The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 18 January 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 18 January 2022

POLYMATH(noun) : बहुश्रुत
Meaning: a person of wide knowledge or learning.

अर्थ: व्यापक ज्ञान या विद्या का व्यक्ति। Synonyms: intellectual, genius

Antonyms: Fool, illiterate

Usage: His CV reads something like a masterclass in being a polymath: he was an accomplished musician and designer.

Vacillate(verb) : संदेह करना

  • Meaning: Waiver between different opinion or actions.
  • अर्थ: अलग राय या कार्यों के बीच छूट।
  • Synonym: temporize, hesitate, oscillate
  • Antonym: resolute
  • Usage: You might vacillate between ordering pizza and burger as both are testy.
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Molder(verb) : गलना

  • Meaning: Slowly decay or disintegrate, especially because of neglect.
  • अर्थ: धीरे-धीरे क्षय या विघटित होना, विशेषकर उपेक्षा के कारण।
  • Synonym: decay, decompose
  • Antonym: Renew, restore
  • Usage: if you store your books in the damp basement of your uncle’s house, they are sure to molder.

Exhort(verb) : समझाना

  • Meaning: Strongly encourage or urge to do something
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए दृढ़ता से प्रोत्साहित करना या आग्रह करना
  • Synonym: enjoin, adjure,
  • Antonym: discourage
  • Usage: Priya tries to Exhort her friend about her career. but she is not ready to listen.

Dearth(Noun) : अकाल

  • Meaning: A scarcity or lack of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज की कमी या कमी।
  • Synonym: meagreness, scantiness
  • Antonym: abundance, a surfeit
  • Usage: A dearth of nutritious food is a serious problem.

Titter(verb) : दबी हुई हँसी

  • Meaning: Give a short, half-suppressed laugh, giggle
  • अर्थ: एक छोटी, आधी दबी हुई हंसी देना, हंसना
  • Synonym: giggle, snigger
  • Antonym: Graon, moan
  • Usage: The teen girls tittered at her light-hearted curse.

Slipshod(adjective) : असावधानीपूर्ण

  • Meaning: characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization.
  • अर्थ: देखभाल, विचार या संगठन की कमी की विशेषता।
  • Synonym: careless, lackadaisical
  • Antonym: meticulous, painstaking
  • Usage: Ravi did a slipshod job. His scholarship is slipshod at best.

Incommodious(Adjective) : असुविधाजनक

  • Meaning: Causing inconvenience or discomfort
  • अर्थ: असुविधा या परेशानी पैदा करना
  • Synonym: annoying, awkward
  • Antonym: convenient, comfortable
  • Usage: Because the heating unit is not working, it is rather incommodious in the house. 

BUOYED(verb) : बढ़ावा देना

  • Meaning: to sustain or encourage (often followed by up)
  • अर्थ: बनाए रखने या प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए (अक्सर ऊपर के बाद)
  • Synonyms: bolster, boost
  • Antonyms: depress, deplete
  • Usage: Her courage was buoyed by the doctor’s assurances.

RATIFIED(verb) : पुष्टि करना

  • Meaning: confirmed or made official
  • अर्थ: पुष्टि या आधिकारिक किया गया
  • Synonyms: approve, confirm
  • Antonyms: deny, destroy
  • Usage: For the rule change to be approved, it must be ratified by 8 out of 10 teams.


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