The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 10

1) Negate (Verb) – अप्रभावी बनाना

Meaning: make ineffective; nullify.

Synonyms: invalidate, nullify

Antonyms: confirm, support, validate

Usage: “alcohol negates the effects of the drug”

2) Clamping (Verb) – जकड़ना

Meaning: fasten (something) in place with a clamp.

Synonyms: fasten, secure, fix

Antonyms:loosing, loosening, unfastening

Usage: “the sander is clamped on to the edge of a workbench”

3) Stark (Adjective) – रूपरेखा में गंभीर

Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Synonyms: sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined

Antonyms:pleasant, comfortable, ornate

Usage: “the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”

4) Restraint (Noun) – आत्म-संयम

Meaning:unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control.

Synonyms: self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline

Antonyms: abandon, forwardness, outspokenness

Usage: “he urged the protestors to exercise restraint”

5) Courted (Verb) – खुशामद करना

Meaning: pay special attention to (someone) in an attempt to win their support or favour.

Synonyms: make up to, play up to, ingratiate oneself with

Antonyms: condemned, denied, displeased

Usage: “Western politicians courted the leaders of the newly independent states”

6) Dissent (Noun) – मतभेद या असहमति

Meaning: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

Synonyms: disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion

Antonyms: agreement, acceptance

Usage: “there was no dissent from this view”

7) Unimpeachable (Adjective) – भरोसेमंद, विश्वसनीय

Meaning: not able to be doubted, questioned, or criticized; entirely trustworthy.

Synonyms: trustworthy, reliable, dependable

Antonyms: dubious, unreliable

Usage: “an unimpeachable witness”

8) Obstructed (Verb) – अवरोधित

Meaning: block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.

Synonyms: block, block up, clog

Antonyms: clear

Usage:”she was obstructing the entrance”

9) Acquittal (Noun) – दोषमुक्ति

Meaning: a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.

Synonyms:  absolution, clearing, exoneration

Antonyms: conviction

Usage: “the trial resulted in an acquittal”

10) Vicious (Adjective) – क्रूर या हिंसक

Meaning: deliberately cruel or violent.

Synonyms: brutal, ferocious, savage

Antonyms: gentle, kindly, benevolent

Usage: “a vicious assault”

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