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English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – A

English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – A

English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – A 

Hello Friends, Today we are sharing with you English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning. This is very helpful/useful for various competitive exams.

Sr No. Word शब्द Meaning Example
1 abase अपमानित करना lower; degrade; humiliate Anna expected to have to curtsy
to the King of Siam; when told to cast herself down on the ground before him,
however she refused to abase herself.
2 abash लज्जित करना embarrass He was not at all abashed by her
open admiration.
3 abate रोक-थाम करना subside or moderate Rather than leaving immediately,
they waited for the storm to abate.
4 abbreviate संक्षिप्त करना shorten Because we were running out of
time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.
5 abdicate त्यागना renounce; give up When Edward VII abdicated the
British throne, he surprised the entire world.
6 aberrant धर्मपथ से हटनेवाला abnormal or deviant Given the aberrant nature of the
data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
7 abet उकसाना assist, usually in doing
something wrong
She was unwilling to abet him in
the swindle he had planned.
8 abeyance दुविधा suspended action The deal was held in abeyance
until her arrival.
9 abject अधम wretched; lacking pride On the streets of New York the
homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from
the wind.
10 abjure त्यागना renounce upon oath He abjured his allegiance to the
11 ablution स्नान washing His daily ablutions were
accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled “Opera in the
12 abnegation अस्वीकार renunciation; self-sacrifice Though Rudolph and Duchess
Flavia loved one another, their love was doomed, for she had to wed the king;
their act of abnegation was necessary to preserve the kingdom.
13 abominate द्वेष करना loathe; hate Moses scolded the idol
worshippers in the tribe because he abominated the custom.
14 abortive निष्फल unsuccessful; fruitless We had to abandon our abortive
15 abrasive अपघर्षक rubbing away; tending to grind
Just as abrasive cleaning
powders can wear away a shiny finish, abrasive remarks can wear away a
listener’s patience.
16 abrogate अभिनिषेध करना abolish He intended to abrogate the
decree issued by his predecessor.
17 abscond फ़रार होना depart secretly and hide The teller absconded with the
bonds and was not found.
18 absolute पूर्ण complete; totally unlimited;
Although the King of Siam was an
absolute monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without
absolute evidence of her infidelity.
19 absolve दोषमुक्त करना pardon (an offense) The father confessor absolved
him of his sins.
20 abstain बचना refrain; withhold from
After considering the effect of
alcohol on his athletic performance, he decided to abstain from drinking
while he trained for the race.
21 abstract अमूर्त theoretical; not concrete;
To him, hunger was an abstract
concept; he had never missed a meal.
22 abusive अपमानजनक coarsely insulting; physically
An abusive parent damages a
child both mentally and physically.
23 abut सीमा पर एकत्रित होना border upon; adjoin Where our estates abut, we must
build a fence.
24 abysmal निराशाजनक bottomless His arrogance is exceeded only
by his abysmal ignorance.
25 accede मान लेना agree If I accede to this demand for
blackmail, I am afraid that I will be the victim of future demands.
26 accelerate में तेजी लाने के move faster In our science class, we learn
how falling bodies accelerate.
27 accessible सुलभ easy to approach; obtainable We asked our guide whether the
ruins were accessible on foot.
28 accessory सहायक additional object; useful but
not essential thing
She bought an attractive handbag
as an accessory for her dress.
29 acclimate अभ्यास होना adjust to climate or environment One of the difficulties of our
present air age is the need of travellers to acclimate themselves to their
new and often strange environments.
30 acclivity चढ़ाना sharp upslope of a hill The car could not go up the
acclivity in high gear.
31 accolade पुरस्कार award of merit In Hollywood, an
“Oscar” is the highest accolade.
32 accord समझौते agreement She was in complete accord with
the verdict.
33 accost संभाषण करना approach and speak first to a
When the two young men accosted
me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to attack me.
34 accoutre वर्दी से सजाना equip The fisherman was accoutred with
the best that the sporting goods store could supply
35 accretion एक साथ वृद्धि growth; increase The accretion of wealth marked
the family’s rise in power.
36 accrue उपाजित होना come about by addition You must pay the interest that
has accrued on your debt as well as the principal sum.
37 acidulous थोड़ा अम्ल slightly sour; sharp; caustic James was unpopular because of
his sarcastic and acidulous remarks.
38 acme परिपूर्णता peak; pinnacle; highest point Welles’s success in Citizen Kane
marked the acme of his career as an actor; never again did he achieve such
popular acclaim.
39 acquiesce संतुष्ट होना assent; agree passively Although she appeared to
acquiesce to her employer’s suggestions, I could tell she had reservations
about the changes he wanted made.
40 acquittal दोषमुक्ति deliverance from a charge His acquittal by the jury
surprised those who had thought him guilty.
