The Hindu Vocabulary: Day 1

Next Current Affairs provides you The Hindu Vocabulary on daily basis to improve your vocab power and helps you in your preparation for government jobs. Habit of reading Newspaper enhance your English language skills. Here some of the important vocabulary taken from the Hindu Newspaper. we are providing series of vocab as The Hindu Vocabulary.

 

Day 1 – The Hindu Vocabulary

Reconcile

Meaning = restore friendly relations between

Synonyms = resolve, smooth over, restore harmony

Antonyms = disagree, confuse, agitate

Absurd

Meaning = wildly unreasonable, illogical or inappropriate

Synonyms = ridiculous, freaky, preposterous, goofy

Antonyms = logical, reasonable, sensible, wise

Ire

Meaning = anger

Synonyms = annoyance, fury, rage

Antonyms = joy, comfort, cheer

Shrewd

Meaning = having or showing sharp powers of judgement

Synonyms = probing, penetrating, crafty, clever, sage

Antonyms = blunt, idiotic, ignorant, slow

Akin

Meaning = a similar character  

Synonyms = analogous, comparable, alike

Antonyms = alien, unrelated

Gratify

Meaning = give pleasure or satisfaction

Synonyms = gladden, delight, make content

Antonyms = depress, hurt, neglect

Augment

Meaning = make something greater by adding to it

Synonyms = boost, enlarge, strengthen

Antonyms = reduce, shorten, lessen

Mull

Meaning = think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length

Synonyms = contemplate, examine, ponder

Antonyms = ignore, neglect, dismiss

Usher

Meaning = show or guide (someone) somewhere

Synonyms = assist, help, escort, accompany

Antonyms = neglect, cease, finish

Prudently

Meaning = in a way that shows care and thoughts for the future

Synonyms = wisely, logically, shrewdly, rationally, aptly

Antonyms = stupidly, unintelligent

Refute 

Meaning = prove that (someone) is wrong

Synonyms = expose, quash, rebut, parry

Antonyms = agree, concede, endorse, concur

Impasse

Meaning = a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock

Synonyms = cessation, dilemma, checkmate, stand-off

Antonyms = solution, breakthrough, boon, agreement

Oblige

Meaning = make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something

Synonyms = bind, compel, constrain, coerce

Antonyms = free, release, let off

Errant

Meaning = erring or straying from the accepted course or standards

Synonyms = devious, offending, deviant, unorthodox

Antonyms = normal, correct, righteous

Foray 

Meaning = a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory; especially to obtain something

Synonyms = attack, assault, invasion, raid, sortie

Antonyms = idleness, laziness

 

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