Hot words List – 2

1. Odious

Meaning in English: extremely unpleasant, hateful, detestable.
Meaning in Hindi: – घिनौना, नागवार, घृणित
Usage in Sentence:
“The government condemned the odious act of grenade attack that killed 20 people.”
Synonyms: revolting, repulsive, repellant, disgusting, offensive, abhorrent.
Antonyms: delightful, pleasant, agreeable, charming.
Mnemonic: Odious sounds like odour. A bad odour causes unpleasantness.


2. Parlance

Meaning in English: a particular way of speaking or using words, a manner of speaking that is natural to native speaker of language.
Meaning in Hindi: – उच्चारण, संभाषण, शब्द बोलने ढंग, बोल-चाल
Usage in Sentence:
“Priyanka Robert Vadra is known in congress parlance as PRV.”
Synonyms: dialect, language, expression, talk, tongue.
Antonyms: silence, licensing.
Mnemonic: Parlance = par(ticular) + lan(guage). So its language of particular set of group.


3. Assiduous

Meaning in English: constant, marked by care and persistent effort, perserverance.
Meaning in Hindi: – परिश्रमी, अध्यवसायी, तत्पर
Usage in Sentence:
“Narendar Modi is one of the most assiduously built up leader in the world arena.”
Synonyms: diligent, meticulous, careful, thorough, industrious, elaborate.
Antonyms: negligent, lazy, neglectful.
Mnemonic: assiduous = ass + doing. If you are hardworking as an ass, then you are assiduous.


4. Defiant

Meaning in English: boldly resistant or challenging, open disobedience,
Meaning in Hindi: – विद्रोही, निडर
Usage in Sentence:
“Mr Masood apologized for hate speech on Saturday but turned defiant on Sunday.”
Synonyms: aggressive, audacious, bold, daring, obstinate.
Antonyms: obedient, respectful, submissive.
Mnemonic: Defiant sounds like defend. You defend by opposing force.


5. Avid

Meaning in English: having great interest or enthusiasm in something, greedy, eager.
Meaning in Hindi: – उत्सुक, लालची
Usage in Sentence:
“My father was an avid fan of great Jagjit Singh.”
Synonyms: devoted, keen, passionate, desirous.
Antonyms: cold, disloyal, dull, indifferent.
Mnemonic: avid = dravid, who is greedy for runs.


6. Hitch

Meaning in English: a temporary difficulty, move something into different position with a jerk.
Meaning in Hindi: – अड़चन, एक प्रकार की गांठ, गांठ, बंधन, स्र्कावट
Usage in Sentence:
“PSLV-C24 launch rehearsal completed without a hitch.”
Synonyms: problem, difficulty, issue, snag, obstacle.
Antonyms: help, continuation, aid, chance.
Mnemonic: Hitch sounds like stich. When you have stiches, you have some temporary difficulty.


7. Woo

Meaning in English: seek love of, try to win, seek support of.
Meaning in Hindi: – समर्थन माँगना, विवाह हेतु प्रार्थना करना
Usage in Sentence:
“Narendar Modi woos farmers in UP.”
Synonyms: address, beg, importune, butter up.
Antonyms: ignore, disregard, repulse.


8. Scorch

Meaning in English: burn the surface of something with flame or heat, to criticize severly.
Meaning in Hindi: – जलाकर राख कर देना, भूनना, जलाना, जला देना
Usage in Sentence:
“The climate of Sahara desert is scorching hot.”Synonyms: blister, roast, melt, parch.
Antonyms: freeze.
Mnemonics: Scorch sounds like torch. Lighted torch is hot.


9. Poach

Meaning in English: hunt illegally.
Meaning in Hindi: – शिकार चुराना, आखेट की चोरी करना
Usage in Sentence:
“Animals are poached for collection and illegal trade of hides.”
Synonyms: intrude, hunt illegally.
Antonyms: give, keep off.


10. Treason

Meaning in English: crime of betraying one’s country.
Meaning in Hindi: – राजद्रोह
Usage in Sentence:
“Pakistan court indicts former president Pervez Musharraf for treason.”
Synonyms: crime, deception, deceit, dishonesty, revolt.
Antonyms: truth, trustworthiness, loyality.