English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month – Day 8

1) Mooted (Verb) – उठाना

Meaning: raise (a question or topic) for discussion; suggest (an idea or possibility).

Synonyms: raise, bring up, broach

Antonyms: accomplished, certain

Usage: “the scheme was first mooted last October”

2) Revival (Noun) – पुनः प्रवर्तन

Meaning: an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.

Synonyms: improvement, rallying, picking up


Usage: “a revival in the fortunes of the party”

3) Perverse (Adjective) – विकृत, अजीब

Meaning: showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.

Synonyms: awkward, contrary, difficult

Antonyms:accommodating, cooperative

Usage: “Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good”

4) Embarked (Verb) – पोतारोहण करना

Meaning: go on board a ship or aircraft.

Synonyms: take ship, take off, hop on

Antonyms: disembark, land

Usage: “he embarked for India in 1817”

5) Assent (Verb) – सहमति प्रकट करना

Meaning: express approval or agreement.

Synonyms: agree to, accept, approve

Antonyms: dissent from, refuse

Usage: “the Prime Minister assented to the change”

6) Egregious (Adjective) – बहुत बुरा या चौंका देने वाला

Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking.

Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific

Antonyms: marvellous

Usage: “egregious abuses of copyright”

7) Apathy (Noun) – रुचि या उत्साह की कमी 

Meaning: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

Synonyms: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm

Antonyms: enthusiasm, interest, passion

Usage: “widespread apathy among students”

8) Mutilation (Noun) – अंगभंग

Meaning: the action of mutilating or being mutilated.

Synonyms: maiming, disfigurement, dismembering

Antonyms: reparation. improvement, rebuilding

Usage:”a culture which found any mutilation of the body abhorrent”

9)Scrap (Verb) – सेवा से हटाना

Meaning: discard or remove from service

Synonyms:throw away, throw out, dispose of

Antonyms: keep, preserve

Usage: “a bold decision was taken to scrap existing plant”

10) Entail (Verb) – आवश्यक होना

Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms: necessitate, make necessary, require

Antonyms: exclude, omit, untangle

Usage: “a situation which entails considerable risks”

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