The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 18

1) Tottering (Verb) – डगमगानेवाला

Meaning: move in a feeble or unsteady way.

Synonyms:       teeter, walk unsteadily, stagger

Antonyms: stable, steady, strong

Usage: “a hunched figure tottering down the path”

2) Paramount (Adjective) – आला दर्जे का

Meaning: more important than anything else; supreme.

Synonyms: most important, of greatest importance, of prime importance

Antonyms: least, last, inferior

Usage: “the interests of the child are of paramount importance”

3) Outlay (Noun) – परिव्यय

Meaning: an amount of money spent on something.

Synonyms: expenditure, expenses, spending

Antonyms: blessing, boon, income

Usage: “a modest outlay on local advertising”

4) Perilous (Adjective) – खतरनाक

Meaning: full of danger or risk.

Synonyms: dangerous, fraught with danger, hazardous

Antonyms: safe, secure

Usage: “a perilous journey south”

5) Detract (Verb) – घटाना

Meaning: diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement).

Synonyms: belittle, take away from, diminish

Antonyms: enhance

Usage: “these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement”

6) Concerted (Verb) – संयुक्त रूप से व्यवस्थित

Meaning: jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated.

Synonyms: joint, united, jointly planned

Antonyms: separate, individual

Usage: “a concerted attempt to preserve religious unity”

7) Laggard (Noun) — सुस्त

Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.

Synonyms: straggler, loiterer, lingerer

Antonyms: speedster, leader

Usage: “staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”

8) Discernible (Adjective) – नमूदार

Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible.

Synonyms: visible, detectable, noticeable

Antonyms: imperceptible

Usage: “the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”

9) Stark (Adjective) – रूपरेखा में गंभीर

Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Synonyms: sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined

Antonyms: fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant

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

10) Vetoing (Verb) – अस्वीकार करना

Meaning: exercise a veto against (a decision or proposal).

Synonyms: reject, turn down, throw out

Antonyms: approve, authorize

Usage: “the president vetoed the bill”


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