The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 16-04-2023
1. Penitent (Adjective): अनुतापी : feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant.
Synonyms: repentant, remorseful, ashamed
Antonyms: impenitent, unrepentant, unapologetic
Example Sentence: “I’m sorry, ” she said with a penitent smile.
2. Perjury (Noun) : झूठा साक्ष्य: the crime of telling lies in court when you have promised to tell the truth
Synonyms: lying under oath, violation of an oath, giving false evidence
Antonyms: fact, truism, verity
Example Sentence: Two key witnesses at her trial committed perjury.
3. Quotidian (Adjective) : दैनिक : of or occurring every day; daily
Synonyms: usual, ubiquitous, ordinary, frequent
Antonyms: extraordinary, unusual, infrequent
Example Sentence: Television has become part of our quotidian existence.
4. Fortify (Verb) : मज़बूत : to make something stronger, especially in order to protect it; strengthen (someone) mentally or physically
Synonyms: brace, strengthen
Antonyms: shake, discourage, undermine, demoralize
Example Sentence: The stone wall was the first step, but they needed more to properly fortify the city.
5. Impregnable (Adjective) : अजेय : incapable of being overcome, challenged, or defeated
Synonyms: invincible, invulnerable, unconquerable
Antonyms: susceptible, vulnerable
Example Sentence: The prison’s impregnable security wall makes it impossible for inmates to leave the grounds.
6. Pluralism (Noun) : the existence of different types of people, who have different beliefs and opinions, within the same society
Synonyms: diversity, heterogeneity, multiplicity, variety
Antonyms: uniformity, similarity, consistency, sameness
Example Sentence: We know it’s not easy to maintain pluralism in a country.
7. Vouch (Verb) : गारंटी देना : assert or confirm as a result of one’s own experience that something is true
Synonyms: certify, attest, witness, ensure, guarantee
Example Sentence: Ally said she would vouch to her boss that her friend was a strong candidate for the job at her work.
8. Gall And Wormwood (Idiom) : strong feelings of bitterness and resentment.
Synonyms: bitterness, harsh, hatred
Example Sentence:Ever since he lost the election for school president, he only feels gall and wormwood, thinkingof my unworthy opponent.
9. Flimsy (Adjective) : कमज़ोर : comparatively light and insubstantial; easily damaged.
Synonyms: fragile, insubstantial, feeble, light
Antonyms: sturdy, substantial, strong
Example Sentence: The storm flattened the flimsy wooden huts that the villagers lived in.
10. Veracious (Adjective) : सत्यनिष्ठ : honest and not telling or containing any lies
Synonyms: honest, truthful, genuine
Antonyms: mendacious, dishonest, untruthful
Example Sentence: He was a strictly veracious reporter.