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James - book of the Bible, one of two Apostles

It is, I confess, with considerable diffidence that I approach the strange narrative which I am about to relate. The events which I purpose detailing are of so extraordinary a character that I am quite prepared to meet with an unusual amount of incredulity and scorn. I accept all such beforehand. I have, I trust, the literary courage to face unbelief.

confess - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

considerable - बहुत अधिक, महत्वपूर्ण, बहुत

diffidence - संकोच

approach - पास आना

extraordinary - असाधारण

incredulity - अविश्वास

scorn - तिरस्कार, तिरस्कार करना, घृणा का पाट्र, इन्कार करना

beforehand - पहले से, पहले ही, पहले से ही, पहले से ही

trust - विश्वास, भरोसा

literary - साहित्यिक, साहित्य

courage - साहस, हौसला, हिम्मत

unbelief - अविश्वास, विश्वासहीनता

I have, after mature consideration, resolved to narrate, in as simple and straightforward a manner as I can compass, some facts that passed under my observation, in the month of July last, and which, in the annals of the mysteries of physical science, are wholly unparalleled.

mature - पूर्ण विकसित

consideration - ध्यान, विचार, मुआवजा, कारण, लिहाज़

resolved - निश्चय करना, समाधान करना, हल करना, ठान लेना, विघटन करना

narrate - सुनाना, बयान करना, वर्णन करना

straightforward - सरल, सीधा, सच्चा, ईमानदार, खुल्लमखुल्ला

compass - कम्पास, कुतुबनुमा

observation - अवलोकन, प्रेक्षण

annals - इतिहास, वर्णक्रम से लिखा हुआ इतिहास, वर्ष वृतान्त

wholly - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

unparalleled - अद्वितीय, अपूर्व, अनुपम, बेजोड़

I live at No. - Twenty-sixth Street, in New York. The house is in some respects a curious one. It has enjoyed for the last two years the reputation of being haunted. It is a large and stately residence, surrounded by what was once a garden, but which is now only a green enclosure used for bleaching clothes.

York - यौर्क

Curious - जिज्ञासु

reputation - प्रतिष्ठा, प्रसिद्धि, नाम, शोहरत

haunted - याद आना, भूत बन कर घूमना, अड्डा, भूत बन कर घूमना

stately - शानदार, प्रभावशाली, उत्कृष्ट, तेजस्वी, प्रतिष्ठित, आकर्षक

residence - निवास, रहने का स्थान

surrounded - किनारा, भरा होना, चारों ओर होना, घेर लेना, चारों ओर होना

enclosure - अंतःक्षेत्र, घेरा, घेराव, संलग्न पट्र, अंतर्गतपत्र

bleaching - सफेदी लाना, (bleach) सफेदी लाना

The dry basin of what has been a fountain, and a few fruit trees ragged and unpruned, indicate that this spot in past days was a pleasant, shady retreat, filled with fruits and flowers and the sweet murmur of waters.

basin - नदी की घाटी, चिलमची, चिलमची/कुण्डी, पात्र, नदी की घाटी

fountain - सोता, फ़व्वारा

fruit trees - फल के पेड़

ragged - विषम, अपरिष्कृत, क्लांत, फटीचर, अत्यधिक थका हुआ, फटा पुराना

shady - छायादार/छायामय, नीच, छायादार, कुत्सित/नीच, ग़ैरकानूनी

retreat - पुन: सीखना

murmur - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट, सरसराना

The house is very spacious. A hall of noble size leads to a large spiral staircase winding through its centre, while the various apartments are of imposing dimensions. It was built some fifteen or twenty years since by Mr. A--, the well-known New York merchant, who five years ago threw the commercial world into convulsions by a stupendous bank fraud. Mr.

spacious - विस्तृत, विशाल, बड़ा, विस्तीर्ण

noble - बहुत अच्छा, उतम, शानदार, प्रभावशाली, कुलीन, उत्कृष्ट, वैभवपूर्ण

spiral - सर्पिल attentionThe Hindi entry says this is an adjective and not a noun

staircase - सीढ़ी, सोपान

winding - घुमावदार, घुमाव, चक्कर, टेढ़ा मेढ़ा, (wind)

imposing - लगाना, थोपना, लागू करना, थोप देना, थोप देना, आरोपण करना

dimensions - परिमाण, पहलू, आयाम, घात, परिमाप, विमाप

merchant - व्यापारी, सौदागर

convulsions - मरोड़, ऐंठन, खलबली

stupendous - विलक्षण, लाजवाब, आश्चर्यजनक, प्रचंड, असाधारण, अति विशाल

fraud - धोखा, छल

A--, as every one knows, escaped to Europe, and died not long after, of a broken heart. Almost immediately after the news of his decease reached this country and was verified, the report spread in Twenty-sixth Street that No. - was haunted.

decease - मृत्यु, स्वर्गवास होना, मर जाना, म्रृत्यु पाना

verified - प्रमाणित करना, सत्यापित करना, जाँचना

Legal measures had dispossessed the widow of its former owner, and it was inhabited merely by a caretaker and his wife, placed there by the house agent into whose hands it had passed for the purposes of renting or sale. These people declared that they were troubled with unnatural noises. Doors were opened without any visible agency.

dispossessed - कब्जा हरण कर लेना, कब्जा हरण कर लेना, स्वत्व हरण करना

widow - विधवा, वीडो, बेवा, राँड़

former - भूतपूर्व

inhabited - निवास करना, बसना, में निवास करना

merely - केवल, मात्र

caretaker - प्रभारी, कार्यवाहक, रखवाला, अवधात्री, अवधाता

declared - बताना, प्रकट करना, कहना, घोषणा करना, विवरण देना

unnatural - अस्वाभाविक, कृत्रिम, बनावटी, घिनावना, अनैसर्गिक, अवघात

visible - दृश्य, प्रत्यक्ष, उन्मेष

agency - एजेंसी

The remnants of furniture scattered through the various rooms were, during the night, piled one upon the other by unknown hands. Invisible feet passed up and down the stairs in broad daylight, accompanied by the rustle of unseen silk dresses, and the gliding of viewless hands along the massive balusters. The caretaker and his wife declared they would live there no longer.

remnants - बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, अवशेष, बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, बचा हुआ

scattered - फैलाव, छितराव, तितर बितर करना, छितराना, तितर बितर होना

piled - ढेर लगना, बहुत सारा, समूह, ढेर, संचयन, बहुत, जमघट, जमा करना

unknown - अनजान

invisible - अदृश्य

broad - विस्तृत

daylight - दिन, सुबह, दिन का प्रकाश, दिन के उजाले

accompanied - साथ देना, साथ साथ होना, साथ जाना, साथ होना, साथ आना, संगत करना

rustle - चुराना, सरसराहट, झड़झड़ाहट, सरसराना, झड़झड़ा

unseen - अनदेखा, चुपके से, अलक्षित, अदृश्य/अनदेखा, अपठित, चुपके से

silk - रेशम

gliding - ग्लाइडर उड़ान क्रीड़ा

viewless - विचारहीन

massive - भारी, भीमकाय, विशाल

balusters - लघुस्तंभ

The house agent laughed, dismissed them, and put others in their place. The noises and supernatural manifestations continued. The neighbourhood caught up the story, and the house remained untenanted for three years. Several persons negotiated for it; but, somehow, always before the bargain was closed they heard the unpleasant rumours and declined to treat any further.

dismissed - अस्वीकार करना, निकाल देना, बरखास्त करना, आउट करना, इनकार करना

supernatural - अतिप्राकृतिक, अलौकिक शक्ति, लोकातीत/अलौकिक, अलौकिक घटना

manifestations - आविर्भाव, प्रत्यक्षीकरण

untenanted - किराये पर न चढ़ा हुआ, बेकिरायेदार

negotiated - बातचीत करना, व्यवस्था करना, पार करना, समझौता करना, मोल भाव करना

somehow - किसी भी तरह, किसी कारण से, जैसे तैसे, पता नहीं क्यों

bargain - सौदा करना, लेन देन, समझौता करना, मोल भाव करना, मोल भाव करना

rumours - गप उड़ाना, चर्चा, अफ़वाह, गप, अफ़वाह होना, अफवाह

declined - घटना, गिरावट, कम होना, इनकार करना, मना करना, पतन, कम होना

It was in this state of things that my landlady, who at that time kept a boarding-house in Bleecker Street, and who wished to move further up town, conceived the bold idea of renting No. - Twenty-sixth Street.

landlady - मकान मालकिन, मालकिन, मकान मालकीन, जमीदारिन

boarding-house - (boarding-house) छात्रावास

conceived - कल्पना करना, अनुमान होना, सोचना, गर्भवती होना, अनुमान होना

bold - दबंग

Happening to have in her house rather a plucky and philosophical set of boarders, she laid her scheme before us, stating candidly everything she had heard respecting the ghostly qualities of the establishment to which she wished to remove us. With the exception of two timid persons,-a sea-captain and a returned Californian, who immediately gave notice that they would leave,-all of Mrs.

