The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month– Day 02

CONCEDE (verb) : मेल खाना

  • Meaning : admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • अर्थ: स्वीकार करते हैं या सहमत होते हैं कि पहले इनकार या विरोध करने के बाद कुछ सच है।
  • Synonyms : accept, admit, allow, capitulate
  • Antonyms: defend, deny, disallow
  • Usage: If we concede to the criminal the right to a further chance we concede it to ourselves.

CUTTING EDGE (adjective) : अग्रणी

  • Meaning: highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक उन्नत; अभिनव या अग्रणी।
  • Synonyms: a progressive, revolutionary, trailblazing, novel.
  • Antonyms: conventional, customary, established, traditional.
  • Usage : The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.

SHREWD(Adjective) :  चालाक

  • Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • अर्थ: निर्णय की तेज शक्तियाँ होना या दिखाना; चतुर।
  • Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
  • Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
  • Usage: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

INVIGORATE(Verb) :  सबल बनाना

  • Meaning: to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • अर्थ: प्राण, शक्ति या आत्मा देना
  • Synonym: amp (up), animate, brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire
  • Antonym: damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
  • Usage: The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.

EPHEMERAL (Adjective) : अस्थायी

  • Meaning: Lasting for short time
  • अर्थ: कम समय तक रहना
  • Synonyms: Temporary, Short-lived, transient.
  • Antonyms: long-lived, enduring, everlasting, eternal, perpetual.
  • Example: time is ephemeral so don’t waste it.

Molder (verb) : गलना

  • Meaning: Slowly decay or disintegrate, especially because of neglect.
  • अर्थ: धीरे-धीरे क्षय या विघटन, विशेषकर उपेक्षा के कारण।
  • Synonym: decay, decompose
  • Antonym: Renew, restore
  • Usage: if you store your books in the damp basement of your uncle’s house, they are sure to molder.

Dearth (Noun) : अकाल

  • Meaning: A scarcity or lack of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज की कमी या कमी।
  • Synonym: meagreness, scantiness
  • Antonym: abundance, a surfeit
  • Usage: A dearth of nutritious food is a serious problem.

SIEGE (Noun) : घेराबंदी

  • Meaning: a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.
  • अर्थ: एक सैन्य अभियान जिसमें शत्रु सेना एक शहर या इमारत को घेर लेती है, जो आवश्यक आपूर्ति को काट देती है, जिसका उद्देश्य उन लोगों को आत्मसमर्पण करने के लिए मजबूर करना है।
  • Synonyms: blockade, barricade, restriction
  • Antonyms: clearance, opening
  • Usage: During the siege of the village, the villagers were forced to give up their property.

GLOAT (Verb) : आनंदित होना

  • Meaning: dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.
  • अर्थ: एक की सफलता या दूसरे के दुर्भाग्य पर स्मॉग या अशिष्टता का भाव।
  • Synonyms: exult, rejoice, relish
  • Antonyms: commiserate, sympathize
  • Usage: If you are the winner of a contest, you should not gloat and make your competitors feel inferior.

TIZZY : घबराहट

  • Meaning: a state of nervous excitement or agitation.
  • अर्थ: घबराहट या उत्तेजना की स्थिति।
  • Synonyms: acrimony, animosity, annoyance, chagrin.
  • Antonyms: calm, calmness, delight, ease
  • Usage: Her mother was in a tizzy over Liz’s divorce.

STENTORIAN (adjective) : बुलंद

  • Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
  • अर्थ: (किसी व्यक्ति की आवाज़) ज़ोर से और शक्तिशाली।
  • Synonyms: booming, clangorous, piercing, roaring.
  • Antonyms: soothing, muffled, muted, softened.
  • Usage: When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.

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