The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 14 April 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 14 April 2022

BADINAGE (noun) परिहास

  • Meaning: humorous or witty conversation.
  • अर्थ: विनोदी या मजाकिया बातचीत।
  • Synonyms: banter, chaff, raillery, repartee.
  • Antonyms: bullying, criticism, argument, fight.
  • Usage: The president was in a good mood as he walked through the crowd and made several voters laugh with his witty badinage.

MELLOW (adjective) मधुर

  • Meaning: (especially of a sound, flavour, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
  • अर्थ: (विशेषकर ध्वनि, स्वाद या रंग का) सुखद रूप से चिकना या नरम; कठोरता से मुक्त।
  • Synonyms: dulcet, euphonious, melodious, mellifluous.
  • Antonyms: gruff, abrasive, caustic, coarse.
  • Usage: His mellow voice and his qualitative speech made everyone applaud him.

EXCORIATE (verb) आलोचना करना

  • Meaning: to criticize harshly and usually publicly.
  • अर्थ: कठोर और आमतौर पर सार्वजनिक रूप से आलोचना करना।
  • Synonyms: assail, castigate, vituperate, imprecate.
  • Antonyms: acclaim, compliment, laud, exalt.
  • Usage: The stern judge will excoriate the behavior of the repeat offender by sentencing him to thirty years in prison.

PROTRACTED (adjective) फैला हुआ

  • Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • अर्थ: लंबे समय तक या अपेक्षा या सामान्य से अधिक समय तक चलने वाला।
  • Synonyms: expanded, lasting, prolonged, sustained.
  • Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, shortened.
  • Usage: Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena.

APOTHEOSIS (noun) उत्कृष्टता

  • Meaning: the highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के विकास में उच्चतम बिंदु; एक चरमोत्कर्ष या चरमोत्कर्ष।
  • Synonyms: peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith.
  • Antonyms: nadir, debasement, jab, imperfectness.
  • Usage: When my teacher said that my sculpture was the apotheosis of all the other pieces of art in the class, I was thrilled.

SPLURGE (verb)  कोलाहपूर्ण प्रदर्शन

  • Meaning: to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • अर्थ: फालतू या दिखावटी खर्च करना।
  • Synonyms: waste, squander, dissipate, disburse.
  • Antonyms: economize, conserve, preserve, retain.
  • Usage: Should I splurge on the really nice camera or just buy one of the cheap models?

INCORRIGIBLE (adjective) असंशोधनीय

  • Meaning: not capable of being reformed.
  • अर्थ: सुधार के योग्य नहीं।
  • Synonyms: inveterate, incurable, irredeemable, intractable.
  • Antonyms: rectifiable, reparable, reclaimable, recoverable.
  • Usage: Even after spending a year in jail, the young man remains incorrigible and unafraid of the law.

INCHOATE (adjective) प्रारंभिक

  • Meaning: just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
  • अर्थ: अभी शुरू हुआ और इसलिए पूरी तरह से गठित या विकसित नहीं हुआ; अल्पविकसित।
  • Synonyms: budding, inceptive, incipient, nascent.
  • Antonyms: developed, full-fledged, evolved, ripened.
  • Usage: Having just come into existence a few years ago, the new political party is considered inchoate by many historians.

FRACTIOUS (adjective) झगड़ालू

  • Meaning: irritable and quarrelsome.
  • अर्थ: चिड़चिड़े और झगड़ालू।
  • Synonyms: grumpy, cantankerous, peevish, irascible.
  • Antonyms: amicable, docile, affable, genial.
  • Usage: During the concert, police officers were on hand just in case the crowd became fractious.

WRANGLE (noun) तकरार

  • Meaning: a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.
  • अर्थ: एक विवाद या तर्क, आमतौर पर वह जो लंबा और जटिल हो।
  • Synonyms: quarrel, tussle, clash, brawl.
  • Antonyms: acquiesce, agreement, peace, harmony.
  • Usage: The two countries fell out in a bitter wrangle over imports.

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