Daily Vocabs


Synonyms: adaptable, all-round, chameleon-like, chameleonic, changeable, changeful, erratic, ever-changing, flexible, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, kaleidoscopic, malleable, many-sided, mercurial, multifaceted, multitalented, mutable, quicksilver, resourceful, shifting, stayless, technicallabile, undependable, uneven, unpredictable, unreliable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, vacillating, variable, versatile, volatile, wavering, wayward

Antonyms: consistent, constant, limited


Frequency: High Frequency



(adj) tending or able to change frequently or easily; “it is difficult to comprehend the whole of this protean subject”

(adj) able to do many different things; versatile; “Ashwin is a remarkably protean bowler”

Protean (प्रोटीअन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

बहुरूपिया, बहुमुखी,परिवर्तनशील

Protean origin

late 16th century: from Proteus + -an.

Protean in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

Markets tend to exhibit their most protean behaviour prior to a landmark event; the budget being no exception.

Responding to a mammoth first innings score by South Africa, Sehwag plundered the Protean bowling on a placid Chennai pitch.

Shiamak Unwalla lists eight interesting things about the Protean.

Suchindranath Aiyer Protean, polyglot, polymath, healer, global human, Brahmin.

The top order used the right mix of caution and aggression and milked the Protean attack throughout their innings to post a big total.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of protean

protein khao aur protean body banao




Synonyms: alias, allonym, anonym, assumed name, false name, incognito, nickname, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, professional name, sobriquet, stage name


Frequency: High Frequency



(noun) a fictitious name, especially one used by an author; “Hanbury wrote a novel under the pseudonym of James Aston”

Pseudonym meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Meaning)

उपनाम, झूठा नाम

Pseudonym Origin

mid 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs ‘false’ + onoma ‘name’.

Pseudonym in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

I had written a Faking News Post under a pseudonym against the rampant sexism at an age-old hostel tradition.

Her lawsuit, filed under the pseudonym Jane Roe, resulted in the court’s 1973 decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion.

But that is not why some women authors wrote under male pseudonyms.

3 Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym adopted by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

US President Barack Obama reportedly used a pseudonym in some of the e-mails he exchanged with Hillary Clinton.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of pseudonym

pseudo = not real




Synonyms: ability, accomplishment, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, audacity, backbone, ballsiness, boldness, bottle, braveness, bravery, capability, capacity, cojones, competence, competency, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, deftness, determination, dexterity, doughtiness, effectiveness, excellence, experience, expertise, expertness, facility, fearlessness, finesse, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, genius, grit, gumption, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heroism, intrepidity, intrepidness, know-how, manfulness, mastery, mettle, moxie, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, professionalism, proficiency, resolution, resolve, sand, savoir faire, skilfulness, skill, spine, spirit, spunk, steadfastness, stout-heartedness, stoutness, talent, valiance, valour, vulgar balls

Antonyms: cowardice, inability, ineptitude


Frequency: High Frequency



(noun) skill or expertise in a particular activity or field; “his prowess as a fisherman”

(noun) bravery in battle; “the knights were famed for their prowess in battle”

Prowess (प्राउअस / प्राउइस) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Meaning)

कौशल, दिलेरी, वीरता, शूरता, साहस, भुजबल, विचरना

Prowess Origin

Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French proesce, from prou ‘valiant’. Sense 1 dates from the early 20th century.

Prowess in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

India’s skilled manpower and Finland’s high-end tech prowess should be leveraged under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Zac Posen Shows Off His Film Prowess at Metrograph.

India “proves Ballistic Missile Defence prowess”

Obamacare tests Trump’s deal-making prowess.

Why Israel’s Sudden Baseball Prowess Actually Means Something.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of prowess

prowess meain chuppa hai POWER


Synonyms: formal, goody-goody, governessy, Grundyish, mimsy, moralistic, niminy-piminy, old-maid, old-maidish, priggish, prim, prim and proper, prissy, puritan, puritanical, schoolmarmish, schoolmistressy, starchy, strait-laced, stuffy, Victorian

Antonyms: broad-minded, liberal, permissive

Frequency: High Frequency


(adj) having or revealing a tendency to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity; excessively concerned with sexual propriety; “his grandmother was a rather prudish woman”

Prudish (प्रूडिश) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

कपटलज्जालु, पाखंडी, पाखण्डी

Prudish Origin

1710-20; prude + -ish

Prudish in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

Fair, and I am not being prudish. After all, kiss is an expression of love.

