The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 17

1) Indigenous (Adjective) – देशज

Meaning: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.

Synonyms: native, aboriginal, local

Antonyms: expatriate, migrant, adventitious

Usage: “the indigenous peoples of Siberia”

2) Persecution (Noun) – उत्पीड़न

Meaning: hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.

Synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment

Antonyms:comfort, help, refuge

Usage: “her family fled religious persecution”

3) Legitimate (Adjective) – कानूनी

Meaning: conforming to the law or to rules.

Synonyms: legal, lawful, licit

Antonyms:illegal, illegitimate

Usage: “his claims to legitimate authority”

4) Combative (Adjective) – जुझारू

Meaning: ready or eager to fight or argue.

Synonyms: pugnacious, aggressive, antagonistic

Antonyms: conciliatory

Usage: “he made some enemies with his combative style”

5) Disparage (Verb) – उपेक्षा करना

Meaning: regard or represent as being of little worth.

Synonyms: belittle, denigrate, deprecate

Antonyms: praise, overrate, complimentary

Usage: “he never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors”

6) Accentuates (Verb) – अधिक ध्यान देने योग्य या प्रमुख बनाना

Meaning: make more noticeable or prominent.

Synonyms: focus attention on, bring/call/draw attention to, point up

Antonyms: mask, divert attention from

Usage: “his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”

7) Grievance (Noun) – शिकायत

Meaning: a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.

Synonyms: injustice, unjust act, wrong

Antonyms: commendation, advantage, aid

Usage: “a website which enabled staff to air their grievances”

8) Suspicion (Noun) – संदेह

Meaning: a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.

Synonyms: intuition, feeling, impression

Antonyms: certainty

Usage:”she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her”

9)Forge (Verb) – जाली नक़ल करना

Meaning: create (something) strong, enduring, or successful.

Synonyms:build, build up, construct

Antonyms: remain, stand, stay

Usage: “the two women forged a close bond”

10) Marred (Verb) – बिगाड़ना

Meaning: impair the quality or appearance of; spoil.

Synonyms: spoil, ruin, impair

Antonyms: improve, enhance

Usage: “violence marred a number of New Year celebrations”


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