The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month – Day 28

Mundane (Adjective) : सांसारिक

  • Meaning:  Found in the ordinary course of events
  • अर्थ: घटनाओं के साधारण पाठ्यक्रम में मिला
  • Synonyms: dime, stale, sober, humdrum, day-to-day
  • Antonyms: unusual, Exciting, extraordinary.
  • Usage: The list included many mundane, routine tasks.

Quirk (Noun) : अनियमितता

  • Meaning: a strange habit
  • अर्थ: एक अजीब आदत
  • Synonyms: irregularity, trait
  • Antonyms: normality,
  • Usage: His biggest quirk is his love for old marbles.

Swarthy (Adjective): साँवला

  • Meaning: dark-complexioned
  • अर्थ: गहरा
  • Synonyms: raven, ebony, dusky, sable, brunet
  • Antonyms: blond, luminous, pallid, pasty, bright
  • Example: His complexion was swarthy, his hair dark, and his eye bright and piercing

CONDIGN (adjective) : उचित

  • Meaning: appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
  • अर्थ: अपराध या अधर्म के लिए उपयुक्त और योग्य।
  • Synonyms: earned, merited, warranted, justified.
  • Antonyms: undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust.
  • Example: Condign punishment was rare when the criminal was a man of high social standing.

Credulous (Adjective) :  भरोसेमंद

  • Meaning: having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
  • अर्थ: चीजों पर विश्वास करने के लिए बहुत बड़ी तत्परता होना या दिखाना।
  • Synonym: gullible, naive, impressionable, trusting,
  • Antonym: worldly, suspicious
  • Example: When she was younger, my baby sister was incredibly credulous and fell for all my tricks.

Outreach (Noun) : पहुंच

  • Meaning: The extent or length of reaching out.
  • अर्थ: पहुंचने की सीमा या लंबाई।
  • Synonyms: Exceed, Advocate, Reach, Communicate, Disseminate, Overdo.
  • Antonyms: Stay in Place, Fail, Mis-communicate
  • Usage: Several Government programme are launched to outreach with the public.

ABIDING(Adjective) :स्थायी

  • Meaning: (of a feeling or memory) lasting a long time; enduring.
  • अर्थ: (एक भावना या स्मृति का) लंबे समय तक चलने वाला; स्थायी।
  • Synonyms: Persisting, Long-lasting, Everlasting, Perpetual.
  • Antonyms: Short-lived, Ephemeral, Transitory, Transient.
  • Usage: The abiding interest in Corner is patriotic and political rather than literary.

AGHAST(Adjective) :आश्चर्यान्वित, हक्काबक्का

  • Meaning: Suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry
  • अर्थ: अचानक सदमे और चिंता की मजबूत भावनाओं से भर गया
  • Synonyms: Anxious, Dismayed
  • Antonyms: Unsurprised, Calm
  • Usage: Workers and union officials were aghast at the layoffs.

SIDLE (Verb) : तरफ़ चलना

  • Meaning: walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, especially sideways or obliquely.
  • अर्थ: फुर्तीली, विनीत, या डरपोक तरीके से चलना, विशेष रूप से बग़ल में या विशिष्ट रूप से।
  • Synonyms: creep, sneak, slink, slip, slide
  • Antonyms: march, stride
  • Usage: Because the cars were packed in the driveway, I had to sidle between them in order to get to the house.

BACKSTOP (noun) : सुरक्षा

  • Meaning: an emergency precaution or last resort.
  • अर्थ: एक आपातकालीन एहतियात या अंतिम उपाय।
  • Synonyms: safeguard, preventive measure, insurance.
  • Antonyms: constraint, limitation, restriction, sanction.
  • Sentence: They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense.

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