The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 23 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 23 January 2021
The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 23 January 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 23 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

LEEWAY (Noun) : स्वतंत्रता

  • Meaning: the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • अर्थ: उपलब्ध होने या कार्य करने की स्वतंत्रता की मात्रा।
  • Synonyms: freedom, scope, slack, laxity
  • Antonyms: constraint, restriction
  • Example: The bond market does not allow any leeway to borrowers in repayment, and there is no reason why bank loans should be any different.

SLACKEN (Verb) : शिथिल करना

  • Meaning: make or become slack.
  • अर्थ: बना या सुस्त हो गया।
  • Synonyms: loosen, relax
  • Antonyms: tighten
  • Example: It is now important for the central bank to ensure that the discipline in the system does not slacken.

BELEAGUER (Verb) : तंग करना

  • Meaning: put in a very difficult situation.
  • अर्थ: बहुत मुश्किल में डाल दिया।
  • Synonyms: bedevil, troubled
  • Antonyms: aid, assist
  • Example: The board is supporting the beleaguered director.

OBLIVION (Noun) : विस्मृति

  • Meaning: the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening around one.
  • अर्थ: एक के आसपास क्या हो रहा है उससे अनजान या बेहोश होने की अवस्था।
  • Synonyms: unconsciousness, insensibility, stupor, stupefaction
  • Antonyms: consciousness, awareness
  • Example: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 is complicated. This could perhaps not be avoided, given that what was being attempted was a new and bold experiment to pull the anti-corruption campaign out of oblivion.

MODICUM (Noun) : अल्पभाग

  • Meaning: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
  • अर्थ: किसी विशेष चीज की थोड़ी मात्रा, विशेष रूप से वांछनीय या मूल्यवान।
  • Synonyms:  particle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, ounce
  • Antonyms: lot, whole
  • Example: his statement had a modicum of truth

SCEPTICAL (Adjective) : उलझन में

  • Meaning: not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
  • अर्थ: आसानी से आश्वस्त नहीं; संदेह या आरक्षण होना।
  • Synonyms: dubious, doubtful, unconvinced
  • Antonyms: certain, convinced, optimistic
  • Example: it’s good to be sceptical about what you see on TV.

ABHORRENT (Adjective) : घिनौना

  • Meaning: inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
  • अर्थ: घृणा और घृणा को प्रेरित करना; निंदा करनेवाला।
  • Synonyms: detestable, hateful, abominable, repugnant
  • Antonyms: acceptable, agreeable, alluring, delightful
  • Example: Jack’s abhorrent behavior caused him to get kicked out of the restaurant.

SURMISE (Verb) : शंका

  • Meaning: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
  • अर्थ: मान लीजिए कि बिना पुष्टि के सबूत के बिना कुछ सच है।
  • Synonyms: conjecture, suspect, deduce, infer
  • Antonyms: know
  • Example: Jason knew it was wrong of him to surmise his brother had stolen his money without actual proof.

MACABRE (Adjective) : भीषण

  • Meaning: disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.
  • अर्थ: परेशान होना क्योंकि मृत्यु का भय हो या उससे संबंधित हो।
  • Synonyms: gruesome, grisly, grim, gory, morbid, ghastly, unearthly,
  • Antonyms: appealing, attractive, delectable
  • Example: While David has a talent for pulling macabre pranks, it can get a little bothersome when he doesn’t limit them to Halloween.

INGRESS (Noun) : प्रवेश

  • Meaning: the action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of the entrance.
  • अर्थ: भीतर जाने या प्रवेश करने की क्रिया या तथ्य; प्रवेश की क्षमता या अधिकार।
  • Synonyms: entrance, access, admittance, approach
  • Antonyms: egress, exit
  • Example: If you sit in front of the doorway, you are creating a safety hazard by blocking the path of ingress into the hospital.

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