The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month– Day 9

1) Perversity (Noun) — प्रतिकूलता

Meaning: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness.

Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness

Antonyms: irresolution malleability compliance

Usage: “they responded with typical perversity”

2) Quashing (Verb) — रद्द करना

Meaning: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal


Usage: “his conviction was quashed on appeal”

3) 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”

4) Succumbed (Verb) – आगे घुटने टेक देना

Meaning: fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.

Synonyms: yield, give in, give way

Antonyms: resist, conquer

Usage: “we cannot merely give up and succumb to despair”

5) Lapses (Noun) — खामियों

Meaning: a brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement.

Synonyms: failure, failing, slip

Antonyms: accuracy, achievement, advantage

Usage: “a lapse of concentration in the second set cost her the match”

6) Salvage (Verb) — उबारना

Meaning: rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.

Synonyms: rescue, save, recover

Antonyms: abandon, endanger, forfeit

Usage: “an emerald and gold cross was salvaged from the wreck”

7) Contours (Noun) — रूपरेखा

Meaning: an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.

Synonyms: outline, shape, form

Antonyms: difference, reality

Usage: “she traced the contours of his face with her finger”

8) 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”

9) Wrest (Verb) — जबरन खींचना

Meaning: forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.

Synonyms:wrench, snatch, seize

Antonyms: give, aid, assist

Usage: “Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold”

10) Avowed (Verb) – स्वीकारोक्ति करना

Meaning: assert or confess openly.

Synonyms: assert, declare, state

Antonyms: deny, gainsay, censure

Usage: “he avowed that he had voted Labour in every election”

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