The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Nov Month – Day 9

ENFEEBLEMENT (Noun) : पतन 

  • Meaning: a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
  • अर्थ: क्रमिक डूबना और मन या शरीर को बर्बाद करना
  • Synonym: decaying, declension, decline, degeneration, descent, deterioration
  • Antonym: comeback, improvement, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehabilitation
  • Usage: Daily exercise can help to halt some of the enfeeblement that comes with advanced years.

HAUGHTY(adjective) : घमंडी

  • Meaning: having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • अर्थ: श्रेष्ठता की भावना होना जो अपने आप में एक शानदार रवैया दिखाना
  • Synonyms: cavalier, pompous
  • Antonyms: modest, humble
  • Usage: They were displeased with her haughty airs.

GRISLY (Adjective) : भयंकर

  • Meaning: causing horror or disgust.
  • अर्थ: आतंक या घृणा पैदा करना।
  • Synonyms: gruesome, ghastly, frightful, horrid,
  • Antonyms: pleasant, attractive
  • Usage: Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities.

REFRACTORY (adjective) : आज्ञा न मानने वाला

  • Meaning: stubborn or unmanageable.
  • अर्थ: जिद्दी या असहनीय।
  • Synonyms: recalcitrant, obstreperous, insubordinate, intractable.
  • Antonyms: obedient, manageable, amenable, compliant.
  • Usage: Most teenagers go through a refractory phase where they don’t want to listen to authority figures.

RECUPERATE (Verb) : स्वस्थ हो जाना

  • Meaning: recover from illness or exertion.
  • अर्थ: बीमारी या परिश्रम से उबरना।
  • Synonyms: recover, convalesce, improve, mend
  • Antonyms: deteriorate, hurt
  • Usage Other mammals and birds recuperate or grow to maturity in outdoor enclosures.

HEAVE (Verb) : उत्तोलन

  • Meaning: lift or haul (something heavy) with great effort.
  • अर्थ: बड़े प्रयास से उठाना या ढोना (कुछ भारी)
  • Synonyms: haul, pull, lug, drag
  • Antonyms: push
  • Usage: After he tried to heave the heavyweight above his head for the third time, the weak lifter decided to give up.

Intimidate(verb) : धमकाना

  • Meaning: frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
  • अर्थ: अपना कार्य करवाने लिए किसी को धमकाना
  • Synonyms: dishearten, dismay, terrify
  • Antonyms: please, praise
  • Usage: Her boss intimidates her

MELLOW (adjective) : सुकोमल

  • Meaning: (especially of a sound, flavor, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
  • अर्थ: (विशेष रूप से एक ध्वनि, स्वाद, या रंग) सुखद चिकनी या नरम; कठोरता से मुक्त
  • Synonyms: dulcet, euphonious, melodious, mellifluous, mellifluent.
  • Antonyms: rugged, abrading, gruff, abrasive, harsh.
  • Usage: His mellow voice and his qualitative speech made everyone applaud him


Jeer (noun) : ताना मारना

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

DOWNRIGHT (adjective) : पूर्ण

  • Meaning: (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
  • अर्थ: (कुछ बुरा या अप्रिय का) उच्चारण करना; पूर्ण (जोर देने के लिए प्रयुक्त)।
  • Synonyms: total, absolute, thorough, perfect, sheer.
  • Antonyms: inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, unfinished.
  • Usage:  It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.

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