The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month – Day 15

TROVE (noun) : निधि

  • Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things.
  • अर्थ: मूल्यवान या रमणीय वस्तुओं का भंडार।
  • Synonyms: accumulation, agglomeration, backlog, conglomeration.
  • Antonyms: junk, dispersion, reduction, shrinkage.
  • Example: I discovered a trove of candy bars and pop tarts in my teen son’s pillow case.

GRIM (adjective) : विकट

  • Meaning: very serious or gloomy.
  • अर्थ: बहुत गंभीर या उदास।
  • Synonyms: stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable
  • Antonyms: amiable, pleasant
  • Example: His expression was grim when he told them they had lost their jobs.

INVASIVE (adjective) : आक्रामक

  • Meaning: tending to spread very quickly and undesirably or harmfully.
  • अर्थ: बहुत जल्दी और अवांछनीय रूप से या हानिरहित रूप से फैलने की प्रवृत्ति।
  • Synonyms: nosy, interfering
  • Example: The samples tested in this series may not include a high proportion of health care staff involved in invasive procedures.

VITIATE (verb) : भ्रष्ट करना

  • Meaning: spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • अर्थ: की गुणवत्ता या दक्षता को खराब या ख़राब करना।
  • Synonyms: annihilate, negate, quash, abate
  • Antonyms: allow, help, permit, affirm
  • Example: Changes at this point may actually vitiate the entire system.


Plenary (adjective) : परिपूर्ण

  • Meaning:  absolute.
  • अर्थ:  पूर्ण।
  • Synonyms: unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, comprehensive.
  • Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, diminished, reduced.
  • Example: The delegation to the international convention was given plenary authority to negotiate a treaty in the nation’s best interest.

AXIOMATIC(Adjective) : सिद्ध 

  • Meaning: self-evident or unquestionable.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं स्पष्ट या निर्विवाद।
  • Synonym: Understood, Given, Granted, self-evident
  • Antonym: Misunderstood, uncertain
  • Usage:  The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.

DISTRATE (adjective) : असावधान

  • Meaning: distracted or absent-minded.
  • अर्थ: विचलित या अनुपस्थित-चित्त।
  • Synonyms: forgetful, inattentive, oblivious, heedless.
  • Antonyms: alert, attentive, focused, unperturbed.
  • Usage: He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash

BENIGNANT (adjective) : महरबान

  • Meaning: having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
  • अर्थ: दूसरों के लिए सहानुभूति और विचार द्वारा चिह्नित या चिह्नित करना।
  • Synonyms: beneficent, benevolent, compassionate, softhearted.
  • Antonyms: atrocious, barbarous, callous, fiendish.
  • Usage:  The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.

CONNIVANCE(Noun) : उपेक्षा

  • Meaning: Secretly involved in immoral or illegal activity.
  • अर्थ: अनैतिक या अवैध गतिविधि में गुप्त रूप से शामिल।
  • Synonym: Involvement, assistance, conspiracy, intrigue
  • Antonym: Disapprobation, rejection, dislike
  • Usage:  With the connivance of the government, the Indian army planned a surgical strike.

HOODWINK(Verb) : आंख में धूल झोंकना

  • Meaning: Deceive or trick
  • अर्थ: छल
  • Synonym: Outwit, fool, swindle
  • Antonym: Undeceive, protect
  • Usage:  Beware of the fake calls that try to hoodwink you into giving your bank details.

AXIOMATIC(Adjective) : सिद्ध 

  • Meaning: self-evident or unquestionable.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं स्पष्ट या निर्विवाद।
  • Synonym: Understood, Given, Granted, self-evident
  • Antonym: Misunderstood, uncertain
  • Usage:  The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.

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