The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month– Day 16

Harping(Verb) : दोहराना

  • Meaning: talk or write persistently and tediously on (a particular topic).
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष विषय पर लगातार और थकाऊ ढंग से बात करना या लिखना।
  • Synonym: dwell, reiterate, repeat
  • Antonym: forbid, fearfulness
  • Usage:He’s always harping on about lack of discipline

MANOEUVRE (noun) : कुशलता

  • Meaning: a carefully planned or cunning scheme or action.
  • अर्थ: सावधानीपूर्वक योजना या चालाक योजना या कार्रवाई।
  • Synonyms: stratagem, tactic, gambit, ploy.
  • Antonyms: innocence, candor, simplicity, incapacity.
  • Usage:A reasonable bridge building effort between activists and experts on both sides to try to address the issues through tactical maneuvers might be useful.

Blatant(Adjective) : ऊधमी

  • Meaning: (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.
  • अर्थ: (बुरे व्यवहार का) खुलकर और निर्दयता से किया।
  • Synonym: flagrant, glaring
  • Antonym: inconspicuous, subtle
  • Usage: The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.

MALADY (Noun) : रोग

  • Meaning: a disease or ailment.
  • अर्थ: एक बीमारी ।
  • Synonyms: affliction,disorder, illness, disability
  • Antonyms: comfort, health
  • Usage:in the olden days people were always suffering from some unknown malady.

SECLUSION (Noun) : तनहाई

  • Meaning: the state of being alone, away from other people
  • अर्थ: अकेले रहने की अवस्था, अन्य लोगों से दूर
  • Synonyms: remoteness, aloneness
  • Antonyms: open, public
  • Usage: In some societies women are kept in seclusion, so that they are hardly ever seen in public.

 DIMINUTION (Noun) : अवनति

  • 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
  • Usage:  The diminution of food court monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.

Punctilious (Adjective) : समयनिष्ठ (पाबंद)

  • Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
  • अर्थ: विस्तार या सही व्यवहार पर बहुत ध्यान देना।
  • Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
  • Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
  • Usage: He was punctilious in providing every amenity for his customers.

 PANOPLY (noun) : धूमधाम

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

TRAMMEL (Noun) : रुकावट

  • Meaning: restrictions or impediments to freedom of action.
  • अर्थ: कार्रवाई की स्वतंत्रता के लिए प्रतिबंध या बाधाएं।
  • Synonyms: restraint, constraint, curb, check, impediment,
  • Antonyms: help, assistance
  • Usage: Protesters refused to let anyone trammel their first amendment rights and pushed for freedom and equality for all.

DRUB (Verb) : पीटना

  • Meaning: hit or beat (someone) repeatedly.
  • अर्थ: बार-बार मारना या पीटना (किसी को)।
  • Synonyms: thrash, trounce, spank, beat
  • Antonyms: aid
  • UsageContinuing to drub the victim with his fist, the attacker didn’t stop until the police showed up.

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