The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month– Day 10

CONCURRENCE (noun) :

सहमति   Meaning: the fact of two or more events or circumstances happening or existing at the same time.अर्थ: एक ही समय में होने वाली या विद्यमान दो या अधिक घटनाओं या परिस्थितियों का तथ्य।
Synonym: concordance, cooperation, coincidence.
Antonym: dissonance, discord.
Usage: Because the events ran in concurrence, the coordinator could not attend both parties at the same time.

CULMINATION (noun) : परिणति 

Meaning: the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.अर्थ: किसी चीज का उच्चतम या जलवायु बिंदु, विशेष रूप से लंबे समय के बाद प्राप्त किया जाता है।
Synonym: climax, pinnacle, peak.
Antonym: nadir, base, bottom.
Usage: Their arrest was the culmination of an operation in which 120 other people were detained.

INVIGORATE(Verb) : सबल बनाना 

Meaning: to give life, vigour, or spirit toअर्थ: जीवन, जोश या भावना देना
Synonym: amp (up), animate, brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire
Antonym: damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
Usage: The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.

PLURALISM (noun) : बहुलवाद

Meaning:the quality or state of being pluralअर्थ: बहुवचन होने की गुणवत्ता या स्थिति
Synonym: more than one, double, multiple.
Antonym: single, only one, one at a time.
Usage: He spoke of the benefits of cultural pluralism.

EVANGELIZE (noun) : धर्मोपदेश देना 

Meaning: to try to convert (a group or area) to a different religion (especially Christianity).अर्थ: एक धर्म (विशेषकर ईसाई धर्म) के लिए (एक समूह या क्षेत्र) बदलने की कोशिश करना।
Synonym: lecture, platitudinize, preach, preachify, sermonize
Antonym: deconvert, dissuade, endure, hold, idle, keep
Usage: The missionaries set out to evangelize the world.

ABDICATE (Verb) : सत्ता त्यागना 

Meaning:(of a monarch) renounce one’s throne.अर्थ: (किसी नरेश का) सिंहासन त्यागना।
Synonyms: resign, retire
Usage: Because the mother chose to abdicate her role as a parent, her children have become the terrors of the neighbourhood.

EMBELLISH (verb): संवारना

Meaning: to make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in realityअर्थ: किसी चीज को वास्तविक रूप से देखने के लिए कुछ बेहतर या अधिक स्वीकार्य बनाना
Synonyms: adorn, deck
Antonyms: lessen, reduce
Usage: Grandma likes to embellish her knitting by hiding secret messages in the pattern.

FARRAGO (noun) : गड़बड़ होना 

Meaning: a confused mixture.अर्थ: एक उलझन भरा मिश्रण।
Synonyms: mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, turmoil.
Antonyms: constituent, ravel, sequence, categorization.
Usage: The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.

REPRISAL(Noun) :प्रतिहिंसा

Meaning: an act of retaliation.अर्थ: प्रतिशोध का एक कार्य।
Synonym: retaliation, counterattack
Antonym: pardon, remission
Usage: He felt secure enough in his information that he announced his opinion on the matter without fear of reprisal.


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