41 acrid तीखा sharp; bitterly pungent The acrid odor of burnt
gunpowder filled the room after the pistol had been fired.
42 acrimonious उग्र stinging, caustic His tendency to utter
acrimonious remarks alienated his audience.
43 actuarial बीमांकिक calculating; pertaining to
insurance statistics
According to recent actuarial
tables, life expectancy is greater today than it was a century ago.
44 actuate उकसाना motivate I fail to understand what
actuated you to reply to this letter so nastily.
45 acuity तीक्ष्णता sharpness In time his youthful acuity of
vision failed him, and he needed glasses.
46 acumen कुशाग्रता mental keenness His business acumen helped him
to succeed where others had failed.
47 adage कहावत wise saying; proverb There is much truth in the old
adage about fools and their money.
48 adamant अटल hard, inflexible He was adamant in his
determination to punish the wrongdoer.
49 addendum परिशिष्ट addition; appendix to book Jane’s editor approved her new
comparative literature text but thought it would be even better with an
addendum on recent developments in literary criticism.
50 addle सड़ा muddle; drive crazy This idiotic plan is confusing
enough to addle anyone.
51 adherent पक्षपाती supporter; follower In the wake of the scandal, the
senator’s one-time adherent quietly deserted him.
52 adjunct सहायक something attached to but
holding an inferior position
I will entertain this concept as
an adjunct to the main proposal.
53 adjuration शपथ solemn urging Her adjuration to tell the truth
did not change the witnesses’ testimony.
54 adjutant एजीटांट staff officer assisting the
commander; assistant
Though Wellington delegated many
tasks to his chief adjutant, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt
as to who made all major decisions.
55 admonish धिक्कारना warn; reprove He admonished his listeners to
change their wicked ways.
56 adorn सजाना decorate Wall paintings and carved
statues adorned the temple.
57 adroit निपुण skillful His adroit handling of the
delicate situation pleased his employers.
58 adulation मनुहार flattery; admiration The rock star thrived on the
adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
59 adulterate मिलावट करना make impure by mixing with baser
It is a crime to adulterate
foods without informing the buyer.
60 advent आगमन arrival Most Americans were unaware of
the advent of the Nuclear Age until the news of Hiroshima reached them.
61 adventitious आकस्मिक accidental; casual He found this adventitious
meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.
62 adversary वैरी opponent; enemy Batman struggled to save Gotham
City from the machinations of his wicked adversary, the Joker.
63 adverse प्रतिकूल unfavorable; hostile adverse circumstances compelled
him to close his business.
64 adversity विपत्ति poverty, misfortune We must learn to meet adversity
65 advert विज्ञापन refer to Since you advert to this matter
so frequently, you must regard it as important.
66 advocate वकील urge; plead for The abolitionists advocated
freedom for the slaves.
67 aegis तत्वावधान shield; defense Under the aegis of the Bill of
Rights, we enjoy our most treasured freedoms.
68 affable मिलनसार courteous Although he held a position of
responsibility, he was an affable individual and could be reached by anyone
with a complaint.
69 affected प्रभावित artificial; pretended His affected mannerisms
irritated may of us who had known him before his promotion.
70 affidavit शपथ-पत्र written statement made under
The court refused to accept his
statement unless he presented it in the form of an affidavit.
71 affiliation संबंधन joining; associating with His affiliation with the
political party was of short duration for he soon disagreed with his
72 affinity आत्मीयता kinship She felt an affinity with all
who suffered; their pains were her pains.
73 affirmation प्रतिज्ञान positive assertion;
confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Despite Tom’s affirmation of
innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
74 affix प्रत्यय attach or add on; fasten First the registrar had to affix
his signature to the license; then he had to affix his official seal.
75 affluence समृद्धि abundance; wealth Foreigners are amazed by the
affluence and luxury of the American way of life.
76 affront अपमान insult; offend Accustomed to being treated with
respect, Miss Challoner was affronted by Vidal’s offensive behavior.
77 agape भौंचक्का openmouthed She stared, agape, at the many
strange animals in the zoo.
78 agenda कार्यसूची items of business at a meeting We had so much difficulty
agreeing upon an agenda that there was very little time for the meeting.
79 agglomeration ढेर collection; heap It took weeks to assort the
agglomeration of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.
80 aggrandize शक्ति अथवा प्रतिक्षा में बढ़ाना increase or intensify; raise in
power, wealth, rank or honor
The history of the past quarter
century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act
aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of
81 aggregate कुल sum; total The aggregate wealth of this
country is staggering to the imagination.
82 aghast भौचक्का horrified He was aghast at the nerve of
the speaker who had insulted his host.
