The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 25 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 25 January 2021
The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 25 January 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 25 January 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

DIMINUTION (Noun) : अवनति

  • Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
  • Synonyms: curtailment,  contraction, constriction, restriction, limitation
  • Antonyms: increase, expansion, growth
  • Sentence:  The diminution of cafeteria monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.

RELENT (verb) : नरम पड़ना

  • Meaning: to cease resistance (as to another’s arguments, demands, or control).
  • अर्थ: प्रतिरोध को रोकना (दूसरे के तर्क, मांग या नियंत्रण के अनुसार)।
  • Synonyms: concede, give in, submit, succumb.
  • Antonyms: combat, confront, counter, defy.
  • Sentence: Because my mother is very angry, she won’t relent on my severe punishment.

Malapert (adjective)  : गुस्ताख़

  • Meaning: boldly disrespectful; impudent.
  • अर्थ: साहसपूर्वक अनादर।
  • Synonym: impertinent, cheeky, rude, brazen.
  • Antonyms: courteous, humble, modest, polite.
  • Sentence: In a fury, she said that he was too malapert to give her such an answer, and affirmed that both he and they should repent it.

Taciturn(Adjective) : अल्पभाषी

  • Meaning: tending to be quiet, not speaking frequently.
  • अर्थ: शांत रहना, बार-बार नहीं बोलना।
  • Synonym: closemouthed, laconic, untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent, reserved.
  • Antonym: chatty, garrulous, blabby, talkative, loquacious
  • Sentence: He is somewhat taciturn young man.

Covenant (Noun) : नियम

  • Meaning: an agreement., agree by lease, deed, or other legal contract.
  • अर्थ: एक अनुबंध, पट्टे, विलेख या अन्य कानूनी अनुबंध से सहमत हैं।
  • Synonym: accord, deal, bargain, settlement
  • Antonym: disagreement, denial, misunderstanding, refusal
  • Sentence: “there was a covenant between the Indian government and British government to bring down the fugitive.

De facto (Adverb , Adjective) : वास्तव में

  • Meaning: in fact, whether by right or not. (Adverb)
  • अर्थ: वास्तव में, सही से या नहीं। (क्रिया विशेषण)
  • Synonyms: actually, in fact, in reality, in effect
  • Antonyms: de jure, non-realistic, allegedly, hypothetically
  • Usage in a Sentence: With the death of his father, he became the de facto head of the family.

Theological (adjective) : आध्यात्मविद्या सम्बन्धी

  • Meaning: relating to the study of the nature of God and religious belief
  • अर्थ: ईश्वर के स्वरूप और धार्मिक विश्वास के अध्ययन से संबंधित है
  • Synonyms: religious, scriptural, doctrinal
  • Antonyms: atheism, blasphemy, godlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: So if you like, a theological religious foundation was being laid for social action

ABLUTION (Noun) : स्नान

  • Meaning:a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
  • अर्थ: पानी या अन्य तरल के साथ सफाई, विशेष रूप से एक धार्मिक अनुष्ठान के रूप में।
  • Synonyms:purification, cleansing
  • Antonyms: impure
  • Example: While the bandaging no longer takes place, the ritual ablutions are still performed.

Clinch (Verb, Noun) : पकड़

  • Meaning: confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  • अर्थ: पुष्टि या समझौता (एक अनुबंध या सौदा)।
  • Synonyms: grip, clasp, settle
  • Antonyms: unlock, release
  • Usage in a sentence: They are hoping to clinch a major deal to supply computers to the army.

Ambivalent (Adjective ) : द्वैधवृत्तिक

  • Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज या किसी के बारे में मिश्रित भावनाएं या विरोधाभासी विचार रखना।
  • Synonyms: uncertain, undecided, unsure, unsettled
  • Antonyms: certain, sure, conclusive, decided
  • Usage in a sentence: The Australian private sector is increasingly bullish about the technology’s future, despite its government’s generally ambivalent attitude toward climate change.

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