The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: July Month– Day 15

Pernicious(Adjective) : हानिकारक

  • Meaning: Exceedingly Harmful
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक हानिकारक
  • Synonym: harmful, destructive
  • Antonym: beneficial, favourable
  • Usage: Evidence exists that hidden and pernicious obstacles have increased.

DERISIVE(Adjective) : व्यंग्यात्मक

  • Meaning:mocking and ridiculing
  • अर्थ: उपहास करना 
  • Synonyms: cheeky, scornful
  • Antonyms: polite, respectful
  • Example:The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses.

GUSSY (Verb) : सुशोभित

  • Meaning:to make someone or something look more attractive or impressive
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज़ को अधिक आकर्षक या प्रभावशाली बनाने के लिए
  • Synonyms: adorn, beautify
  • Antonyms: deface, spoil
  • Example:The museum will put finishing touches on new exhibits and gussy up old ones in time for the grand reopening.

Corroborate (Verb) : परिपुष्ट करना

  • Meaning: Give evidence for, Back up with evidence.
  • अर्थ: सबूत के लिए, सबूत के साथ वापस दे।
  • Synonyms: Validate, support, confirm, verify, endorse.
  • Antonyms: Reject, Disapprove, contradict
  • Example: Every one hastened to corroborate this verdict with some piece of evidence.

CONDIGN (adjective) : न्यायोचित

  • Meaning: (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
  • अर्थ: (दंड या प्रतिशोध में) अपराध या अधर्म के लिए उपयुक्त; फिटिंग और योग्य।
  • Synonyms: earned, merited, warranted, justifiable.
  • Antonyms: unjust, undue, unsuitable, unfair.
  • Usage: I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.

Exhortation : प्रबोधन

  • Meaning: an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.
  • अर्थ: एक पता या संचार जोरदार ढंग से किसी से कुछ करने का आग्रह करता है।
  • Synonyms: persuasion, encouragement, urging
  • Antonyms: dissuasion, arbitration
  • Usage in a sentence: After repeated exhortation by his comrades, he finally straightened out his thinking.

Decency : शिष्टता

  • Meaning: behaviour that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability.
  • अर्थ: व्यवहार जो नैतिकता या सम्मान के स्वीकृत मानकों के अनुरूप है।
  • Synonyms: morality, integrity, propriety, righteousness, decorum, virtue
  • Antonyms: discourtesy, impropriety, impoliteness, indecency
  • Usage in a Sentence: Sending aid to the victims was simply a matter of common decency.

Affiliate : सम्बद्ध करना

  • Meaning: officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization
  • अर्थ: किसी संगठन में आधिकारिक तौर पर (एक सहायक समूह या एक व्यक्ति) को जोड़ना या जोड़ना
  • Synonyms: associate, ally, connect, join, unite, combine
  • Antonyms: separate, disaffiliate, abate, enemy
  • Usage in a Sentence: Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party.

Tipping point : क्रांतिकारी परिवर्तन

  • Meaning:the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
  • अर्थ: वह बिंदु जिस पर किसी बड़े, अधिक महत्वपूर्ण परिवर्तन के कारण छोटे परिवर्तन या घटनाओं की श्रृंखला महत्वपूर्ण हो जाती है।
  • Synonyms: game changer, turning point, critical moment
  • Usage in a Sentence: There are two prevailing theories for what might happen past the Amazon’s tipping point.

Counterweight : प्रतिभार

  • Meaning:a weight that balances another weight.
  • अर्थ: एक वजन जो दूसरे वजन को संतुलित करता है।
  • Synonyms: counterpoise, counterbalance,
  • Antonyms: lopsidedness, disequilibrium
  • Usage in a Sentence: The crane has a heavy counterweight on the back.

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