83 agility चपलता nimbleness The agility of the acrobat
amazed and thrilled the audience.
84 agitate उत्तेजित करना stir up; disturb Her fiery remarks agitated the
already angry mob.
85 agnostic अज्ञेयवाद का one who is skeptical of the
existence of knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
The agnostic demanded proof
before she would accept the statement of the minister.
86 agog लौटने में highly excited; intensely
We were all agog at the news
that the celebrated movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a
87 agrarian कृषि प्रधान pertaining to land or its
As a result of its recent
industrialization, the country is gradually losing its agrarian traditions.
88 alacrity तत्परता cheerful promptness He demonstrated his eagerness to
serve by his alacrity in executing the orders of his master.
89 alchemy रस-विधा medieval chemistry The changing of baser metals
into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy.
90 alcove घिरौची nook; recess Though their apartment lacked a
full-scale dining room, an alcove adjacent to the living room made an
adequate breakfast nook for the young couple.
91 alias उपनाम an assumed name John Smith’s alias was Bob
92 alienate हटाना make hostile; separate Her attempts to alienate the two
friends failed because they had complete faith in each other.
93 alimentary पाचन supplying nourishment The alimentary canal in our
bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.
94 alimony गुजारा भत्ता payments make to an ex-spouse
after divorce
Because Tony had supported Tina
through medical school, on their divorce he asked the court to award him $500
a month in alimony.
95 allay निराकरणकरना calm; pacify The crew tried to allay the
fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.
96 allege आरोप state without proof It is alleged that she had
worked for the enemy.
97 allegory रूपक story in which characters are
used as symbols; fable
Pilgrim’s Progress is an
allegory of the temptations and victories of the human soul.
98 alleviate कम करना relieve This should alleviate the pain;
if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs.
99 alliteration अनुप्रास repetition of beginning sound in
The furrow followed free is an
example of alliteration.
100 alloy मिश्र धातु mixture as of metals alloy of gold is used more
frequently than the pure metal.
101 allude संकेत करना refer indirectly Try not to allude to this matter
in his presence because the topic annoys him.
102 allure फुसलाना entice; attract allured by the song of the
sirens, the helmsman steered the ship toward the reef.
103 allusion संकेत indirect reference the allusions to mythological
characters in Milton’s poems bewilder the reader who has not studied Latin.
104 alluvial कछार का pertaining to soil deposits left
by running water
The farmers found the alluvial
deposits at the mouth of the river very fertile.
105 aloft ऊपर upward The sailor climbed aloft into
the rigging.
106 aloof अलग apart; reserved Shy by nature, she remained
aloof while all the rest conversed.
107 altercation तकरार noisy quarrel Throughout the altercation, not
one sensible word was uttered.
108 altruistic परोपकारी unselfishly generous; concerned
for others
In providing tutorial assistance
and college scholarships to hundreds of economically disadvantaged youths,
Eugene Lang performed a truly altruistic deed.
109 amalgamate मिलाना combine; unite in one body The unions will attempt to
amalgamate their groups into one national body.
110 amass एकत्र करना collect The miser’s aim is to amass and
hoard as much gold as possible.
111 amazon वीरांगना female warrior Ever since the days of Greek
mythology we refer to strong and aggressive women as amazons.
112 ambidextrous कपटी capable of using either hand
with equal ease
A switch-hitter in baseball
should be naturally ambidextrous.
113 ambience माहौल environment; atmosphere She went to the restaurant not
for the food but for the ambience.
114 ambiguous अस्पष्ट unclear or doubtful in meaning His ambiguous instructions
misled us; we did not know which road to take.
115 ambivalence उभयवृत्तिता the state of having
contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Torn between loving her parents
one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of
her feelings.
116 amble टहलना moving at an easy pace When she first mounted the
horse, she was afraid to urge the animal to go faster than a gentle amble.
117 ambrosia अमृत food of the gods ambrosia was supposed to give
immortality to any human who ate it.
118 ambulatory औषधालय able to walk He was described as an
ambulatory patient because he was not confined to his bed.
119 ameliorate सुधारना improve Many social workers have
attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the slums.
120 amenable वश्य readily managed; willing to be
He was amenable to any
suggestions that came from those he looked up to; he resented advice from his
121 amend संशोधन correct; change, generally for
the better
Hoping to amend his condition,
he left Vietnam for the United States.
122 amenities आराम convenient features; courtesies In addition to the customary
amenities for the business traveler — fax machines, modems, a health club —
the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in social amenities.
123 amiable सौम्य agreeable; lovable His amiable disposition pleased
all who had dealings with him.
124 amicable मैत्रीपूर्ण friendly The dispute was settled in an
amicable manner with no harsh words.
125 amiss अनुचित wrong; faulty Seeing her frown, he wondered if
anything were amiss.
