The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 12 November 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 12 November 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

1. Indigenous(adjective)स्वदेशी

  • Meaning: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • अर्थ: किसी स्थान विशेष में स्वाभाविक रूप से उत्पन्न होना या घटित होना; देशी।
  • Synonyms: native, innate, inborn, primitive, congenital
  • Antonyms: alien, foreign
  • Usage: They were our indigenous peoples, our first peoples, our first speakers and our first hearers.

2. Futuristic(adjective)भविष्य

  • 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.

3. Intimidate(verb)धमकाना

  • 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

4. 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.:

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. SMUG (adjective): आत्मसंतुष्ट

  • Meaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
  • अर्थ: स्वयं की 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.

9. Jeer (noun): मज़ाक उड़ाना

  • Meaning: a rude and mocking remark.
  • अर्थ: एक असभ्य और नकली टिप्पणी।
  • Synonyms: hoot, ridicule, scuff, taunt
  • Antonyms: compliment, praise, flatter
  • Usage: Virat Kohli asked the crowd not to jeer Steve Smith

10. Quandary (noun):व्याकुलता

  • Meaning: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation
  • अर्थ: कठिन परिस्थिति में क्या करना है, इस पर चिंता या अनिश्चितता की स्थिति
  • Synonyms: dilemma, plight, bewilderment, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: enhance, certainty
  • Usage: Finds himself in the most awkward quandary situation.

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