The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Nov Month – Day 19

FIDGETY : बेचैन

  • Meaning: inclined to fidget; restless or uneasy.
  • अर्थ: फिजूल की इच्छा; बेचैनी।
  • Synonyms: restless, uneasy, agitated, quivering
  • Antonyms: calm, still
  • Example: Even though she tried to control her body, the fidgety toddler couldn’t be still during story time.

DEFECTION (noun) : दल-बदल, त्याग, विद्रोह     

  • Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favor of an opposing one.
  • अर्थ : किसी एक देश के विस्थापन या किसी विरोधी के पक्ष में कारण।
  • Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping, flight.
  • Antonyms: commitment, reliability, fidelity, devotion.
  • Usage: Her defection from the Democrats occurred soon after the failure of the coalition proposal.

CORUSCATE (verb) : चमकना, दमकना 

  • Meaning: (of light) flash or sparkle.
  • अर्थ : दीप्ती, चमक (प्रकाश की)
  • Synonyms: scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle.
  • Antonyms: converge, darkle, dull.
  • Usage: The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.

SHRILL (Adjective) : कर्णभेदी, कोलाहलमय 

  • Meaning: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
  • अर्थ : ऊँची-ऊँची और छेदने वाली  (किसी आवाज़ या ध्वनि का)।    
  • Synonyms: high-pitched, piercing, high, sharp
  • Antonyms: low, soft, dulcet
  • Usage: When Rose was stabbed, she let out a shrill scream.

Interdict (Noun) :  प्रतिबंध, निषेध 

  • Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • अर्थ : एक आधिकारिक निषेध, विशेष रूप से
  • Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,
  • Antonym: corroborate, support
  • Usage: Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.

Naught (noun) : शून्य,  तुच्छता 

  • Meaning: the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it
  • अर्थ : संख्यात्मक चिह्न 0 या उसके द्वारा प्रतिनिधित्व संख्या या मात्रा की अनुपस्थिति
  • Synonyms: aught, cipher, goose egg, nil, nothing, o, oh, zero, zilch, zip
  • Usage: The pleas for peace have been for naught as the war has been going on for over five years.

ABYSMAL : बेहद खराब

  • Meaning:extremely bad
  • अर्थ: बेहद खराब
  • Synonyms: bad, awful
  • Antonyms: good
  • Example:I got an abysmal grade on my research paper!

BRAWL : विवाद

  • Meaning:an intense, loud fight
  • अर्थ: तीव्र, तीव्र लड़ाई
  • Synonyms:uproar, clash
  • Antonyms:calm, peace
  • Example:A brawl broke out at school today after one student accused another of cheating.

TACIT (adjective) : सूचित

  • Meaning: understood or implied without being stated.
  • अर्थ: बिना बताए समझे या निहित।
  • Synonyms: implicit, inferred, insinuated, unspoken.
  • Antonyms: blatant, evident, manifest, explicit.
  • Usage: In my business, all that is needed for a tacit understanding is a handshake between men.

ANALOGOUS : अनुरूप

  • Meaning:similar but not identical
  • अर्थ: समान लेकिन समान नहीं
  • Synonyms:akin, alike
  • Antonyms:unlike, alien
  • Example:Green onions are considered analogous to spring onions.

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