The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 26

 COVERT : प्रच्छन्न

  • Meaning: not openly acknowledged or displayed.
  • अर्थ: खुले तौर पर स्वीकार या प्रदर्शित नहीं।
  • Synonyms: secret, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious
  • Antonyms: overt, above board
  • Example: Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists.

DESPOTIC (Adjective) : निरंकुश

  • Meaning: of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.
  • अर्थ: या एक निरंकुश के विशिष्ट; अत्याचारी।
  • Synonyms: autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, authoritarian,
  • Antonymsdemocratic, accountable
  • UsageUnder orders from the despotic ruler, citizens were denied freedom of speech.


  • 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।
  • Synonym: Opress, 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.

HARK (verb) : सुनना

  • Meaning:to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से सुनवाई के माध्यम से ध्यान देना
  • Synonym: attend, harken, hear, hearken, heed, listen, mind
  • Antonym: ignore, tune out
  • Usage: Upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, “Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone

NIMBLY (Adjective) : तीव्रता से अदल

  • 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,
  • Usage: Her nimble fingers make knitting look so easy

DYNAMISM  (noun) : गतिशीलता

  • Meaning: the fact of two or more events or circumstances happening or existing at the same time.
  • अर्थ: एक ही समय में होने वाली या विद्यमान दो या अधिक घटनाओं या परिस्थितियों का तथ्य।
  • Synonym: beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, energy, Esprit
  • Antonym: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
  • Usage: Voters were attracted to the young challenger’s dynamism, charisma, and progressive ideas.

EVANGELIZE (noun) : इंजील

  • Meaning: to try to convert (a group or area) to a different religion (especially Christianity).
  • अर्थ: एक अलग धर्म (विशेषकर ईसाई धर्म) के लिए (एक समूह या क्षेत्र) परिवर्तित करने का प्रयास करना।
  • Synonym: lecture, platitudinize, preach, preachify, sermonize
  • Antonym: deconvert, dissuade, endure, hold, idle, keep
  • Usage: The missionaries set out to evangelize the world.

EXPEDITIOUS (Adjective) : अतिशीघ्र

  • Meaning: done with speed and efficiency.
  • अर्थ: गति और दक्षता के साथ किया।
  • Synonyms: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast; prompt
  • Antonyms: slow
  • Usage: The man was saved because of the doctor’s expeditious diagnosis.

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