No sex, please: Sandeep Kumar pays the price of prudish politics.

Of sex and other mundane things: Are Indians still prudish?

Then there was my mother, brought up by prudish German nuns.

At the risk of sounding prudish, let me also state another problem I had with the film’s depiction of nudity, sex and the so-called erotica.


Synonyms: butcher, cut to pieces, cut up, damage, deface, desecrate, destroy, disfeature, disfigure, dismember, hack up, lacerate, maim, mangle, mar, ruin, spoil, tear apart, tear limb from limb, trash, vandalize, violate, wreck

Frequency: High Frequency



(verb) destroy or injure severely; “many of the bodies had been mutilated”

(verb) alter so as to make unrecognizable; “the 14th-century carved screen had been mutilated”

Mutilate meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

बुरी तरह नष्ट कर देना,  काटना, छांटना, अंग भंग करना

Mutilate Origin

early 16th century: from Latin mutilat- ‘maimed, mutilated, lopped off’, from the verb mutilare, from mutilus ‘maimed’.

Mutilate in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

Chimps Kill, Mutilate and Cannibalize Member of Own Group.

Woman who threatened to mutilate and kill horses jailed.

Poachers poison, mutilate lions in South Africa.

UNICEF decries high rate of female genital mutilation in the country.

Pakistani troops kill 3 Indian soldiers, mutilate one at LoC.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of mutilate

mutilate = “ate”, if I ate your arm, I mutilate you




Synonyms:  dispensable, disposable, excess, expendable, extra, gratuitous, in excess, inessential, left over, needless, not required, pointless, redundant, remaining, spare, surplus, surplus to requirements, to spare, uncalled for, undue, unjustified, unnecessary, unneeded, unproductive, unused, unwanted, unwarranted, useless, waste


Antonyms:  essential, necessary


Frequency: High Frequency



  • (adj) unnecessary, especially through being more than enough; “the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information”

Superfluous (सुपर्फ्लूअस / सूपर्फ्ल्वस) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • अतिरिक्त, अनावश्यक, निरर्थक, फ़ालतू, ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा, अति अधिक

Superfluous Origin

  • late Middle English: from Latin superfluus, from super- ‘over’ + fluere ‘to flow’.

Superfluous in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper editorial)

  • The ‘superfluous‘ branches would be merged with the nearest SBI branch.
  • Had James Milner converted his penalty and Liverpool held off Southampton for all three points, all talk of style would be superfluous.
  • It is therefore superfluous to equate Hindutva with singing Vande Mataram, teaching yoga or doing surya namaskar.
  • A pod hotel tends to strip a hotel room of all the superfluous facilities and compresses it down to space for a single person’s use.
  • The Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a minor setback in their last game when they were blown away by David Warner’s superfluous 126.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of superfluous

  • super = over… fluous = flow… overflow



Synonyms:  anachronistic, antiquated, broken-down, clapped out, defunct, disused, elderly, fallen into disuse, long in the tooth, moribund, no longer used, obsolete, old, old fashioned, out of date, outmoded, outworn, over the hill, past it, pensioned, pensioned off, put out to grass, retired


Frequency:  High Frequency



  • (adj) outdated or obsolete through age or new developments; “superannuated computing equipment”
  • (adj) (of a post or employee) belonging to a superannuation scheme; “she is not superannuated and has no paid holiday”
  • (verb) retire (someone) with a pension; “his pilot’s licence was withdrawn and he was superannuated”

Superannuated (सूपरैन्यूएट) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • पुराना हो जाना, सेवा निवृत्त हो जाना

Superannuated Origin

  • mid 17th century: back-formation from superannuated, from medieval Latin superannuatus, from Latin super- ‘over’ + annus ‘year’.

