The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month– Day 6

1) Endorsement (Noun) – समर्थन

Meaning: the action of endorsing someone or something.

Synonyms: support, backing, approval

Antonyms: opposition

Usage: “the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement”

2) Potent (Adjective) – शक्तिशाली

Meaning: having great power, influence, or effect.

Synonyms: powerful, strong, vigorous

Antonyms: weak, impotent

Usage: “thrones were potent symbols of authority”

3) Succour (Noun) – परेशानी में सहायता

Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.

Synonyms: aid, help, a helping hand

Antonyms: hindrance, obstruction, opposition

Usage: “the wounded had little chance of succour”

4) Maverick (Noun) – एक अपरंपरागत या स्वतंत्र दिमाग वाला व्यक्ति

Meaning: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.

Synonyms: individualist, nonconformist, free spirit

Antonyms: conformist

Usage: “he’s the maverick of the senate”

5) Dexterity (Noun) – निपुणता

Meaning: skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

Synonyms: deftness, adeptness, adroitness

Antonyms: clumsiness, stupidity, insensitivity

Usage: “her dexterity with chopsticks”

6) Spur (Noun) – प्रोत्साहन

Meaning: a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.

Synonyms: stimulus, incentive, encouragement

Antonyms: disincentive, discouragement

Usage: “wars act as a spur to practical invention”

7) Sway (Verb) – लयबद्ध रूप से पीछे और आगे झूमना 

Meaning: move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side.

Synonyms: swing, shake, oscillate

Antonyms: continue, dive in, plunge in

Usage: “he swayed slightly on his feet”

8) Stint (Verb) – पर कंजूसी करना

Meaning: be very economical or mean about spending or providing something.

Synonyms: skimp on, scrimp on, be economical with

Antonyms: extension, increase, advantage

Usage: “he doesn’t stint on wining and dining”

9) Bonhomie (Noun) – खुशमिज़ाजी

Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality.

Synonyms: geniality, congeniality, conviviality

Antonyms: coldness

Usage: “he exuded good humour and bonhomie”

10) Moratorium (Noun) – अधिस्थगन

Meaning: a temporary prohibition of an activity.

Synonyms: embargo, ban, prohibition

Antonyms: prescription, aid, assistance

Usage: “a moratorium on the use of drift nets”

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