The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 15

1) Prompting (Noun) – उत्साह या याद दिलाने की क्रिया

Meaning: the action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something.

Synonyms: encouragement, reminder(s), reminding

Antonyms: tug, pull, yank

Usage: “after some prompting, the defendant gave the police his name”

2) Consensus (Noun) – मतैक्य

Meaning: a general agreement.

Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord

Antonyms:disagreement, minority view

Usage: “there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”

3) Accord (Verb) – स्वीकार करना

Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).

Synonyms: give, grant, tender

Antonyms:withhold, remove

Usage: “the powers accorded to the head of state”

4) Refrained (Verb) – कुछ करने से रोकें

Meaning: stop oneself from doing something.

Synonyms: abstain, desist, hold back

Antonyms: aided, allowed, assisted

Usage: “she refrained from comment”

5) Unprecedented (Adjective) – अनुपम, अप्रतिम, बेमिसाल  

Meaning: never done or known before.

Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched

Antonyms: normal, common

Usage: “the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”

6) Envoys (Noun) – दूत

Meaning: a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.

Synonyms: representative, delegate, deputy

Antonyms: receivers

Usage: “the UN special envoy to Yugoslavia”

7) Culminated (Verb) – समापन होना  

Meaning: reach a climax or point of highest development.

Synonyms: come to a climax, come to a crescendo, come to a head

Antonyms: start, begin, peter out

Usage: “weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate”

8) Warp (Verb) – बकसुआ, मरोड़ना

Meaning: make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.

Synonyms: buckle, twist, bend

Antonyms: straighten, keep shape

Usage:”moisture had warped the box”

9)Incursion (Noun) – आक्रमण

Meaning: an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.

Synonyms:attack on, assault on, raid on

Antonyms: retreat

Usage: “incursions into enemy territory”

10) Coveted (Noun) – इच्छा

Meaning: yearn to possess (something, especially something belonging to another).

Synonyms: desire, be consumed with desire for, crave

Antonyms: unwanted

Usage: “I covet one of their smart bags”


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