plucky - वीर

philosophical - शांतचित्त, दार्शनिक

boarders - आवासी, अंतेवासी

scheme - पद्धति, योजना बनाना, योजना, षड़यंत्र रचना, मंसूबा

candidly - in a candid manner

ghostly - प्रेतरूपी

establishment - स्थान, संस्था, नींव, स्थापना, परिवार, दफ्तर, आधिष्ठान

exception - अपवाद

timid - डरपोक, अविश्वस्त, बुज़दिल, कातर, घबराने वाला, संकोचशील

Californian - of or relating to California, an inhabitant of California

gave notice - सूचना दी

Moffat's guests declared that they would accompany her in her chivalric incursion into the abode of spirits.

accompany - साथ चलना

incursion - आक्रमण, छापा, घुसपैठ

abode - घर, गृह, मकान, (abide) घर

Our removal was effected in the month of May, and we were charmed with our new residence. The portion of Twenty-sixth Street where our house is situated, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, is one of the pleasantest localities in New York. The gardens back of the houses, running down nearly to the Hudson, form, in the summer time, a perfect avenue of verdure.

removal - बहिष्कार

charmed - बहकाना, मनोहरता, आकर्षित करना, प्रसन्न करना, मोहित करना

portion - हिस्सा, भाग, खुराक, बाँट देना

situated - रखना, जमा कर रखना, स्थित होना, जमा कर रखना, बसा हुआ होना

Eighth - आठवां

avenues - मार्ग, रास्ता, पेड़ दार पथ, छायादार मार्ग, छायादार मार्ग, पथ

localities - इलाका, स्थान

verdure - हरियाली

The air is pure and invigorating, sweeping, as it does, straight across the river from the Weehawken heights, and even the ragged garden which surrounded the house, although displaying on washing days rather too much clothesline, still gave us a piece of greensward to look at, and a cool retreat in the summer evenings, where we smoked our cigars in the dusk, and watched the fireflies flashing their dark lanterns in the long grass.

pure - शुद्ध

invigorating - बलवर्धन करना, पुष्ट करना, स्फूर्ति से भर देना

sweeping - भारी, महत्त्वपूर्ण, व्यापक, लहराता हुआ, अंधाधुंध, सफाई करना

displaying - बताना, प्रदर्शन, दिखाना, प्रकट करना, लगाना, दिखावा, प्रदर्शनी

clothesline - अलगनी

greensward - घास का मैदान, घास का मैदान

cigars - चुरुट/सिगार, सिगार, चुरूट

dusk - गोधूलि वेला, संध्या, संध्याकाल/गोधूली

fireflies - जुगुनू, जुग्नु, जुगनू

flashing - अवरोध, (flash) अवरोध

lanterns - लालटेन

Of course we had no sooner established ourselves at No. - than we began to expect ghosts. We absolutely awaited their advent with eagerness. Our dinner conversation was supernatural. One of the boarders, who had purchased Mrs. Crowe's "Night Side of Nature" for his own private delectation, was regarded as a public enemy by the entire household for not having bought twenty copies.

established - प्रमाणित करना, स्थापित करना, बनाना, स्थापित करना

awaited - आसरा देखना, बाट जोहना, शलभ, आसरा देखना, इंतजार करना

advent - ईसा मसीह का पृथ्वी पर आगमन, ईसा मसीह का पृथ्वी पर आगमन, आगमन

eagerness - उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य, तत्परता

purchased - खरीद, खरीदी हुई बस्तु, खरीदी हुई बस्तु, पकड, ख़रीदना

delectation - आनन्द, हर्ष, आनंद

regarded - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना, देखना, सम्मान, मानना, घूरना

public enemy - सार्वजनिक शत्रु

entire - कुल, पूरा, संपूर्ण, सम्पूर्ण, तमाम, निखिल, पूर्, निःशेष

household - परिवार

The man led a life of supreme wretchedness while he was reading this volume. A system of espionage was established, of which he was the victim. If he incautiously laid the book down for an instant and left the room, it was immediately seized and read aloud in secret places to a select few.

supreme - सर्वोच्च

wretchedness - दुर्दशा, भाग्यहीनता, दयनीयता

volume - आयतन

espionage - जासूसी

incautiously - असावधानतः, ध्यानहीनतः, असावधानीवश

instant - तुरन्त

seized - समझना, झपट लेना, पकड़ना, हासिल करना, कुर्क करना, छीन लेना

aloud - उच्च स्वर में, ज़ोर से

select - विशिष्ट, चुनना, चुनना/छाँटना, चुनिन्दा

I found myself a person of immense importance, it having leaked out that I was tolerably well versed in the history of supernaturalism, and had once written a story the foundation of which was a ghost.

immense - असीम, अमित, विपल, विशाल

leaked out - निकल गया

tolerably - ठीक ठाक, कामचलाऊ ढंग से, ठीक ठाक ढंग से

versed - कविता, छंद, पद्य, अनुवाक्य, पाद

supernaturalism - अलौकिकतावाद, अतिप्राकृतिकता

foundation - इजात

If a table or a wainscot panel happened to warp when we were assembled in the large drawing-room, there was an instant silence, and every one was prepared for an immediate clanking of chains and a spectral form.

wainscot - काष्ठास्तरण, अंदरूनी दीवार की निचली पट्टिका, तख्तबन्दी

panel - दल, फलक, पट्टी, चयनक, दिल्ला लगाना, पैनल लगाना, पैनल, दिल्ला

warp - मोड़ना

assembled - एकत्रित होना, जमा होना, इकट्ठा करना, इकट्ठा करना, जमा होना

silence - ख़ामोशी, चुप्पी, मौनता

clanking - खनखनाहट, झनझनाहट, (clank)

spectral - भुतहा, प्रेतवत्, वर्णक्रम संबंधी, भूत प्रेत के समान, वर्णक्रमीय

After a month of psychological excitement, it was with the utmost dissatisfaction that we were forced to acknowledge that nothing in the remotest degree approaching the supernatural had manifested itself.

psychological - मनोवैज्ञानिक संबन्धी, मनोवैज्ञानिक संबन्धी, मनोवैज्ञानिक

utmost - अत्यधिक, अंतिम, अधिकतम/परिमाण/पराकाष्ठा, अत्यन्त/निपट/परम

dissatisfaction - असंतोष, असन्तोष

acknowledge - स्वीकार करना, माना जा जाना, पसंद करना, मानना, आभार प्रकट करना

approaching - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना, रास्ता, पास आना, सुलझाना, प्रस्ताव

manifested - सुस्पष्ट, व्यक्त करना, स्पष्ट, प्रदर्शित करना, मालसूची

Once the black butler asseverated that his candle had been blown out by some invisible agency while he was undressing himself for the night; but as I had more than once discovered this coloured gentleman in a condition when one candle must have appeared to him like two, I thought it possible that, by going a step further in his potations, he might have reversed this phenomenon, and seen no candle at all where he ought to have beheld one.

butler - ख़ानसामा, ख़ानसामाँ

candle - मोमबत्ती, शमा

undressing - अंगूठे उतारना, (undress), कपड़े उतार्ना

reversed - बदल देना, उल्टा, उल्टा पल्ला, विपत्ति, उल्टा पल्ला, उल्टी

phenomenon - तथ्य, अजिबोगरीब, अद्भुत घटना, अद्भुत घटना, दृश्य घटना

beheld - निहारना

Things were in this state when an accident took place so awful and inexplicable in its character that my reason fairly reels at the bare memory of the occurrence. It was the tenth of July. After dinner was over I repaired, with my friend Dr. Hammond, to the garden to smoke my evening pipe.

inexplicable - दुरूह, व्याख्या न करने योग्य, अव्याख्येय

reels - घूमना, एक विशेष प्रकार का नृत्य, चरखी, घिरनी, रील

bare - अनावृत

Occurrence - घटना, उपस्थिति

tenth - दसवां

Independent of certain mental sympathies which existed between the Doctor and myself, we were linked together by a vice. We both smoked opium. We knew each other's secret, and respected it.

sympathies - संवेदना, सहमति, सहानुभूति, समर्थन, हमदर्दी, मेल

vice - व्यसन

opium - अफ़ीम, अहिफेन, अफेन

We enjoyed together that wonderful expansion of thought, that marvellous intensifying of the perceptive faculties, that boundless feeling of existence when we seem to have points of contact with the whole universe,-in short, that unimaginable spiritual bliss, which I would not surrender for a throne, and which I hope you, reader, will never-never taste.

