The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Dec Month – Day 8

RECALCITRANT(Adjective) : अड़ियल

  • Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
  • अर्थ: अधिकार या अनुशासन के प्रति उदासीन रवैया रखना।
  • Synonyms:  intractable, unmanageable, ungovernable, refractory
  • Antonyms: amenable, docile, compliant
  • Example: But even the most recalcitrant could embrace one of the chesterfields or comfy cardigans.

INDELIBLE(Adjective) : अमिट

  • Meaning: not able to be forgotten.
  • अर्थ: भुलाया नहीं जा सकता।
  • Synonyms: indestructible, permanent, lasting, persisting
  • Antonyms: delible, destructible, erasable, impermanent
  • Example: Getting out didn’t make such an indelible impression as going in.

SWINDLE (Verb) : धोखा

  • Meaning: obtain (money) fraudulently.
  • अर्थ: धोखे से (धन) प्राप्त करना।
  • Synonyms: bilk, con, deceive, defraud, fleece
  • Antonyms: help, give
  • Example: You have to be careful when buying products on the internet, as some sellers may try to swindle you into paying more money than the product is worth.

EMANCIPATE(Verb) : स्वतंत्र करना

  • Meaning: to give people social or political freedom and rights
  • अर्थ: लोगों को सामाजिक या राजनीतिक स्वतंत्रता और अधिकार देना
  • Synonyms: liberate, loosen
  • Antonyms: detain, hold
  • Example: It neither made him to be human to his slaves, nor to emancipate them.

UNFETTERED(Adjective) : निरंकुश

  • Meaning: not bound by shackles and chains
  • अर्थ: झोंपड़ियों और जंजीरों से बंधे नहीं
  • Synonyms: unbounded, free
  • Antonyms: chained, bounded
  • Example: Writers are unfettered by the normal rules of sentence structure.

SEMINAL (adjective) : प्रभावशाली

  • Meaning: Strongly influencing later developments.
  • अर्थ: बाद के घटनाक्रमों को दृढ़ता से प्रभावित करना।
  • Synonyms: Influential, Formative, Important, Primary.
  • Antonyms: Dull, Inessential, Minor, Unsubstantial.
  • Usage: Faraday’s law are seminal in the field of chemistry.

VANDALIZE(Verb) : उपद्रव मचाना

  • Meaning: to intentionally damage property belonging to other people
  • अर्थ: अन्य लोगों से संबंधित संपत्ति को जानबूझकर नुकसान पहुंचाना
  • Synonyms: demolish, damage
  • Antonyms: build, construct
  • Example: When I went back, my truck had been vandalized.

DIMINUTION (Noun) : कमी

  • Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
  • Synonyms: curtailment, contraction, constriction, restriction, limitation
  • Antonyms: increase, expansion, growth
  • Example: The diminution of food court monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.

SLEAZY(Adjective) : निर्बल

  • Meaning: dirty, cheap, or not socially acceptable, especially relating to moral or sexual matters
  • अर्थ: गंदे, सस्ते, या सामाजिक रूप से स्वीकार्य नहीं, विशेष रूप से नैतिक या यौन मामलों से संबंधित
  • Synonyms: trashy, sordid
  • Antonyms: good, nice
  • Example: This part of town is full of sleazy bars and hotels.

PANOPLY (noun) : धूमधाम

  • Meaning: a splendid display.
  • अर्थ: एक शानदार प्रदर्शन।
  • Synonyms: show, pomp, array, exhibit.
  • Antonyms: concealment, cover, hiding, plainness.
  • Example: The bowler’s exciting panoply of spin bowling won over the critics.

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