The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 13 February 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 11 February 2021
The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 13 February 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 13 February 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

Preponderance (NOUN) : प्रधानता

  • Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
  • अर्थ: संख्या, मात्रा, या महत्व में अधिक होने का गुण या तथ्य।
  • Synonym: prevalence, predominance, dominance
  • Antonym: couple, few, handful, smattering, sprinkling
  • Usage: the preponderance of medical tests identifies your medical condition as terminal cancer.

SKULK (verb) : छिपना

  • Meaning: to move about in a sly or secret manner.
  • अर्थ: धूर्त या गुप्त तरीके से आगे बढ़ना।
  • Synonyms: lurk, shirk, sneak, crawl.
  • Antonyms: hustle, hurry, run, race.
  • Usage: When the criminal surveyed the jewelry store, he tried to skulk around the neighborhood without being noticed.

DISTRATE (adjective) : असावधान

  • Meaning: distracted or absent-minded.
  • अर्थ: विचलित या अनुपस्थित-चित्त।
  • Synonyms: forgetful, inattentive, oblivious, heedless.
  • Antonyms: alert, attentive, focused, unperturbed.
  • Usage: He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash

Diminution (NOUN) : कमी

  • Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
  • Synonyms: curtailment, curtailing, cutting back, cut back, cut, attenuation, reduction, lessening,
  • Antonym: accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement
  • Usage: Led by P.V. Narasimha Rao, it steered the country away from a diminution of its political stature that was assured were it to renege on them.

Vacillate(verb) : घटना बढ़ना

  • Meaning: Waiver between different opinion or actions.
  • अर्थ: विभिन्न मतों या कार्यों के बीच में छूट।
  • Synonym: temporize, hesitate, oscillate
  • Antonym: resolute
  • Usage: You might vacillate between ordering pizza and burger as both are testy.

MEEK(Adjective) : नम्र

  • Meaning: quiet and unwilling to disagree or fight or to strongly support personal ideas and opinions 
  • अर्थ: व्यक्तिगत विचारों और विचारों का दृढ़ता से समर्थन करने या लड़ने के लिए शांत और अनिच्छुक
  • Synonyms: submissive, passive
  • Antonyms: bold, brave
  • Usage:The poor do not gain heaven, and the meek inherit the least of the earth.

Piquant (Adjective) : सरस

  • Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
  • अर्थ: एक सुखद तेज स्वाद या स्वादिष्ट स्वाद, मन को सुखद या उत्तेजक।
  • Synonym: poignant, intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating, zesty
  • Antonym: bland, insipid, dull, zestless, insipid
  • Usage:- Gobblezz restaurant have a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.

INVIGORATE(Verb) : उत्तेजित करना

  • Meaning: to give new energy or strength to someone or something
  • अर्थ: किसी को या किसी चीज को नई ऊर्जा या शक्ति देना
  • Synonyms: boost, stimulate
  • Antonyms: discourage, dissuade
  • Usage: They argued that a cut in the tax rate would invigorate the economy.

HYSTERIA (Noun) : हमला

  • Meaning: exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
  • अर्थ: अतिरंजित या बेकाबू भावना या उत्तेजना।
  • Synonyms: frenzy, wildness, attack
  • Antonyms: calmness, self-possession
  • Usage: The hostages were in a state of hysteria when they were rescued by the police.

MEED(Noun) : पारितोषिक

  • Meaning: a much deserved reward or honor
  • अर्थ: एक बहुत ही योग्य इनाम या सम्मान
  • Synonyms: atonement, compensation
  • Antonyms: disregard, penalty
  • Usage: The handyman is owed a meed for his work on the home but is yet to be paid.

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