The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 5 May 2022 (Improve Your Vocabulary


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 5 May 2022

DERISIVE(Adjective) : व्यंग्यात्मक

  • Meaning: mocking and ridiculing
  • अर्थ: उपहास करना 
  • Synonyms: cheeky, scornful
  • Antonyms: polite, respectful
  • Example:The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses.

GUSSY (Verb) : सुशोभित

  • Meaning:to make someone or something look more attractive or impressive
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज़ को अधिक आकर्षक या प्रभावशाली बनाने के लिए
  • Synonyms: adorn, beautify
  • Antonyms: deface, spoil
  • Example:The museum will put finishing touches on new exhibits and gussy up old ones in time for the grand reopening.

FORECLOSE (verb) : मना करना

  • Meaning: Rule out or prevent (a course of action).
  • अर्थ: नियम या कार्रवाई को रोकना (कार्रवाई का एक कोर्स)।
  • Synonyms: preclude, prevent, remove, avert.
  • Antonyms: unbound, permit, allot, co-operate.
  • Example:  The decision effectively foreclosed any possibility of his early rehabilitation.

ABIDING (Adjective) : स्थायी

  • Meaning: (of a feeling or memory) lasting a long time; enduring.
  • अर्थ: (एक भावना या स्मृति का) लंबे समय तक चलने वाला; स्थायी।
  • Synonyms: Persisting, Long-lasting, Everlasting, Perpetual.
  • Antonyms: Short-lived, Ephemeral, Transitory, Transient.
  • Usage: The abiding interest in Corner is patriotic and political rather than literary.

AGHAST(Adjective) : आश्चर्यान्वित, हक्काबक्का

  • Meaning: Suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry
  • अर्थ: अचानक सदमे और चिंता की मजबूत भावनाओं से भर गया
  • Synonyms: Anxious, Dismayed
  • Antonyms: Unsurprised, Calm
  • Usage: Workers and union officials were aghast at the layoffs.

Regale (Verb) : दावत देना

  • Meaning: entertain or amuse (someone) with talk.
  • अर्थ: बात-बात पर मनोरंजन या मनोरंजन (किसी को) करना।
  • Synonym: entertain, amuse, divert, delight, fascinate
  • Antonym: anger, annoy, bore, dull, tire, upset
  • Usage: On the ghost tour, an experienced guide will regale you with scary stories of the house’s past residents.

Wither (Verb) : मुरझाना

  • Meaning: fall into decay or decline
  • अर्थ: क्षय या पतन में पड़ना
  • Synonym: diminish, dwindle, shrink, lessen, fade
  • Antonym: grow
  • Usage: Words to express her feelings seemed to wither and die inside her.

PERSUASIVE(Adjective) : प्रेरक

  • Meaning: making you want to do or believe a particular thing
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष चीज को करना या मानना चाहते हैं
  • Synonyms: alluring, compelling
  • Antonyms: implausible. incredible
  • Usage: Some studies suggest that low mood can improve skill in persuasive argument and sharpen memory.

RECALCITRANT(Adjective) : अड़ियल

  • Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
  • अर्थ: अधिकार या अनुशासन के प्रति उदासीन रवैया रखना।
  • Synonyms:  intractable, unmanageable, ungovernable, refractory
  • Antonyms: amenable, docile, compliant
  • Example: But even the most recalcitrant could embrace one of the chesterfields or comfy cardigans.

BLOVIATE (VERB) : वाचालता

  • Meaning: to speak or write verbosely and windily
  • अर्थ: वाचालता और दृढ़ता से बोलना या लिखना
  • Synonyms: alleviate, aviate, bloated, blockade, deviate
  • Antonyms:  be quiet, be silent
  • Sentence: Many serious individuals do not like people that bloviate, as they hate conversation that does not have a point and takes too long

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