The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 21 December 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 21 December 2021

REMINISCENT (Adjective) : याद ताजा

  • Meaning: tending to remind one of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज की याद दिलाने के लिए प्रवृत्त होना।
  • Synonyms: evocative, suggestive
  • Antonyms: unreminiscent
  • Example: This painting is strongly reminiscent of da Vinci’s “Annunciation”.

SUBJUGATE (Verb) : अधीन करना

  • Meaning: bring under domination or control, especially by conquest.
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से विजय द्वारा वर्चस्व या नियंत्रण में लाना।
  • Synonyms: conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush
  • Antonyms: liberate
  • Example: Is your goal to take away our freedom and subjugate us by military force?

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.

VITIATE (Verb) : भ्रष्ट करना

  • Meaning: spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • अर्थ: की गुणवत्ता या दक्षता को खराब या ख़राब करना।
  • Synonyms: blemish, cripple, deface
  • Antonyms: fix, mend, reconstruct
  • Example: Because of the obnoxious behavior of the defendant, the judge instructed the jury not to allow their personal feelings vitiate their objectivity in the case.

VIE (Verb) : प्रतियोगिता

  • Meaning: compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ को करने या हासिल करने के लिए किसी के साथ उत्सुकता से प्रतिस्पर्धा करना।
  • Synonyms: compete, contest, contend
  • Example: In the championship game, the two teams will vie for the national title.

XIGENT (Adjective) : जरूरी, अत्यावश्यक 

  • Meaning: pressing; demanding.
  • अर्थ : अत्यावश्यक, माँग करना
  • Synonyms: urgent, crucial
  • Antonyms: unpressured, facile
  • Example: I try not to be exigent with my students, but as a teacher I have to press them to get their work done.

EULOGIZE(Verb): स्तुति करना

  • Meaning: to praise someone or something in a speech or piece of writing
  • अर्थ : भाषण या लेखन के किसी अंश में किसी की प्रशंसा करना
  • Synonyms: applaud, commend
  • Antonyms: blame, criticize
  • Example: Critics everywhere have eulogized her new novel.

DIMINUTION (Noun) : अवनति

  • Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
  • Synonyms: curtailment,  contraction, constriction, restriction, limitation
  • Antonyms: increase, expansion, growth
  • Sentence:  The diminution of cafeteria monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.

RELENT (verb) : नरम पड़ना

  • Meaning: to cease resistance (as to another’s arguments, demands, or control).
  • अर्थ: प्रतिरोध को रोकना (दूसरे के तर्क, मांग या नियंत्रण के अनुसार)।
  • Synonyms: concede, give in, submit, succumb.
  • Antonyms: combat, confront, counter, defy.
  • Sentence: Because my mother is very angry, she won’t relent on my severe punishment.

Insouciant(Adjective) : चिंतामुक्त

  • Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
  • अर्थ: चिंता का एक आकस्मिक अभाव दिखाना
  • Synonym: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried,
  • Antonym: anxious, concerned
  • Example: His insouciant handling of the oil spill in the Gulf is under fire from all sides.
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