The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 May 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 24 May 2022

PUMMEL(Verb) : आसानी से हराना

  • Meaning: to defeat someone easily at a sport 
  • अर्थ: किसी खेल में किसी को आसानी से हराना
  • Synonyms: bash, batter
  • Antonyms: compliment, fail
  • Usage: The boxer had pummeled his opponent into submission by the end of the fourth round.

ABOMINATE(Verb) : घृणा करना

  • Meaning: to hate something very much
  • अर्थ: किसी बात से बहुत अधिक घृणा करना
  • Synonyms: abhor, despise
  • Antonyms: admire, approve
  • Usage: Eventually one has to bring people together and sit down with those whose records one abominates.

SUBJUGATE(Verb) : अधीन करना

  • Meaning: to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs
  • अर्थ: अपने आप को, अपनी इच्छाओं या अपने विश्वासों को अन्य लोगों या उनकी इच्छाओं या विश्वासों से कम महत्वपूर्ण मानने के लिए
  • Synonyms: conquer, enslave
  • Antonyms: lose, release
  • Usage: Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance.

SPRIGHTLY(Adjective) : प्रमुदित, आनंदपूर्ण

  • Meaning: (especially of old people) energetic and in good health
  • अर्थ: (विशेषकर वृद्ध लोगों के) ऊर्जावान और अच्छे स्वास्थ्य में
  • Synonyms: agile, bouncy
  • Antonyms: apathetic, inactive
  • Usage: The 14th century saw the beginning of a new literature of travel in sprightly and informing travelogues.

STATUTORY (adjective) : वैधानिक

  • Meaning: decided, controlled, or required by law.
  • अर्थ: कानून द्वारा तय, नियंत्रित या आवश्यक।
  • Synonyms: legitimate, permissible, admissible, allowable.
  • Antonyms: unconstitutional, illegal, irrelevant, unofficial.
  • Usage: She’s below the statutory age for school attendance.

BACKSTOP (noun) : निवारक उपाय

  • Meaning: an emergency precaution or last resort.
  • अर्थ: एक आपातकालीन एहतियात या अंतिम उपाय।
  • Synonyms: safeguard, preventive measure, insurance.
  • Antonyms: constraint, limitation, restriction, sanction.
  • Usage: They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense.

SWATHE (noun) : लिफ़ाफ़ा

  • Meaning: a large part of something that includes several different things.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज का एक बड़ा हिस्सा जिसमें कई अलग-अलग चीजें शामिल हों।
  • Synonyms: envelope, stretch, area, track.
  • Antonyms: brink, border, boundary, margin.
  • Usage: These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion.

FARCE (noun) : स्वांग

  • Meaning: an absurd event.
  • अर्थ: एक बेतुकी घटना।
  • Synonyms: travesty, sham, masquerade, charade.
  • Antonyms: solemnity, reverence, seriousness, sobriety.
  • Usage: We need to get more good referees like him, or the game is going to become a complete farce.

STONEWALL (Verb) : अवरोध करना

  • Meaning: delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by being evasive.
  • अर्थ: सवालों के जवाब देने से इनकार करके या टालमटोल करके देरी या बाधा (एक अनुरोध, प्रक्रिया, या व्यक्ति)।
  • Synonyms: delay, rebuff
  • Usage: Picketing protestors were determined to stonewall the peace talks and keep the lockout going.

ARRANT (adjective) : कुख्यात

  • Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
  • अर्थ: कहते थे कि कोई चीज कितना बुरा है।
  • Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
  • Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
  • Usage: Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.

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