The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 25 January 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 25 January 2022

SMATTERING (noun): मंडली, गिरोह 

  • Meaning: a small number
  • अर्थ : कम संख्या
  • Synonyms: couple, few, handful, sprinkle.
  • Antonyms: horde, legion, loads, multitude.
  • Example: He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.

BACKLASH (noun): पलटाव, प्रतिघात 

  • Meaning: a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
  • अर्थ : बड़ी संख्या में लोगों द्वारा एक मजबूत नकारात्मक प्रतिक्रिया, विशेष रूप से सामाजिक या राजनीतिक विकास के लिए।
  • Synonyms: ricochet, counteraction, retaliation, reverberation.
  • Antonyms: decertify, forbid, invalidate, cause.
  • Example: The president received backlash from thousands of people who disagreed with his Twitter statements.
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INCENSE (Verb) : क्रोध से क्रुद्ध करना 

  • Meaning: make very angry.
  • अर्थ : बहुत गुस्सा करना         
  • Synonyms: enrage, infuriate, anger, madden
  • Antonyms: placate, please, calm
  • Example: News of the salary reduction is sure to incense the workers.

HAVEN (Noun) : शरण स्थल 

  • Meaning: a place of safety or refuge.
  • अर्थ : सुरक्षा या शरण की जगह।
  • Synonyms: refuge, retreat, shelter, sanctuary
  • Example: In the blizzard, many highway travelers searched for a haven from the freezing wind.

LARGESSE (Noun) : दानशीलता 

  • Meaning: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
  • अर्थ :दूसरों पर धन या उपहार देने में उदारता।
  • Synonyms: generosity, liberality, munificence, bounty
  • Antonyms: meanness, miserliness
  • Example: When I was in need, I benefited from the largesse of an anonymous donor.

PAGAN (noun) : नास्तिक 

  • Meaning: an individual who doesn’t follow one of the world’s main religions.
  • अर्थ : एक व्यक्ति जो दुनिया के मुख्य धर्मों में से एक का पालन नहीं करता है।         
  • Synonyms: heathen, agnostic, heretic, apostate.
  • Antonyms: religious, devout, monotheistic, believer.
  • Example: Because Todd is a pagan, he refuses to practice any of the major religions.

FRENZY (noun): उन्माद

  • Meaning: a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior.
  • अर्थ : एक राज्य या अनियंत्रित उत्तेजना या जंगली व्यवहार की अवधि।
  • Synonyms: hysteria, mania, delirium, agitation.
  • Antonyms: placidity, quietude, repose, restfulness.
  • Example: The child had such a bad temper that he would often go into a frenzy when he didn’t get his way.

SAGACITY (noun) :बुद्धिमत्ता 

  • Meaning:  ability to make good judgments and decisions.
  • अर्थ : अच्छे निर्णय और निर्णय लेने की क्षमता।
  • Synonyms: discernment, insight, sapience, acumen.
  • Antonyms: folly, imbecility, witlessness, irrationality.
  • Example: Even though his friends chose to go out and get into trouble, the young man had the sagacity to stay home and study.

CARCASS (noun) : शव

  • Meaning: the dead body of an animal.
  • अर्थ: एक जानवर का मृत शरीर।
  • Synonyms: corpse, cadaver, remains, relics.
  • Antonyms: revival, alive, essence, resurrection.
  • Usage: There were a couple of dead animal carcasses on the ground as well.

NUDGE (Verb) : प्रोत्साहित करना

  • Meaning: coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.
  • अर्थ: कुछ करने के लिए मनाना या धीरे से प्रोत्साहित करना (किसी को)।
  • Synonyms: prompt, encourage, coax, stimulate
  • Antonyms: discourage, dissuade
  • Usage: After her late night out partying, both parents nudge their daughter to wake her up during the church service.


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