expansion - विस्तार, प्रसार, introduction

marvellous - शानदार, चमत्कार, आश्चर्यजनक, चमत्कारी, अद्भुत

intensifying - बढ़ा देना, सशक्त करना, बढ़ जाना, घनीभूत

perceptive - , अनुभव करने में सक्षम, अनुभव करने में सक्षम, ज्ञानविषयक

faculties - शक्ति, संकाय, योग्यता, क्षमता, प्राध्यापक

boundless - अदिति r=aditi

existence - अस्तित्व, भाव

universe - ब्रह्मांड, विश्व, दुनिया, जहान

unimaginable - अकल्पनीय

spiritual - आध्यात्मिक

bliss - आनन्द

surrender - समर्पण

throne - सिंहासन, राजसिंहासन, तख़्त, तख्त

Those hours of opium happiness which the Doctor and I spent together in secret were regulated with a scientific accuracy. We did not blindly smoke the drug of paradise, and leave our dreams to chance. While smoking, we carefully steered our conversation through the brightest and calmest channels of thought.

regulated - ठीक करना, नियन्ट्रित करना, नियंत्रित करना, नियमानुसार ठहरना

accuracy - शुद्धता, सत्यता, यथार्थता, खरापन, परिशुद्धता, विशुद्धता

blindly - अंधाधुंध

paradise - वैकुण्ठ, स्वर्ग, जन्नत ersianized, फिरदौस

steered - चलाना, मार्ग दिखाना, बधिया बैल, बधिया बैल, अनुकरण करना

We talked of the East, and endeavoured to recall the magical panorama of its glowing scenery. We criticized the most sensuous poets,-those who painted life ruddy with health, brimming with passion, happy in the possession of youth and strength and beauty. If we talked of Shakespeare's "Tempest," we lingered over Ariel, and avoided Caliban.

endeavoured - प्रयत्न, प्रयत्न करना, प्रयत्न करना, यत्न करना

recall - स्मरण, वापस लेना, वापस बुलाना, याद करना, याद आना, रद्द करना

magical - शानदार, जादुई, मायिक

panorama - परिदृश्य, चित्रावली, दृश्यपटल

glowing - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली, दीप्ति, प्रफुल्लित होना

scenery - दृश्यावली, भूदृश्य, सीनरी, परिदृश्य

criticized - मीन मेख निकालना, समीक्षा करना, मीन मेख निकालना

sensuous - ऐंद्रिय, ऐंद्रिक

ruddy - रक्तिम, लोहित, सुर्ख

brimming - किनारा, भरा हुआ होना, मूँहा, कगार, भर जाना, भरा हुआ होना, बाड़

Shakespeare - शेक्सपियर

tempest - आँधी, तूफ़ान, सागर का तूफ़ान, (temp) आँधी

lingered - रुका रहना, ठहराना, टिका रहना, टिका रहना, धीमे से करना

Ariel - name, moon of Uranus

Like the Guebers, we turned our faces to the East, and saw only the sunny side of the world.

sunny side - सनी साइड

This skilful colouring of our train of thought produced in our subsequent visions a corresponding tone. The splendours of Arabian fairyland dyed our dreams. We paced the narrow strip of grass with the tread and port of kings. The song of the rana arborea, while he clung to the bark of the ragged plum-tree, sounded like the strains of divine musicians.

skilful - निपुण, कुशल, कौशलपूर्ण

subsequent - अनुगामी, बाद का, के बादवाला, बाद वाला, पश्चातवर्ती

visions - दृश्य, झलक, दृष्टि, अलौकिक सौंदर्य, ज्योति, स्वप्न

corresponding - एकमत होना, मेल खाना, मेल खाना, समान होना, अनुरुप होना

tone - तान

splendours - चमक, भव्यता, वैभव, जगमगाहट, दीप्ति, शान शौकत, कांति, रौनक़

Arabian - अरबी

fairyland - परियों का देश

dyed - रंगना, रंग, रंग करना, रंग करना

paced - की अनुमति से, कदम, प्रगति, गति, धीरे धीरे चलना, प्रगति करना

strip - उघाड़ना, आवरण हटाना

tread - परचलना

rana - राना

clung - चिपक जाना, टिके रहना, लिपट जाना, बने रहना, चिपक जाना

bark - भों-भों की आवाज

plum - बेर का फल

strains - थकाना, गाना, मोच, पूरा ज़ोर लगाना, विकृति, तनाव, नस्ल

divine - ईश्वरीय, स्वर्गीय, पवित्र

Houses, walls, and streets melted like rain clouds, and vistas of unimaginable glory stretched away before us. It was a rapturous companionship. We enjoyed the vast delight more perfectly because, even in our most ecstatic moments, we were conscious of each other's presence. Our pleasures, while individual, were still twin, vibrating and moving in musical accord.

melted - कम होना, पिघलाना[पिघलना], पिघलना, गलना, पिघलाना

vistas - परिदृश्य, वीथी, तरुपंक्ति का दृश्य

glory - यश, शान

stretched - फैलाना, फैल जाना, पंक्ति, विस्तार, फैला हुआ होना, फैलाव, तानना

rapturous - हर्षोन्मत्त, अत्यन्त आह्लादजनक

companionship - साथ, संगति

vast - बृहत, बहु, विशाल, बहुत बड़ा, विस्तीर्ण

delight - ख़ुश, आनंद

ecstatic - हर्षोन्मत्त, उल्लसित, अति आनंदित, परमानन्ददायक, उल्लासित

conscious - सतर्क, जागरूक, साभिप्राय, चेतन, सचेत, जाग्रत, अभिज्ञ, सचेत/चेतन

presence - मौजूदगी

vibrating - हिचकिचाना, कम्पायमान होना, स्पंदित होना, काँपना, गूँजना

accord - समझौता

On the evening in question, the tenth of July, the Doctor and myself drifted into an unusually metaphysical mood. We lit our large meerschaums, filled with fine Turkish tobacco, in the core of which burned a little black nut of opium, that, like the nut in the fairy tale, held within its narrow limits wonders beyond the reach of kings; we paced to and fro, conversing.

drifted - बहना, ढेर, धारा, अभिप्राय, झुखाव, प्रवाहित करना, आशय, बहाव

unusually - अप्रायिक रूप से, असमान्यतः, असामान्य रूप से, अप्रायिक रूप से

metaphysical - अभौतिक, सैद्धांतिक, तत्वमीमांसा संबंधी

Turkish - तुर्की

tobacco - तम्बाकू

core - भीतरी भाग, गुठली

fairy - परी, अप्सरा

Tale - कहानी

beyond - के बाद, आगे, के अलावा, के बाहर, के अतिरिक्त, परलोक, के अलावा

fro - से

conversing - विपरीत, वार्तालाप करना

A strange perversity dominated the currents of our thought. They would not flow through the sun-lit channels into which we strove to divert them. For some unaccountable reason, they constantly diverged into dark and lonesome beds, where a continual gloom brooded.

perversity - उद्दण्डता, दुष्टता, विकृति, भ्रष्टता

dominated - अधिकार रखना, अधिकार रखना, शासन करना, हावी होना, छा जाना

flow through - पार करना

strove - कठोर परिश्रम करना, प्रयास करना, संघर्ष करना, का मुकाबला करना

divert - मनोरंजन करना, दूसरे मार्ग पर ले, फेरना, ध्यान हटा द्ना

unaccountable - अनुत्तरदायी, दुरूह, न समझाया जा सकने योग्य, ग़ैरज़िम्मेदार

constantly - लगातार, सदा

diverged - हट जाना, भिन्न होना, भिन्न दिशाओं में जाना, हट जाना

lonesome - एकाकी, अकेलापन

continual - बार बार होने वाला, अविरत, बार बार होने वाला

gloom - अंधकार, उदासी, निराशा, आंशिक अंधकार, धुंधला करना

brooded - चिंतित हो कर सोचता रहना, चिन्ता करना, अंड समूह, सेएना, खानदान

It was in vain that, after our old fashion, we flung ourselves on the shores of the East, and talked of its gay bazaars, of the splendours of the time of Haroun, of harems and golden palaces. Black afreets continually arose from the depths of our talk, and expanded, like the one the fisherman released from the copper vessel, until they blotted everything bright from our vision.

vain - व्यर्थ, अहंकारी, खोखला, असार

flung - डालना, धक्का देना, हिलाना/पटक देना, दृढतापूर्वक कहना

shores - किनारा, टेक लगाना, उठाना, सहारा देना, टेक या गदम लगाना, तट

gay - समलैंगिक

bazaars - सितारा मछली, बाज़ार

harems - अन्, हरम, अंतःपुर, अन्तःपुर, कलत्रवास, महलसरा, ज़नानखाना

Golden - महतपूर्ण, अच्छा, शुभ, सोने का, सुनहरी, बेहतरीन/बहुत अच्छा

continually - लगातार, निरंतर

arose from - से उठा

depths - गहनता, गहराई, मध्य, गहरापन

fisherman - माहीगीर, मछुआ, धीवर

copper - तांबा

vessel - जहाज़

blotted - दाग, धब्बा, दाग/धब्बा, सोख्ता कागज़ से सोख लेना

vision - दृष्टि, नज़र

Insensibly, we yielded to the occult force that swayed us, and indulged in gloomy speculation. We had talked some time upon the proneness of the human mind to mysticism, and the almost universal love of the terrible, when Hammond suddenly said to me, "What do you consider to be the greatest element of terror?"

