The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 22 October 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

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The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 22 October 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


  • Meaning: produced by or growing by a series of additions of identical or similar things
  • अर्थ: समान या समान चीजों के परिवर्धन की एक श्रृंखला द्वारा उत्पादित या बढ़ रहा है
  • Synonyms: cummulative, additive
  • Antonyms: degressive, decremental
  • Example: A lower price should also make deal earnings accretive sooner than the current 2013 – 2014 time frame.

ECHELON (noun) : श्रेणीबद्ध करनासोपानक

  • Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
  • अर्थ: किसी संगठन, पेशे या समाज में एक स्तर या रैंक।
  • Synonyms: status, rank, grade, stratum.
  • Antonyms: slope, unemployment, unsettle.
  • Usage: The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.

HURL (verb) : वेग से फेंकना

  • Meaning:  throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.
  • अर्थ: महान बल के साथ (किसी या किसी चीज) को फेंकना या लगाना।
  • Synonyms: fling, cast, project, propel.
  • Antonyms: dawdle, dally, amble, plod.
  • Usage: Pitchers will hurl the baseball at the catchers in a baseball game which will usually get clocked at a 100 miles per hour.

WOO (Verb) : प्रीति करना

  • Meaning: seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • अर्थ: एहसान, समर्थन, या रिवाज चाहते हैं।
  • Synonyms: chase, pursue, ingratiate,
  • Antonyms: deter, affront, repulse, reject.
  • Usage: Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young.

FETTER (Verb) : बेड़ी

  • Meaning: confine or restrict (someone).
  • अर्थ: सीमित या प्रतिबंधित (कोई)।
  • Synonyms: restrict, restrain, constrain, confine, limit
  • Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, expedite
  • Example: It could fetter the independence of the judiciary.

HONE (Verb) : पैना

  • Meaning: to make sharp or sharper
  • अर्थ: तेज या तेज करना
  • Synonyms: edge, grind, sharpen, stone
  • Antonyms: blunt, dull
  • Example: honed the knifeʼs blade to razor-like sharpness

ARTIFICE (Noun) : चालाकी

  • Meaning: clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.
  • अर्थ: चतुर या चालाक डिवाइस या एक्सपेडिएटर्स, विशेष रूप से दूसरों को छल या धोखा देने के लिए उपयोग किया जाता है।
  • Synonyms: deceit, deception, guile, trickery
  • Antonyms: honesty, openness
  • Example: When the con artist tried to fool the old man with his artifice, he found himself in front of the man’s loaded shotgun.

SPLURGE (verb) : शेख़ी

  • Meaning: to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • अर्थ: फालतू या आडंबरपूर्वक खर्च करना।
  • Synonyms: squander, fling, dissipate, disburse.
  • Antonyms: accumulate, hoard, conserve, preserve.
  • Usage: I feel like splurging on a new dress.

DETENTE (noun) : शांति बनाए रखने

  • Meaning:  the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
  • अर्थ: विशेष रूप से देशों के बीच शत्रुता या तनावपूर्ण संबंधों में ढील।
  • Synonyms: agreement, peace, amity, concord.
  • Antonyms: disruptive, antagonism, antipathy, hostility.
  • Usage: The policy of detente was scrapped and the objective was increasingly to roll back the Soviet Union.

 CONTENTIOUS (adjective) : विवादास्पद

  • Meaning: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • अर्थ: तर्क करने का कारण या संभावना; विवादास्पद।
  • Synonyms: disputable, debatable, moot, vexed.
  • Antonyms: agreeable, nonbelligerent, pacific, peaceful.
  • Usage: This last piece of evidence is particularly contentious and likely to feature prominently in the appeal.

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