The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 1 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 1 January 2021

CONCEDE (verb) : मेल खाना

  • Meaning : admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • अर्थ: स्वीकार करते हैं या सहमत होते हैं कि पहले इनकार या विरोध करने के बाद कुछ सच है।
  • Synonyms : accept, admit, allow, capitulate
  • Antonyms: defend, deny, disallow
  • Usage: If we concede to the criminal the right to a further chance we concede it to ourselves.

CUTTING EDGE (adjective) : अग्रणी

  • Meaning: highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक उन्नत; अभिनव या अग्रणी।
  • Synonyms: a progressive, revolutionary, trailblazing, novel.
  • Antonyms: conventional, customary, established, traditional.
  • Usage : The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.
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SHREWD(Adjective):  चालाक

  • Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • अर्थ: निर्णय की तेज शक्तियाँ होना या दिखाना; चतुर।
  • Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
  • Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
  • Usage: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

INVIGORATE(Verb) :  सबल बनाना

  • Meaning: to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • अर्थ: प्राण, शक्ति या आत्मा देना
  • Synonym: amp (up), animate, brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire
  • Antonym: damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
  • Usage: The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.

EPHEMERAL (Adjective) : अस्थायी

  • Meaning: Lasting for short time
  • अर्थ: कम समय तक रहना
  • Synonyms: Temporary, Short-lived, transient.
  • Antonyms: long-lived, enduring, everlasting, eternal, perpetual.
  • Example: time is ephemeral so don’t waste it.

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.


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