The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month– Day 19

Ephemeral (Adjective) : अल्पकालिक

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

Harping(Verb) : दोहराना

  • Meaning: talk or write persistently and tediously on (a particular topic).
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष विषय पर लगातार और थकाऊ ढंग से बात करना या लिखना।
  • Synonym: dwell, reiterate, repeat
  • Antonym: forbid, fearfulness
  • Sentence: He’s always harping on about lack of discipline

Blatant(Adjective) : ऊधमी

  • Meaning: (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.
  • अर्थ: (बुरे व्यवहार का) खुलकर और निर्दयता से किया।
  • Synonym: flagrant, glaring
  • Antonym: inconspicuous, subtle
  • Sentence: The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.

Clampdown : कठोर नीति

  • Meaning: a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज को दबाने के लिए ठोस या कठोर प्रयास।
  • Synonyms: suppression, prevention, crackdown, limitation, restraint, curb, check
  • Antonyms: freedom, advantage, liberty, arousal
  • Sentence: The ensuing clampdown resulted in at least 128 people being killed across Sudan, according to protest organizers.

Blockade : नाकेबन्दी/ संरोध करना

  • Meaning: an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. [Noun]
  • अर्थ:माल या लोगों को प्रवेश करने या छोड़ने से रोकने के लिए किसी स्थान को बंद करने का एक कार्य या साधन।
  • Synonyms: block, barricade, siege
  • Antonyms: access, opening
  • Sentence: They attempted to break the blockade by using submarines.

ALACRITY (noun) : तत्परता

  • Meaning: cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness.
  • अर्थ: हंसमुख तत्परता, शीघ्रता, या इच्छा।
  • Synonyms: alertness, avidity, briskness, cheerfulness, dispatch, eagerness
  • Antonyms: apathy, coolness, discouragement, indifference
  • Usage: His alacrity of manner and quick step justified this opinion.

CAPACIOUS (adjective) : विशाल

  • Meaning: having a lot of space inside, roomy.
  • अर्थ: अंदर बहुत जगह है, विशाल।
  • Synonyms: roomy, commodious, spacious, ample.
  • Antonyms: limited, restricted, narrow, exclusive.
  • Usage: The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium is very capacious.

DISCREET (adjective) : सतर्क

  • Meaning: careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
  • अर्थ: किसी के भाषण या कार्यों में सावधानी और विवेकपूर्ण, विशेष रूप से कुछ गोपनीय रखने या शर्मिंदगी से बचने के लिए।
  • Synonyms: careful, circumspect, cautious, wary.
  • Antonyms: absurd, senseless, ill-advised, imprudent.
  • Usage: He took his time but ultimately made a discreet choice.

JARGON (noun) : शब्दजाल

  • Meaning: the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष समूह या क्षेत्र के विशेष शब्द या भाव।
  • Synonyms: dialect, terminology, vocabulary, vernacular.
  • Antonyms: discourse, oration, eloquence.
  • Usage: It is difficult to understand the jargon of tribal people.

VIABLE (adjective) : व्यवहार्य

  • Meaning : capable of working successfully; feasible.
  • अर्थ: सफलतापूर्वक काम करने में सक्षम; संभव।
  • Synonyms : Applicable, feasible, possible, usable
  • Antonyms : impossible, unfeasible, unlikely
  • Example: They are considered only to the extent that they are viable consumers.

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