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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 22-02-2021

Swati Mahendras

1. DISCONTENT (VERB): (असंतोष): dissatisfaction

Synonyms: disaffection, grievances

Antonyms: contentment

Example Sentence:

Voters voiced discontent with both parties.

2. ABRASIVE (ADJECTIVE): (काटू): caustic

Synonyms: cutting, grating

Antonyms: kind

Example Sentence:

Her abrasive and arrogant personal style won her few friends.

3. EUPHEMISM (NOUN): (प्रेयोक्ति): substitute

Synonyms: understatement, underplaying

Antonyms: dysphemism

Example Sentence:

The jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts.

4. HEDONISTIC (ADJECTIVE): (सुखवादी): self-indulgent

Synonyms: indulgent, pleasure-seeking

Antonyms: ascetic

Example Sentence:

He accepted bodily without farther questioning the hedonistic psychology.

5. EPITOMIZE (VERB): (संक्षिप्त करना): summarize

Synonyms: abstract, precis

Antonyms: elaborate

Example Sentence:

For the benefit of our readers, we will epitomize the pamphlet.

6. SIDESTEP (VERB): (बचना): avoid

Synonyms: evade, dodge

Antonyms: tackle

Example Sentence:

He neatly sidestepped the questions about riots.

7. DOGMA (NOUN): (शिक्षण): teaching

Synonyms: belief, conviction

Antonyms: doubt

Example Sentence:

In place of dogma, the elements of religion were alone to be taught.

8. JEOPARDIZE (VERB): (जोखिम में डालना): threaten

Synonyms: endanger, imperil

Antonyms: safeguard

Example Sentence:

He said that the deportations could jeopardize international negotiations.

9. PANDEMONIUM (NOUN): (हंगामा): bedlam

Synonyms: chaos, mayhem

Antonyms: silence

Example Sentence:

There was complete pandemonium here.

10. ASSUAGE (VERB): (राहत देना): relieve

Synonyms: ease, alleviate

Antonyms: Aggravate

Example Sentence:

The letter assuaged the fears of most members.

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