The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 2

1) Semblance (Noun) – बाहरी दिखावा

Meaning: the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.

Synonyms: appearance, outward appearance, approximation

Antonyms: back, character, concrete

Usage: “she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”

2) Inevitable (Noun) – अपरिहार्य

Meaning: certain to happen; unavoidable.

Synonyms: unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen

Antonyms:avoidable, uncertain

Usage: “war was inevitable”

3) Combating (Verb) – संग्राम करना

Meaning: take action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable).

Synonyms: fight, battle against, do battle with

Antonyms:give in to

Usage: “an effort to combat drug trafficking”

4) Malady (Noun) – एक बीमारी

Meaning: a disease or ailment.

Synonyms: illness, sickness, ailment

Antonyms: health, wellness, comfort

Usage: “an incurable malady”

5) Reconciliation (Noun) – सुलह

Meaning: the restoration of friendly relations.

Synonyms: reuniting, reunion, conciliation

Antonyms: estrangement, alienation, feud

Usage: “his reconciliation with your uncle”

6) Discord (Noun) – कलह

Meaning: disagreement between people.

Synonyms: strife, conflict, friction

Antonyms: agreement, accord, harmony

Usage: “a prosperous family who showed no signs of discord”

7) Cynical (Noun) – निंदक

Meaning: doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.

Synonyms: sceptical, doubtful, distrustful

Antonyms: optimistic, credulous

Usage: “most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city”

8) Quaint (Adjective) – असामान्य या पुराने जमाने का  

Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned.

Synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet

Antonyms: modern, ugly, normal

Usage:”quaint country cottages”

9)Frayed (Verb) – उधेड़ जाना या घिस जाना   

Meaning: unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

Synonyms:unravel, wear, wear thin

Antonyms: pristine, new, current

Usage: “cheap fabric soon frays”

10)Detained (Verb) – पकड़े रहना या हिरासत में लेना

Meaning: officially seize and hold (goods).

Synonyms: hold, take into custody

Antonyms: release

Usage: “customs officers may detain goods for up to two days”


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