126 amity मित्रता friendship Student exchange programs such
as the Experiment in International Living were established to promote
international amity.
127 amnesia भूलने की बीमारी loss of memory Because she was suffering from
amnesia, the police could not get the young girl to identify herself.
128 amnesty आम माफ़ी pardon When his first child was born,
the king granted amnesty to all in prison.
129 amok आपे से बाहर in a state of rage The police had to be called in
to restrain him after he ran amok in the department store.
130 amoral नीतिहीन non-moral The amoral individual lacks a
code of ethics; he should not be classified as immoral.
131 amorous रसिक moved by sexual love; loving Don Juan was known for his
amorous adventures.
132 amorphous अनाकार shapeless; vague; indeterminate John was subject to panic
attacks that left him prey to vague, amorphous fears: he knew he was
terrified, but could neither define nor explain the cause of his terror.
133 amphibian उभयचर able to live both on land and in
Frogs are classified as
134 amphitheater अखाड़ा oval building with tiers of
The spectators in the
amphitheater cheered the gladiators.
135 ample प्रचुर abundant He had ample opportunity to
dispose of his loot before his police caught up with him.
136 amplify बढ़ाना enlarge Her attempts to amplify her
remarks were drowned out by the jeers of the audience.
137 amputate अंग-विच्छेद करना cut off part of body; prune When the doctors had to amputate
Ted Kennedy’s leg to prevent the spread of cancer, he did not let the loss of
his leg keep him from participating in sports.
138 amulet ताबीज़ charm; talisman Around her neck she wore the
amulet that the witch doctor had given her.
139 anachronism कालभ्रम something or someone misplaced
in time
Shakespeare’s reference to
clocks in Julius Caesar is an anachronism; no clocks existed in Caesar’s
140 analgesic एनाल्जेसिक causing insensitivity to pain The analgesic qualities of his
lotion will provide temporary relief.
141 analogous अनुरूप comparable She called our attention to the
things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we
do the same.
142 analogy समानता similarity; parallelism Your analogy is not a good one
because the two situations are not similar.
143 anarchist अराजकतावादी person who rebels against the
established order
Only the total overthrow of all
governmental regulations would satisfy the anarchist.
144 anarchy अराजकता absence of governing body; state
of disorder
The assassination of the leaders
led to a period of anarchy.
145 anathema अभिशाप solemn curse; someone or
something that is despised
He heaped anathema upon his foe.
146 anathematize शाप देना curse The high priest anathematized
the heretic.
147 anchor लंगर secure or fasten firmly; be
fixed in place
We set the post in concrete to
anchor it in place.
148 ancillary अधीनस्थ serving as an aid or accessory;
In an ancillary capacity Doctor
Watson was helpful; however, Holmes could not trust the good doctor to solve
a perplexing case on his own.
149 anecdote उपाख्यान short account of an amusing or
interesting event
Rather than make concrete
proposals for welfare reform, President Raegan told anecdotes about poor
people who became wealthy despite their impoverished backgrounds.
150 anemia रक्ताल्पता condition in which blood lacks
red corpuscles
The doctor ascribes her
tiredness to anemia.
151 anesthetic चतनाशून्य करनेवाली औषधि substance that removes sensation
with or without loss of consciousness
His monotonous voice acted like
an anesthetic; his audience was soon asleep.
152 anguish पीड़ा acute pain; extreme suffering Visiting the site of explosion,
Premier Gorbachev wept to see the anguish of the victims and their families.
153 angular कोणीय sharp-cornered; stiff in manner His features, though angular,
were curiously attractive.
154 animadversion निन्दा critical remark He resented the animadversions
of his critics, particularly because he realized they were true.
155 animated एनिमेटेड lively Her animated expression
indicated a keenness of intellect.
156 animosity बैर active enmity He incurred the animosity of the
ruling class because he advocated limitations of their power.
157 animus विरोधपूर्ण भावना hostile feeling or intent The animus of the speaker became
obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
158 annals वर्षक्रमिक इतिहास records; history In the annals of this period, we
find no mention of democratic movements.
159 anneal पानी रखना reduce brittleness and improve
toughness by heating and cooling
After the glass is annealed, it
will be less subject to chipping and cracking.
160 annihilate सफाया destroy The enemy in its revenge tried
to annihilate the entire population.
161 annotate व्याख्या करना comment; make explanatory notes In the appendix to the novel,
the critic sought to annotate many of the more esoteric references.
162 annuity वार्षिकी yearly allowance The annuity he set up with the
insurance company supplements his social security benefits so that he can
live very comfortably without working.
163 annul अन्त करना make void The parents of the eloped couple
tried to annul the marriage.
