The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Sep Month – Day 8

Quirk(Noun) : व्यवहार में छल

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

BELITTLE (Verb) : मूल्य घटना

  • Meaning: dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
  • अर्थ: महत्वहीन (किसी या कुछ) को खारिज करना।
  • Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, deprecate, downgrade
  • Antonyms: praise, magnify
  • Usage:  There is no reason for you to belittle my wardrobe simply because your clothes are more expensive than the ones I own.

BOUT (Noun) : अवधि

  • Meaning: a short period of intense activity of a specified kind.
  • अर्थ: एक निर्दिष्ट प्रकार की गहन गतिविधि की एक छोटी अवधि।
  • Synonyms: spell, period, time, stretch, a stint
  • Antonyms: stagnation
  • Usage: The bout of intensive running led to my preparation for the Boston Marathon.

MANDATE (noun) : शासनादेश

  • Meaning: an official order or commission to do something.
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए एक आधिकारिक आदेश या आयोग।
  • Synonyms: instruction, directive, direction, decree, command
  • Antonyms: encourage
  • Usage:They carried out the governor’s mandate to build more roads.

RATIFY (Verb) : पुष्टि करना

  • Meaning: sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
  • अर्थ: (आधिकारिक, संधि या समझौते) पर औपचारिक सहमति दें या हस्ताक्षर करें, जिससे यह आधिकारिक रूप से मान्य हो।
  • Synonyms: confirm, approve, sanction, endorse, agree to
  • Antonyms: deny, destroy, disagree, disapprove, disprove
  • Usage: Laws and statesmen, for the most part, indicate and ratify, but do not create.

SERVILE(Adjective) :ख़ुशामदी 

  • Meaning: eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows a lack of respect for yourself
  • अर्थ : किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति की सेवा करने और उसे खुश करने के लिए उत्सुक होना जो अपने लिए सम्मान की कमी दर्शाता है
  • Synonyms: abject, beggarly
  • Antonyms: dominant, aggressive
  • Example: The vast majority of bond-servants had been freed in the city, and legally servile statuses largely abolished.

ARDUOUS(Adjective) :कठिन, दुष्कर  

  • Meaning: demanding great effort or labor; difficult
  • अर्थ : महान प्रयास या श्रम की मांग करना; कठिन                   
  • Synonyms: exhausting, grueling
  • Antonyms: facile, easy
  • Example: Needless to say, mastering a foreign language is an arduous challenge.

TROVE (noun) : निधि

  • Meaning: a store of valuable or delightful things.
  • अर्थ: मूल्यवान या रमणीय वस्तुओं का भंडार।
  • Synonyms: accumulation, agglomeration, backlog, conglomeration, heap, pile, reservoir, stock
  • Store, supply.
  • Antonyms: trash, litter, junk, dispersion, reduction, shrinkage.
  • Usage: I discovered a trove of candy bars and pop tarts in my teen son’s pillow case.

Protege (Noun) : आश्रित

  • Meaning: A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो एक बड़े और अधिक अनुभवी या प्रभावशाली व्यक्ति द्वारा निर्देशित और समर्थित है।
  • Synonyms: Pupil, student, trainee.
  • Antonyms: Guardian, adult
  • Example: Ram submitted his protege name to the elections.

RICKETY (adjective) : सूका रोगी

  • Meaning: (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • अर्थ: (एक संरचना या उपकरणों का टुकड़ा) खराब तरीके से बनाया गया और ढहने की संभावना है।
  • Synonyms: dilapidated, ramshackle, derelict, ruinous.
  • Antonyms: stable, sturdy, durable, strong.
  • Example: She then directed them to the fourth floor, giving them the choice of the stairs or a rickety lift.

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