yielded - बताना, स्वीकार करना, देना, बदलना, लाभ, पैदावार, फ़ायदा, टुटना

occult - तंत्र-मंत्र

swayed - आधिपत्य, प्रभाव, प्रभावित करना, शासन, झुकना, अधिकार, शासन करना

indulged in - आलसी करना

gloomy - उदास, अंधकारमय, निराशजनक, दुखी, अंधेरा

speculation - सट्टेबाज़ी, विचार, चिंतन, अनुमान, मनन, अटकलबाज़ी, ईहा

proneness - प्रवृत्ति

mysticism - रहस्यवाद

universal - सामान्य, मशीन का सर्वक्षम, सामान्य प्रत्यय, व्यापक

terror - दहशत, वहशत, सहम

The question puzzled me. That many things were terrible, I knew.

puzzled - समस्या, हैरान करना, पहेली, उलझनी, कूटप्रश्न

Stumbling over a corpse in the dark; beholding, as I once did, a woman floating down a deep and rapid river, with wildly lifted arms, and awful, upturned face, uttering, as she drifted, shrieks that rent one's heart while we, spectators, stood frozen at a window which overhung the river at a height of sixty feet, unable to make the slightest effort to save her, but dumbly watching her last supreme agony and her disappearance. A shattered wreck, with no life visible, encountered floating listlessly on the ocean, is a terrible object, for it suggests a huge terror, the proportions of which are veiled. But it now struck me, for the first time, that there must be one great and ruling embodiment of fear,-a King of Terrors, to which all others must succumb. What might it be? To what train of circumstances would it owe its existence?

stumbling - गिरना, ठोकर, भूल करना, ठोकर खाना, लड़खड़ाते हुए चलना

corpse - लाश, शव

beholding - निहारना

floating - अस्थिर, यायावर, तैरने वाला, विचल, (float)

rapid - द्रुतगामी, त्वरित, तत्काल, शीघ्र, द्रुत, तेज़, वेगवान/वेगवती

wildly - शिष्टाचारहीनतः, अशिष्टतः, बहुत ही, असभ्यतः, बहुत ही

upturned - सुधार, बेहतरी, बढ़त

uttering - उत्पन्न करना, (utter) उत्पन्न करना

shrieks - चीखना, चिल्लाना, ठहाका लगाना, चीख मारना, ठहाका

spectators - प्रेक्षक, दर्शक, स्पेक्टेटर

overhung - लटकना, बाहर लटका होना, छज्जा, लटका हुआ होना, लटका हुआ होना

slightest - छोटा, तुच्छ, साधारण, उपेक्षा करना, स्पष्ट, तिरस्कार

dumbly - मूर्खतापूर्ण ढंग से, मूर्खतापूर्ण ढंग से, मूक रूप से

agony - व्यथा, कष्ट

disappearance - ओझल

shattered - नष्ट करना या हो जाना, टुकड़े टुकड़े कर देना या हो जाना

wreck - टक्कर, नष्ट करना, नाश करना, बरबाद करना, मलबा, नष्ट कर देना

encountered - सामना करना, मुठभेड़, मुठभेड़ करना, लड़ाई, सामना करना

listlessly - निरुत्साही ढंग से

proportions - अंश, अनुपात, समानुपात, भाग

veiled - घूंघट, पर्दा, आच्छादित करना, घूंघट करना, आड़, आच्छादन, ढकना

struck - बजना, आक्रमण, निकालना, प्रहार करना, टकराना, पर गिरना, बनाना

embodiment - मूर्त रूप

terrors - , भय, उपद्रवी, दहशत, उन्माद, खौफ, आतंक

succumb - मरना, परास्त होना, झुक जाना, दम तोड़ देना, शिकार होना

circumstances - दशा/अवस्था, स्थिति, परिस्थिति, हालात

owe - चाहना, देनदार होना, एहसानमंद होना, रृणि होना, ऋणी होना

"I confess, Hammond," I replied to my friend, "I never considered the subject before. That there must be one Something more terrible than any other thing, I feel. I cannot attempt, however, even the most vague definition."

more terrible - और भयानक

attempt - कोशिश करना

vague - अज्ञात, हल्का, अनिश्चित, अस्पष्ट, धुँधला

"I am somewhat like you, Harry," he answered. "I feel my capacity to experience a terror greater than anything yet conceived by the human mind;-something combining in fearful and unnatural amalgamation hitherto supposed incompatible elements.

somewhat - कुछ, किंचित, थोड़ा बहुत, कुछ कुछ

Harry - हैरी

capacity - सामर्थ्य, क्षमता

fearful - भयावह, बुरा, डरपोक, डरा हुआ, भयानक, भयभीत, कातर, डराक

amalgamation - समामेलन

hitherto - अब तक, अभी तक

incompatible - असंगत, परस्पर विरोधी

The calling of the voices in Brockden Brown's novel of 'Wieland'is awful; so is the picture of the Dweller of the Threshold, in Bulwer's 'Zanoni'; but," he added, shaking his head gloomily, "there is something more horrible still than those."

dweller - निवासी

threshold - डेवढ़ी

gloomily - उदास हो कर, उदास हो कर

more horrible - और भयानक

"Look here, Hammond," I rejoined, "let us drop this kind of talk, For heaven's sake! We shall suffer for it, depend on it."

rejoined - प्रत्युत्तर देना, फिर मिलाना, प्रत्युत्तर देना

For heaven's sake - अल्लाह के लिए

"I don't know what's the matter with me tonight," he replied, "but my brain is running upon all sorts of weird and awful thoughts. I feel as if I could write a story like Hoffman, tonight, if I were only master of a literary style."

weird - निराला, अनोखा, भयानक, अतिप्राकृतिक, अनूठा, अजीब

thoughts - विचार, मत, इरादा, विचारधारा, मनन, थोड़ा सा, विचार शक्ति, चिन्तन

Master - उस्ताद, शिक्षक

"Well, if we are going to be Hoffmanesque in our talk, I'm off to bed. Opium and nightmares should never be brought together. How sultry it is! Good night, Hammond."

I'm off - मैं बाहर जा रहा हूँ

nightmares - भयावह अनुभव, द, दुःस्वप्न, भयावह अनुभव, भयानक सपना

sultry - कामोत्तेजक, उमस, दुःखद, उष्ण, उमसदार

"Good night, Harry. Pleasant dreams to you."

"To you, gloomy wretch, afreets, ghouls, and enchanters."

wretch - अभागा

ghouls - राक्षस, मौत आदि में विशेष रूचि रखने वाला

enchanters - जादूगर

We parted, and each sought his respective chamber. I undressed quickly and got into bed, taking with me, according to my usual custom, a book, over which I generally read myself to sleep. I opened the volume as soon as I had laid my head upon the pillow, and instantly flung it to the other side of the room.

sought - कोशिश करना, की कोशिश करना, पतालगाना, माँगना, ढूँढ़ना

respective - निजी, विशेष, अपना अपना

chamber - सभा, सदन, कमरा, कचहरी, कोठरी, कक्ष, कक्षिका, कोष्ठ

undressed - निर्वस्त्रता, कपड़े उतारना

pillow - सिरहाना, शिरोपधान

instantly - तुरंत, तत्काल, शीघ्र

It was Goudon's "History of Monsters,"-a curious French work, which I had lately imported from Paris, but which, in the state of mind I had then reached, was anything but an agreeable companion. I resolved to go to sleep at once; so, turning down my gas until nothing but a little blue point of light glimmered on the top of the tube, I composed myself to rest.

monsters - दैत्य, भीमकाय, अति क्रूर व्यक्ति, राक्षस, विरूप प्राणी, असुर

lately - हाल में, हाल ही में

agreeable - रजामंद

companion - साथी

turning down - निर्दिष्ट करना

glimmered - चमक, झलक, टिमटिमाना, टिमटिमाहट, झलकना/टिमटिमाना

composed - showing composure

The room was in total darkness. The atom of gas that still remained alight did not illuminate a distance of three inches round the burner. I desperately drew my arm across my eyes, as if to shut out even the darkness, and tried to think of nothing. It was in vain. The confounded themes touched on by Hammond in the garden kept obtruding themselves on my brain. I battled against them.

