The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month– Day 14

GOAD (Verb) : उसकाव

  • Meaning: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
  • अर्थ: किसी क्रिया या प्रतिक्रिया को उत्तेजित करने के लिए उकसाना या नाराज करना (किसी को)।
  • Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick, sting
  • Antonyms: aid, dissuade
  • Example: My mother is going to try and goad her dog into getting off the bed by offering him a treat.

Axiomatic(Adjective) : स्वयं स्पष्ट

  • Meaning: self-evident or unquestionable.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं स्पष्ट या निर्विवाद।
  • Synonym: Understood, Given, Granted, self-evident
  • Antonym: Misunderstood, uncertain
  • Usage: The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.

Connivance(Noun) : मिलीभगत

  • Meaning: Secretly involved in immoral or illegal activity.
  • अर्थ: अनैतिक या अवैध गतिविधि में गुप्त रूप से शामिल।
  • Synonym: Involvement, assistance, conspiracy, intrigue
  • Antonym: Disapprobation, rejection, dislike
  • Usage: With the connivance of the government, the Indian army planned a surgical strike.

Ephemeral(Adjective) : अल्पकालिक

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

Mundane (Adjective) : सांसारिक

  • Meaning:  Found in the ordinary course of events
  • अर्थ: घटनाओं के साधारण पाठ्यक्रम में मिला
  • Synonyms: dime, stale, sober, humdrum, day-to-day
  • Antonyms: unusual, Exciting, extraordinary.
  • Usage: The list included many mundane, routine tasks.

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.

BRUTAL (adjective) : क्रूर

  • Meaning:savagely violent.
  • अर्थ: हिंसक रूप से हिंसक।
  • Synonym: savage, cruel
  • Antonym: gentle, humane
  • Example : The writer describes the dangers of drugs with brutal honesty.

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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