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


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 18 September 2021

IRREFUTABLE(Adjective) निर्विवाद (विशेषण)

  • Meaning: Impossible to disapprove or deny.
  • अर्थ: अस्वीकृति या अस्वीकार करने के लिए असंभव।
  • Synonym:  unquestionable, incontrovertible,
  • Antonym: unreliable
  • Usage: I had to admit her argument had an irrefutable logic to it.

DILAPIDATED(Adjective) जीर्ण (विशेषण)

  • अर्थ: टुकड़ों में या ख़त्म हो जाना
  • Meaning: Ailing to pieces or into disrepair
  • Synonym: tumbledown, ramshackle,
  • Antonym: smart, intact
  • Usage: The complex has been neglected and has become a dilapidated landmark in the city.

SPORADICALLY(Adverb) शायद ही कभी (क्रिया विशेषण)

  • Meaning: Not regularly or constantly
  • अर्थ: अनियमित
  • Synonym: Rarely, seldom
  • Antonym: Frequently, usually
  • Usage: They’d Kept in touch over the years, sporadically trading greeting cards and pictures of the kids.

ATTUNE(Verb)अनुकूल बनाना (क्रिया)

  • Meaning: Bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship
  • अर्थ: समझौते, सद्भाव, या सहानुभूति संबंध में लाना
  • Synonym:  adapt, acclimatize
  • Antonym: disharmonize
  • Usage: A new parent has to attune to a baby’s schedule and personality.

CONTRAPTION(Noun)उपकरण (संज्ञा)

  • Meaning: A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
  • अर्थ: एक उपकरण या नियंत्रण जो किसी विशेष कार्य के लिए बहुत उपयोगी है।
  • Synonym:  gadget, apparatus
  • Antonym: Inconvenience, unavailability
  • Usage: The people wondered how the contraption worked.

DEMEANOR(Noun)आचरण (संज्ञा)

  • Meaning: Behaviour towards others.
  • अर्थ: दूसरों के प्रति व्यवहार।
  • Synonym: attitude, appearance
  • Antonym: Propriety, proper
  • Usage: When playing poker, don’t let your demeanor give away how good your cards are.

FACULTATIVE(Adjective)ऐच्छिक (विशेषण)

  • Meaning: Left to one’s option or choice, Optional
  • अर्थ: वैकल्पिक
  • Synonym: Enabling
  • Antonym: Imposed, disabling
  • Usage: The last question in the examination was facultative

LACUNA(Noun) मध्यान्तर(संज्ञा)

  • Meaning: An empty space where something is missing
  • अर्थ: एक खाली जगह जहां कुछ गायब है
  • Synonym: Break, Interval
  • Antonym: Continuity, closure
  • Usage: If you complain that there is a major lacuna in the bake sale, the lack of brownies is probably to blame.

MEED(noun) पारितोषिक (संज्ञा)

  • Meaning: a much-deserved reward or honor
  • अर्थ: एक बहुत-योग्य पुरस्कार या सम्मान
  • Synonyms: atonement, compensation
  • Antonyms: disregard, penalty
  • Usage: The handyman is owed a meed for his work on the home but is yet to be paid.

LULL (Verb) शांत करना (क्रिया)

  • Meaning: make (someone) feel deceptively secure or confident.
  • अर्थ: (किसी को) भ्रामक रूप से सुरक्षित या आश्वस्त महसूस करना।
  • Synonyms: assuage, allay, ease, alleviate
  • Antonyms: aggravate
  • Usage: Rocking two and fro, the hammock was just what was needed to lull the exhausted man.


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