The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month – Day 24

DISSIDENCE (Noun) : मतभेद

  • Meaning: disagreement over a matter
  • अर्थ: किसी बात पर असहमति
  • Synonyms: contention, disagreement, discordance, disharmony, dispute
  • Antonyms: agreement, approval, authorization, concurrence
  • Example: So much is said nowadays about the dissidence of the spiritual and intellectual worlds.

ALACRITY (noun) : तत्परता

  • Meaning: cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness.
  • अर्थ: हंसमुख तत्परता, शीघ्रता, या इच्छा।
  • Synonyms: alertness, avidity, briskness, cheerfulness, dispatch, eagerness
  • Antonyms: apathy, coolness, discouragement, indifference
  • Usage: His alacrity of manner and quick step justified this opinion.

CAPACIOUS (adjective) : विशाल

  • Meaning: having a lot of space inside, roomy.
  • अर्थ: अंदर बहुत जगह है, विशाल।
  • Synonyms: roomy, commodious, spacious, ample.
  • Antonyms: limited, restricted, narrow, exclusive.
  • Usage: The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium is very capacious.

DISCREET (adjective) : सतर्क

  • Meaning: careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
  • अर्थ: किसी के भाषण या कार्यों में सावधानी और विवेकपूर्ण, विशेष रूप से कुछ गोपनीय रखने या शर्मिंदगी से बचने के लिए।
  • Synonyms: careful, circumspect, cautious, wary.
  • Antonyms: absurd, senseless, ill-advised, imprudent.
  • Usage: He took his time but ultimately made a discreet choice.

JARGON (noun) : शब्दजाल

  • Meaning: the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष समूह या क्षेत्र के विशेष शब्द या भाव।
  • Synonyms: dialect, terminology, vocabulary, vernacular.
  • Antonyms: discourse, oration, eloquence.
  • Usage: It is difficult to understand the jargon of tribal people.

VIABLE (adjective) : व्यवहार्य

  • Meaning : capable of working successfully; feasible.
  • अर्थ: सफलतापूर्वक काम करने में सक्षम; संभव।
  • Synonyms : Applicable, feasible, possible, usable
  • Antonyms : impossible, unfeasible, unlikely
  • Example: They are considered only to the extent that they are viable consumers.

PURITANICAL (adjective): सख़्त

  • Meaning: having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
  • अर्थ: स्व-भोग के प्रति बहुत सख्त या असंवेदनशील नैतिक रवैया रखना या प्रदर्शित करना।
  • Synonyms: prudish, puritan, prim, priggish.
  • Antonyms: lecherous, indulgent, indecent, debauched.
  • Example : It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.

ARRANT (adjective) : कुख्यात

  • Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
  • अर्थ: कहना कि कुछ कितना बुरा है।
  • Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
  • Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
  • Example : Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.

SUBJUGATE : अधीन करना

  • Meaning: to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs
  • अर्थ: अपने आप को, अपनी इच्छाओं को, या अपनी मान्यताओं को अन्य लोगों या उनकी इच्छाओं या विश्वासों की तुलना में कम महत्वपूर्ण मानना
  • Synonyms: conquer, enslave
  • Antonyms: lose, release
  • Example : Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance.

ADROIT : निपुण

  • Meaning: very skillful and quick in the way you think or move
  • अर्थ: जिस तरह से आप सोचते हैं या चलते हैं, बहुत कुशल और त्वरित
  • Synonyms: adept, artful
  • Antonyms: clumsy, awkward
  • Example: She was adroit at removing my armor, which she did well and beautifully.

EXORBITANT : अत्यधिक

  • Meaning: (of prices and demands) much too large
  • अर्थ: (कीमतों और माँगों का) बहुत बड़ा
  • Synonyms: enormous, outrageous
  • Antonyms: cheap, good
  • Example: The interest charged on most credit cards is exorbitant.

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