The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 17

1) Propriety (Noun) – सज्जासम्मानशालीनता

Meaning: conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals.

Synonyms: decorum, respectability, decency

Antonyms: impropriety, indecorum

Usage: “he always behaved with the utmost propriety”

2) Egregious (Adjective) – चौंका देने वाला

Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking.

Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific

Antonyms: marvellous

Usage: “egregious abuses of copyright”

3) Unsolicited (Adjective) – अनचाही

Meaning: not asked for; given or done voluntarily.

Synonyms: uninvited, unsought, unasked for

Antonyms: requested, invited

Usage: “unsolicited junk mail”

4) Deployed (Verb) – तैनात करना

Meaning: move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.

Synonyms: position, station, post

Antonyms: concentrate

Usage: “forces were deployed at strategic locations”

5) Deplorable (Adjective) – अपमानजनक

Meaning: deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.

Synonyms: disgraceful, shameful, dishonourable

Antonyms: admirable

Usage: “children living in deplorable conditions”

6) Inherent (Adjective) – निहित

Meaning: existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.

Synonyms: intrinsic, innate, immanent

Antonyms: acquired, alien

Usage: “any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”

7) Credible (Adjective) – प्रत्ययनीय

Meaning: able to be believed; convincing.

Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable

Antonyms: untrustworthy

Usage: “few people found his story credible”

8) Carnages (Noun) – नरसंहार

Meaning: the killing of a large number of people.

Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, mass murder

Antonyms: peace, agreement, accord

Usage: “the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible”

9) Pogrom (Noun) – नरसंहार

 Meaning: an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe.

Synonyms: massacre, slaughter, wholesale slaughter

Antonyms: assistance, comfort, help

Usage: “the Nazis began a pogrom against Jewish people in Germany”

10) Culpable (Adjective) – दंडनीय

Meaning: deserving blame.

Synonyms: to blame, guilty, at fault

Antonyms: blameless, innocent

Usage: “mercy killings are less culpable than ‘ordinary’ murders”

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