The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month 20– Day 21

REVERE(verb) : आदर-सत्कार करना

  • Meaning: to regard someone or something with great respect or devotion
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज को बहुत सम्मान या भक्ति के साथ मानना
  • Synonyms: admire, adore
  • Antonyms: criticize
  • Example: It’s a sad truth that many Americans revere movie stars and sports figures as demi-gods.

IMPERATIVE (adjective) अनिवार्य

  • Meaning: Of vital importance; crucial.
  • Synonyms: indispensable, exigent, essential, urgent.
  • Antonyms: negligible, insignificant, trivial, secondary.
  • Usage: It is imperative that couples should communicate in order to know the root of the conflict.

ECCENTRIC(Adjective) : केंद्रभ्रष्ठ

  • Meaning:deviating from the norm
  • अर्थ: आदर्श से भटकना
  • Synonyms: bizarre, curious
  • Antonyms: common, familiar
  • Example: She’s a little eccentric but still fun to be around.

SAGE (adjective) : समझदार

  • Meaning: profoundly wise.
  • अर्थ: गहरा बुद्धिमान।
  • Synonyms: sagacious, erudite, discerning, judicious.
  • Antonyms: dumb, imbecile, moronic, slow-witted.
  • Example: A sage suggestion that they think long and hard before deciding to marry at such a young age

GRIM (adjective) : विकट

  • Meaning: very serious or gloomy.
  • अर्थ: बहुत गंभीर या उदास।
  • Synonyms: stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable
  • Antonyms: amiable, pleasant
  • Example: His expression was grim when he told them they had lost their jobs.

NIMBLY (Adjective) : दक्षतापूर्वक 

  • Meaning: having or showing quickness of mind
  • अर्थ: मन का तेज होना या दिखना
  • Synonym: alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever
  • Antonym:  dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull,

PERSUASION (noun) : अनुनय

  • Meaning: a belief or set of beliefs, especially religious or political ones.
  • अर्थ: मान्यताओं का एक विश्वास या सेट, विशेषकर धार्मिक या राजनीतिक।
  • Synonyms: opinion, conviction, faith, view.
  • Antonyms: dissuasion, distrust, constraint, disbelief.
  • Usage: Political leaders and women of all political persuasions are expected to attend the commemorations.

STENTORIAN (adjective)  : बुलंद

  • Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
  • अर्थ:  (किसी व्यक्ति की आवाज़) ज़ोर से और शक्तिशाली।
  • Synonyms: booming, clangorous, piercing, roaring.
  • Antonyms: soothing, muffled, muted, softened.
  • Usage: When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.

Contrite (Adjective) : मनोव्यथित

  • Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
  • अर्थ: मान्यता को पछतावा या व्यक्त करना कि किसी ने गलत किया है।
  • Synonym: remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful
  • Antonym: unrepentant, defiant
  • Example:  She must be humble and contrite.

LEAVEN (verb) : संशोधित

  • Meaning: permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.
  • अर्थ: बेहतर के लिए परमिट और संशोधित (परिवर्तित) (कुछ)।
  • Synonyms: permeate, pervade, transform, modify.
  • Antonyms: depress, relegate, demote, slash.
  • Usage: One should always try to leaven one’s knowledge.

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