The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 28 January 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 28 January 2022

Vacuum : शून्य स्थान

  • Meaning: a space entirely devoid of matter. (Noun)
  • अर्थ: एक अंतरिक्ष पूरी तरह से पदार्थ से रहित।
  • Synonyms: void, emptiness, vacancy
  • Antonyms: fullness, abundance
  • Usage in a Sentence: The writer criticized the moral vacuum in society.

Disconcerting : चिंताजनक

  • Meaning: tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm; unsettling; troubling; upsetting.
  • अर्थ: असुविधा, बेचैनी या अलार्म पैदा करने की प्रवृत्ति; बेचैन; परेशान कर; परेशान।
  • Synonyms: unsettling, disturbing, embarrassing
  • Antonyms: soothing, affable, comforting
  • Usage in a Sentence: I found it very disconcerting to be in the function in which I was not invited.

Proxy: प्रतिनिधि

  • Meaning: the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting.
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से मतदान में किसी और का प्रतिनिधित्व करने का अधिकार।
  • Synonyms: substitute, surrogate, deputy, representative
  • Usage in a sentence: Your proxy will need to sign the form on your behalf.

Stark: नितांत)

  • Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • अर्थ: दिखने या रूपरेखा में गंभीर या नंगे।
  • Synonyms: crisp, distinct, obvious
  • Antonyms: fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant
  • Usage in a sentence: The remains of the building stand as a stark reminder of the fire.


  • Meaning: having or involving very modern technology or design.
  • अर्थ: बहुत आधुनिक तकनीक या डिजाइन का होना या उसमें शामिल होना।
  • Synonyms: innovative, modern, cutting edge, visionary
  • Antonyms: old, retro.
  • Usage: It almost seems futuristic in design, but you can have it right now.


  • Meaning: frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
  • अर्थ: भयभीत करना या ओवरवेट करना (कोई), विशेष रूप से उन्हें ऐसा करने के लिए जो कोई चाहता है।
  • Synonyms: dishearten, dismay, terrify
  • Antonyms: please, praise
  • Usage: Her boss intimidates her

COUP (noun)तख्तापलट

  • Meaning: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
  • अर्थ: सफलतापूर्वक कुछ कठिन हासिल करने की एक मिसाल।
  • Synonyms: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, triumph.
  • Antonyms: debacle, failure, downfall, fiasco.
  • Usage: Since our team is usually eliminated early in the competition, we considered it a major coup when we won the championship.:

MELLOW (adjective)मधुर

  • Meaning: (especially of a sound, flavour, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
  • अर्थ: (विशेषकर ध्वनि, स्वाद, या रंग) सुखद रूप से चिकना या नरम; कठोरता से मुक्त।
  • Synonyms: dulcet, euphonious, melodious, mellifluous, mellifluent.
  • Antonyms: rugged, abrading, gruff, abrasive, harsh.
  • Usage: His mellow voice and his qualitative speech made everyone applaud him.

REPINE (verb)विलाप करना

  • Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret.
  • अर्थ: असंतोष महसूस करना या व्यक्त करना; झल्लाहट।
  • Synonyms: mope, languish, despondent, lament.
  • Antonyms: complacent, fulfilled, rejoice, contented.
  • Usage: The soldiers repine for their families when they are stationed overseas.

PRECARIOUS (adjective)अनिश्चित

  • Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain.
  • अर्थ: संयोग पर निर्भर; अनिश्चित।
  • Synonyms: unsure, unpredictable, doubtful, dubious.
  • Antonyms: certain, stable, confirmed, definite.
  • Usage: As Finance Secretary I found that the finances of the state were in a precarious condition.

Saving grace : विशेष गुण

  • Meaning: the redeeming grace of God.
  • अर्थ: ईश्वर की कृपा से छुड़ाने वाली कृपा।
  • Synonyms: good point, attractive aspect, advantage
  • Antonyms: weak point, disadvantage, difficulty, weakness
  • Usage in a Sentence: Dogs are a man’s best friend and a cop’s saving grace.


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