The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: April Month– Day 9

Air- Tight (adjective)

  • Meaning:- having no weaknesses; unassailable.
  • अर्थ: – कोई कमजोरी नहीं है; अभेद्य।

Dastardly (adjective) : नीच

  • Meaning:- wicked and cruel.
  • अर्थ: – दुष्ट और क्रूर।
  • Synonyms:- contemptible, cowardly
  • Antonyms:- honorable, respectable, worthy

Convoy (noun) : रक्षक दल

  • Meaning:- (of a warship or armed troops) accompany (a group of ships or vehicles) for protection.
  • अर्थ: – (एक युद्धपोत या सशस्त्र सैनिकों के) सुरक्षा के लिए (जहाजों या वाहनों का एक समूह) साथ होते हैं।
  • Synonyms:- attendance, attendant, companion
  • Example:- The second attack on the Scandinavian convoy occurred on 12th December.

Minutiae (noun) : सूक्ष्म विचार

  • Meaning:- the small, precise, or trivial details of something.
  • अर्थ: – किसी चीज का छोटा, सटीक या तुच्छ विवरण।
  • Synonyms:- trivia, incidental
  • Example:- But it is unnecessary to trace these studies in all their minutiae.

Painstaking (adjective) : मेहनती

  • Meaning:- done with or employing great care and thoroughness.
  • अर्थ: –  बड़ी सावधानी और निष्ठा से काम लिया या किया।
  • Synonyms:- careful, conscientious, diligent
  • Antonyms:- careless, lazy
  • Example:- No science or painstaking can make up for his not doing this.

Perpetrators (noun) : अपराधी

  • Meaning:- a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
  • अर्थ: –  जो व्यक्ति हानिकारक, अवैध या अनैतिक कार्य करता है।
  • Synonyms:- criminal, executioner
  • Example:- His sole ambition just now was to fix the crime definitely on the perpetrator.

Brickbat (noun) रोड़ा

  • Meaning: an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another’s feelings
  • अर्थ: एक अधिनियम या अभिव्यक्ति जो दिखावा करती है और आमतौर पर दूसरे की भावनाओं को आहत करने का इरादा रखती है
  • Synonyms: affront, barb, epithet, indignity.
  • Antonyms: accolade, commendation, compliment, acclaim.
  • Usage: The candidates were reduced to hurling brickbats at each other.

TREASON (noun) राज-द्रोह

  • Meaning: the action of betraying someone or something.
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज़ को धोखा देने की क्रिया।
  • Synonyms: betrayal, disloyalty, falsity, treachery.
  • Antonyms: faithfulness, loyalty, staunchness, steadfastness.
  • Usage: Reading a friend’s diary without permission would have to be regarded as the ultimate act of personal treason.

MEDDLE (verb) हस्तक्षेप करना

  • Meaning: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
  • अर्थ: किसी ऐसी चीज़ में हस्तक्षेप करना जो किसी की चिंता न हो।
  • Synonyms: interlope, intrude, poke, pry.
  • Antonyms: shun, disregard, neglect, overlook.
  • Usage: Please stop meddling in your sister’s life, even though you mean well.

OVERTURE (noun) : सन्धि प्रस्ताव

  • Meaning: an introduction to something more substantial.
  • अर्थ: कुछ अधिक पर्याप्त करने के लिए एक परिचय।
  • Synonyms: prelude, introduction, opening, voluntary.
  • Antonyms: conclusion, epilogue, aftermath, coda.
  • Usage: He spent more time with the orchestra, with the overture in the beginning of the show than the whole block of the show.

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