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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 13-02-2020

Swati Mahendras

1. DEVOLUTION (NOUN): (हस्तांतरण): decentralization

Synonyms: delegation, dispersal

Antonyms: centralization

Example Sentence:

Its focus was to draw up a detailed blueprint for devolution.

 2. LANGUISH (VERB): (दुर्बल): weaken

Synonyms: deteriorate, decline

Antonyms: thrive, flourish

Example Sentence:

Plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant.

3. EARMARK (VERB): (निर्धारित): reserve

Synonyms: set aside

Antonyms: ignore, neglect.

Example Sentence:

Many teens earmark their money for college expenses.

 4. DORMANT (ADJECTIVE): (निष्क्रिय): asleep

Synonyms: sleeping, slumbering

Antonyms: awake, active

Example Sentence:

The seeds will remain dormant until the spring.

 5. FORMIDABLE (ADJECTIVE): (दुर्जेय): intimidating

Synonyms: frightening, terrifying

Antonyms: comforting, easy

Example Sentence:

He does have a formidable temper, you know.

6. ADMONISH (VERB): (धिक्कारना): scold

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke

Antonyms: praise, commend

Example Sentence:

She admonished me for appearing at breakfast unshaven.

7. GALORE (ADJECTIVE): (बहुतायत): in abundance.

Synonyms: aplenty, in profusion

Antonyms: scarce

Example Sentence:

There were prizes galore for everything.

8. CAPRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (मनमौजी): changeable

Synonyms: fickle, inconstant

Antonyms: stable, consistent

Example Sentence:

The state has a capricious and often brutal administration.

9. ABROGATE (VERB): (अभिनिषेध करना): repudiate

Synonyms: revoke, repeal

Antonyms: institute, introduce

Example Sentence:

Engagements were binding, and then proceeded to abrogate this particular engagement.

 10. RESILIENCE (NOUN): (लचीलता): flexibility

Synonyms: pliability, elasticity

Antonyms: rigidity, fragility

Example Sentence:

She has shown great resilience to stress.


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