164 anodyne पीड़ा-नाशक drug that relieves pain; opiate His pain was so great that no
anodyne could relieve it.
165 anoint तेल लगाना consecrate The prophet Samuel anointed
David with oil, crowning him king of Israel.
166 anomalous नियमविरूद्ध abnormal; irregular He was placed in the anomalous
position of seeming to approve procedures that he despised.
167 anomaly विसंगति irregularity A bird that cannot fly is an
168 anonymity नाम न छापने state of being nameless;
The donor of the gift asked the
college not to mention him by name; the dean readily agreed to respect his
169 antagonistic विरोधी hostile; opposed Despite his lawyers’ best
efforts to stop him, the angry prisoner continued to make antagonistic
remarks to the judge.
170 antecede antecede precede The invention of the
radiotelegraph anteceded the development of television by a quarter of a
171 antecedents पिछला जीवन preceding events or
circumstances that influence what comes later; early life; ancestors
Before giving permission for
Drummie to marry Estella, Miss Havisham had a few questions about the young
man’s birth and antecedents.
172 antediluvian पुराना antiquated; ancient The antediluvian customs had
apparently not changed for thousands of years.
173 anthropoid मानवाकार manlike The gorilla is the strongest of
the anthropoid animals.
174 anthropologist मानवविज्ञानी student of the history and
science of humankind
Anthropologists have discovered
several relics of prehistoric humans in this area.
175 anthropomorphic मानवरूपी having human form or
Primitive religions often have
deities with anthropomorphic characteristics.
176 anticlimax अवनति letdown in thought or emotion After the fine performance in
the first act, the rest of the play was an anticlimax.
177 antipathy घृणा aversion; dislike His extreme antipathy to dispute
caused him to avoid argumentative discussions with his friends.
178 antiquated प्राचीन obsolete; outdated Accustomed to editing his papers
on word processors, Philip thought typewriters were too antiquated for him to
179 antiseptic सड़न रोकनेवाली दबा substance that prevents
It is advisable to apply an
antiseptic to any wound, no matter how slight or insignificant.
180 antithesis विलोम contrast; direct opposite of or
This tyranny was the antithesis
of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.
181 anvil निहाई iron block used in hammering out
After heating the iron horseshoe
in the forge, the blacksmith picked it up with his tongs and set it on the
182 apathetic उदासीन indifferent He felt apathetic about the
conditions he had observed and did not care to fight against them.
183 apathy उदासीनता lack of caring; indifference A firm believer in democratic
government, she could not understand the apathy of people who never bothered
to vote.
184 ape अनुकरण करना imitate or mimic He was suspended for a week
because he had aped the principal in front of the whole school.
185 aperture छेद opening; hole She discovered a small aperture
in the wall, through which the insects had entered the room.
186 apex सर्वोच्च tip; summit; climax He was at the apex of his
187 aphasia बोली बंद होना loss of speech due to injury or
After the automobile accident,
the victim had periods of aphasia when he could not speak at all or could
only mumble incoherently.
188 aphorism कहावत pithy maxim An aphorism differs from an
adage in that it is more philosophical or scientific.
189 apiary मधमक्खियों के पालने का स्थान a place where bees are kept Although he spent many hours
daily in the apiary, he was very seldom stung by a bee.
190 aplomb अभिमान poise; composure Wellington’s nonchalance and
aplomb in the heat of battle always heartened his followers.
191 apocalyptic सर्वनाश prophetic; pertaining to
revelations; especially of disaster
His apocalyptic remarks were
dismissed by his audience as wild surmises.
192 apocryphal शंकायुक्त untrue; made up To impress his friends, Tom
invented apocryphal tales of his adventures in the big city.
193 apogee पराकाष्ठा highest point When the moon in its orbit is
furthest away from the earth, it is at its apogee.
194 apoplexy मिरगी stroke; loss of consciousness
followed by paralysis
He was crippled by an attack of
195 apostate स्वधर्मत्यागी one who abandons his religious
faith or political beliefs
Because he switched from one
party to another, his former friends shunned him as an apostate.
196 apothecary अत्तार druggist In Holland, apothecaries still
sell spices as well as ointments and pills.
197 apothegm apothegm pithy, compact saying Proverbs are apothegms that have
become familiar sayings.
198 apotheosis गुणगान deification; glorification The Roman empress Livia envied
the late emperor his apotheosis; she hoped that on her death she, too, would
be exalted to the rank of a god.
199 appal डराना dismay; shock We were appalled by the
horrifying conditions in the city’s jails.
200 apparition प्रेत ghost; phantom Hamlet was uncertain about the
identity of the apparition that had appeared and spoken to him.
201 appease तुष्टि pacify; soothe We have discovered that, when we
try to appease our enemies, we encourage them to make additional demands.
