The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 13

1) Sluggish (Adjective) – सुस्त

Meaning: slow-moving or inactive.

Synonyms: inactive, quiet, slow

Antonyms: busy, brisk

Usage: “a sluggish stream”

2) Plummeted (Verb) – तेज गति से सीधे नीचे गिरना

Meaning: fall or drop straight down at high speed.

Synonyms: plunge, fall headlong, hurtle

Antonyms:arose, arisen, ascended

Usage: “a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully”

3) Transient (Adjective) – क्षणिक

Meaning: lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

Synonyms: transitory, temporary, short-lived

Antonyms:permanent, perpetual, constant

Usage: “a transient cold spell”

4) Anomaly (Noun) – असंगति

Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.

Synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality

Antonyms: average, norm, normal

Usage: “there are a number of anomalies in the present system”

5) Divergence (Noun) – विचलन की प्रक्रिया या स्थिति

Meaning: the process or state of diverging.

Synonyms: separation, dividing, parting

Antonyms: convergence, conjunction, meeting

Usage: “the divergence between primates and other groups”

6) Bust (Noun) – जो विफल हुआ

Meaning: something that has failed

Synonyms: bomb, bummer, catastrophe

Antonyms: blockbuster, hit, smash

Usage: In writing my debut novel, The Home Place, I had to bust some Western mythology to tell the truth.

7) Gory (Adjective) – रक्तमय

Meaning: involving or showing violence and bloodshed.

Synonyms: grisly, gruesome, violent

Antonyms: charming, uplifting

Usage: “a gory horror film”

8) Grisly (Adjective) – भीषण, भयावह

Meaning: causing horror or disgust.

Synonyms: gruesome, ghastly, frightful

Antonyms: pleasant, attractive

Usage:”the town was shaken by a series of grisly crimes”

9) Transpired (Verb) – जान जाना

Meaning: come to be known; be revealed.

Synonyms:become known, become apparent, be revealed

Antonyms: complicated, confused, obfuscated

Usage: “it transpired that millions of dollars of debt had been hidden in a complex web of transactions”

10) Credibility (Noun) – विश्वसनीयता

Meaning: the quality of being convincing or believable.

Synonyms: plausibility, believability, acceptability

Antonyms: implausibility

Usage: “the book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility”

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