The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 17 November 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 17 November 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

BELITTLE (Verb) : पतन

  • Meaning: dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
  • अर्थ: महत्वहीन (किसी या कुछ) को खारिज करना।
  • Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, deprecate, downgrade
  • Antonyms: praise, magnify
  • Example: There is no reason for you to belittle my wardrobe simply because your clothes are more expensive than the ones I own.

BOUT (Noun) : काल

  • Meaning: a short period of intense activity of a specified kind.
  • अर्थ: एक निर्दिष्ट प्रकार की गहन गतिविधि की एक छोटी अवधि।
  • Synonyms: spell, period, time, stretch, stint
  • Antonyms: stagnation
  • Example: The bout of intensive running led to my preparation for the Boston Marathon.

EXPUNGE (verb) : मिटाना

  • Meaning: obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).
  • अर्थ: पूरी तरह से तिरछे या हटाएं (कुछ अवांछित या अप्रिय)।
  • Synonyms: eradicate, eliminate, abolish, annihilate.
  • Antonyms: renovate, repair, restore, revamp.
  • Example: Time and the weather have expunged any evidence that a thriving community once existed here.

DEVOLVE (verb) : उतरना

  • Meaning: transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration.
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से केंद्र सरकार से लेकर स्थानीय या क्षेत्रीय प्रशासन तक निचले स्तर पर स्थानांतरण (प्रतिनिधि) (शक्ति)।
  • Synonyms: depute, assign, consign, entrust.
  • Antonyms: centralize, retain, preserve, confine.
  • Example: The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticized.

TRANSIENT(Adjective) : क्षणिक

  • Meaning: lasting for only a short time; temporary
  • अर्थ: केवल थोड़े समय के लिए स्थायी; अस्थायी
  • Synonyms: temporary, short- lived
  • Antonyms: permanent, forever
  • Example: The weakness was transient, and soon I was feeling strong again.

 TEDIOUS (adjective) : दिलचस्प

  • Meaning: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
  • अर्थ: बहुत लंबा, धीमा, या सुस्त; थकाऊ या नीरस।
  • Synonyms: dull, unexciting, unvaried, mundane
  • Antonyms: exciting, interesting
  • Example: The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall.

SUCCOUR (Noun): परेशानी में सहायता

  • Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • अर्थ: कष्ट और संकट के समय सहायता और समर्थन।
  • Synonyms: aid, assistance, support, ease
  • Usage:  Even though Holly is painfully shy, she is never hesitant to offer succor to anyone who is in pain.

WRETCHED(Adjective) : मनहूस

  • Meaning: unpleasant or of low quality
  • अर्थ: अप्रिय या निम्न गुणवत्ता का
  • Synonyms: abject, deplorable
  • Antonyms: blessed, bright
  • Usage:  The people live in wretched conditions, with no running water.

BEWAIL (verb) : शोक मनाना

  • Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
  • अर्थ: (कुछ) के बारे में बहुत अफसोस, उदासी या निराशा व्यक्त करें।
  • Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, lament, mourn.
  • Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, rejoice.
  • Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.

EXTOL (Verb) : प्रशंसा करना

  • Meaning: praise enthusiastically.
  • अर्थ: उत्साहपूर्वक प्रशंसा करना।
  • Synonyms: eulogize, acclaim
  • Antonyms: criticize
  • Example: I got angry when my mother would extol my brother’s accomplishments and ignore all the good things I did.

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