The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 22

Progenitor(Noun) पूर्वज 

  • Meaning: a person or thing from which a person, animal, or plant is descended or originates; an ancestor or parent.
  • अर्थ: कोई व्यक्ति या वस्तु जिससे कोई व्यक्ति, पशु या पौधा उतरता या उत्पन्न होता है; पूर्वज या माता-पिता।
  • Synonym: ancestor, a forefather
  • Antonym: descendant
  • Usage: Medus was regarded as the eponymous hero and progenitor of the Medes.

Incredulous(adjective) बदगुमान

  • Meaning: (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.
  • अर्थ: (किसी व्यक्ति का या उनके ढंग का) किसी बात पर विश्वास करने में असमर्थ।
  • Synonym: disbelieving, unbelieving,
  • Antonym: credulous
  • Usage: I made an expression to show that I was as incredulous about this as he was.

Banishment(Noun) निर्वासन (संज्ञा)

  • Meaning: the punishment of being sent away from a country or other place.
  • अर्थ: किसी देश या अन्य जगह से दूर भेजे जाने की सजा।
  • Synonym: deportation, displacement,
  • Antonym: repatriation, return
  • Usage: He regretted over the banishment imposed on him, five years ago.

Conundrum(Noun) पहेली 

  • Meaning: A difficult problem
  • अर्थ: एक कठिन समस्या
  • Synonym: quandary, a dilemma
  • Antonym: proposition, solution
  • Usage: She faced the conundrum of finding a job without having experience in the desired field.

Inviolable(Adjective) पवित्र 

  • Meaning: Secure from the violation or profanation
  • अर्थ: उल्लंघन या अपवित्रता से सुरक्षित
  • Synonym:  unchallengeable, unbreakable,
  • Antonym: partial
  • Usage:  Everyone has an inviolable right to protection by a fair legal system.

COMPENSATE(Verb) क्षतिपूर्ति 

  • Meaning: to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ के बदले किसी को पैसे देना या खो जाना या किसी समस्या के लिए
  • Synonyms: pay, refund
  • Antonyms: lose, fine
  • Example: Victims of the crash will be compensated for their injuries.


  • Meaning: belonging or relating to the home, house, or family
  • अर्थ: घर या परिवार से संबंधित
  • Synonyms: private, family
  • Antonyms: alien, foreign
  • Example: Most domestic hobs have four gas or electric rings.


  • Meaning: to refuse to accept something or someone
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ या किसी चीज़ को स्वीकार करने से मना करना
  • Synonyms: disdain, despise
  • Antonyms: accept, admire
  • Example: She spurned my offers of help.

HECKLE(Verb)सवालों से बात काटना 

  • Meaning: to interrupt a speaker with insulting or rude comments
  • अर्थ: अपमानजनक या असभ्य टिप्पणियों के साथ एक वक्ता को बाधित करने के लिए
  • Synonyms: bully, ridicule
  • Antonyms: please, praise
  • Example: The crowd began to boo and heckle the comedian as he bombed his comedy set.

SHUNT(Verb)अलग धकेलना 

  • Meaning:to push or shove something
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज को धक्का देना या धक्का देना
  • Synonyms: avoid, deter
  • Antonyms: aid, allow
  • Example: It’s unfortunate that our society tends to shunt older workers to retire before they are ready.

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