The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month– Day 22

CONCEDE (verb) : मेल खाना

  • Meaning : admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • अर्थ: स्वीकार करते हैं या सहमत होते हैं कि पहले इनकार या विरोध करने के बाद कुछ सच है।
  • Synonyms : accept, admit, allow, capitulate
  • Antonyms: defend, deny, disallow
  • Usage: If we concede to the criminal the right to a further chance we concede it to ourselves.

CUTTING EDGE (adjective) : अग्रणी

  • Meaning: highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक उन्नत; अभिनव या अग्रणी।
  • Synonyms: a progressive, revolutionary, trailblazing, novel.
  • Antonyms: conventional, customary, established, traditional.
  • Usage : The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.

SHREWD(Adjective) :  चालाक

  • Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • अर्थ: निर्णय की तेज शक्तियाँ होना या दिखाना; चतुर।
  • Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
  • Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
  • Usage: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

INVIGORATE(Verb) :  सबल बनाना

  • Meaning: to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • अर्थ: प्राण, शक्ति या आत्मा 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.

EPHEMERAL (Adjective) : अस्थायी

  • Meaning: Lasting for short time
  • अर्थ: कम समय तक रहना
  • Synonyms: Temporary, Short-lived, transient.
  • Antonyms: long-lived, enduring, everlasting, eternal, perpetual.
  • Example: time is ephemeral so don’t waste it.

PROTAGONISTS(noun) : मुख्य पात्र

  • Meaning: the leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.
  • अर्थ: किसी नाटक, फिल्म, उपन्यास आदि में प्रमुख चरित्र या प्रमुख पात्रों में से एक।
  • Synonym: supporter, upholder
  • Antonym: opponent
  • Example : For the next nine years he was the protagonist of Reform.

VALIANT (Adjective) : बहादुर

  • Meaning: possessing or showing courage or determination.
  • अर्थ: साहस या दृढ़ संकल्प रखना या दिखाना।
  • Synonyms: brave, fearless, courageous, valorous
  • Antonyms: cowardly, irresolute
  • Example: Firemen are valiant individuals who put their lives on the line to save others.

RELEGATE (Verb) : निर्वासित कर देना

  • Meaning: assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • अर्थ: हीन पद या पद को सौंपना।
  • Synonyms: downgrade, banish, exile, degrade
  • Antonyms: upgrade, promote
  • Example: If you don’t want your boss to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better watch what you say on social media.

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