The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 7 December 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 7 December 2020 (Improve Your Vocabulary)

Humdrum(Adjective) : नीरस
Meaning: Lacking excitement or variety
अर्थ: उत्साह में कमी या विविधता Synonym: Dull, boring, monotonous
Antonym: Remarkable, exciting
Usage: No matter how humdrum is your life without a job, once you get it things will go fine.

Preponderance (NOUN) : प्रधानता
Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
अर्थ: संख्या, मात्रा, या महत्व में अधिक होने का गुण या तथ्य।


Synonym: prevalence, predominance, dominance
Antonym: couple, few, handful, smattering, sprinkling
Usage: the preponderance of medical tests identifies your medical condition as terminal cancer.

SKULK (verb) : छिपना
Meaning: to move about in a sly or secret manner.
अर्थ: धूर्त या गुप्त तरीके से आगे बढ़ना।
Synonyms: lurk, shirk, sneak, crawl.
Antonyms: hustle, hurry, run, race.
Usage: When the criminal surveyed the jewelry store, he tried to skulk around the neighborhood without being noticed.

DISTRATE (adjective) : असावधान
Meaning: distracted or absent-minded.
अर्थ: विचलित या अनुपस्थित-चित्त।
Synonyms: forgetful, inattentive, oblivious, heedless.
Antonyms: alert, attentive, focused, unperturbed.
Usage: He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash

NONPAREIL (adjective) : अतुल
Meaning: having no match or equal; unrivaled.
अर्थ: जिसका कोई मेल या बराबर न हो; बेजोड़।
Synonyms: incomparable, matchless, unrivaled, inimitable.
Antonyms: familiar, frequent, normal, ordinary.
Usage: The champions deserved the title because they were nonpareil all season and won every game.

Diminution (NOUN) : कमी
Meaning: a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
अर्थ: किसी चीज के आकार, सीमा या महत्व में कमी।
Synonyms: curtailment, curtailing, cutting back, cut back, cut, attenuation, reduction, lessening,
Antonym: accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement
Usage: Led by P.V. Narasimha Rao, it steered the country away from a diminution of its political stature that was assured were it to renege on them.

Vacillate(verb) : घटना बढ़ना
Meaning: Waiver between different opinion or actions.
अर्थ: विभिन्न मतों या कार्यों के बीच में छूट।
Synonym: temporize, hesitate, oscillate
Antonym: resolute
Usage: You might vacillate between ordering pizza and burger as both are testy.

ABOMINATE(Adjective) : घृणा
Meaning: to hate something very much
अर्थ: किसी चीज से बहुत अधिक घृणा करना।
Synonyms: abhor, despise
Antonyms: love, like
Usage: They abominated the idea of red-tapism.

SHREWD(Adjective) : चालाक
Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
अर्थ: निर्णय की तेज शक्तियाँ होना या दिखाना; चतुर।
Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
Usage: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

Mettle(Noun) : उत्साह
Meaning: a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.
अर्थ: किसी व्यक्ति की कठिनाइयों का सामना करने की क्षमता; आत्मा और लचीलापन।
Synonyms: fortitude, tenacity, spirit, valor
Antonyms: cowardice, timidity, weakness
Usage: To prove his mettle and show that he was daring enough to join the club, Timmy had to spend an hour alone in the haunted house on the hill.

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