Daily Vocab

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: August Month – Day 2

ARRANT (adjective) : कुख्यात 

  • Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
  • अर्थ: कहना कि कुछ कितना बुरा है।
  • Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
  • Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
  • Example: Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.

PROTAGONISTS(noun) : मुख्य पात्र

  • Meaning: the leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.
  • अर्थ: किसी नाटक, फिल्म, उपन्यास आदि में प्रमुख चरित्र या प्रमुख पात्रों में से एक।
  • Synonym: supporter, upholder
  • Antonym: opponent
  • Example: For the next nine years he was the protagonist of Reform.

RELEGATE (Verb) : निर्वासित कर देना

  • Meaning: assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • अर्थ: हीन पद या पद को सौंपना।
  • Synonyms: downgrade, banish, exile, degrade
  • Antonyms: upgrade, promote
  • Example : If you don’t want your boss to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better watch what you say on social media.


PURITANICAL (adjective): सख़्त

  • Meaning: having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
  • अर्थ: स्व-भोग के प्रति बहुत सख्त या असंवेदनशील नैतिक रवैया रखना या प्रदर्शित करना।
  • Synonyms: prudish, puritan, prim, priggish.
  • Antonyms: lecherous, indulgent, indecent, debauched.
  • Example: It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.

Protege (Noun) : आश्रित

  • Meaning: A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो एक बड़े और अधिक अनुभवी या प्रभावशाली व्यक्ति द्वारा निर्देशित और समर्थित है।
  • Synonyms: Pupil, student, trainee.
  • Antonyms: Guardian, adult
  • Example: Ram submitted his protege name to the elections.

CYNICAL : मानवद्वेषी

  • Meaning: doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
  • अर्थ: संदेह के रूप में कि क्या कुछ होगा या क्या यह सार्थक है।
  • Synonyms: sceptical, doubtful, distrustful, suspicious
  • Antonyms: optimistic, credulous
  • Example: She may be cynical about the film industry, but ultimately she has no intention of biting the hand that feeds her.

Divulge(Verb) : रहस्य खोलना

  • Meaning: Make known something, such as a confidence or secret.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज को ज्ञात करना, जैसे कि आत्मविश्वास या रहस्य।
  • Synonym: promulgate, declare
  • Antonym: conceal
  • Usage: She does not want to divulge any information regarding the nature of her speech in order to keep the curiosity alive.

Disorientation(Noun) : भटकाव

  • Meaning: the condition of having lost one’s sense of direction.
  • अर्थ: किसी की दिशा खो जाने की स्थिति
  • Synonym: addle, baffle
  • Antonym: reassure, satisfy
  • Sentence: A vague feeling of disorientation or strangeness relative to the immediate environment.

Banter (noun) : मज़ाक

  • Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
  • अर्थ: चिढ़ाने वाली टिप्पणियों का चंचल और मैत्रीपूर्ण आदान-प्रदान।
  • Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay, ribbing.
  • Antonym: flattery, praise, work
  • Sentence: If the banter between the award presenters is not exciting, no one will watch the show.

NEUROSIS (NOUN) : विक्षिप्त

  • Meaning: mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality
  • अर्थ: मानसिक और भावनात्मक विकार जो व्यक्तित्व के केवल हिस्से को प्रभावित करता है
  • Synonyms: aberration, dementia, hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia
  • Antonyms: lucidity, rationality, rationales, reasonability
  • Sentence: These are givers whose philanthropy has been absent neurosis and aggression

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