The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 17 December 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 17 December 2021

Catastrophic (Adjective): आपत्तिजनक

  • Meaning: involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering.
  • अर्थ: अचानक बड़ी क्षति या पीड़ा को शामिल करना या उत्पन्न करना।
  • Synonyms: calamitous, cataclysmic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous, tragic
  • Antonyms: calamitous, cataclysmic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous, tragic
  • Example: A Latvian farm worker driving in Scotland for the first time killed a Perthshire father in a “catastrophic” collision

Turgid (Adjective): सूजा हुआ

  • Meaning: Swollen
  • अर्थ: सूजा हुआ
  • Synonyms: tumid, inflated, bombastic, tumescent , bloated
  • Antonyms: deflated, decreased, diminished, contracted, chapfallen
  • Example: The river rolled darkly brown and turgid.

Trepidation (Noun): घबराहट

  • Meaning: Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
  • अर्थ: घबराहट अनिश्चितता की भावना।
  • Synonyms: perturbation, uneasiness, agitation, dismay, anxiety
  • Antonyms: calm, equanimity, contentment, assurance, peace
  • Example: I approached my office with a great deal of trepidation.

Diminution (NOUN) : कमी

  • Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
  • Synonyms: curtailment, curtailing, cutting back, cut back, cut, attenuation, reduction, lessening,
  • Antonym: accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement
  • Example: Led by P.V. Narasimha Rao, it steered the country away from a diminution of its political stature that was assured were it to renege on them.

NONPAREIL (adjective)  : अतुल

  • Meaning: having no match or equal; unrivalled.
  • अर्थ: जिसका कोई मेल या बराबर न हो; बेजोड़।
  • Synonyms: incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, inimitable.
  • Antonyms: familiar, frequent, normal, ordinary.
  • Usage: The champions deserved the title because they were nonpareil all season and won every game.

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.
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