The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 4

1) 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”

2) Acrimonious (Adjective) – उग्रता

Meaning: angry and bitter.

Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic

Antonyms: unbitter, affable, amicable

Usage: “an acrimonious dispute about wages”

3) Obstructed (Verb) – अवरुद्ध

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”

4) Tirade (Noun) – निंदा-भाषण

Meaning: a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.

Synonyms: diatribe, invective, polemic

Antonyms: calm, compliment, harmony

Usage: “a tirade of abuse”

5) Caucuses (Noun) – सभा

Meaning: a meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.

Synonyms: meeting, assembly, gathering

Antonyms: agreement, conformity, entirety

Usage: “Hawaii holds its nominating caucuses next Tuesday”

6) Bellicose (Adjective) – आक्रामक

Meaning: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.

Synonyms: belligerent, aggressive, hostile

Antonyms: peaceable

Usage: “a mood of bellicose jingoism”

7) Wrangling (Verb) – तकरार करना

Meaning: have a long, complicated dispute or argument.

Synonyms: argue, quarrel, row

Antonyms: agree

Usage: “the bureaucrats continue wrangling over the fine print”

8) Detained (Verb) – देर करना

Meaning: keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

Synonyms: delay, hold up, make late

Antonyms: at liberty

Usage: “she made to open the door, but he detained her”

9) Malevolent (Adjective) – द्रोही

Meaning: having or showing a wish to do evil to others.

Synonyms: malicious, spiteful, hostile

Antonyms: benevolent

Usage: “the glint of dark, malevolent eyes”

10) 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”

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