esteem

Antonyms: aimlessness, fear, weakness

Usage: “the team’s morale was high”

5) Proxy (Noun) – प्रतिनिधि

Meaning: the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting.

Synonyms: deputy, representative, substitute

Antonyms: chief, manager, leader

Usage: “Britons overseas may register to vote by proxy”

6) Percolate (Verb) – निस्पंदन

Meaning: filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.

Synonyms: filter, drain, drip

Antonyms: take out, deplete

Usage: “the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals”

7) Solidarity (Noun) – एकजुटता

Meaning: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.

Synonyms: unanimity, unity

Antonyms: antagonism, disagreement

Usage: “factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students”

8) Angst (Noun) – चिंता या व्यग्रता

Meaning: a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.

Synonyms: anxiety, fear, dread

Antonyms: calmness, composure, ease

Usage:”the existential angst of the middle classes”

9)Deterred (Verb) – हतोत्साहित करना, मना करना

Meaning: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Synonyms:put off, discourage, dissuade

Antonyms: encourage

Usage: “only a health problem would deter him from seeking re-election”

10) Steadfast (Adjective) – वफादार या प्रतिबद्ध

Meaning: resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

Synonyms: loyal, faithful, committed

Antonyms: disloyal, irresolute

Usage: “steadfast loyalty”

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