The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month – Day 23

OBSTREPEROUS (Adjective) : प्रचंड

  • Meaning: difficult to deal with and noisy
  • अर्थ: मुश्किल और शोर से निपटना
  • Synonyms: loud, blusterous
  • Antonyms: calm, silent
  • Example: Only a few highly publicised cases have been manipulated to give the impression of obstreperous owners.

 TREPIDATION (noun) : घबराहट

  • Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ को लेकर भय या चिंता की भावना।
  • Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness. 
  • Antonyms: contentment, bravery, happiness, delight.
  • Usage: As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.

NAB (verb) : दबोचना

  • Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
  • अर्थ: कुछ गलत करते हुए (किसी को) पकड़ना।
  • Synonyms: seize, apprehend, arrest, restrain.
  • Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, unchain.
  • Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.

CULLING (verb) : चुनाव करें

  • Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
  • अर्थ: बड़ी मात्रा से चयन करें; विभिन्न स्रोतों से प्राप्त करें।
  • Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick.
  • Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn.
  • Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.


  • Meaning:able to express thoughts and feelings easily and clearly
  • अर्थ: विचारों और भावनाओं को आसानी से और स्पष्ट रूप से व्यक्त करने में सक्षम
  • Synonyms:expressive, eloquent
  • Antonyms: misrepresented, unclear
  • Example:She gave a witty, entertaining, and articulate speech.

FURTIVE : चुराया हुआ

  • Meaning: Done in a quiet and secretive way to avoid being noticed
  • अर्थ: ध्यान देने से बचने के लिए एक शांत और गुप्त तरीके से किया गया
  • Synonyms: shady, sneaky
  • Antonyms: honest, open
  • Example:The look in his eyes became furtive.

CONFLATE (verb) : मिलाना

  • Meaning: combine (two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc.) into one.
  • अर्थ: एक में दो (सूचना, ग्रंथों, विचारों, आदि के दो या अधिक) संयोजन।
  • Synonyms: amalgamate, converge, unify, fuse.
  • Antonyms: divide, part, separate, rupture.
  • Usage: To conflate art and science, teachers must design activities that blend the two.

FACET (Noun) : पहलू

  • Meaning: a particular aspect or feature of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी वस्तु का कोई विशेष पहलू या विशेषता।
  • Synonyms: angle, appearance, character, feature, front
  • Antonyms: back, rea
  • Example: The yoga philosophy maintains that the breath is the most important facet of health.

STINT (Noun) : कार्यकाल

  • Meaning: a limited period of work or limited time in a specific job or profession.
  • अर्थ: काम की सीमित अवधि या किसी विशिष्ट नौकरी या पेशे में सीमित समय।
  • Synonyms: assignment, duty, job, spell, stretch
  • Antonyms: entertainment, failure, fun, pastime, stagnation
  • Example: I want to finish this stint, so as to have the afternoon off.

MANDATE (noun) : शासनादेश

  • Meaning: an official order or commission to do something.
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए एक आधिकारिक आदेश या कमीशन।
  • Synonyms: instruction, directive, direction, decree, command
  • Antonyms: encourage
  • Example: They carried out the governor’s mandate to build more roads.

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