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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 14-01-2020

Aditi Mahendras
The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 14-01-2020

1. ABDICATE (VERB): (त्यागना) fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty).

Synonyms: disown, spurn, renounce

Antonyms: keep, assume, hold 

Example Sentence: 

She abdicated all responsibility for the project.

2. VEERED (VERB): (मुड गई) suddenly change an opinion, subject, type of behavior, etc.

Synonyms: bend, shift

Antonyms: stay, straighten 

Example Sentence: 

If we do not veer we will be upon the rocks within the hour.

3. PROTOCOLS (NOUN): (अदिलेख) official procedure or systems of rules governing affairs.

Synonyms: agreement, obligation 

Antonyms: rudeness, crudeness 

Example Sentence: 

According to the protocol the new ambassador will present his credentials to the President.

4. STAMPEDE (NOUN): (भगदड़) sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals.

Synonyms: charge, panic 

Antonyms: retreat, standing

Example Sentence: 

Among the strikers there was a break that swiftly spread and became a stampede.

5. COGNIZABLE (ADJECTIVE): (संज्ञेय) perceptible; clearly identifiable.

Synonyms: visible, palpable 

Antonyms: hidden, vague 

Example Sentence: 

His was a cognizable offence.

6. CONVERSELY (ADVERB): (इसके विपरीत) in an opposite way. 

Synonyms: reversed, contrary 

Antonyms: similar, alike, same 

Example Sentence: 

Conversely youth is depicted as a time of vitality and good health.

7. OMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): (अमंगल) impression that something bad is going to happen. 

Synonyms: menacing, apocalyptic 

Antonyms: bright, happy, lucky 

Example Sentence: 

It seemed an extraordinary thing, an ominous object, a sign.

8. WRIT (NOUN): (आज्ञापत्र) a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act.

Synonyms: summons, warrant, indictment 

Antonyms: exoneration, praise 

Example Sentence: 

The two reinstated officers issued a writ for libel against the applicants.

9. CYNICAL (ADJECTIVE): (निंदक) believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; 

Synonyms: derisive, mocking 

Antonyms: believing, hopeful 

Example Sentence: 

He was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun.

10. SCOURGE (NOUN): (विपत्ति) person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.

Synonyms: afflict, plague 

Antonyms: reward, advantage, delight

Example Sentence: 

Political methods used to scourge and oppress workers.


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