The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 27 May 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 27 May 2022

SLACKEN (Verb) : शिथिल करना

  • Meaning: make or become slack.
  • अर्थ: सुस्त हो जाना  या बनाना।
  • Synonyms: loosen, relax
  • Antonyms: tighten
  • Usage:  It is now important for the central bank to ensure that the discipline in the system does not slacken.

OBLIVION (Noun) : विस्मरण

  • Meaning: the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening around one.
  • अर्थ: एक के आसपास जो कुछ हो रहा है उससे अनजान या बेहोश होने की अवस्था।
  • Synonyms: unconsciousness, insensibility, stupor, stupefaction
  • Antonyms: consciousness, awareness
  • Usage: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 is complicated. This could perhaps not be avoided, given that what was being attempted was a new and bold experiment to pull the anti-corruption campaign out of oblivion.

MODICUM (Noun): भोजन की थोड़ी मात्रा

  • Meaning: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष चीज की थोड़ी मात्रा, विशेष रूप से वांछनीय या मूल्यवान।
  • Synonyms:  particle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, ounce
  • Antonyms: lot, whole
  • Usage:  his statement had a modicum of truth

ASPERSION (Noun) : कलंक

  • Meaning: an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
  • अर्थ: किसी या किसी चीज़ की प्रतिष्ठा या अखंडता पर हमला।
  • Synonyms: denigration, defamation
  • Antonyms: adulation, commendation
  • Usage:  Casting aspersions on the neutrality of the highest judicial authority in the country is unacceptable unless one can prove with reasonable material that he acted in a biased manner in choosing the first Lokpal.

 PRECARIOUS(Adjective) : खतरनाक

  • Meaning: in a dangerous state because of not being safe or not being held in place firmly
  • अर्थ: सुरक्षित रूप से नहीं रहने या दृढ़ता से आयोजित नहीं होने के कारण एक खतरनाक स्थिति में
  • Synonyms: dangerous, delicate
  • Antonyms: healthy, guarded
  • Usage: The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.

INFLOW(Noun) : चढ़ाई

  • Meaning: the movement of money or assets into a business, an economy, an industry, etc.
  • अर्थ: किसी व्यवसाय, अर्थव्यवस्था, उद्योग आदि में धन या संपत्ति की आवाजाही।
  • Synonyms: incursion, inpouring
  • Antonyms: retreat, outflow
  • Usage:  The booming economy has attracted an inflow of funds from both domestic and foreign investors.

 PECULIAR(Adjective) : अजीब

  • Meaning: unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way
  • अर्थ: असामान्य और अजीब, कभी-कभी अप्रिय तरीके से
  • Synonyms: distinct, different
  • Antonyms: ordinary, vague
  • Usage:  The copy editor will check type size and technical details to see if anything looks peculiar.

DENIZEN (noun) : निवासी

  • Meaning: a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति, जानवर, या पौधे जो रहते हैं या किसी विशेष स्थान पर पाए जाते हैं।
  • Synonyms: inhabitant, occupant, resident, tenant.
  • Antonyms: visitor, emigrant, evacuee, expatriate.
  • Usage:  The author of Atlanta’s latest guidebook is a longtime denizen of the city who knows all the best places to visit.

SPLURGE (verb) : शेख़ी

  • Meaning: to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • अर्थ: फालतू या आडंबरपूर्वक खर्च करना।
  • Synonyms: squander, fling, dissipate, disburse.
  • Antonyms: accumulate, hoard, conserve, preserve.
  • Usage: I feel like splurging on a new dress.

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