Superannuated in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper editorial)

  • Life’s too short to read superannuated Marxists.
  • The Indian fleet has less than 30 superannuated medium-size anti-sub helicopters, the first of which was bought in 1971.
  • Joshi, who will superannuate in June, is one of the five high profile.
  • When I retired, I went from SVP to superannuated in the space of an hour.
  • Both the MDs have a tenure of nearly two years and will be superannuated in 2019.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of superannuated

  • super + annum = super purana… saalo saal purana


  • (verb) split apart; “a universe sundered ages ago in a divine war”

Sunder (सन्डर) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • तोड़ना, पृथक करना, अलग करना, टुकड़े में करना

Sunder Origin

  • late Old English sundrian ; related to German sondern.

Sunder in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper editorial)

  • The gangsters sunder themselves from the group.
  • It is very difficult to sunder iron from the mixture of iron and sulphur.
  • He hated her and was forever sundered from her.
  • Then, I tell you, we saw horses and men sunder their loves.
  • They clasped and sundered, did the coupler’s will.

Mnemonic trick to sunder the meaning of sunder

  • sunder ladki se alag (sunder)  hona mushkil hai




Synonyms:  costly, deluxe, expensive, extravagant, gorgeous, grand, imposing, impressive, lavish, lavishly appointed, lush, luxurious, magnificent, opulent, palatial, plush, princely, resplendent, rich, ritzy, splendid, swanky, swish


Antonyms: cheap, humble, plain


Frequency:  High Frequency



  • (adj) splendid and expensive-looking; “the banquet was a sumptuous, luxurious meal”

Sumptuous (सम्प्चूअस / सम्प्च्वस / सम्प्चूअस) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • आलीशान, बहुमूल्य, महंगा, वैभवशाली, शानदार, ठाठ का

Sumptuous Origin

  • late Middle English (in the sense ‘made or produced at great cost’): from Old French somptueux, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus ‘expenditure’

Sumptuous in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu Newspaper editorial)

  • Angelina Jolie divorced, she buys a sumptuous house!
  • Tempt your taste buds with sumptuous Easter menu at Yauatcha.
  • Pair the perfect wine with a sumptuous Easter dinner.
  • Special prayers, sumptuous meal mark Navroz celebration in Thane.
  • Our teeth are the ones who bear the brunt of our sumptuous lifestyle.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Sumptuous

  • Sumptuous meal


Synonyms: ambrosial, ambrosian, appetizing, choice, comestible, delectable, delicious, delish, finger-licking, flavorous, flavourful, flavoursome, fleshy, fresh, juicy, luscious, lush, moist, moreish, mouth-watering, nectarean, nectareous, palatable, pulpy, ripe, sapid, scrummy, scrumptious, soft, tasty, tender, toothsome, yummy


Antonyms:  dry, shrivelled, unappetizing


Frequency: High Frequency



  • (adj) (of food) tender, juicy, and tasty; “heaps of succulent black grapes”
  • (botany) (of a plant, especially a xerophyte) having thick fleshy leaves or stems adapted to storing water; “the ever-increasing popularity of succulent plants”

Succulent (सक्यलिन्ट / सक्युलन्ट) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • रसीला, रसदार

Succulent Origin

  • early 17th century: from Latin succulentus, from succus ‘juice’.

Succulent in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper editorial)

    • Cactus and succulent plant fever has swept Nagaland and gardeners are discovering the joys of growing these spiky plants over flowery ones.
    • Arid land yields a bounty of succulent fruits.
    • The succulent chicken was so tasty, that it went well with the spiced rice.

  • Native to South Africa, jade plants are succulents that retain water in their round, green leaves.
  • The acids in the marinade react with the lean muscle fibers in the meat and break them down, resulting in a more succulent piece of meat.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of succulent

  • suck the succulent mango



  1. 1.
    hostile and aggressive.
    "the mood at the meeting was belligerent"
  1. 1.
    a nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law.
    "ships and goods captured at sea by a belligerent"
1. युद्धरत
 2. लड़ाकू
 3. युद्धकारी


