The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 June 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 June 2021
The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 June 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 June 2021

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.

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.

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.

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