The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 4 February 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 4 February 2022

Afflict(Verb) : पीड़ा देना

  • Meaning: Cause pain or suffering
  • अर्थ: पीड़ा या पीड़ा का कारण
  • Synonym: distress, grieve
  • Antonym: please, relieve
  • Usage: This will remove the problems afflicting society, specially those affecting the working class majority.

AXIOMATIC (Adjective) : सिद्ध

  • Meaning: self-evident or unquestionable.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं स्पष्ट या निर्विवाद।
  • Synonym: Understood, Given, Granted, self-evident
  • Antonym: Misunderstood, uncertain
  • Usage: The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.

WREST (Verb) : हथियाना

  • Meaning: forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • अर्थ: किसी व्यक्ति की समझ से जबरन (कुछ) खींचना।
  • Synonyms: wrench, snatch, seize, grab
  • Antonyms: give
  • Usage: Sita felt she had to wrest the weapon from the hostage-taker for the sake of her safety.

BACKSTOP (noun) : सुरक्षा

  • 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.

Contrition:(Noun) : पछतावा

  • Meaning:- the state of feeling sorry for bad behaviour: the state of repentance.
  • अर्थ:  बुरे व्यवहार के लिए खेद महसूस करने की स्थिति: पश्चाताप की स्थिति।
  • Synonyms: contriteness, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, repentance
  • Antonyms:-impenitence, remorselessness
  • Usage:- The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.

SCAPEGOAT (Noun) : बलि का बकराMeaning: A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings of others

अर्थ: वह व्यक्ति जो दूसरों के अधर्म के लिए दोषी ठहराया जाता हैSynonym: Whipping boy, victimAntonym: Armed man, cocked sparrowUsage: Rajesh always finds a scapegoat to blame whenever he encountered a problem.


PANDER (verb) : बढ़ावा देना
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)अर्थ: तृप्ति या भोग (एक अनैतिक या अरुचिकर इच्छा या स्वाद या ऐसी इच्छा या स्वाद वाला व्यक्ति)Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy, yield.Antonyms: dissatisfy, deny, refuse, disturb.Usage: She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes.

SMUG (adjective) : आत्मसंतुष्टMeaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.अर्थ: स्वयं या किसी की उपलब्धियों में अत्यधिक अभिमान होना या दिखाना।Synonyms: bighead, complacency, egotism, vainglory.Antonyms: diffidence, bashfulness, demureness, shyness.Usage: Because Rocky had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.

HOARD : संचय करना

  • Meaning:to stockpile or store things excessively
  • अर्थ: चीजों को बहुत अधिक मात्रा में भंडारित करना या संग्रहीत करना
  • Synonyms:accumulation, heap
  • Antonyms:debt, need
  • Example:The shopaholic likes to hoard clothing and has filled three closets with dresses and shoes that she doesn’t need.

EMBELLISH : संवारना

  • Meaning:to make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज को वास्तविक रूप से देखने के लिए ध्वनि को बेहतर या बेहतर या अधिक स्वीकार्य बनाना
  • Synonyms:adorn, deck
  • Antonyms:lessen, reduce
  • Example:Grandma likes to embellish her knitting by hiding secret messages in the pattern.

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