  1. a large-scale and violent event in the natural world.
    "the cataclysm at the end of the Cretaceous Period"
 1. प्रलय
 2. परिवर्तन
 3. प्लावन
 4. उथल-पुथल
 5. पृथ्वीप्लाव 
6. पानी की बाढ
noun: diligence
  1. careful and persistent work or effort.
    "few party members challenge his diligence as an MP"
    synonyms:conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, industriousness, rigour, rigorousness, punctiliousness, meticulousness, carefulness, thoroughness, sedulousness, attentiveness, heedfulness, earnestness, intentness, studiousness;
    tirelessness, indefatigability, doggedness;
    archaiclaboriousness, continuance;
    "they set about their assigned jobs with diligence"
Middle English (in the sense ‘close attention, caution’): via Old French from Latin diligentia, from diligent- ‘assiduous’ (see diligent).
noun: diligence; plural noun: diligences
  1. a public stagecoach.
late 17th century: from French, shortened from carrosse de diligence ‘coach of speed’.
1. परिश्रम

2. अध्यवसाय


3. लगन


4. उद्योग


5. उध्यम

1. कर्मठता

2. तत्परता


3. परिश्रमशीलता

adjective: irreparable
  1. (of an injury or loss) impossible to rectify or repair.
    "they were doing irreparable damage to my heart and lungs"
    synonyms:irreversible, irremediable, unrectifiable, irrevocable, irretrievable, irredeemable, unrestorable, irrecoverable, unrecoverable, unrepairable, beyond repair, past mending;More
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin irreparabilis, from in- ‘not’ + reparabilis (see reparable).
  1. 1. अप्रतिकार्य
  2. 2. जो फिर न मिल सके
  3. 3. जो सुधार के योग्य न हो

He recorded what she called irreparable damage done to a historic church in Kahula (ph) on Big Island

mnemonic trick to learn

Aasi jagah goli maarenge naaa..

ki repair karney ke able  ni rahenge aap.. boojheey??

  1. bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.
    "he can be a cantankerous old fossil at times"
1. झगड़ालू
 2. लड़ाका
3. झगडालू
4. चिडचिडा

Usage examples for Cantankerous

1. A cantankerous neighbor is very difficult to deal with.
2. His cantankerous nature made him fit for the job of a lawyer.
3. He was cantankerous and a sore loser.




The easiest way to remember cantankerous is to break it into Kaan+tank +rasta.
So cantankerous is used to describe an aggressive person who fights without provocation and jo Kaan(ear) mein Tank ghusa deta hai chilla chilla ke!

verb: besmirch; 3rd person present: besmirches; past tense: besmirched; past participle: besmirched; gerund or present participle: besmirching
    damage (someone's reputation).
    "he had besmirched the good name of his family"
    synonyms:sully, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, befoul, soil, contaminate, pollute, disgrace, dishonour, bring discredit to, stigmatize, injure, damage, debase, spoil, ruin; More
    antonyms:honour, enhance
    make (something) dirty or discoloured.
    "the ground was besmirched with blood"
  1.  गंदा करना
  2.  मैला करना 
      3. मलिन करना
Ab kissi ki izzat mein bes  mirch daloge to use bura hi lagega na


  1. shorten (a word, phrase, or text).
    "‘network’ is often abbreviated to ‘net’"
    synonyms:shorten, reduce, cut, cut short/down, contract, condense, compress, abridge, truncate, clip, crop, pare down, prune, shrink, constrict, telescope, curtail; More
    • shorten the duration of; cut short.
      "I decided to abbreviate my stay in Cambridge"
late Middle English: from late Latin abbreviat- ‘shortened’, from the verb abbreviare, from Latin brevis ‘short’.
Translate abbreviate to
1. संक्षिप्त करना
2. लघु करना
3. छोटा करना
Abbreviate in a sentence (usage in newspaper)
  • We started noticing that the younger generation tends to abbreviate longer names and hence we thought abbreviation is a good idea.
  • Smile’s TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently-typed phrases to abbreviate and save time.
  • First, the abbreviation of a word should not be longer or more complex than the word itself.
  • I know many friends who have shortened their name or found a similar name to abbreviate or adapt their difficult Indian name.
  • According to the two comedians, the best way to “speak” is to just abbreviate everything to keep conversations short.


tr.v. a·based, a·bas·ing, a·bas·es
To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem. 
  1. behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone).
    "I watched my colleagues abasing themselves before the board of trustees"

Hindi meaning
अपमानित करना
तिरस्कृत करना
अपकर्ष करना
Abase Sentence Examples
  • The demotion did not abase his credibility with his peers.
  • The mother-in-law would demean her, as a way to abase the young wife in the son's eyes.
  • You should abase yourselves as miserable friends.

