The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month– Day 16

LOATHE (Verb) : घृणा करना

  • Meaning:to hate someone or something
  • अर्थ: किसी से या किसी चीज़ से घृणा करना
  • Synonyms:despise, detest
  • Antonyms:admire, adore
  • Example:From an early age the brothers have loathed each other.

De facto (Adverb , Adjective) : वास्तव में

  • Meaning: in fact, whether by right or not. (Adverb)
  • अर्थ: वास्तव में, सही से या नहीं। (क्रिया विशेषण)
  • Synonyms: actually, in fact, in reality, in effect
  • Antonyms: de jure, non-realistic, allegedly, hypothetically
  • Usage in a Sentence: With the death of his father, he became the de facto head of the family.

Theological (adjective) : आध्यात्मविद्या सम्बन्धी

  • Meaning: relating to the study of the nature of God and religious belief
  • अर्थ: ईश्वर के स्वरूप और धार्मिक विश्वास के अध्ययन से संबंधित है
  • Synonyms: religious, scriptural, doctrinal
  • Antonyms: atheism, blasphemy, godlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: So if you like, a theological religious foundation was being laid for social action

ABLUTION (Noun) : स्नान

  • Meaning:a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
  • अर्थ: पानी या अन्य तरल के साथ सफाई, विशेष रूप से एक धार्मिक अनुष्ठान के रूप में।
  • Synonyms:purification, cleansing
  • Antonyms: impure
  • Example: While the bandaging no longer takes place, the ritual ablutions are still performed.

Clinch (Verb, Noun) : पकड़

  • Meaning: confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  • अर्थ: पुष्टि या समझौता (एक अनुबंध या सौदा)।
  • Synonyms: grip, clasp, settle
  • Antonyms: unlock, release
  • Usage in a sentence: They are hoping to clinch a major deal to supply computers to the army.

Ambivalent (Adjective ) : द्वैधवृत्तिक

  • Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज या किसी के बारे में मिश्रित भावनाएं या विरोधाभासी विचार रखना।
  • Synonyms: uncertain, undecided, unsure, unsettled
  • Antonyms: certain, sure, conclusive, decided
  • Usage in a sentence: The Australian private sector is increasingly bullish about the technology’s future, despite its government’s generally ambivalent attitude toward climate change.

FRIVOLOUS : तुच्छ

  • Meaning: not having any serious purpose or value.
  • अर्थ: कोई गंभीर उद्देश्य या मूल्य नहीं होना।
  • Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish
  • Antonyms: serious, practical, important
  • Example: Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.

DISENFRANCHISE (Verb)  : नागरिकता से वंचित करना

  • Meaning: Deprive of the right to vote.
  • अर्थ: वोट देने के अधिकार की गहराई।
  • SynonymOpress, shackle, coerce
  • Antonym: Liberate, release, permit
  • Usage: Government should disenfranchise the people having the voting identity of two cities/states

DERISIVE(adjective) : व्यंग्यात्मक

  • Meaning: mocking and ridiculing
  • अर्थ: उपहास करना 
  • Synonyms: cheeky, scornful
  • Antonyms: polite, respectful
  • Usage: The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses.

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