The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Nov Month – Day 21

Steadily (Adjective) निरंतर: That happens at a predictable, reliable, unchanging pace

  • Meaning: Happening at a regular pace
  • अर्थ: एक नियमित गति से हो रहा है
  • Synonyms: Regularly
  • Example: With the growing popularity of International Kite Festival in Gujarat, the kite making industry is also growing steadily.

Sensitivity (Noun) संवेदनशीलता: Ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

  • Meaning: Responsivenss to emotional feelings
  • अर्थ: भावनात्मक भावनाओं के प्रति जिम्मेदारियां
  • Synonyms: Nervousness, Feeling
  • Example: The source declined to be identified by name or nationality due to the sensitivity of the evolving contacts

Advisory (noun) सलाहकार- Usually advising or warning the public about something.

  • Meaning: Recommendations
  • अर्थ: सिफारिशें
  • Synonyms: Consultative, Consultatory
  • Example: He also reiterated the agency’s plans to consult its vaccine advisory committee before making a decision.

Theoretically (adv) सिद्धान्त रूप से – In a theoretical manner

  • Meaning: According to the assumed facts
  • अर्थ: मान्यताओं के अनुसार
  • Synonyms: Hypothetically, Apparently
  • Example: Because I mean, theoretically, you emerged at the same time he was leaving.

Stretched (verb) ताना हुआ- Spread over a wide area or distance

  • Meaning: Relieved of stiffness
  • अर्थ: कठोरता से छुटकारा
  • Synonyms: Flexible, Extended
  • Example: Well- stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury

Probable (adj.) संभावित – Likely or not certain to be true or real

  • Meaning: Apparently Destined
  • अर्थ: स्पष्ट रूप से नियत
  • Synonyms: Likely
  • Example: The probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme

Anticipated (adj.) प्रत्याशित- Little bit of hope

  • Meaning: Expected Hopefully
  • अर्थ: उम्मीद से की गई उम्मीद
  • Synonyms: Awaited, Hoped-for
  • Example: Following the holiday weekend, however, we anticipate an uptick in cases on campus in line with the anticipated national trend.

Discretionary (adj.) विवेकाधीन- Act according to your own judgement

  • Meaning: Ability to decide by its own judgement
  • अर्थ: अपने निर्णय से निर्णय लेने की क्षमता
  • Synonyms: Unrestricted, Discretional
  • Example: The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds

Procurement (noun) उपलब्धि

  • Meaning: Act of getting possession of something
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज पर अधिकार पाने का कार्य
  • Synonyms: Procural, Procurance
  • Example: He was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies

DEBASE (Verb) : अवमूल्यन करना

  • Meaning: reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.
  • अर्थ: गुणवत्ता या मूल्य में कमी (कुछ); नीचा।
  • Synonyms: degrade, demean, disgrace, undermine
  • Antonyms: enhance
  • Example: The politician tried to debase his rival’s good reputation by spreading false rumors about him.


  • Meaning: marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint
  • अर्थ: सुलझी हुई उदासीनता और अक्सर आत्म संयम द्वारा चिह्नित
  • Synonyms: dignified, composed, earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense
  • Antonyms: indecorous, frivolous, hilarious
  • Example: She was given a staid title-‘The Iron Lady’.

NEUROSIS (NOUN) : विक्षिप्त

  • Meaning: a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality
  • अर्थ: एक मानसिक और भावनात्मक विकार जो व्यक्तित्व के केवल हिस्से को प्रभावित करता है
  • Synonyms: aberration, dementia, hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia
  • Antonyms: lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability
  • Example: These are givers whose philanthropy has been absent neurosis and aggression.

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