darkness - अंधेरा, अन्धेरा

atom - परमाणु, अणु

alight - नीचे आना

illuminate - प्रकाशयुक्त करना, प्रकाशित करना, प्रकाशित करना, उजाला करना

inches - सरकना, इंचअ, बाल बाल, बाल बाल, सरकाना, धीरे धीरे आगे बढ़ना, इंच

burner - दाहक, चुल्हा, बर्नर

desperately - आशाहीन हो कर दुःसाहसपूर्वक, अत्यावश्यकतापूर्वक

confounded - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना, हतबुद्धि कर देना, हक्का बक्का करना

obtruding - उत्प्रसारित करना, (obtrude) उत्प्रसारित करना

I erected ramparts of would-be blankness of intellect to keep them out. They still crowded upon me. While I was lying still as a corpse, hoping that by a perfect physical inaction I should hasten mental repose, an awful incident occurred.

erected - निर्माण करना, निर्माण करना, खड़ा करना, बनाना/खडा करना

ramparts - परकोटा

blankness - रिश्तेदारी

intellect - बुद्धि

lying still - ठहर रहना

inaction - निष्क्रियता, अकर्म, अकार्य, अकरण, कर्महीनता

hasten - जल्दी करना, जल्दी कहना

repose - आराम

incident - घटना

A Something dropped, as it seemed, from the ceiling, plumb upon my chest, and the next instant I felt two bony hands encircling my throat, endeavouring to choke me.

plumb - समझना, सीधा, ठीक, गहराई नापना, एकदम, पनसाल, साहुल, थाह लेना

bony - अस्थिनिर्मित, अस्थिमय, हड्डीदार, हड़ीला, अस्थिल, अस्थिमान

encircling - घेरना, (encircle) घेरना

endeavouring - प्रयत्न, प्रयत्न करना, प्रयत्न करना, यत्न करना

choke - श्वासावरोध होना

I am no coward, and am possessed of considerable physical strength. The suddenness of the attack, instead of stunning me, strung every nerve to its highest tension. My body acted from instinct, before my brain had time to realize the terrors of my position. In an instant I wound two muscular arms around the creature, and squeezed it, with all the strength of despair, against my chest.

coward - कायर, डरपोक, बुज़दिल, बुजदिल

possessed - आक्रान्त करना, रखना, आविष्ट करना, मालिक होना, पास होना

suddenness - हड़बड़ी, शीघ्रता, उतावलापन

stunning - सिर पर मारना, अचेत कर देना, चकित होना, आश्चर्यचकित कर देना

nerve - नस, तंत्रिका

tension - दबाव, तानना, तनावग्रस्त, फिक्र, तनाव, खतराअ, विद्युत् शक्ति

instinct - फ़ितरत, वृत्ति, सलीक़ा

wound - घाव, चोट, ज़ख़्मी करना, आघात, ज़ख़्मी करना, घायल करना, ठेस

muscular - मांसपेशीय, पेशीय, हृष्ट पुष्ट

creature - जंतु, प्राणी, जानवर, मख़्लूक़

squeezed - दबाव, दबाना, ऐंठना, सीमा, निचोड़कर निकाल देना, घुसा देना

despair - निराशा, मायूसी

In a few seconds the bony hands that had fastened on my throat loosened their hold, and I was free to breathe once more. Then commenced a struggle of awful intensity.

loosened - ढीला करना

commenced - शुरू करना, शुरू करना, आरम्भ होना

Struggle - संघर्ष, लड़ाई

intensity - प्रबलता, उग्रता, प्रचंडता, उत्कटता

Immersed in the most profound darkness, totally ignorant of the nature of the Thing by which I was so suddenly attacked, finding my grasp slipping every moment, by reason, it seemed to me, of the entire nakedness of my assailant, bitten with sharp teeth in the shoulder, neck, and chest, having every moment to protect my throat against a pair of sinewy, agile hands, which my utmost efforts could not confine,-these were a combination of circumstances to combat which required all the strength, skill, and courage that I possessed.

immersed - डुबाना, तल्लीन कर लेना, तल्लीन कर लेना

most profound - सबसे गहरा

ignorant - अनभिज्ञ, अनपढ, अज्ञानि

grasp - समझना, पाने का प्रयत्न करना, समझ, पकड़, कसकर पकड़ना

slipping - निकालना, गिरना, जाना, उतरना, गँवा देना, चोरी से रखना, डालना

nakedness - नंगापन

assailant - आक्रमणकारी

sinewy - सशक्त, स्नायु जैसा, स्नायु जैसा, स्नायुयुक्त, मजबूत

agile - फुर्तीला, चुस्त, तेज़, चपल, सफुर्तिमान

confine - कैद रखना, सीमा, सीमीत रखना, सीमीत रखना, सीमाबद्ध करना

combination - संगत, संचय, संमिश्रण, संयोग, संबन्ध, संख्या, मिश्र

combat - विरोध करना, युद्ध, युद्ध करना, सामना करना, भिड़ना, प्रतिरोधक

possessed - रखना, पर नियंट्रण रखना, पास होना, रख् होना, रख् होना

At last, after a silent, deadly, exhausting struggle, I got my assailant under by a series of incredible efforts of strength. Once pinned, with my knee on what I made out to be its chest, I knew that I was victor. I rested for a moment to breathe. I heard the creature beneath me panting in the darkness, and felt the violent throbbing of a heart.

deadly - अत्यधिक, घातक, अत्यन्त, बहुत ही, विषैला, बहुत ही, मौत सा

exhausting - थकाना, खींच लेना, पूर्ण वर्णन करना, खत्म कर डालना

Victor - विजेता

beneath - नीचे की और, के योग्य, के नीचे, नीचे, से नीचे, के नीचे

panting - श्वास लेना, (pant) श्वास लेना

throbbing - फटफटाहट, तदप, स्पंदनशील, धमक, नब्ज, (throb)

It was apparently as exhausted as I was; that was one comfort. At this moment I remembered that I usually placed under my pillow, before going to bed, a large yellow silk pocket handkerchief. I felt for it instantly; it was there. In a few seconds more I had, after a fashion, pinioned the creature's arms.

apparently - स्पष्ट रूप से, बिल्कुल, स्पष्ट रूप से, प्रकट रूप से

exhausted - थकाना, खींच लेना, पूर्ण वर्णन करना, खत्म कर डालना

comfort - आराम

handkerchief - रूमाल

pinioned - पंख, जकडना/बाँधना

I now felt tolerably secure. There was nothing more to be done but to turn on the gas, and, having first seen what my midnight assailant was like, arouse the household. I will confess to being actuated by a certain pride in not giving the alarm before; I wished to make the capture alone and unaided.

secure - प्राप्त करना, निश्चित, सुरक्षित, निश्चिन्त, सुरक्षित करना

arouse - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित, जगाना, सक्रिय बनाना, वासना जगाना

actuated - प्रेरित करना, चालू करना, सक्रिय करना, प्रेरित करना

pride - आरोह, ऊंचाई, ऐंठ

capture - आकर्षित करना, पकड़, बन्दी, जीत लेना, जीत लेना, पकड्ॅअना, पकड़ना

unaided - सहायता रहित, बिना सहायता के, सहायता रहित

Never losing my hold for an instant, I slipped from the bed to the floor, dragging my captive with me. I had but a few steps to make to reach the gas-burner; these I made with the greatest caution, holding the creature in a grip like a vice. At last I got within arm's length of the tiny speck of blue light which told me where the gas-burner lay.

slipped - निकालना, गिरना, जाना, उतरना, गँवा देना, चोरी से रखना, डालना

dragging - बाहर निकालना, बाधा, अवरोध, पैर घसीट कर चलना, रोक, डालना, लेना

captive - बंदी, असीर

gas-burner - (gas-burner) गैस बर्नर

caution - सावधानी

grip - पकड़ना

speck - धब्बा

Quick as lightning I released my grasp with one hand and let on the full flood of light. Then I turned to look at my captive.

lightning - तड़ित, विद्युत, बिजली

let on - रोक दें

I cannot even attempt to give any definition of my sensations the instant after I turned on the gas. I suppose I must have shrieked with terror, for in less than a minute afterward my room was crowded with the inmates of the house. I shudder now as I think of that awful moment. I saw nothing!

sensations - संवेदना, उत्तेजना, जोश, ज्ञान, बोध, स्पर्शज्ञान, सनसनी

shrieked - चीखना, चिल्लाना, ठहाका लगाना, चीख मारना, ठहाका

afterward - बाद में, बाद में

inmates - कैदी, निवासी, वासी

shudder - हिलना, रोंगटे खड़े कर देना, कँपकँपी, रोंगटे खड़े कर देना

Yes; I had one arm firmly clasped round a breathing, panting, corporeal shape, my other hand gripped with all its strength a throat as warm, as apparently fleshy, as my own; and yet, with this living substance in my grasp, with its body pressed against my own, and all in the bright glare of a large jet of gas, I absolutely beheld nothing! Not even an outline,-a vapour!

