The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month– Day 19

DURESS (noun) : अवरोध

  • Meaning: threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement.
  • अर्थ: धमकी, हिंसा, अड़चन या अन्य कार्रवाई किसी को उनकी इच्छा या बेहतर निर्णय के खिलाफ कुछ करने में मजबूर करती है।
  • Synonyms: coercion, compulsion, pressurization, enforcement.
  • Antonyms: agreement, approval, consent, persuasion.
  • Usage: I think Harry was under duress when she signed the agreement; he never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.

LULL (Verb) : शांति काल

  • Meaning: make (someone) feel deceptively secure or confident.
  • अर्थ: (किसी को) भ्रामक रूप से सुरक्षित या आश्वस्त महसूस करना।
  • Synonyms: assuage, allay, ease, alleviate
  • Antonyms: aggravate
  • Example: Rocking two and fro, the hammock was just what was needed to lull the exhausted man.

REMINISCENT (Adjective) : याद ताजा

  • Meaning: tending to remind one of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज की याद दिलाने के लिए प्रवृत्त होना।
  • Synonyms: evocative, suggestive
  • Antonyms: unreminiscent
  • Example: This painting is strongly reminiscent of da Vinci’s “Annunciation”.

SUBJUGATE (Verb) : अधीन करना

  • Meaning: bring under domination or control, especially by conquest.
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से विजय द्वारा वर्चस्व या नियंत्रण में लाना।
  • Synonyms: conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush
  • Antonyms: liberate
  • Example: Is your goal to take away our freedom and subjugate us by military force?

Credulous (Adjective) :  भरोसेमंद

  • Meaning: having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
  • अर्थ: चीजों पर विश्वास करने के लिए बहुत बड़ी तत्परता होना या दिखाना।
  • Synonym: gullible, naive, impressionable, trusting,
  • Antonym: worldly, suspicious
  • Example: When she was younger, my baby sister was incredibly credulous and fell for all my tricks.

RENDER(Verb) : कारण

  • Meaning: to cause someone or something to be in a particular state
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष अवस्था में किसी के या किसी के होने का कारण
  • Synonyms: deliver, cause
  • Antonyms: hold, keep
  • Usage:  Billions have been spent, but not one gallon of the estimated 54m gallons of waste has been rendered harmless.

SURGE : वृद्धि

  • Meaning: a sudden and great increase
  • अर्थ: एकाएक और बड़ी वृद्धि
  • Synonyms: deluge, growth
  • Antonyms: decline, decrease
  • Usage: A special system prevents the circuitry being tripped accidentally by a power surge or lightning strike.

EMPHATIC : प्रभावी, मज़बूत

  • Meaning: done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
  • अर्थ: बिना किसी संदेह के और दृढ़ रूप में कहा या किया गया
  • Synonyms: aggressive, assertive
  • Antonyms: weak, halting
  • Usage: Towards the end of the eighteenth century, people began to see revolutions as emphatic disruptions of the past, as new points in a line.

REVERE : प्रशंसा करना

  • Meaning: to regard someone or something with great respect or devotion
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज को बहुत सम्मान या भक्ति के साथ मानना
  • Synonyms: admire, adore
  • Antonyms: criticize
  • Usage: It’s a sad truth that many Americans revere movie stars and sports figures as demi-gods.

MOTE (Noun) : कण

  • Meaning: a tiny piece of a substance; a speck.
  • अर्थ: किसी पदार्थ का एक छोटा टुकड़ा; एक धब्बा।
  • Synonyms: bit, dribble, fleck, nugget.
  • Antonyms: lump, abundance, bushel, heaps.
  • Usage: Feeling anxious about the state of her home, the obsessive housewife scrubbed away every tiny mote of dust.

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