The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month– Day 18

 TREPIDATION (noun) : घबराहट

  • Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ को लेकर भय या चिंता की भावना।
  • Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness. Antonyms: contentment, bravery, happiness, delight.
  • Usage: As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.

NAB (verb) : दबोचना

  • Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
  • अर्थ: कुछ गलत करते हुए (किसी को) पकड़ना।
  • Synonyms: seize, apprehend, arrest, restrain.
  • Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, unchain.
  • Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.

CULLING (verb) : चुनाव करें

  • Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
  • अर्थ: बड़ी मात्रा से चयन करें; विभिन्न स्रोतों से प्राप्त करें।
  • Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick.
  • Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn.
  • Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.

Veteran (Noun) : दीर्घानुभवी

  • Meaning: a person who has had long experience in a particular field.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जिसे किसी विशेष क्षेत्र में लंबे समय से अनुभव है।
  • Synonyms: experienced, seasoned, expert, skilled
  • Antonyms: inexperienced, rookie, amateur, unskilled
  • Usage in a sentence: He is a veteran parliamentarian whose views enjoy widespread respect.

CHRONIC (Adjective) : पुरानी
Meaning: continuing or occurring again and again for a long time,  happening or existing frequently or most of the time, always or often doing something specifiedअर्थ: लंबे समय तक बार-बार जारी रहना या घटित होना, लगातार या अधिकतर समय, हमेशा या अक्सर कुछ किया जानाSynonym: natural; persistent, regular,Antonym: unaccustomed, unused; intermittent, occasionalExample: He suffers from chronic arthritis.
ECCENTRIC(Adjective) : केंद्रभ्रष्ठ

  • Meaning:deviating from the norm
  • अर्थ: आदर्श से भटकना
  • Synonyms: bizarre, curious
  • Antonyms: common, familiar
  • Example: She’s a little eccentric but still fun to be around.

SAGE (adjective) : समझदार

  • Meaning: profoundly wise.
  • अर्थ: गहरा बुद्धिमान।
  • Synonyms: sagacious, erudite, discerning, judicious.
  • Antonyms: dumb, imbecile, moronic, slow-witted.
  • Example: A sage suggestion that they think long and hard before deciding to marry at such a young age

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.

NIMBLY (Adjective) : दक्षतापूर्वक 

  • Meaning: having or showing quickness of mind
  • अर्थ: मन का तेज होना या दिखना
  • Synonym: alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever
  • Antonym:  dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull,

PERSUASION (noun) : अनुनय

  • Meaning: a belief or set of beliefs, especially religious or political ones.
  • अर्थ: मान्यताओं का एक विश्वास या सेट, विशेषकर धार्मिक या राजनीतिक।
  • Synonyms: opinion, conviction, faith, view.
  • Antonyms: dissuasion, distrust, constraint, disbelief.
  • Usage: Political leaders and women of all political persuasions are expected to attend the commemorations.

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