firmly - मज़बूती से, मज़बूती से

clasped - मजबूत पकड़, बकसुआ, मजबूती से पकड़ना, कस कर पकड़ना, कस कर पकड़ना

corporeal - शरीरधारी

gripped - मजबुत पकड़, थैला, समझ, मूठ, कसकर पकड़ना, नियंट्रणअ, पकड़ रखना

fleshy - मांसल, गूदेदार

glare - तरेरना

jet - कृष्णाश्म, संगमूसा

outline - रूपरेखा, दर्शाना, खाका, सारांश, रूपरेखा आरेखित करना

vapour - वाष्प

I do not, even at this hour, realize the situation in which I found myself. I cannot recall the astounding incident thoroughly. Imagination in vain tries to compass the awful paradox.

astounding - चकित करना, अचंभित करना

thoroughly - पूर्ण, अच्छी तरह से, पूर्ण रूप से

imagination - कल्पना, तसव्वुर, तख़य्युल

paradox - असत्याभास

It breathed. I felt its warm breath upon my cheek. It struggled fiercely. It had hands. They clutched me. Its skin was smooth, like my own. There it lay, pressed close up against me, solid as stone,-and yet utterly invisible!

cheek - गाल

struggled - आगे बढना, मुश्किल, प्रयत्न, कोशिश करना, संघर्ष, प्रयत्न करना

fiercely - उग्रतापूर्वक, प्रचंड रूप से, बर्बरता से

clutched - क्लच, अण्डो का समुच्चय, उपक कर पकड़ना

utterly - नितान्त, पूर्ण रूप से, सम्पूर्ण रूप से

I wonder that I did not faint or go mad on the instant. Some wonderful instinct must have sustained me; for, absolutely, in place of loosening my hold on the terrible Enigma, I seemed to gain an additional strength in my moment of horror, and tightened my grasp with such wonderful force that I felt the creature shivering with agony.

faint - अस्पष्ट

go mad - पागल हो जाओ

sustained - खाना, उठाना, शक्ति देना, जीवित रखना, की वैधता मान लेना

loosening - ढीला करना

enigma - पहेली, मुअम्मा, राज़

gain - प्राप्त होना

additional - अतिरिक्त

tightened - सीमित करना, तनना, कसना, कड़ा करना

shivering - काँपता हुआ, काँपता हुआ, ठिठुरना, (shiver)

Just then Hammond entered my room at the head of the household. As soon as he beheld my face-which, I suppose, must have been an awful sight to look at-he hastened forward, crying, "Great heaven, Harry! what has happened?"

hastened - जल्दी करना, जल्दी कहना

Heaven - आकाश

"Hammond! Hammond!" I cried, "come here. O, this is awful! I have been attacked in bed by something or other, which I have hold of; but I can't see it,-I can't see it!"

Hammond, doubtless struck by the unfeigned horror expressed in my countenance, made one or two steps forward with an anxious yet puzzled expression. A very audible titter burst from the remainder of my visitors. This suppressed laughter made me furious. To laugh at a human being in my position! It was the worst species of cruelty.

doubtless - असंदिग्ध, नीस्संदेह, निसन्देह, असंदिग्धता

unfeigned - सच्चा, अकृत्रिम

countenance - समर्थन, मुखाकृति, अनुमोदन करना

anxious - चिन्ताजनक, उत्सुक, चिन्तित

audible - कर्णगोचर, श्रव्य

titter - दबी हुई हंसी

burst - फूटना

remainder - बाक़ी, बाकी

suppressed - रोकना, समाप्त करना, दबाना/दमन करना, दबा देना

furious - उग्र, भीषण, प्रचण्ड, कुपित, आगबबूला

species - प्रजाति, प्रकार, वर्ग, जाति

cruelty - क्रूरता

Now, I can understand why the appearance of a man struggling violently, as it would seem, with an airy nothing, and calling for assistance against a vision, should have appeared ludicrous. Then, so great was my rage against the mocking crowd that had I the power I would have stricken them dead where they stood.

struggling - संघर्ष कर रहा है, (struggle), संघर्ष, लड़ाई

violently - हिंसात्मक ढंग से

airy - हवादार, लापरवाह, रमणीय, अव्यावहारिक

assistance - मदद, सहायता, इमदाद

ludicrous - बेतुका, हास्यास्पद, उपहासपूर्ण, हँसने योग्य

rage - ज़ोर से चलना, रोष व्यक्त करना, प्रकोप, क्रोध करना

mocking - उपहासपूर्ण, छेड़ छाड़ से भरा

stricken - पीड़ित, दुःखी, व्यथित, से आक्रांत, चुटीला, (strike), हड़ताल

"Hammond! Hammond!" I cried again, despairingly, "For God's sake come to me. I can hold the-the thing but a short while longer. It is overpowering me. Help me! Help me!"

despairingly - निराशापूर्वक

For God's sake - ईश्वर की कृपा के लिए

overpowering - पराजित करना, वश में करना, दबा देना, नियन्त्रण करना

"Harry," whispered Hammond, approaching me, "you have been smoking too much opium."

whispered - काना फूसी, कानाफूसी, सरसराहट, अफ़वाह, फुसफुसाहट, सरसराना

"I swear to you, Hammond, that this is no vision," I answered, in the same low tone. "Don't you see how it shakes my whole frame with its struggles? If you don't believe me, convince yourself. Feel it,-touch it."

swear - शपथ खाना, कसम खाना

struggles - आगे बढना, मुश्किल, प्रयत्न, कोशिश करना, संघर्ष, प्रयत्न करना

Hammond advanced and laid his hand in the spot I indicated. A wild cry of horror burst from him. He had felt it!

In a moment he had discovered somewhere in my room a long piece of cord, and was the next instant winding it and knotting it about the body of the unseen being that I clasped in my arms.

cord - डोरी, बिजली का तार, काडेआय की पतलून, काड्राय, तन्तु, रस्सी/डोरी

knotting - टेनिंग, (knot) टेनिंग

"Harry," he said, in a hoarse, agitated voice, for, though he preserved his presence of mind, he was deeply moved, "Harry, it's all safe now. You may let go, old fellow, if you're tired. The Thing can't move."

hoarse - कर्कश

agitated - उकसाना, हलचल मचाना, हिलाना, उत्तेजित कर देना, आंदोलन करना

preserved - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना, बचाना, सुरक्षित रखना, बनाये रखना

deeply moved - गहरी तुल्यता से प्रभावित

fellow - व्यक्ति

I was utterly exhausted, and I gladly loosed my hold.

gladly - खुशी से, स्वेच्छा से, खुशी खुशी, स्वेच्छा से, खुशी से

loosed - भुरभुरी, छोड़ना, निर्बध, कमजोर, ढीला पड़ना, असंहत, कामुक, खोलना

Hammond stood holding the ends of the cord that bound the Invisible, twisted round his hand, while before him, self-supporting as it were, he beheld a rope laced and interlaced, and stretching tightly around a vacant space. I never saw a man look so thoroughly stricken with awe. Nevertheless his face expressed all the courage and determination which I knew him to possess.

bound - सीमित, सीमित करना, सीमित करना, उछलते हुए आना, लाचार/विवश

twisted - झटका, मुड़ जाना, मोड़ना, घुमाव, अर्थ विकृत करना, चक्कर

self - खुद, ख़ुद, स्वयं, नफ्स

interlaced - गूँथना

stretching - फैलाना, फैल जाना, पंक्ति, विस्तार, फैला हुआ होना, फैलाव, तानना

tightly - ठसाठस, कस कर, कस कर

vacant - खाली, विचार शून्य, रिक्त, भावश्यून्य

awe - विस्मय, विस्मयाकुल कर देना, विस्मयपूर्ण आदर[डर]

nevertheless - फिर भी, तथापि, तब भी

determination - निर्णायक, विचार, इरादा, व्याख्या, निर्धारण, दृढ़ निश्चय

possess - आक्रान्त करना, रखना, आविष्ट करना, मालिक होना, पास होना

His lips, although white, were set firmly, and one could perceive at a glance that, although stricken with fear, he was not daunted.

perceive - अर्थ लगाना, देखना, महसूस करना, समझ लेना, समझ लेना

glance - चमकना, ग्लांस करना, नजर डालना, दृष्टि डालना, सरसरी नजर, नजरअ

daunted - धमकाना, भयभीत करना, निरुत्साह करना/धमकाना/डराना/भय दिखाना

The confusion that ensued among the guests of the house who were witnesses of this extraordinary scene between Hammond and myself,-who beheld the pantomime of binding this struggling Something,-who beheld me almost sinking from physical exhaustion when my task of jailer was over,-the confusion and terror that took possession of the bystanders, when they saw all this, was beyond description.

