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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 27-02-2020

Priyanka Mahendras

1. FEND (VERB): (बचाना): defend

Synonyms: oppose, cover

Antonyms: disregard, face

Example Sentence:

She had to fend for all after the death of her husband.

2. DEFECTOR (NOUN): (दलबदलू): traitor

Synonyms: turncoat, betrayer

Antonyms: loyalist, supporter

Example Sentence:

She didn't want to be involved with anyone who had a son as a defector.

3. DEFLECT (VERB): (मोड़ना): bounce off

Synonyms: avert, bend

Antonyms: stay, straighten

Example Sentence:

His inductive electrical machine could deflect a magnet and decompose iodide of


4. TRANSPIRE (VERB): (होना): occur

Synonyms: arise, chance

Antonyms: cause, stop

Example Sentence:

What they thought—which might have been interesting—did not transpire.

5. TOPPLE (VERB): (गिर जाना): overthrow

Synonyms: collapse, overturn

Antonyms: hold, place

Example Sentence:

She toppled over when I touched her.

6. FETTER (VERB): (रोक लगाना): tie up

confine, hamper

Antonym: free, liberate

Example Sentence:

Recession fettered the company from any further investments.

7. FLAGRANT (ADJECTIVE): (कुप्रसिद्ध): blatant

bold, outrageous

Antonyms: fabulous, amazing

Example Sentence:

The flagrant attack of 26/11 shook the nation to its core.

8. ESCAPADE (NOUN): (शरारत): usually a light hearted adventure

Synonyms: mischief, vagary

Antonyms: seriousness, gravity

Example Sentence:

The teen’s little escapade at the club earned him 6 months imprisonment.

9. EMINENT (ADJECTIVE): (अग्रगण्य): remarkable

Synonyms: esteemed, famed

Antonym: insignificant, unremarkable

Example Sentence:

Big B is one of the most eminent stars of Indian cinema.

10. EMULATE (VERB): (अनुकरण करना): copy

Synonyms: imitate, mimic

Antonyms: differ, oppose

Example Sentence:

The kids emulated the characters very nicely in the play.

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