The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month – Day 27

FORAY(Noun) :  धावा /चढ़ाई 

  • Meaning: a short visit, especially with a known purpose
  • अर्थ: एक छोटी यात्रा, विशेष रूप से एक ज्ञात उद्देश्य के साथ
  • Synonyms: descent, invasion
  • Antonyms: leave, abstention
  • Usage: I made a quick foray into town before lunch to get my sister a present.

EXALT (Verb) : सराहना करना

  • Meaning: think or speak very highly of (someone or something).
  • अर्थ: किसी (या किसी चीज़) के बारे में बहुत अधिक सोचना या बोलना।
  • Synonyms: dignify, glorify
  • Antonyms: blame, condemn
  • Usage: For a fee, most celebrities will exalt a product by pretending to like it.

PAUCITY (Noun) : न्यूनता

  • Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
  • अर्थ: केवल छोटी या अपर्याप्त मात्रा या मात्रा में किसी चीज की उपस्थिति।
  • Synonyms: scarcity, dearth, shortage, rarity
  • Antonyms: abundance
  • Usage: Because of the paucity of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.

OGLE (Verb) : घूरना

  • Meaning: stare at in a lecherous manner.
  • अर्थ: लचर तरीके से घूरना।
  • Synonyms: stare, gawk
  • Antonyms: ignore, neglect
  • Usage: Most women dislike being ogled .

HOARD : ढेर

  • Meaning: to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ की बड़ी मात्रा में इकट्ठा करना और उसे एक सुरक्षित, अक्सर गुप्त स्थान पर रखना
  • Synonyms: accumulation, backlog
  • Antonyms: debt, lack
  • Usage: During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies.

AGHAST(Adjective): आश्चर्यान्वित, हक्काबक्का

  • Meaning: suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry
  • अर्थ : अचानक सदमे और चिंता की मजबूत भावनाओं से भरा
  • Synonyms: anxious, dismayed
  • Antonyms: unsurprised, calm
  • Example: Workers and union officials were aghast at the layoffs.

SKIRMISH (noun) : झड़प

  • Meaning: a brief clash between enemies or rivals.
  • अर्थ: दुश्मनों या प्रतिद्वंद्वियों के बीच एक संक्षिप्त टकराव।
  • Synonyms: conflict, quarrel, fray, hassle.
  • Antonyms: concord, agreement, harmony, truce.
  • Example: Right before the game’s results were announced, the fans got into a skirmish over whose team was the greatest.

RECALCITRANT (adjective) : आज्ञा न माननेवाला

  • Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
  • अर्थ: अधिकार या अनुशासन के प्रति उदासीन रवैया रखना।
  • Synonyms: indocile, insubordinate, defiant, wayward.
  • Antonyms: compliant, conformable, docile, tractable.
  • Example: The manager worried that the recalcitrant employee would try to undermine his authority.

WARY (adjective) : सावधान

  • Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
  • अर्थ: संभावित खतरों या समस्याओं के बारे में सावधानी महसूस करना या दिखाना।
  • Synonyms: attentive, heedful, vigilant, observant.
  • Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded.
  • Example: Dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers.

INHABITANT(Noun) : निवासी

  • Meaning: a person or animal that lives in a particular place
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति या जानवर जो एक विशेष स्थान पर रहता है
  • Synonyms:residents, occupants
  • Antonyms:refugees, migrants
  • Example:The Aborigines are the native inhabitants of Australia.

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