The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month – Day 15

De facto (Adverb , Adjective) : वास्तव में

  • Meaning: in fact, whether by right or not. (Adverb)
  • अर्थ: वास्तव में, सही से या नहीं। (क्रिया विशेषण)
  • Synonyms: actually, in fact, in reality, in effect
  • Antonyms: de jure, non-realistic, allegedly, hypothetically
  • Usage in a Sentence: With the death of his father, he became the de facto head of the family.

Theological (adjective) : आध्यात्मविद्या सम्बन्धी

  • Meaning: relating to the study of the nature of God and religious belief
  • अर्थ: ईश्वर के स्वरूप और धार्मिक विश्वास के अध्ययन से संबंधित है
  • Synonyms: religious, scriptural, doctrinal
  • Antonyms: atheism, blasphemy, godlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: So if you like, a theological religious foundation was being laid for social action

ABLUTION (Noun) : स्नान

  • Meaning:a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
  • अर्थ: पानी या अन्य तरल के साथ सफाई, विशेष रूप से एक धार्मिक अनुष्ठान के रूप में।
  • Synonyms:purification, cleansing
  • Antonyms: impure
  • Example: While the bandaging no longer takes place, the ritual ablutions are still performed.

Clinch (Verb, Noun) : पकड़

  • Meaning: confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  • अर्थ: पुष्टि या समझौता (एक अनुबंध या सौदा)।
  • Synonyms: grip, clasp, settle
  • Antonyms: unlock, release
  • Usage in a sentence: They are hoping to clinch a major deal to supply computers to the army.

Ambivalent (Adjective ) : द्वैधवृत्तिक

  • Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज या किसी के बारे में मिश्रित भावनाएं या विरोधाभासी विचार रखना।
  • Synonyms: uncertain, undecided, unsure, unsettled
  • Antonyms: certain, sure, conclusive, decided
  • Usage in a sentence: The Australian private sector is increasingly bullish about the technology’s future, despite its government’s generally ambivalent attitude toward climate change.

EXCORIATE (verb) आलोचना करना

  • Meaning: to criticize harshly and usually publicly.
  • अर्थ: कठोर और आमतौर पर सार्वजनिक रूप से आलोचना करना।
  • Synonyms: assail, castigate, lambaste, vituperate, imprecate.
  • Antonyms: acclaim, laud, praise, glorify, admire, exalt.
  • Usage: The stern judge will excoriate the behavior of the repeat offender by sentencing him to thirty years in prison.

Quagmire: (noun) नाज़ुक हालत

  • Meaning: a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • अर्थ: एक कठिन, कठिन, या शर्मनाक स्थिति, जिसमें से कोई आसान बच नहीं है
  • Synonyms: bind,corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, spot
  • Antonyms: advantage, solution, agreement, contentment
  • Usage: He’s caught in a quagmire of debt.

Subtler: (adjective) जटिल

  • Meaning: clever at attaining one’s ends by indirect and often deceptive means
  • अर्थ: अप्रत्यक्ष और अक्सर भ्रामक साधनों द्वारा एक के सिरों को प्राप्त करने में चतुर
  • Synonyms: artful, beguiling, cagey, crafty, cunning, cute, designing, devious, foxy, guileful, scheming, shrewd, slick, sly, tricky, wily
  • Antonyms: artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent
  • Usage: There have been many subtler, more original and more systematic thinkers about the conditions of the social union.

Proffer: (verb) निवेदन करना

  • Meaning: to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • अर्थ: स्वीकृति या विचार के लिए दूसरे के सामने रखना
  • Synonyms: extend, offer, tender, propose, give in, submit.
  • Antonyms: decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject.
  • Usage: It is the ultimate manifestation of the marketplace of ideas; the more people who proffer their ideas to the world, the better the outcome will be for us all.

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