The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 31

Empyrean(Adjective) : स्वर्ग

  • Meaning: Related to heaven or sky
  • अर्थ: स्वर्ग या आकाश से संबंधित
  • Synonym: Ether, Paradise
  • Antonym: hellish, infernal
  • Usage: Electronics and haunting effects bring an empyrean stillness to the album’s middle third.

Panoply(Noun) : धूमधाम

  • Meaning: A large and impressive range of things
  • अर्थ: चीजों की एक बड़ी और प्रभावशाली श्रेणी
  • Synonym: Array, range
  • Antonym: Hiding, Dullness
  • Usage: A panoply of innovations has helped chile to out perform its south american neighbors.

CONDIGN (adjective) : न्यायोचित

  • Meaning: (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
  • अर्थ: (दंड या प्रतिशोध में) अपराध या अधर्म के लिए उपयुक्त; फिटिंग और योग्य।
  • Synonyms: earned, merited, warranted, justifiable.
  • Antonyms: unjust, undue, unsuitable, unfair.
  • Usage: I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.

STREW (verb) : बिखेरना

  • Meaning: scatter or spread (things) untidily over a surface or area.
  • अर्थ: किसी सतह या क्षेत्र में बिखराव या फैलाव (चीजें)।
  • Synonyms: scatter, stipple, spatter, disperse.
  • Antonyms: centralize, concentrate, accumulate, collect.
  • Usage: Environmentalists were saddened to see people strew litter everywhere in the medians of the highways.

DURESS (noun) : अवरोध

  • Meaning: threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement.
  • अर्थ: धमकी, हिंसा, अड़चन या अन्य कार्रवाई किसी को उनकी इच्छा या बेहतर निर्णय के खिलाफ कुछ करने में मजबूर करती है।
  • Synonyms: coercion, compulsion, pressurization, enforcement.
  • Antonyms: agreement, approval, consent, persuasion.
  • Usage: I think Harry was under duress when she signed the agreement; he never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.

VILIFY (Verb) : तिरस्कार करना

  • Meaning: speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
  • अर्थ: अपमानजनक तरीके से बोलना या लिखना।
  • Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, defame, revile
  • Antonyms: commend, lionize
  • Example: The politician wrote an article to vilify his opponent.

OVERTURE (Noun) : सन्धि प्रस्ताव

  • Meaning: an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
  • अर्थ: बातचीत खोलने या संबंध स्थापित करने के उद्देश्य से किसी के पास किया गया एक दृष्टिकोण या प्रस्ताव।
  • Synonyms: approach, proposal, tender, suggestion
  • Example: He began making overtures to British merchant banks.

TOUT (Verb) : प्रशंसा करना

  • Meaning: attempt to persuade people of the merits of.
  • अर्थ: लोगों को मनाने का प्रयास।
  • Synonyms: laud, praise, publicize, acclaim
  • Antonyms: conceal, condemn
  • Example: All doctors tout the benefits of eating nutritiously and exercising regularly.

BAIT (Noun) : प्रलोभन

  • Meaning: something intended to entice someone to do something.
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए किसी को लुभाने का इरादा।
  • Synonyms: enticement, lure, decoy, snare, trap
  • Antonyms: discouragement, repulsion
  • Example: People use maggots as bait when they go fishing.

DASTARDLY (Adjective) : दुष्ट और क्रूर

  • Meaning: wicked and cruel.
  • अर्थ: दुष्ट और क्रूर।
  • Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous, heinous, villainous
  • Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy
  • Example:  I think, however, that the killing of Bin Laden will motivate extremists to carry out a variety of dastardly deeds.

CONFOUND (Verb) : उलझाना

  • Meaning: cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.
  • अर्थ: (किसी) में आश्चर्य या भ्रम पैदा करना, विशेषकर उनकी अपेक्षाओं के अनुसार नहीं।
  • Synonyms: amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger
  • Antonyms: Clarify, enlighten
  • Example: The purpose of the article is not to confound the readers but to inform them.

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