confusion - गड़बड़

ensued - पीछा करना, परिणामस्वरूप होना, परिणामस्वरूप होना

witnesses - करना, गवाह, प्रमाण, गवाह होना, प्रमाणितकर्ता, साक्षी होना

pantomime - तमाशा, नृत्य नाटिका, मूकाभिनय, निशब्द अभिनय नाटक

binding - जिल्द, (bind), छांदना

exhaustion - समापन, थकान, क्षय

jailer - जेलर

bystanders - तमाशाई

The weaker ones fled from the apartment. The few who remained clustered near the door and could not be induced to approach Hammond and his Charge. Still incredulity broke out through their terror. They had not the courage to satisfy themselves, and yet they doubted.

fled - भाग जाना, फरार होना, भाग जाना, फरार होना

clustered - गुच्छा, जमा होना, झुण्ड, गुच्छा बनाना, जमा होना, झुरमुट

induced - लाना, प्रेरित करना, प्रवृत करना, प्रवृत करना, प्रेरित होना

satisfy - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना, पूरा करना, भुगतान करना, सन्तुष्ट करना

It was in vain that I begged of some of the men to come near and convince themselves by touch of the existence in that room of a living being which was invisible. They were incredulous, but did not dare to undeceive themselves. How could a solid, living, breathing body be invisible, they asked. My reply was this.

begged - विनती करना, प्रार्थना करना, बैठना, भीख म्ँआगना, भीख माँगना

come near - निकट आएं

incredulous - अविश्वासपूर्ण, अविश्वासी

dare - साहस करना

undeceive - भ्रम दूर करना

I gave a sign to Hammond, and both of us-conquering our fearful repugnance to touch the invisible creature-lifted it from the ground, manacled as it was, and took it to my bed. Its weight was about that of a boy of fourteen.

conquering - जीतना, परास्त करना, विजय प्राप्त कर लेना, विजय प्राप्त कर लेना

repugnance - असंगति, अरुचि, ऊब, घृणाआ, किल्विश

manacled - हथकड़ी

"Now, my friends," I said, as Hammond and myself held the creature suspended over the bed, "I can give you self-evident proof that here is a solid, ponderable body, which, nevertheless, you cannot see. Be good enough to watch the surface of the bed attentively."

suspended - लटकाना, स्थगित करना, निलम्बित करना

evident - प्रकट, स्पष्ट, प्रत्यक्ष

Proof - प्रमाण, सबूत

ponderable - विचाराधीन

attentively - ध्यानपूर्वक

I was astonished at my own courage in treating this strange event so calmly; but I had recovered from my first terror, and felt a sort of scientific pride in the affair, which dominated every other feeling.

astonished - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना, चकित कर देना

calmly - शांतिपूर्वक, शान्ती से

recovered - अच्छा हो जाना, ठीक होना, अपने पर काबू पाना, पुनः प्राप्त करना

affair - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु, मामला, घटनाक्रम, समारोह

The eyes of the bystanders were immediately fixed on my bed. At a given signal Hammond and I let the creature fall. There was a dull sound of a heavy body alighting on a soft mass. The timbers of the bed creaked. A deep impression marked itself distinctly on the pillow, and on the bed itself. The crowd who witnessed this gave a low cry, and rushed from the room.

dull - सुस्त

alighting - उतरना, जलता हुआ, प्रज्ज्वलित, दमकता हुआ, नीचे आना

mass - परिमाण

timbers - वन, काष्ठ, इमारती लकड़ी, इमारती लकड़ी वाला वृक्ष, लकड़ी लगा

creaked - चरचराना, चरचराहट, चरमराना/कड़कड़ाना

distinctly - in a distinct manner

witnessed - करना, गवाह, प्रमाण, गवाह होना, प्रमाणितकर्ता, साक्षी होना

rushed - सोने की खानो के नए क्षेट्रों में प्रवास, अत्यावश्यक

Hammond and I were left alone with our Mystery.

We remained silent for some time, listening to the low, irregular breathing of the creature on the bed, and watching the rustle of the bed-clothes as it impotently struggled to free itself from confinement. Then Hammond spoke.

impotently - नपुंसकता से, असहाय रूप से, असहाय रूप से

confinement - सीमाबद्ध, प्रसव का समय, प्रसूति, परिरोध

"Harry, this is awful."

"Ay, awful."

Ay - Aapkaa swagat haiआपका स्वागत है।

"But not unaccountable."

"Not unaccountable! What do you mean? Such a thing has never occurred since the birth of the world. I know not what to think, Hammond. God grant that I am not mad, and that this is not an insane fantasy!"

Grant - स्वीकार करना, देना, अनुदान, अधिकार देना, अनुमति देना

insane - पागल, दीवाना

fantasy - कल्पना

"Let us reason a little, Harry. Here is a solid body which we touch, but which we cannot see. The fact is so unusual that it strikes us with terror. Is there no parallel, though, for such a phenomenon? Take a piece of pure glass. It is tangible and transparent. A certain chemical coarseness is all that prevents its being so entirely transparent as to be totally invisible.

strikes - बजना, आक्रमण, निकालना, प्रहार करना, टकराना, पर गिरना, बनाना

parallel - समानान्तर

tangible - वास्तविक, मूर्त, छूने से जान पड़ने वाला, स्पर्श योग्य

transparent - सुस्पष्ट, सच्चा, स्पष्ट, निष्कपट, पारदर्शी, पारदर्शक, साफ़

coarseness - घटियापन, खुरदरापन

entirely - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से, सम्पूर्णतया

It is not theoretically impossible, mind you, to make a glass which shall not reflect a single ray of light,-a glass so pure and homogeneous in its atoms that the rays from the sun will pass through it as they do through the air, refracted but not reflected. We do not see the air, and yet we feel it."

theoretically - सैद्धांतिक रूप से, तथ्यों के आधार पर, सिद्धान्त रूप से

homogeneous - समरूप, सजातीय

atoms - जरा भी, परमाणु

rays - किरण, शंकुश, ऋषभ, अर्ध रेखा, मछली, किरण निकालना, संगीत का सुर

refracted - मोड़ना

"That's all very well, Hammond, but these are inanimate substances. Glass does not breathe, air does not breathe. This thing has a heart that palpitates,-a will that moves it,-lungs that play, and inspire and respire."

inanimate - अचेतन

palpitates - धडकना, धड़कना, फड़कना

lungs - फेफड़ा, श्वासी, फेपड़ा

inspire - उत्पन्न होना, प्रेरित करना, भर देना, प्रेरणा देना

respire - श्वास लेना

"You forget the phenomena of which we have so often heard of late," answered the Doctor, gravely. "At the meetings called 'spirit circles,'invisible hands have been thrust into the hands of those persons round the table,-warm, fleshly hands that seemed to pulsate with mortal life."

phenomena - परिस्थितियाँ

gravely - गंभीर भाव से, गंभीर भाव से

meetings - बैठक, सभा, मीटिंग, मुलाकात, संगम, सम्मेलन, अधिवेशन, भिड़्न्त

thrust - आक्रमण, बल, ठेलना, मुख्य विषय, कटाक्ष, हथियार की नोक से वार

fleshly - दैहिक, विषयासक्त, ऐंद्रिक

pulsate - धडकना/फडकना, कम्पायमान होना, फडकना

mortal - घातक, मर्त्य/मरणशील, भीषण, मरणांतक, मनुष्य, जानलेवा, नश्वर

"What? Do you think, then, that this thing is--"

"I don't know what it is," was the solemn reply; "but please the gods I will, with your assistance, thoroughly investigate it."

solemn - शान्त, पवित्र, समारोही, गंभीर, औपचारिक, महान, सविधि, गम्भीर

We watched together, smoking many pipes, all night long, by the bedside of the unearthly being that tossed and panted until it was apparently wearied out. Then we learned by the low, regular breathing that it slept.

bedside - शय्या पार्श्व

unearthly - अलौकिक

tossed - हिलाना, हिलाना[मिलाना], उपर उठाना, टौस, सिक्का उछालना

panted - एक छोटा श्वास, पैंट, भारी साँस, भारी साँस, हाँफना, पेंट

wearied - थकाना, उकता देना, उबाऊ, ऊबा हुआ, ऊबा हुआ, ऊब जाना, क्लान्त

The next morning the house was all astir. The boarders congregated on the landing outside my room, and Hammond and myself were lions. We had to answer a thousand questions as to the state of our extraordinary prisoner, for as yet not one person in the house except ourselves could be induced to set foot in the apartment.

astir - उत्तेजित, जागा हुआ, खलबली

congregated - एकत्र होना, एकत्र होना

The creature was awake. This was evidenced by the convulsive manner in which the bed-clothes were moved in its efforts to escape. There was something truly terrible in beholding, as it were, those second-hand indications of the terrible writhings and agonized struggles for liberty which themselves were invisible.