English Mnemonic for Abase:
Abase can be broken down into ‘a + base’, that is without a base.
If you talk without any base to your ideas and thoughts, you will be embarrassed/abased/ashamed in front of others.

‘ab-bas’ kar bhai., aur Kitna neecha dikhayega.



late Middle English (in the sense ‘malicious, underhand’): from Old French sinistre or Latin sinister ‘left’.


  • (adj) giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen; “there was something sinister about that murmuring voice”
  • (adj) evil or criminal; “there might be a more sinister motive behind the government’s actions”

Sinister (सिनिस्टर) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • अशुभ, कपटी, कुटील, डरावना, बायां, बुरा, बेईमान, भयावह, मनहूस, वाम

Sinister Origin

  • late Middle English (in the sense ‘malicious, underhand’): from Old French sinistre or Latin sinister ‘left’.

Sinister in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Is a sinister plot afoot to murder Hemant Karkare once again?
  • Not surprisingly, the BJP’s sinister attempt at intimidation against a Government which has not even been sworn in has drawn all-round flak.
  • What unravels thereafter is a sinister network of human trafficking led by Fredrick (Prashant Narayanan).
  • Even you declared me a sinister by telling people that we earlier ran a government when BJP was ruling at Centre.
  • Red and his buddies find something sinister here.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of sinister

  • Sinister mein chuppa hai “sin”

Synonyms: alarming, baleful, black, bodeful, creepy, dark, direful, disquieting, disturbing, eerie, eldritch, evil-looking, forbidding, frightening, ill-omened, inauspicious, menacing, minacious, minatorial, minatory, ominous, portentous, scary, sinistrous, spooky, suggestive of evil, threatening, unpropitious


early 18th century: from Latin moribundus, from mori ‘to die’.


  • (adj) (of a person) at the point of death; “on examination she was moribund and dehydrated”
  • (adj) (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour; “the moribund commercial property market”

Moribund (मारीबन्ड / मॉरबन्ड) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • मरणासना, मरणासन्न, मृतप्राय, म्रियमाण, मरनेवाला, अन्त के करीब, मरता हुआ

Moribund Origin

  • early 18th century: from Latin moribundus, from mori ‘to die’.

Moribund in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah has blamed the moribund state of the textile industry on lack of cotton.
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is no more the moribund institution it once was.
  • Bengali Cinema is Moribund and Smug in its Comfort Zone.
  • Worryingly, for the Indian Railways, returns from freight, its backbone, have been moribund.
  • Add to this, the police too are rooted in the same moribund mindset.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of moribund

  • Mori (girl) is aankhen bund ho gayi hai… About to die..
adjective: moribund
  1. (of a person) at the point of death.
    "on examination she was moribund and dehydrated"
    synonyms:dying, expiring, on one's deathbed, near death, near the end, at death's door, breathing one's last, fading/sinking fast, not long for this world, failing rapidly, on one's last legs, in extremis;
    informalwith one foot in the grave
    "the patient was moribund"
    antonyms:thriving, recovering
    • (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour.
      "the moribund commercial property market"
      synonyms:declining, in decline, on the decline, waning, dying, stagnating, stagnant, decaying, crumbling, atrophying, obsolescent, on its last legs;
      informalon the way out
      "the country's moribund shipbuilding industry"



past tense: inebriated; past participle: inebriated
  1. make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
    "I got mildly inebriated"
late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare ‘intoxicate’ (based on ebrius ‘drunk’).

Inebriate [in-ee-bree-eyt]

  • (noun) a habitual drunkard.
  • (verb) to make drunk; intoxicate
  • (verb) fill with sublime emotion

Word Usage : Mohan was found in an inebriated condition while on duty and was promptly dismissed.

