The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Oct Month – Day 8

Expedient: उचित

  • Meaning: (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral. (Adjective)
  • अर्थ: (एक कार्रवाई के) सुविधाजनक और व्यावहारिक हालांकि संभवतः अनुचित या अनैतिक है।
  • Synonyms: convenient, advantageous, prudent
  • Antonyms: useless, inappropriate, fruitless
  • Usage in a Sentence: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.

Stopgap: कामचलाऊ प्रबन्ध

  • Meaning: a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.
  • अर्थ: किसी समस्या से निपटने या किसी आवश्यकता को पूरा करने का एक अस्थायी तरीका।
  • Synonyms: makeshift, substitute, temporary, provisional
  • Antonyms: permanent, completed, finished, sustained, longstanding
  • Usage in a Sentence: The coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found.

Gaping :खुला हुआ

  • Meaning: (of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open. (Adjective)
  • Synonyms:open, agape, staring, unclosed
  • Antonyms: shut, closed, clamp, blocked
  • Usage in a Sentence:Middle-aged women were likely to have gaping holes in their gums where their teeth used to reside.

Yawning gap : बड़ा फ़ासला

  • Meaning:a very large difference between two groups, things, or people
  • अर्थ: दो समूहों, चीजों या लोगों के बीच एक बहुत बड़ा अंतर
  • Synonyms: huge gap, large gap, enormous gap, wide gap
  • Antonyms: subtle difference, fine line, slight difference, insignificant difference
  • Usage in a Sentence: There used to be a yawning gap between British and American women and their attitudes to cosmetic surgery.

Rationale : औचित्य

  • Meaning: a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
  • अर्थ: कार्रवाई या विश्वास के लिए कारणों का एक सेट या तार्किक आधार।
  • Synonyms: reason, justification, logic
  • Antonym: Effect
  • Usage in a Sentence:I don’t understand the rationale behind the council’s housing policy.

DILATORY (adjective) : धीमा

  • Meaning: slow to act
  • अर्थ: कार्य करने में धीमा
  • Synonyms: sluggish, slothful, lax, slack.
  • Antonyms: fast, prompt, brisk, quick.
  • Usage: They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.

Atypical(adjective) : असामान्य

  • Meaning: not representative of a type, group, or class.
  • अर्थ: एक प्रकार, समूह या वर्ग का प्रतिनिधि नहीं।
  • Synonym: unusual, untypical,
  • Antonym: typical
  • Usage: The economy of the province was atypical because it was particularly small.

INVIGORATE : ऊर्जावान

  • Meaning: to make someone feel fresher, healthier, and more energetic
  • अर्थ: किसी को तरोताजा, स्वस्थ और अधिक ऊर्जावान महसूस कराना
  • Synonyms: energize, rejuvenate
  • Antonyms: bore, dull
  • Example: His overarching argument, forcefully and uncompromisingly presented, is original, challenging, invigorating.

SLEAZY (Adjective) : निर्बल

  • Meaning: dirty, cheap, or not socially acceptable, especially relating to moral or sexual matters
  • अर्थ: गंदे, सस्ते, या सामाजिक रूप से स्वीकार्य नहीं, विशेष रूप से नैतिक या यौन मामलों से संबंधित
  • Synonyms: trashy, sordid
  • Antonyms: good, nice
  • Example: This part of town is full of sleazy bars and restaurants.

POIGNANT (Adjective) : मार्मिक

  • Meaning: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
  • अर्थ: दुख या अफसोस की गहरी भावना पैदा करना।
  • Synonyms: affecting, pitiful, piteous, pitiable, pathetic,
  • Antonyms: cheerful, indifferent
  • Example: Because the poignant movie reminded me of my painful childhood, it made me cry.

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