The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: March Month – Day 21

Panoply(Noun) : धूमधाम

  • Meaning: A large and impressive range of things
  • अर्थ: चीजों की एक बड़ी और प्रभावशाली श्रेणी
  • Synonym: Array, range
  • Antonym: Hiding, Dullness
  • Example: A panoply of innovations has helped chile to out perform its south american neighbors.

Turgid (Adjective): सूजा हुआ

  • Meaning: Swollen
  • अर्थ: सूजा हुआ
  • Synonyms: tumid, inflated, bombastic, tumescent , bloated
  • Antonyms: deflated, decreased, diminished, contracted, chapfallen
  • Example: The river rolled darkly brown and turgid.

SMATTERING (noun) : गिरोह

  • Meaning: a small number
  • अर्थ: एक छोटी संख्या
  • Synonyms: couple, few, handful, sprinkle.
  • Antonyms: horde, legion, loads, multitude.
  • Example: He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.

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, curtailing, cutting back, cut back, cut, attenuation, reduction, lessening,
  • Antonym: accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement
  • Example: Led by P.V. Narasimha Rao, it steered the country away from a diminution of its political stature that was assured were it to renege on them.

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.

PANDER (verb) : कृतार्थ

  • Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
  • अर्थ: तृप्ति या भोग (एक अनैतिक या अरुचिकर इच्छा या स्वाद या ऐसी इच्छा या स्वाद वाला व्यक्ति)
  • Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy, yield.
  • Antonyms: dissatisfy, deny, refuse, disturb.
  • Example: She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes.

BLOC (noun) : संघ

  • Meaning: a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
  • अर्थ: समान हितों वाले देशों या राजनीतिक दलों के एक समूह ने गठबंधन बनाया है।
  • Synonyms: association, coalition, federation, confederation.
  • Example: The parliamentary members tended to coalesce in blocs, which were alliances in support of particular philosophies.

HAPLESS (Adjective) : दुर्भाग्य

  • Meaning: (especially of a person) unfortunate.
  • अर्थ: (विशेषकर किसी व्यक्ति का) दुर्भाग्य।
  • Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky
  • Antonyms: fortunate, lucky
  • Example: When Jason lost his wife and job on the same day, he knew he was a hapless soul.

SUBJUGATE(Verb) : अधीन करना

  • Meaning: to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs
  • अर्थ: अपने आप को, अपनी इच्छाओं को, या अपनी मान्यताओं को अन्य लोगों या उनकी इच्छाओं या विश्वासों से कम महत्वपूर्ण मानना
  • Synonyms: conquer, enslave
  • Antonyms: lose, release
  • Usage: Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance.

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