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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 14-03-2023

Swati Mahendras

1. Crux (Noun) : जड़ / मूल बिंदु : the most important or serious part of a matter, problem, or argument

Synonyms: essence, core, root

Example Sentence: When Jake was asked about his failure to complete the project, he cited an illness as the crux of his problem.

2. Punitive (Adjective) : दंडात्मक : inflicting or intended as punishment; used to describe costs that are so high they are difficult to pay

Synonyms: penal, correctional, corrective

Example Sentence:She is suing the newspaper for $5 millionpunitive damages, claiming they  knew the article about her was untrue.

3. Ruse (Noun) : चाल : an action intended to deceive someone; a trick.

Synonyms: ploy, stratagem, tactic

Example Sentence:Eleanor tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house.

4. Abode (Noun) : निवास : a place of residence; a house or home.

Synonyms: home, house, residence

Example Sentence: Lacking a physical abode, the homeless man slept in the park.

5. Licit (Adjective): जायज : not forbidden; lawful

Synonyms: legitimate, permissible, admissible

Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate, illicit

Example Sentence: She made some money by licit means.

6. Cryptic (Adjective) : गुप्त : having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.

Synonyms: enigmatic, mysterious, hard to understand

Antonyms: understandable, apparent, clear

Example Sentence: If Marsha expects her students to use the cryptic map to find the treasure hidden in the classroom, she will need to provide them with a few more clues.

7. Regale (Verb) : मनोरंजन करना: to entertain someone with stories or jokes

Synonyms: entertain, amuse, delighted

Antonyms: bored, tired

Example Sentence: She regaled the guests with the best dishes she could offer.

8. Complacent (Adjective): आत्मसंतुष्ट : feeling so satisfied with your own abilities or situation that you feel you do not need to try any harder

Synonyms: nonchalant, casual, apathetic

Antonyms: aware, interested, attentive

Example Sentence: With 66 deaths on our roads every week, none of us can afford to be complacent.

9. Probe (Noun) : जााँच : a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter

Synonyms: inquest, scrutiny

Antonyms: neglect, disregard

Example Sentence: A robot is being sent inside the school to probe the building for explosive devices.

10. Snub (Verb): to insult someone by not giving them any attention or treating them as if they are not important

Synonyms: rebuff, repulse, brush-off, cold shoulder

Antonyms: acknowledge, approve, compliment

Example Sentence: Her refusal to attend the dinner is being seen as a deliberate snub to the President.

11-Intransigence (Noun) : हठ : refusing to change your opinions or behavior

Synonyms: stubbornness, obduracy, obstinacy, persistence

Antonyms: complaint, flexible

Example Sentence:  He often appeared angry and frustrated by the intransigence of both sides.


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