awake - जागना

convulsive - झटकेधर

truly - वास्तव, =वास्तव में

second-hand - (second-hand) दूसरे हाथ

indications - संकेत, लक्षण, सुझाव, चिह्न, इशारा

writhings - कुलबुलाता हुआ, छटपटाता हुआ

agonized - बहुत ही चिंतित रहना, बहुत ही चिंतित रहना, अत्यन्त पीड़ित होना

liberty - आज़ादी

Hammond and myself had racked our brains during the long night to discover some means by which we might realize the shape and general appearance of the Enigma. As well as we could make out by passing our hands over the creature's form, its outlines and lineaments were human.

racked - होना, ऐंठना, यातना चक्र, विध्वंस, कष्ट होना, भरसक प्रयास करना

by passing - द्वारा पास करने से

outlines - रूपरेखा, दर्शाना, खाका, सारांश, रूपरेखा आरेखित करना

lineaments - मुखौटा

There was a mouth; a round, smooth head without hair; a nose, which, however, was little elevated above the cheeks; and its hands and feet felt like those of a boy. At first we thought of placing the being on a smooth surface and tracing its outlines with chalk, as shoemakers trace the outline of the foot. This plan was given up as being of no value.

elevated - ऊँचा, उन्नत, उच्चस्तरीय, बुलंद, उत्थित, (elevate) ऊँचा

cheeks - घमंडी, गाल, जबड़ा, गुस्ताख, गुस्ताखी से बात करना

tracing - पारदर्शक कागज में नकल उतारना

chalk - खड़िया

shoemakers - मोची

trace - निशान

Such an outline would give not the slightest idea of its conformation.

conformation - अनुकूलता, अनुपालन, अनुरूपता, रचना

A happy thought struck me. We would take a cast of it in plaster of Paris. This would give us the solid figure, and satisfy all our wishes. But how to do it? The movements of the creature would disturb the setting of the plastic covering, and distort the mould. Another thought. Why not give it chloroform? It had respiratory organs,-that was evident by its breathing.

cast - ढालना, डालना, नाटक या फिल्म के कलाकार, अभिनेताअओं का चयन करना

plaster - प्लास्टर

disturb - परेशान करना, बाधा डालना, छेड़ना/सताना, विघ्न डालना

distort - तोड़ मरोड़ करना, रूप बिगाड़ना, विकृत करना, विकृत करना

mould - गढ़ना

chloroform - क्लोरोफार्म

respiratory - श्वास संबंधी

organs - संस्थान, प्रकाशन, बाजा, पत्रिका, लिंग, हार्मोनियम, अंग, ऑर्गन

Once reduced to a state of insensibility, we could do with it what we would. Doctor X-- was sent for; and after the worthy physician had recovered from the first shock of amazement, he proceeded to administer the chloroform.

insensibility - संवेदनशून्यता, उदासीनता, बेहोशी, संवेदनाशून्यता, जड़ता

worthy - योग्य, ईमानदार, उपयुक्त, लायक, आदरणीय, सुयोग्य, माननीय व्यक्ति

physician - डाक्टर, डॉक्टर, वैद्य, चिकित्सक

shock - सदमा

amazement - अचंभा

proceeded - आगे आना, आगे बढना, चलना, बढते जाना, शुरू करना, बढते जाना

administer - करना, देना, व्यवस्था करना, बन्दोबस्त करना, प्रशासन करना

In three minutes afterward we were enabled to remove the fetters from the creature's body, and a modeller was busily engaged in covering the invisible form with the moist clay. In five minutes more we had a mould, and before evening a rough facsimile of the Mystery. It was shaped like a man,-distorted, uncouth, and horrible, but still a man.

enabled - प्राप्त करना, अधिकार देना, अधिकार देना, समर्थ बनाना

fetters - बंधन, बंधन बाँधना, बेड़ी, बेडी

modeller - मॉडलर

busily - व्यस्ततापूर्वक

moist - नम

clay - मृत्तिका, चिकनी मिट्टी

facsimile - ठीक सदृश्य/अनुलिपि, फ़ैक्स, प्रतिकृति

distorted - तोड़ मरोड़ करना, रूप बिगाड़ना, विकृत करना, विकृत करना

uncouth - असभ्य, भद्दा, अशिष्ट, गँवार, असंस्कृत, औघड़

It was small, not over four feet and some inches in height, and its limbs revealed a muscular development that was unparalleled. Its face surpassed in hideousness anything I had ever seen. Gustav Doré, or Callot, or Tony Johannot, never conceived anything so horrible.

limbs - शरारती, शाखा, अंग, पंखुड़ी, छोर, पते का फैला हुआ भाग

revealed - बताना, दिखाना, प्रकट करना

surpassed - से बेहतर परिणाम देना, के परे होना, मात कर देना, से श्रेष्ठ होना

hideousness - being hideous

Tony - male given name

There is a face in one of the latter's illustrations to Un Voyage oů il vous plaira, which somewhat approaches the countenance of this creature, but does not equal it. It was the physiognomy of what I should fancy a ghoul might be. It looked as if it was capable of feeding on human flesh.

latter - अनुवर्ती, दूसरा

illustrations - स्पष्टीकरण, व्यख्या, उदाहरन, दृष्टान्त

un - सं.रा, यू एन

approaches - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना, रास्ता, पास आना, सुलझाना, प्रस्ताव

physiognomy - आकृति विज्ञान, अंगविद्या

ghoul - ग़ूल, पिशाच, गूल

capable - सक्षम

flesh - लहम, क्रव्य, मांस

Having satisfied our curiosity, and bound every one in the house to secrecy, it became a question what was to be done with our Enigma? It was impossible that we should keep such a horror in our house; it was equally impossible that such an awful being should be let loose upon the world. I confess that I would have gladly voted for the creature's destruction.

satisfied - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना, पूरा करना, भुगतान करना, सन्तुष्ट करना

curiosity - जिज्ञासा

secrecy - गोपनीयता

loose - ढीला

destruction - नाश, विनाश

But who would shoulder the responsibility? Who would undertake the execution of this horrible semblance of a human being? Day after day this question was deliberated gravely. The boarders all left the house. Mrs. Moffat was in despair, and threatened Hammond and myself with all sorts of legal penalties if we did not remove the Horror.

undertake - उत्तरदायित्व लेना, वादा करना, बीड़ा उठाना, प्रयत्न करना

execution - अमल

semblance - झलक, सादृश्य

deliberated - विचार करना, ध्यानपूर्वक, सावधान, ठीक से सोचना, सुविचारित

threatened - धमकाना, घटित होना, सूचना देना, डराना, चेताना, धमकी देना

penalties - दंड, जुर्माना, दण्ड/सज़ा, पेनाल्ट्य्

Our answer was, "We will go if you like, but we decline taking this creature with us. Remove it yourself if you please. It appeared in your house. On you the responsibility rests." To this there was, of course, no answer. Mrs. Moffat could not obtain for love or money a person who would even approach the Mystery.

decline - घटना, गिरावट, कम होना, इनकार करना, मना करना, पतन, कम होना

obtain - प्राप्त करना, पाना

The most singular part of the affair was that we were entirely ignorant of what the creature habitually fed on. Everything in the way of nutriment that we could think of was placed before it, but was never touched. It was awful to stand by, day after day, and see the clothes toss, and hear the hard breathing, and know that it was starving.

singular - एकवचन

habitually - आदतन, आदत से

nutriment - पोषण

toss - टॉस

Starving - भूखा, (starve) भूखा

Ten, twelve days, a fortnight passed, and it still lived. The pulsations of the heart, however, were daily growing fainter, and had now nearly ceased. It was evident that the creature was dying for want of sustenance. While this terrible life-struggle was going on, I felt miserable. I could not sleep. Horrible as the creature was, it was pitiful to think of the pangs it was suffering.

fortnight - दो सफ्ताह, दो सफ्ताह, पखवारा, दो सप्ताह, पखवाड़ा

fainter - हिम्मती, (faint) हिम्मती

ceased - बन्द करना, बन्द करना, अन्त होना, बंद होना/रुकना

dying - मरणकालीन, (dye)

sustenance - भरण पोषण, सहारा, अवलंब, आहार, संपोषण, बनाए रखना, जीविका

miserable - दुःखी, उदास

pitiful - दयनीय, दीन

pangs - दर्द, टीस, पीड़ा

At last it died. Hammond and I found it cold and stiff one morning in the bed. The heart had ceased to beat, the lungs to inspire. We hastened to bury it in the garden. It was a strange funeral, the dropping of that viewless corpse into the damp hole. The cast of its form I gave to Doctor X--, who keeps it in his museum in Tenth Street.

stiff - कठोर, कठिन, रूखा, हठीला, सख्त, लाश, जोरदार, अत्याधिक, भारी कीमत

hastened to - तेजी से चला गया

funeral - क्रियाकर्म, अंत्येष्टि, जनाज़ा

damp - कम करना, गीला, नमी, नम करना, आद्र, सीलन, नम/गीला

As I am on the eve of a long journey from which I may not return, I have drawn up this narrative of an event the most singular that has ever come to my knowledge.

eve - हव्वा, हौवा


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