202 appellation पदवी name; title He was amazed when the witches
hailed him with his correct appellation.
203 append जोड़ना attach I shall append this chart to my
204 application उपयोग diligent attention; (secondary
meaning) apply
Pleased with how well Tom had
whitewashed the fence, Aunt Polly praised him for his application.
205 apposite उचित appropriate; fitting He was always able to find the
apposite phrase, the correct expression for every occasion.
206 appraise आंकना estimate the value of It is difficult to appraise old
paintings; it is easier to call them priceless.
207 appreciate सराहना be thankful for; increase in
worth; be thoroughly conscious of
Little Orphan Annie truly
appreciated the stocks Daddy Warbucks ave her, whose value appreciated
considerably over the years.
208 apprehend पकड़ना arrest ( a criminal); dread;
The police will apprehend the
culprit and convict him before long.
209 apprehensive भयभीत fearful; discerning His apprehensive glances at the
people who were walking in the street revealed his nervousness.
210 apprise बतलाना inform When he was apprised of the
dangerous weather conditions, he decided to postpone his trip.
211 approbation प्रशंसा approval Wanting her parents’ regard, she
looked for some sign of their approbation.
212 appropriate उपयुक्त acquire; take possession of for
one’s own use
The ranch owners appropriated
the lands that had originally been set aside for the Indians’ use.
213 appurtenances appurtenances subordinate possessions He bought the estate and all its
214 apropos अनुरूप with reference to; regarding I find your remarks apropos of
the present situation timely and pertinent.
215 aptitude योग्यता fitness; talent The counselor evaluated his
aptitudes before advising him about the career he should follow.
216 aquiline मुड़ा हुआ curved, hooked He can be recognized by his
aquiline nose, curved like the beak of the eagle.
217 arable कृषि योग्य fit for plowing The land was no longer arable;
erosion had removed the valuable topsoil.
218 arbiter मध्यस्थ person with power to decide a
matter in a dispute; judge
As an arbiter in labor disputes,
she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.
219 arbitrary मनमाना unreasonable or capricious;
The coach claimed the team lost
because the umpire made some arbitrary calls.
220 arbitrate पंचायत करना act as judge She was called upon to arbitrate
the dispute between the union and the management.
221 arboretum तरुवाटिका place where different varieties
of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
Walking along the treelined
paths of the arboretum, Rita noted poplars, firs, and some particularly fine
222 arcade आर्केड a covered passageway, usually
lined with shops
The arcade was popular with
shoppers because it gave them protection from the summer sun and the winter
223 arcane भेद का secret; mysterious What was arcane to us was clear
to the psychologist.
224 archaeology पुरातत्त्व study of artifacts and relics of
early mankind
The professor of archaeology
headed an expedition to the Gobi Desert in search of ancient ruins.
225 archaic प्राचीन antiquated Methinks, “thee,” and
“thou” are archaic words that are no longer part of our normal
226 archetype मूलरूप आदर्श prototype; primitive pattern The Brooklyn Bridge was the
archetype of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and
New Jersey.
227 archipelago द्वीपसमूह group of closely located islands When he looked at the map and
saw the archipelagoes in the South Seas, he longed to visit them.
228 archives अभिलेखागार public records; place where
public records are kept
These documents should be part
of the archives so that historians may be able to evaluate them in the
229 ardor ललक heat; passion; zeal Katya’s ardor was contagious;
soon all her fellow demonstrators were busily making posters and handing out
flyers, inspired by her ardent enthusiasm for the cause.
230 arduous कठिन hard; strenuous Her arduous efforts had sapped
her energy.
231 argot खिचड़ी भाषा slang In the argot of the underworld,
she “was taken for a ride.”
232 aria आरिया operatic solo At her Metropolitan Opera
audition, Marian Anderson sang an aria from Norma.
233 arid बंजर dry; barren The cactus had adapted to
survive in an arid environment.
234 aristocracy शिष्टजन hereditary nobility; privileged
Americans have mixed feelings
about hereditary aristocracy:
235 armada Armada fleet of warships Queen Elizabeth’s navy was able
to defeat the mighty armada that threatened the English coast.
236 aromatic खुशबूदार fragrant Medieval sailing vessels brought
aromatic herbs from China to Europe.
237 arraign कलंक लगाना charge in court; indict After his indictment by the
Grand Jury, the accused man was arraigned in the County Criminal Court.
238 array सरणी marshal; draw up in order His actions were bound to array
public sentiment against him.
239 array सरणी clothe; adorn She liked to watch her
motherarray herself in her finest clothes before going out for the evening.
240 arrears बकाया being in debt He was in arrears with his
payments on the car.
241 arrogance हेकड़ी pride, haughtiness The arrogance of the nobility
was resented by the middle class.
