The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 18 August 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 18 August 2021

STENTORIAN (adjective) : बुलंद

  • Meaning: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
  • अर्थ: (किसी व्यक्ति की आवाज़) ज़ोर से और शक्तिशाली।
  • Synonyms: booming, clangorous, piercing, roaring.
  • Antonyms: soothing, muffled, muted, softened.
  • Usage: When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.

PURLOIN (verb) : चुराना

  • Meaning: steal (something).
  • अर्थ: चोरी (कुछ)।
  • Synonyms: loot, pilfer, steal, embezzle.
  • Antonyms: bestow, contribute, donate, purchase.
  • Usage: Sometimes it’s impossible to not purloin an excerpt from another person’s blog.

CARNAGE(Noun) : नरसंहार

  • Meaning: that which is left after an extremely violent event such as a massacre
  • अर्थ: वह जो नरसंहार जैसे अत्यंत हिंसक घटना के बाद बचा है
  • Synonyms: crime, bloodshed
  • Antonyms: peace, non- violence
  • Usage: We banned our child from playing his favorite video game because of the violence and carnage it contained.

PROTAGONISTS(noun) : मुख्य पात्र

  • Meaning: the leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.
  • अर्थ: किसी नाटक, फिल्म, उपन्यास आदि में प्रमुख चरित्र या प्रमुख पात्रों में से एक।
  • Synonym: supporter, upholder
  • Antonym: opponent
  • Example : For the next nine years he was the protagonist of Reform.

Agony (noun) : व्यथा

  • Meaning: extreme physical or mental suffering.
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक शारीरिक या मानसिक पीड़ा।
  • Synonym: pain, hurt, suffering
  • Antonym: Heaven, paradise
  • Usage: The victim’s legs had been crushed under the car and she was in obvious agony

Contrition:(Noun) : पछतावा

  • Meaning: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior: the state of repentance.
  • अर्थ: बुरे व्यवहार के लिए खेद महसूस करने की स्थिति: पश्चाताप की स्थिति।
  • Synonyms: contriteness, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, repentance
  • Antonyms: impenitence, remorselessness
  • Sentence: The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.

Plaintive (Adjective) : दर्दनाक

  • Meaning: expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
  • अर्थ: दुख या दुख व्यक्त करना, दु: खी और शोकाकुल लगना।
  • Synonym: aching, agonized, bitter, mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, lamentable
  • Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant, blithesome, euphoric.
  • Sentence: We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.


Piquant (Adjective) : सरस

  • Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
  • अर्थ: एक सुखद तेज स्वाद या स्वादिष्ट स्वाद।, मन को सुखद या उत्तेजक।
  • Synonym: poignant, intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating, zesty
  • Antonym: bland, insipid, dull, zestless, insipid
  • Sentence: Gobblezz restaurant has a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.

Scurrilous (Adjective): मिथ्या

  • Meaning: Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
  • अर्थ: अपनी प्रतिष्ठा को नुकसान पहुंचाने के इरादे से किसी के बारे में निंदनीय दावे करना या फैलाना।
  • Synonym: abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging
  • Antonym: clean, decent, moral, deferential, tempered
  • Sentence: There were scurrilous attacks on the party leader by the opposition.

ENVIRON (verb) घेरना

  • Meaning: surround; enclose.
  • अर्थ: चारों ओर; संलग्न करें।
  • Synonyms: encircle, envelop, cloak, swathe.
  • Antonyms: unbridle, free, open, release.
  • Usage: The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.

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