The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 22

1) Dubious (Adjective) – संदिग्ध

Meaning: hesitating or doubting.

Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure

Antonyms: certain, definite

Usage: “I was rather dubious about the whole idea”

2) Impasse (Noun) – गतिरोध

Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate

Antonyms: agreement, boon, breakthrough

Usage: “the current political impasse”

3) Resentment (Noun) – कड़वाहट या आक्रोश

Meaning: bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

Synonyms: bitterness, indignation, irritation

Antonyms: contentment, happiness

Usage: “his resentment at being demoted”

4) Devious (Adjective) – कपटी

Meaning: showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.

Synonyms: underhand, underhanded, deceitful

Antonyms: above board

Usage: “he’s as devious as a politician needs to be”

5) Legitimised (Verb) – वैध करना

Meaning: make legitimate.

Synonyms: validate, legitimate, permit

Antonyms: outlaw

Usage: “voters legitimize the government through the election of public officials”

6) Doping (Verb) – मदहोश करना

Meaning: administer drugs to (a racehorse, greyhound, or athlete) in order to inhibit or enhance sporting performance.

Synonyms: drug, tamper with, interfere with

Antonyms: cleaning, purifying

Usage: “the horse was doped before the race”

7) Arbitration (Noun) – विवाचन

Meaning: the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

Synonyms: adjudication, mediation, mediatorship

Antonyms: disagreement, indecision, beginning

Usage: “Tayside Regional Council called for arbitration to settle the dispute

8) Tainted (Verb) – दूषित करना

Meaning: contaminate or pollute (something).

Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, adulterate

Antonyms: clean

Usage: “the air was tainted by fumes from the cars”

9) Crusaders (Noun) – लड़ाकू

Meaning: a fighter in the medieval Crusades.

Synonyms: campaigner, fighter, battler

Antonyms: nonmilitants

Usage: “crusaders for early detection and treatment of mental illnesses”

10) Autocratic (Adjective) – निरंकुश

Meaning: taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.

Synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, oppressive

Antonyms: democratic, liberal

Usage: “a man with a reputation for an autocratic management style”

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