The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month – Day 20


  • Meaning: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
  • अर्थ: आम तौर पर कुछ अप्रत्याशित पर चिंता या निराशा की भावना।
  • Synonyms:  perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet,
  • Antonyms: satisfaction
  • Example: I sleep in consternation not knowing where my keys are.

MOOT (Adjective) : विवादास्पद

  • Meaning: subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • अर्थ: बहस, विवाद या अनिश्चितता के अधीन।
  • Synonyms: debatable, arguable, problematic, contentious
  • Antonyms: certain, definite
  • Example: It is again a moot point whether India’s ASAT test, and its positioning as a critical element in India’s strategic defence capability, will have the desired impact that the nation’s leaders hope for.

LAUREATE (noun) : पुरस्कार विजेता

  • Meaning: a person who is honored with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो उत्कृष्ट रचनात्मक या बौद्धिक उपलब्धि के लिए एक पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जाता है।
  • Synonyms: distinguished, victor, significant, glorious.
  • Antonyms: dishonorable, inglorious, insignificant, infamous.
  • Example: Disease experts say the drugs developed by Monday’s Nobel laureates have had a major impact.

STIPULATE (verb) : शर्त लगाना

  • Meaning: demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
  • अर्थ: आमतौर पर एक समझौते के तहत मांग या निर्दिष्ट (एक आवश्यकता)।
  • Synonyms: specify, prescribe, enjoin, assign.
  • Antonyms: relinquish, surrender, yield, imply.
  • Example: The software company’s policies stipulate employees must take two fifteen-minute breaks a day.

INDELIBLE (adjective) : अमार्जनीय

  • Meaning: not able to be forgotten.
  • अर्थ: भूल करने में सक्षम नहीं।
  • Synonyms: ineradicable, enduring, stubborn, permanent
  • Antonyms: delible, destructible, erasable, impermanent
  • Example: The blood had left an indelible mark on her shirt.

TEDIOUS (adjective) : उकतानेवाला

  • Meaning: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
  • अर्थ: बहुत लंबा, धीमा, या सुस्त; थकाऊ या नीरस।
  • Synonyms: dull, unexciting, unvaried, mundane
  • Antonyms: exciting, interesting
  • Example: The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall.

PROWESS (noun) : कौशल

  • Meaning: skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष गतिविधि या क्षेत्र में कौशल या विशेषज्ञता।
  • Synonyms: skill, expertise, ability, ability
  • Antonyms: inability, ineptitude
  • Example: He was famous for his prowess as an athlete.

PETULANT (adjective) : ढीठ

  • Meaning: (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
  • अर्थ:  (एक व्यक्ति या उनके तरीके से) बचकाना व्यंग्य या बुरा-भला।
  • Synonyms: cranky, fractious, irritable, perverse
  • Antonyms: agreeable, cheerful, patient, willing
  • Example: I was made to feel like a petulant child who has flown into a temper because his favorite toy was removed.

BYZANTINE (adjective) : पेचीदा

  • Meaning: (of a system or situation) excessively complicated, and typically involving a great deal of administrative detail
  • अर्थ: (एक प्रणाली या स्थिति का) अत्यधिक जटिल, और आमतौर पर प्रशासनिक विस्तार का एक बड़ा हिस्सा शामिल है
  • Synonyms: daedal, complicated, convoluted, devious
  • Example: They are built on the Byzantine pattern, in small scale, and have painted fresco decoration.

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