The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: May Month– Day 21

OVERTURE (Noun) : सन्धि प्रस्ताव

  • Meaning: an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
  • अर्थ: बातचीत खोलने या संबंध स्थापित करने के उद्देश्य से किसी के पास किया गया एक दृष्टिकोण या प्रस्ताव।
  • Synonyms: approach, proposal, tender, suggestion
  • Example: He began making overtures to British merchant banks.

TOUT (Verb) : प्रशंसा करना

  • Meaning: attempt to persuade people of the merits of.
  • अर्थ: लोगों को मनाने का प्रयास।
  • Synonyms: laud, praise, publicize, acclaim
  • Antonyms: conceal, condemn
  • Example: All doctors tout the benefits of eating nutritiously and exercising regularly.

BAIT (Noun) : प्रलोभन

  • Meaning: something intended to entice someone to do something.
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए किसी को लुभाने का इरादा।
  • Synonyms: enticement, lure, decoy, snare, trap
  • Antonyms: discouragement, repulsion
  • Example: People use maggots as bait when they go fishing.

DASTARDLY (Adjective) : दुष्ट और क्रूर

  • Meaning: wicked and cruel.
  • अर्थ: दुष्ट और क्रूर।
  • Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous, heinous, villainous
  • Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy
  • Example:  I think, however, that the killing of Bin Laden will motivate extremists to carry out a variety of dastardly deeds.

CONFOUND (Verb) : उलझाना

  • Meaning: cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.
  • अर्थ: (किसी) में आश्चर्य या भ्रम पैदा करना, विशेषकर उनकी अपेक्षाओं के अनुसार नहीं।
  • Synonyms: amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger
  • Antonyms: Clarify, enlighten
  • Example: The purpose of the article is not to confound the readers but to inform them.

Protege (Noun): आश्रित

  • Meaning: A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो एक बड़े और अधिक अनुभवी या प्रभावशाली व्यक्ति द्वारा निर्देशित और समर्थित है।
  • Synonyms: Pupil, student, trainee.
  • Antonyms: Guardian, adult
  • Example: Ram submitted his protege name to the elections.

VALIANT (Adjective) : बहादुर

  • Meaning: possessing or showing courage or determination.
  • अर्थ: साहस या दृढ़ संकल्प रखना या दिखाना।
  • Synonyms: brave, fearless, courageous, valorous
  • Antonyms: cowardly, irresolute
  • Example : Firemen are valiant individuals who put their lives on the line to save others.

RAVENOUS (adjective) : अतृप्त

  • Meaning: (of hunger or need) very great; voracious.
  • अर्थ: (भूख या आवश्यकता के अनुसार) बहुत महान; पेटू।
  • Synonyms: insatiable, greedy, gluttonous, edacious.
  • Antonyms: content, sated, satiated, satisfied.
  • Example: No matter what type of stressful situation I’m facing, my body responds by eating everything in sight because of my ravenous appetite.

REPROBATE (noun) : बदमाश

  • Meaning: an unprincipled person.
  • अर्थ:  एक अप्रतिष्ठित व्यक्ति।
  • Synonyms: rogue, scoundrel, villain, wretch.
  • Antonyms: upright, virtuous, principled, righteous
  • Example: Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless.

GRIPE (verb): कष्ट देना

  • Meaning: to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
  • अर्थ: असंतोष, दर्द या आक्रोश व्यक्त करने के लिए आमतौर पर थकाऊ होते हैं।
  • Synonyms: bellyache, bleat, carp, complain, crab, croak, fuss, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, nag, scream, squawk, squeal, whimper, whine.
  • Antonyms: bear, countenance, endure, tolerate, applaud, cheer, commend, delight, rejoice.
  • Example: Her tendency to gripe constantly drove everyone away.

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