The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 3

1) Fragile (Adjective) – नाजुक

Meaning: easily broken or damaged.

Synonyms: breakable, easily broken, brittle

Antonyms: robust

Usage: “fragile items such as glass and china”

2) Exodus (Noun) – निष्क्रमण

Meaning: a mass departure of people.

Synonyms: withdrawal, evacuation, leaving

Antonyms: arrival

Usage: “the annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Florida”

3) Herding (Verb) – एक समूह में ले जाना   

Meaning: move in a group.

Synonyms: drive, round up, shepherd

Antonyms: neglecting, overlooking, disregarding

Usage: “they were herded into a bus”

4) Indictment (Noun) – अभियोग

Meaning: a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

Synonyms: charge, accusation

Antonyms: acquittal

Usage: “an indictment for conspiracy”

5) Impending (Verb) – आसन्न 

Meaning: be about to happen.

Synonyms: imminent, at hand, close

Antonyms: late, recent, distant

Usage: “my impending departure”

6) Inept (Adjective) – अकुशल

Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy.

Synonyms: incompetent, unskilful, unskilled

Antonyms: competent

Usage: “the referee’s inept handling of the match”

7) Surpassing (Adjective) – अतुलनीय या उत्कृष्ट

Meaning: incomparable or outstanding.

Synonyms: exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable

Antonyms: mediocre, poor

Usage: “a picture of surpassing beauty”

8) Mitigation (Noun) – शमन

Meaning: the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

Synonyms: alleviation, reduction, diminution

Antonyms: intensification

Usage: “the identification and mitigation of pollution”

9) Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”

10) Oblivious (Adjective) – बेख़बर

Meaning: not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.

Synonyms: unaware, unconscious, heedless

Antonyms: aware, conscious

Usage: “she became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time”

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