Synonyms: drinker, drunkard, fuddle, intoxicate, make drunk


mid 16th century (in sense 2 of the noun): via late Latin from Greek murias, muriad-, from murioi ‘10,000’.
    • (noun) a countless or extremely great number of people or things; “myriads of insects danced around the light above my head”
    • (noun) (chiefly in classical history) a unit of ten thousand; “the army was organized on a decimal system, up to divisions of 10,000 or myriads”
    • (adj) countless or extremely great in number; “the myriad lights of the city”
    • (adj) having countless or very many elements or aspects; “the myriad political scene”

    Myriad (मिरीअड) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

    • दस हज़र, हज़ारों, अनगिनत संख्या, असंख्य, बेशुमार, लाखों, हजारों

    Myriad Origin

    • mid 16th century (in sense 2 of the noun): via late Latin from Greek murias, muriad-, from murioi ‘10,000’.

    Myriad in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

    • Donald Trump Enters the White House Facing a Myriad Crises.
    • Explaining that myriad measures were taken to help the transition easier for the citizens of the country, he said,
    • Satisfying myriad sections is tough in politics.
    • Myriad events to showcase multiple skills and an opportunity to socialise and revel in friendly competition.
    • we aim to address the myriad healthcare challenges associated with poor public health infrastructure.

    Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of myriad

    • Myriad = My + Raid,,,,  Myriad money ke karan mere yahan raid pad gayi

Synonyms: a large/great number/quantity, a lot, army, assload, bazillions, billions, countless, crowd, divers, diverse, droves, gazillions, gobs, horde, host, hundreds, immeasurable, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, legion, limitless, loads, lots, manifold, many, mass, masses, millions, more than one can shake a stick at, multifarious, multiple, multitude, multitudinous, numberless, numerous, oodles, quantities, scores, sea, several, shedload, shitload, slew, stacks, sundry, swag, swarm, thousands, throng, tons, unlimited, unnumberable, unnumbered, untold, various, zillions



  • (verb) lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one’s face downwards; “George grovelled at his feet”
  • (verb) act obsequiously in order to obtain forgiveness or favour; “they dislike leaders who grovel to foreign patrons”

Grovel (ग्रवल / ग्रावल) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • रेंगना, गिड़गिड़ाना, विनीत भाव दरसाना

Grovel Origin

  • Middle English: back-formation from the obsolete adverb grovelling, from obsolete groof, grufe ‘the face or front’ (in the phrase on grufe, from Old Norse á grúfu ‘face downwards’) + the suffix -ling .

Grovel in a sentence (Word usage in recent newspaper)

  • We love to snivel and grovel in front of those in power with all that feet touching brown nosing stuff.
  • After all it is your life’s mission to grovel in front of that corrupt family.
  • You have to swallow your pride and have to grovel a bit.
  • We’ll make them grovel.
  • Clearly it’s time for Obama to bow to and grovel before China’s leaders.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of grovel

  • if you want to “grow” + “well” –> grovel before your boss


  • (verb) convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another; “I’m not here to proselytize”
  • (verb) advocate or promote (a belief or course of action); “Davis wanted to share his concept and proselytize his ideas”

Proselytize (प्रासलटाइज़ / प्रासलिटाइज़) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • फुसलाना, धर्मान्तरण करना

Proselytize Origin

  • 1670s, “to make proselytes,” from proselyte + -ize. Related: Proselytized ; proselytizing.

Proselytize in a sentence (important vocabulary in recent newspaper)

  • It has been said that Mother Teresa was part of the missionary and her primary role here was to proselytize.
  • This includes a duty to proselytize to both non-Muslims and Muslims who have, in their view, ‘deviated’ from the ‘correct’ path”, she said.
  • ‘Islamic televangelism’ is defined as: “The use of the television medium to proselytize the audience and viewers.
  • You cannot freely proselytize in Muslim countries.
  • Hindus didn’t have to go out and proselytize like the Christians, as if to prove our worth to our faith.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of proselytize

  • proselytize = hypnotize
tumhe koi fark bhi padta hai ya ek kaan se sunte ho aur dusre se nikal dete ho


  • (adj) (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm;“she gave a nonchalant shrug”

Nonchalant (नान्शलान्ट) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • बेपरवाहउदासीननिर्लज्ज

Nonchalant Origin

  • mid 18th century: from French, literally ‘not being concerned’, from the verb nonchaloir.

