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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 15-06-2021

Swati Mahendras

1. VAUNT (VERB): (प्रशंसा करना): acclaim

Synonyms: esteem, revere

Antonyms: criticize

Example Sentence:

He was initially vaunted by the West for his leadership of the country.

2. UNSEEMLY (ADJECTIVE): (अनुचित): indecorous

Synonyms: improper, inappropriate

Antonyms: seemly

Example Sentence:

The discussion led to nothing but an unseemly squabble.

3. CATHARSIS (NOUN): (शुद्धिकरण): purging

Synonyms: purgation, purification

Antonyms: repression

Example Sentence:

Music is a means of catharsis for many of us.

4. INFANTILE (ADJECTIVE): (बचकाना): childish

Synonyms: babyish, immature

Antonyms: mature

Example Sentence:

The point about fairies etc. is so infantile in logic I can barely contain my disbelief.

5. INGRAINED (ADJECTIVE): (दीर्घस्थायी): entrenched

Synonyms: established, fixed

Antonyms: transient

Example Sentence:

She wanted to wake up with his scent ingrained in her skin.

6. CELLAR (NOUN): (तहखाना): basement

Synonyms: vault, crypt

Antonyms: attic

Example Sentence:

The servants led us down into a cellar.

7. OMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): (अमंगल): threatening

Synonyms: menacing, baleful

Antonyms: promising

Example Sentence:

My ominous tone didn’t register with him.

8. MALAISE (NOUN): (अप्रसन्नता): unhappiness

Synonyms: restlessness, uneasiness

Antonyms: comfort

Example Sentence:

An infected person will feel a general malaise.

9. STRICKEN (ADJECTIVE): (तंग): troubled

Synonyms: affected, afflicted

Antonyms: unaffected

Example Sentence:

The pilot landed the stricken aircraft.

10. OSTENSIBLE (ADJECTIVE): (ख़याली): apparent

Synonyms: seeming, outward

Antonyms: real

Example Sentence:

The real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint.

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