The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Nov Month – Day 11

Punctilious (Adjective) – समयनिष्ठ (पाबंद)

  • Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.
  • अर्थ: विस्तार या सही व्यवहार पर बहुत ध्यान देना।
  • Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
  • Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
  • Example: While I enjoy cleanliness, I am not so punctilious that I get upset about a little dust on my furniture.

REPINE (verb) : विलाप करना 

  • Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret.
  • अर्थ: असंतोष महसूस करना या व्यक्त करना; झल्लाहट।
  • Synonyms: mope, languish, despondent, lament.
  • Antonyms: complacent, fulfilled, rejoice, contented.
  • Usage: The soldiers repine for their families when they are stationed overseas.

PRECARIOUS (adjective) : अनिश्चित

  • Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain.
  • अर्थ: संयोग पर निर्भर; अनिश्चित।
  • Synonyms: unsure, unpredictable, doubtful, dubious.
  • Antonyms: certain, stable, confirmed, definite.
  • Usage: As Finance Secretary I found that the finances of the state were in a precarious condition.

SMUG (adjective) : आत्मसंतुष्ट

  • Meaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं की या किसी की उपलब्धियों में अत्यधिक अभिमान होना या दिखाना।
  • Synonyms: bighead, complacency, egotism, vainglory.
  • Antonyms: diffidence, bashfulness, demureness, shyness.
  • Usage: Because Rocky had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds

Jeer (noun) : मज़ाक उड़ाना

  • Meaning: a rude and mocking remark.
  • अर्थ: एक असभ्य और नकली टिप्पणी।
  • Synonyms: hoot, ridicule, scuff, taunt
  • Antonyms: compliment, praise, flatter
  • Usage: Virat Kohli asked the crowd not to jeer Steve Smith

Quandary (noun) : व्याकुलता

  • Meaning: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation
  • अर्थ: कठिन परिस्थिति में क्या करना है, इस पर चिंता या अनिश्चितता की स्थिति
  • Synonyms: dilemma, plight, bewilderment, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: enhance, certainty
  • Usage: Finds himself in the most awkward quandary situation.

FABLED (adjective) कथा में बर्णन किया हुआ

  • Meaning: mythical; imaginary.
  • अर्थ: पौराणिक; काल्पनिक।
  • Synonyms: fictitious, hypothetical, apocryphal, allegorical.
  • Antonyms: authentic, existent, factual, confirmed.
  • Example: Long after the kingdoms of southern Arabia disappeared, the fabled riches of the region live on in the popular imagination.

Chronic (Adjective) – स्थायी

  • 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 specified
  • अर्थ: लंबे समय तक बार-बार जारी रहना या घटित होना, लगातार या अधिकतर समय, हमेशा या अक्सर कुछ किया जाना
  • Synonym: natural; persistent, regular,
  • Antonym: unaccustomed, unused; intermittent, occasional
  • Example: He suffers from chronic arthritis.

REVULSION (noun) : तबदीली

  • Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.
  • अर्थ: घृणा और घृणा का भाव।
  • Synonyms: abhorrence, repugnance, nausea, detestation.
  • Antonyms: penchant, predilection, preference, propensity.
  • Sentence: Widespread public revulsion at the executions exacerbated a growing alienation from the British administration in Ireland.

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