Nonchalant in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Nitish stays nonchalant. Chief minister Nitish Kumar today said he had more important things on his plate than pondering over “anyone’s” words.
  • Worrying percentage of students nonchalant about cyber security.
  • LeSean McCoy nonchalant about civil suit.
  • There is still a nonchalant attitude toward marijuana use by young persons at the high school level for sure.
  • The actress said her director’s nonchalant attitude was cultural.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of nonchalant

  • nonchalant = non + challenge (koi matlab hi nahi hai)


  • (adj) lacking interest or excitement; dull; “the mundane aspects of daily life”
  • (adj) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one; “the mundane world”

Mundane (मन्डेन / मन्डैन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, साधारण, सांसारिक

Mundane Origin

  • late Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French mondain, from late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus ‘world’. Sense 1 dates from the late 19th century.

Mundane in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Ditch the Mundane: 5 Exciting Ways to Cook with Corn.
  • He tells touching tales from life’s mundane episodes.
  • Mr. Alex’s poems are ruminations over the seemingly mundane and the ordinary, which often attain extraordinary dimensions.
  • ‘Saanson Ke’ is the typically mundane, avoidable melancholy-driven song, that one has come to associate with a Pritam-KK collaboration.
  • Indo-US military logistics pact is mundane: Richard Verma.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of mundane

  • monday = mundane .. another boring day..


Synonyms:  bloomer, bloop, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, boob, botch, breach of etiquette, clanger, error, fail, faux pas, floater, fluff, fuck-up, gaucherie, goof, howler, impropriety, indiscretion, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, miscalculation, mistake, slip, slip-up, solecism


  • (noun) an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder; “I made some real gaffes at work”

Gaffe (गैफ) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • चूक, भूल, ग़लती, भारी भूल

Gaffe Origin

  • early 20th century: from French, literally ‘boathook’ used colloquially to mean ‘blunder’.

Gaffe in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • “Saying the wrong thing” is the most straightforward definition of a political gaffe, too.
  • ‘Slip Of Tongue,’ Says Sports Minister Vijay Goel On Gold Medal Gaffe.
  • Digvijaya’s gaffe invited immediate reactions on social media.
  • Gaffe: Diggi talks of ‘India-occupied Kashmir’.
  • His latest media gaffe has not come at the expense of himself for a change, but for his brother Sohail.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of gaffe

  • goofy gaffe bhaut karta hai

Ramification   [ram-uh-fi-key-shuh n]

  • (noun) a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.“any change is bound to have legal ramifications”
  • (noun) a branch “ramifications of a nerve”

Ramification (रैमफकेशन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • उपशाखा, शाखों में बांटने का काम, जटिलता 

Ramification Origin

  • mid 17th century: from French, from ramifier ‘form branches’

Ramification in a sentence (word usage in newspaper)

  • The case is likely to be handed over the National Investigation Agency as the crime involved is of international ramification.
  • This is going to have far-reaching ramification in the states,” Mushahary said.
  • For every violent act, there were ramifications.
  • As a ramification of Wilson’s disease, copper continually accumulates in Saba’s vital organs, severely damaging her liver and brain.
  • The move has wide-ranging ramification for the demographic pattern of the states, particularly Bengal.
  • Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of ramification

    • Ram jaldi se fix kar de nahi toh be ready for ramification
synonyms:consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue, seque


 Antonyms join, link, unify, unite


  • (adj) lacking imaginativeness or originality; “prosaic language can’t convey the experience”
  • (adj) commonplace; unromantic; “the masses were too preoccupied by prosaic day-to-day concerns”

Prosaic (प्रोज़ेइक / प्रोज़ैइक) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, फीका, बेरस, मामूली, शुष्क, साधारण

Prosaic Origin

  • late 16th century (as a noun denoting a prose writer): from late Latin prosaicus, from Latin prosa ‘straightforward (discourse)’ (see prose). Current senses of the adjective date from the mid 18th century.

Prosaic in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • While England’s batting is so strong, the same cannot be said for their bowling which can have a prosaic look to it.
  • Think of words that add emphasise to your sentence, instead of going for the prosaic and easy words.
  • Tired of his prosaic job, Mumbai-based writer Shatrujeet Nath took a similar plunge midway through his journalistic career.
  • His methods might seem prosaic and a throwback to another era, but he brought stability to the Caribbean side through the course of the year.
  • The reality was somewhat more prosaic.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of prosaic

  • Prosaic – Prozac is a tablet given to depressed people. Depressed people are dull and unimaginative


  • (adj) (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence;“he watched himself with the most sedulous care”

Sedulous (सेजलस) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • परिश्रमीमेहनती

Sedulous Origin

  • mid 16th century: from Latin sedulus ‘zealous’ + -ous.

