The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 4 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 4 January 2021


  • Meaning: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
  • अर्थ: आम तौर पर कुछ अप्रत्याशित पर चिंता या निराशा की भावना।
  • Synonyms:  perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet,
  • Antonyms: satisfaction
  • Example: I sleep in consternation not knowing where my keys are.

MOOT (Adjective) : विवादास्पद

  • Meaning: subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • अर्थ: बहस, विवाद या अनिश्चितता के अधीन।
  • Synonyms: debatable, arguable, problematic, contentious
  • Antonyms: certain, definite
  • Example: It is again a moot point whether India’s ASAT test, and its positioning as a critical element in India’s strategic defence capability, will have the desired impact that the nation’s leaders hope for.
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LAUREATE (noun) : पुरस्कार विजेता

  • Meaning: a person who is honored with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो उत्कृष्ट रचनात्मक या बौद्धिक उपलब्धि के लिए एक पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जाता है।
  • Synonyms: distinguished, victor, significant, glorious.
  • Antonyms: dishonorable, inglorious, insignificant, infamous.
  • Example: Disease experts say the drugs developed by Monday’s Nobel laureates have had a major impact.

STIPULATE (verb) : शर्त लगाना

  • Meaning: demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
  • अर्थ: आमतौर पर एक समझौते के तहत मांग या निर्दिष्ट (एक आवश्यकता)।
  • Synonyms: specify, prescribe, enjoin, assign.
  • Antonyms: relinquish, surrender, yield, imply.
  • Example: The software company’s policies stipulate employees must take two fifteen-minute breaks a day.

OBSTREPEROUS (Adjective) : प्रचंड

  • Meaning: difficult to deal with and noisy
  • अर्थ: मुश्किल और शोर से निपटना
  • Synonyms: loud, blusterous
  • Antonyms: calm, silent
  • Example: Only a few highly publicised cases have been manipulated to give the impression of obstreperous owners.

 TREPIDATION (noun) : घबराहट

  • Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज़ को लेकर भय या चिंता की भावना।
  • Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness. Antonyms: contentment, bravery, happiness, delight.
  • Usage: As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.

NAB (verb) : दबोचना

  • Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
  • अर्थ: कुछ गलत करते हुए (किसी को) पकड़ना।
  • Synonyms: seize, apprehend, arrest, restrain.
  • Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, unchain.
  • Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.

CULLING (verb) : चुनाव करें

  • Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
  • अर्थ: बड़ी मात्रा से चयन करें; विभिन्न स्रोतों से प्राप्त करें।
  • Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick.
  • Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn.
  • Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.


  • Meaning:able to express thoughts and feelings easily and clearly
  • अर्थ: विचारों और भावनाओं को आसानी से और स्पष्ट रूप से व्यक्त करने में सक्षम
  • Synonyms:expressive, eloquent
  • Antonyms: misrepresented, unclear
  • Example:She gave a witty, entertaining, and articulate speech.

FURTIVE : चुराया हुआ

  • Meaning: Done in a quiet and secretive way to avoid being noticed
  • अर्थ: ध्यान देने से बचने के लिए एक शांत और गुप्त तरीके से किया गया
  • Synonyms: shady, sneaky
  • Antonyms: honest, open
  • Example:The look in his eyes became furtive


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