The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 16

1) Myriad (Noun)– असंख्य

Meaning: a countless or extremely great number of people or things.

Synonyms: multitude, a large/great number/quantity, a lot

Antonyms: countable, enumerable, numberable

Usage: “myriads of insects danced around the light above my head”

2) Amid (Preposition)– के बीच में या के दरम्यान

Meaning: surrounded by; in the middle of.

Synonyms: in the middle of, surrounded by, among


Usage: “our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside”

3) Tabulate (Verb) – सारणीबद्ध करना

Meaning: arrange (data) in tabular form.

Synonyms: arrange, order, organize

Antonyms:confuse, disarrange, disorder

Usage: “the system is designed to enable users to extract, analyse, and tabulate data”

4) Brunt (Noun) – पूरी ताकतबलप्रभाव

Meaning: the worst part or chief impact of a specified action.

Synonyms: full force, force, impact

Antonyms: ease, peace, relaxation

Usage: “education will bear the brunt of the cuts”

5) Enumerating (Verb) – गणना करना 

Meaning: mention (a number of things) one by one.

Synonyms: list, itemize, catalogue

Antonyms: concealing, estimating, guessing

Usage: “there is not space to enumerate all his works”

6) Turmoil(Noun) – उथल-पुथल

Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.

Synonyms: confusion, upheaval(s), turbulence

Antonyms: calm, peace

Usage: “the country was in turmoil”

7) Exacerbates (Verb) – बिगाड़ना

Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen

Antonyms: calm, reduce

Usage: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”

8) Muddle (Verb) – गड़बड़ करना

Meaning: bring into a disordered or confusing state.

Synonyms: confuse, mix up, jumble

Antonyms: be in (good) order, orderly

Usage:”I fear he may have muddled the message”

9)Unison (Noun)  एक साथ प्रदर्शन या उच्चारण

Meaning: simultaneous performance or utterance of action or speech.

Synonyms:simultaneously, at (one and) the same time

Antonyms: conflict, disagreement, dissensus

Usage: “‘Yes, sir,’ said the girls in unison”

10) Prerequisite (Noun) – आवश्यक शर्त

Meaning: a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.

Synonyms: necessary condition, precondition, condition

Antonyms: non-essential

Usage: “sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any of our courses”

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