The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 16 October 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 16 October 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

Agony (noun) : व्यथा

  • Meaning: extreme physical or mental suffering.
  • अर्थ: अत्यधिक शारीरिक या मानसिक पीड़ा।
  • Synonym: pain, hurt, suffering
  • Antonym: Heaven, paradise
  • Usage: The victim’s legs had been crushed under the car and she was in obvious agony

Contrition:(Noun) : पछतावा

  • Meaning: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior: 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
  • Sentence: The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.

Plaintive (Adjective) : दर्दनाक

  • Meaning: expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
  • अर्थ: दुख या दुख व्यक्त करना, दु: खी और शोकाकुल लगना।
  • Synonym: aching, agonized, bitter, mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, lamentable
  • Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant, blithesome, euphoric.
  • Sentence: We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.


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
  • Sentence: Gobblezz restaurant has a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.

Scurrilous (Adjective): मिथ्या

  • Meaning: Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
  • अर्थ: अपनी प्रतिष्ठा को नुकसान पहुंचाने के इरादे से किसी के बारे में निंदनीय दावे करना या फैलाना।
  • Synonym: abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging
  • Antonym: clean, decent, moral, deferential, tempered
  • Sentence: There were scurrilous attacks on the party leader by the opposition.

Protracted (adjective) फैला हुआ

  • Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • अर्थ: लंबे समय तक या अपेक्षित या सामान्य से अधिक समय तक चलने वाला।
  • Synonyms: expanded, lasting, prolonged, sustained.
  • Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, shortened.
  • Usage: Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena.

Downright (adjective) स्पष्टवादी

  • Meaning: (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
  • अर्थ: (कुछ बुरा या अप्रिय का) उच्चारण करना; पूर्ण (जोर देने के लिए प्रयुक्त)।
  • Synonyms: total, absolute, thorough, perfect, sheer.
  • Antonyms: inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, unfinished.
  • Usage: It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.

Gob­smacked (adjective): चकित

  • Meaning: utterly astonished; astounded.
  • अर्थ: पूरी तरह से चकित; चकित।
  • Synonym: astonished, surprised
  • Antonym: unsurprised
  • Usage: At the time I was gobsmacked at his sheer lack of worldliness.

Pulsating (verb): स्पंदनशील

  • Meaning: expand and contract with strong regular movements.
  • अर्थ: मजबूत नियमित आंदोलनों के साथ विस्तार और अनुबंध।
  • Synonym: palpitate, pulse
  • Antonym: stillness
  • Usage: The lights pulsated with the music.

Marauder (noun) : लूटेरा

  • Meaning: a person who marauds; a raider.
  • अर्थ: एक व्यक्ति जो लूट करता है; एक रेडर।
  • Synonym: raider, plunderer,
  • Antonym: keeper, guard
  • Usage: They were a mob of marauders, each carrying a number of articles

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