The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month – Day 12

SHREWD : कुशल

  • Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • अर्थ: निर्णय की तेज शक्तियाँ होना या दिखाना; चतुर।
  • Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
  • Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
  • Example: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

IMPASSE : गतिरोध

  • Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • अर्थ: ऐसी स्थिति जिसमें कोई प्रगति संभव नहीं है, खासकर असहमति के कारण; एक गतिरोध।
  • Synonyms: deadlock, dead-end, stalemate, checkmate, stand-off; standstill
  • Antonyms: solution, boon
  • Example: Because of the impasse between workers and management, the factory has been closed for two weeks.

FETTER : बेड़ी

  • Meaning: confine or restrict (someone).
  • अर्थ: सीमित या प्रतिबंधित (कोई)।
  • Synonyms: restrict, restrain, constrain, confine, limit; hinder
  • Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, expedite
  • Example: The budget crisis is a fetter to the city’s plan for repairing the highways.

PARRY : बचाव

  • Meaning: answer (a question or accusation) evasively.
  • अर्थ: उत्तर (एक प्रश्न या आरोप) स्पष्ट रूप से।
  • Synonyms: evade, sidestep, avoid, dodge
  • Antonyms: attract, allow, confront, encounter
  • Example: Before Mary walked away, she tried to parry Ann’s insult with one of her own.

ENFEEBLEMENT (Noun) : दुर्बलीकरण

  • Meaning: a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
  • अर्थ:  प्राण, शक्ति, या आत्मा देने के लिए: एक क्रमिक डूब और मन या शरीर से दूर बर्बाद कर रहा है
  • Synonym:  decaying, declension, decline, degeneration, descent, deterioration
  • Antonym: comeback, improvement, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehabilitation
  • Usage: Daily exercise can help to halt some of the enfeeblement that comes with advanced years.

INVIGORATE(Verb) : सबल बनाना

  • Meaning: to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • अर्थ: प्राण, शक्ति या आत्मा देना
  • Synonym: amp (up), animate, brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire
  • Antonym: damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
  • Usage: The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.

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.

LAUDABLE (Adjective) : प्रशंसनीय

  • Meaning: deserving of high regard or great approval
  • अर्थ: उच्च संबंध या महान अनुमोदन के योग्य
  • Synonym: admirable, applaudable, commendable, credible, estimable
  • Antonym: censurable, discreditable, illaudable, reprehensible
  • Usage: You showed laudable restraint in dealing with that ridiculously demanding customer

FERVOUR (Noun) : जोश

  • Meaning: great warmth and earnestness of feeling
  • अर्थ: बड़ी गर्मजोशी और भावना की ईमानदारी
  • Synonym: ardor, passion, zeal.
  • Antonym: impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness
  • Usage: Surprised by the fervor that her parents’ old love letters contained when she discovered them in the attic.

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) में (एक समूह या क्षेत्र) बदलने की कोशिश करना।
  • Synonym: lecture, platitudinize, preach, preachify, sermonize
  • Antonym: deconvert, dissuade, endure, hold, idle, keep
  • Usage: The missionaries set out to evangelize the world.

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