The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 11

1) Deployed (Verb) — तैनात करना

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

Synonyms: position,station,post,place

Antonyms: concentrate

Usage: “forces were deployed at strategic locations”

2) Snoop (Verb) — ताक-झांक करना

Meaning: investigate or look around furtively in an attempt to find out something, especially information about someone’s private affairs.

Synonyms: pry,inquire impertinently,be inquisitive (about)

Antonyms:ignore, neglect,leave alone

Usage: “your sister might find the ring if she goes snooping about”

3) Suing (Verb) — मुक़दमा चलाना

Meaning: institute legal proceedings against (a person or institution), typically for redress.

Synonyms: take legal action against,take to court,bring an action against

Antonyms:absolving, answering, denying

Usage: “she is to sue the baby’s father”

4) Malicious (Adjective) — दुर्भावनापूर्ण

Meaning: characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

Synonyms: spiteful,malevolent,hostile

Antonyms: benevolent

Usage: “he was found guilty of malicious damage”

5) Breach (Noun) — उल्लंघन

Meaning: an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.

Synonyms: contravention,violation,breaking

Antonyms: agreement, bridge, closing

Usage: “a breach of confidence”

6) Malign (Adjective) – निंदनीय या दुष्ट

Meaning: evil in nature or effect.

Synonyms: harmful,evil,bad

Antonyms: beneficial

Usage: “she had a strong and malign influence”

7) Nascent (Adjective) — नवजात

Meaning: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

Synonyms: just beginning,budding,developing

Antonyms: adult, full-blown, full-fledged

Usage: “the nascent space industry”

8) Intrinsic (Adjective) — अंतर्भूत

Meaning: belonging naturally; essential.

Synonyms: inherent,innate,inborn

Antonyms: extrinsic,acquired

Usage:”access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life”

9) Strident (Adjective) – कर्कश या कठोर

Meaning: loud and harsh; grating.


Antonyms: soft,dulcet

Usage: “his voice had become increasingly strident”

10) Hinges (Verb) — पूरी तरह से निर्भर रहना

Meaning: depend entirely on.

Synonyms: depend,hang,rest

Antonyms: demolish, destroy, disestablish

Usage: “the future of the industry could hinge on the outcome of next month’s election”

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