Sedulous in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • The students, who are sedulous, can make a great headway in academic activities for which emotional learning is an admirable path.
  • The work of Krishna District Collector Babu A, in the ongoing construction of the new capital is marked by a sedulous attention to detail.
  • We hope Aamir Khan finds the suitable girl to play his daughter in Dangal and all his sedulous efforts come to fruition.
  • Governments have been quite sedulous in trying to support and generally encourage the industry, in terms of offering subsidies.
  • He is remembered for his sedulous work in Den Amstel and in the villages of Guyana.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of sedulous

  • seducing a lady is no doubt a sedulous task


assiduous, attentive, careful, close, conscientious,

diligent, elaborate, fussy, hard-working, industrious,

laborious, meticulous, minute, painstaking, particular,

pedantic, punctilious, religious, rigorous, scrupulous,

searching, strict, studious, thorough, ultra-careful


Antonyms: nonchalant

Slobber in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Buy your dog a bandana to keep excess slobber at bay.
  • I don’t know if that was detrimental to the development of my cow slobber or not, but the cow slobber was not to be.
  • At this moment, there’s a dried goo smear on my lower sleeve. It might be dog slobber.
  • I was a chubby baby and I had a lot of slobber.
  • With hopes of keeping my couch free from dirty paws, hair, and slobber, I picked up one of these Reversible Pet Furniture Protectors.



  • (verb) have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth; “Sheru tended to slobber”
  • (noun) saliva dripping copiously from the mouth; “slobber swung in white strings from her jaw”

Slobber (स्लाबर) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Meaning)

  • लार टपकना, थूक, लार

Slobber Origin

  • late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch slobberen ‘walk through mud’, also ‘feed noisily’, of imitative origin.


Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of slobber

  • Slobber – this slow bear slobber a lot.


  • (verb) voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up; “he offered to relinquish his post as acting President”

Relinquish (रिलिंगक्विश) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • छोड़ना, त्यागना, त्याग देना, छोड़ देना, अलग करना, अलग कर देना. हाथ उठा लेना

Relinquish Origin

  • late Middle English: from Old French relinquiss-, lengthened stem of relinquir, from Latin relinquere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + linquere ‘to leave’.

Relinquish in a sentence (word usage from recent newspaper)

  • MSK Prasad backs Dhoni’s decision to relinquish captaincy.
  • Train derailments: Prabhu asks officers to act or relinquish.
  • Ratan Tata to relinquish post of chairperson of Tata Trust next year.
  • Anthony J. Reardon will relinquish his current operational duties but continue as executive chairman of ducommun.
  • When contacted, Roy said for a fair probe, there is a need on the part of the Home Minister to relinquish his post.


Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of relinquish

  • relinquish = release your wish
Example sentences containing turpitude

In less than an hour, the judge decided to execute the killer for his moral turpitude.

The criminal was sentenced to life in prison for the acts of turpitude he committed.


depraved or wicked behaviour or character.
"acts of moral turpitude"
synonyms:wickedness, immorality, depravity, corruption, corruptness, vice, degeneracy, evil, baseness, iniquity, sinfulness, vileness; More

virtue, honour

late 15th century: from French, or from Latin turpitudo, from turpis ‘disgraceful, base’.
  1. नीचता
  2. भ्रष्टता 
  3. अधमता 

adjective: obnoxious
  1. extremely unpleasant.
    "obnoxious odours"
late 16th century (in the sense ‘vulnerable to harm’): from Latin obnoxiosus, from obnoxius ‘exposed to harm’, from ob- ‘towards’ + noxa ‘harm’. The current sense, influenced by noxious, dates from the late 17th century.
1. अप्रिय
2. न स्र्चनेवाला
3. घृणित
2. आपत्तिजनक
3. अप्रीतिकर
4. बेहूदा
5. अपवर्ज्य


Example sentences containing 'obnoxious'

Once he got kicked out of the movies, though, for being loud and obnoxious.