242 arroyo अरोयो gully Until the heavy rains of the
past spring, this arroyo had been a dry bed.
243 articulate स्पष्ट effective; distinct Her articulate presentation of
the advertising campaign impressed her employers.
244 artifacts कलाकृतियों products of primitive culture Archaeologists debated the
significance of the artifacts discovered in the ruins of Asia Minor and came
to no conclusion.
245 artifice चालाकी deception; trickery The Trojan War proved to the
Greeks that cunning and artifice were often more effective than military
246 artisan शिल्पी a manually skilled worker Artists and artisans alike are
necessary to the development of a culture.
247 artless अनाड़ी without guile; open and honest Red Riding Hood’s artless
comment, “Grandma, what big eyes you have!” indicates the child’s
innocent surprises at her “grandmother’s” changed appearance.
248 ascendancy प्रभुत्व controlling influence President Marcos failed to
maintain his ascendency over Philippines.
249 asceptic asceptic preventing infection; having a
cleansing effect
Hospitals succeeded in lowering
the mortality rate as soon as they introduced asceptic conditions.
250 ascetic तपस्वी practicing self-denial; austere The wealthy young man could not
understand the ascetic life led by the monks.
251 asceticism वैराग्य doctrine of self-denial We find asceticism practiced in
many monastries.
252 ascribe कारण बताना refer; attribute; assign I can ascribe no motive for her
253 ashen भस्मवर्ण ash-colored; deadly pale Her face was ashen with fear.
254 asinine गदहे का stupid Your asinine remarks prove that
you have not given this problem any serious consideration.
255 askance कनखियों with a sideways or indirect look Looking askance at her
questioner, she displayed her scorn.
256 askew तिरछा crookedly; slanted; at an angle When he placed his hat askew
upon his head, his observers laughed.
257 asperity तीक्ष्णता sharpness (of temper) These remarks, spoken with
asperity, stung the boys to whom they had been directed.
258 aspersion कलंक slanderous remark Do not cast aspersions on her
259 aspirant आकांक्षी seeker after position or status Although I am as aspirant for
public office, I am not willing to accept the dictates of the party bosses.
260 aspiration आकांक्षा noble ambition Youth’s aspirations should be as
lofty as the stars.
261 assail आक्रमण करना assault He was assailed with questions
after his lecture.
262 assay परख analyze; evaluate When they assayed the ore, they
found that they had discovered a very rich vein.
263 assent अनुमति agree; accept It gives me great pleasure to
assent to your request.
264 assert जोर state strongly or positively;
insist on or demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc).
When Jill asserted that nobody
else in the junior class had such an early curfew, her parents Asserted
themselves, telling her that if she didn’t get home by nine o’clock she would
be grounded for the week.
265 assessment मूल्यांकन estimation; appraisal I would like to have your
assessment of the situation in South Africa.
266 assiduous परिश्रमी diligent It took Rembrandt weeks of
assiduous labor before he was satisfied with his portrait of his son.
267 assimilate पचाना absorb; cause to become
The manner in which the United
States was able to assimilate the hordes of immigrants during the nineteenth
and early part of the twentieth centuries will always be a source of pride.
268 assuage शांत करना ease; lessen(pain) Your messages of cheer should
assuage her suffering.
269 assumption कल्पना something taken for granted; the
taking over or taking possession of
The young princess made the
foolish assumption that the regent would not object to her Assumption of
270 assurance बीमा promise or pledge; certainty;
When Gutherie gave Guiness his
assurance that rehearsals were going well, he spoke with such assurance that
Guiness was convinced.
271 asteroid छोटा तारा small planet asteroids have become
commonplace to the readers of interstellar travel stories in science fiction
272 astigmatism दृष्टिवैषम्य eye defect that prevents proper
As soon as his parents
discovered that the boy suffered from astigmatism, they took him to the
optometrist for corrective glasses.
273 astral सूक्ष्म relating to the stars She was amazed at the number of
astral bodies the new telescope revealed.
274 astringent स्तम्मक binding; causing contraction;
harsh or severe
The astringent quality of
unsweetened lemon juice made swallowing difficult.
275 astronomical खगोलीय enormously large or extensive The government seemed willing to
spend astronomical sums on weapons development.
276 astute चतुर wise; shrewd That was a very astute
277 asunder अलग-अलग into parts; apart Their points of view are poles
278 asylum अस्पताल place of refuge or shelter;
The refugees sought asylum from
religious persecution in a new land.
279 asymmetric असममित not identical on both sides of a
dividing central line
Because one eyebrow was set
markedly higher than the other, William’s face had a particularly asymmetric
280 atavism विरासत resemblance to remote ancestors
rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback
Martin seemed an atavism to his
Tuscan ancestors who lavished great care on their small plots of soil.
281 atheistic नास्तिक वृत्ति का denying the existence of God His atheistic remarks shocked
the religious worshippers.
282 atone हरजाना देना make amends for; pay for He knew no way in which he could
atone for his brutal crime.
283 atrocity क्रूरता brutal deed In time of war, many atrocities
are committed by invading armies.
284 atrophy शोष wasting away Polio victims need physiotherapy
to prevent the atrophy of affected limbs.
285 attenuate दुर्बल होना make thin; weaken By withdrawing their forces, the
generals hoped to attenuate the enemy lines.
286 attest attest testify; bear witness Having served as a member of a
grand jury, I can attest that our system of indicting individuals is in need
of improvement.
287 attribute गुण essential quality His outstanding attribute was
his kindness.
288 attribute गुण ascribe; explain I attribute her success in
science to the encouragement she received from her parents.
289 attrition संघर्षण gradual wearing down They decided to wage a war of
attrition rather than to rely on all-out attack.
290 audacious साहसी daring; bold Audiences cheered as Luke
Skywalker and Princess Leia made their audacious, death-defying leap to
freedom and escaped Darth Vader’s troops.
291 audit आडिट examination of accounts When the bank examiners arrived
to hold their annual audit, they discovered the embezzlements of the chief
292 augment बढ़ाना increase How can we hope to augment our
forces when our allies are deserting us?
293 augury शकुन omen; prophecy He interpreted the departures of
the birds as an augury of evil.
294 august अगस्त impressive; majestic Visiting the palace at
Versailes, she was impressed by the august surroundings in which she found
295 aureole किरणों का पुंज sun’s corona; halo Many medieval paintings depict
saintly characters with aureols around their heads.
296 auroral Auroral pertaining to the aurora
The auroral display was
particularly spectacular that evening.
297 auspicious शुभ favoring success With favorable weather
conditions, it was an auspicious moment to set sail.
298 austere सादगीपसन्द strict, stern His austere demeanor prevented
us from engaging in our usual frivolous activities.
299 austerity तपस्या sternness; severity; lack of
The austerity and dignity of the
court were maintained by the new justices, who were a strict and solemn
300 authenticate को प्रमाणित prove genuine An expert was needed to
authenticate the original Van Gogh painting, distinguishing it from its
301 authoritarian सत्तावादी favoring or exercising total
control; non-democratic
The people had no control over
their destiny; they were forced to obey the dictates of the authoritarian
302 authoritative आधिकारिक having the weight of authority;
We accepted her analysis of the
situation as authoritative.
303 autocrat अनियन्त्रित शासक monarch with supreme power He ran his office like an
autocrat, giving no one else any authority.
304 automaton आटोमैटिक मशीन mechanism that imitates actions
of humans
Long before science fiction
readers became aware of robots, writers were creating stories of automation
who could outperform humans.
305 autonomous स्वायत्त self-governing This island is a colony;
however, in most matters, it is autonomous and receives no orders from the
mother country.
306 autopsy शव परीक्षण examination of a dead body;
The medical examiner ordered an
autopsy to determine the cause of death.
307 auxiliary सहायक offering or providing help;
additional or sub-sidiary
To prepare for the emergency,
they built an auxiliary power station.
308 avarice लोभ greed for wealth King Midas’s avarice has been
famous for centuries.
309 aver दृढ़ता से कहना state confidently I wish to aver that I am certain
of success.
310 averse प्रतिकूल reluctant He was averse to revealing the
sources of his information.
311 aversion घृणा firm dislike Their mutual aversion was so
great that they refused to speak to one another.
312 avert टालना prevent; turn away She averted her eyes from the
dead cat on the highway.
313 aviary पक्षीशाल enclosure for birds The aviary at the zoo held
nearly 300 birds.
314 avid उत्सुक greedy; eager for He was avid for learning and
read everything he could get.
315 avocation धन्धा secondary or minor occupation His hobby proved to be so
fascinating and profitable that gradually he abandoned his regular occupation
and concentrated on his avocation.
316 avow खुलकर कहना declare openly I must avow that I am innocent.
317 avuncular avuncular like an uncle Avuncular pride did not prevent
him from noticing his nephew’s shortcomings.
318 awe भय solemn wonder The tourists gazed with awe at
the tremendous expanse of the Grand Canyon.
319 awl सूआ pointed tool used for piercing She used an awl to punch
additional holes in the leather belt she had bought.
320 awry टेढ़ा distorted; crooked He held his head awry, giving
the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.
321 axiom स्वयंसिद्ध self-evident truth requiring no
Before a student can begin to
think along the lines of Euclidean geometry, he must accept certain
principles or axioms.
322 azure नीला sky blue azure skies are indicative of
good weather.

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