The Hindu Vocabulary 1 June 2021

2021-06-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 01 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Storm and strife: On Centre-Bengal tussle’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Strife

Noun

angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

(विवाद)

Conflict, Friction, Discord, Disagreement, Dissension, Variance

Harmony, Peace, Cooperation, Euphony, Consonance

There was an intense strife within the community.

Conflicting

Verb

be incompatible or at variance; clash.

(प्रतिकूल)

Clash, Vary, Differ, Inconsistent, Diverge, Disagree, Oppose

Harmonious, Tuneful, Melodic, Congruous, Coordinated

The interests of my father and mother often conflict.

Gloss over

Phrase

try to conceal or disguise something unfavourable by treating it briefly or representing it misleadingly.

(छिपाना [)

Conceal, Hide, Cover, Covert, Disguise, Veil, Camouflage

Disclose, Reveal, Open, Overt, Exaggerate, Uncover, Publish

The social impact has been glossed over by the NGO workers.

Confrontational

Adjective

tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative.

(कांफ्रण्टेशनल)

Antagonistic, Aggressive, Belligerent, Bellicose, Combative

Friendly, Mild, Gentle, Kind, Clement, Light, Forgiving

I like to be at a distance from the confrontational disputes.

Vindictive

Adjective

having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

(प्रतिशोधी)

Vengeful, Revengeful, Avenging, Unforgiving, Resentful, Unrelenting, Acrimonious, Poisonous

Forgiving, Merciful, Lenient, Pitying, Humane, Magnanimous

The censure presented at the meeting was vindictive.

Oversee

Verb

supervise (a person or their work), especially in an official capacity.

(निरीक्षण करना)

Supervise, Inspect, Run, Manage, Direct, Lead, Chair

-

The secretary of the state oversees the impact of the disaster.

Acrimony

Noun

bitterness or ill feeling.

(कड़ुवापन)

Bitterness, Rancour, Resentment, Ill will, Spleen, Nastiness

Goodwill, Benevolence, Compassion, Tenderness, Amity

The company got ruined because of the acrimony between the brothers.

Apportioning

Verb

divide up and share out.

(विभाजित करना)

Allocate, Distribute, Allot, Assign, Dispense, Ration

Withdraw, Take back, Cancel, Rescind

Voting power will be apportioned among us within a week.

Belittle

Adjective

dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.

(छोटा महसूस कराना, इज़्ज़त कम करना)

Disparage, Deprecate, Downgrade, Embarrass, Denigrate

Encourage, Uplift, Praise, Magnify, Enhance

She belittled my brother in front of everyone.

Trouncing

Verb

defeat heavily in a contest.

(भारी हार)

Annihilate, Drub, Crush, Whip, Thrash, Crucify

Build, Aid, grow, help, Assist

Our team trounced the opponents badly.

Interlocutor

Noun

a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.

(वार्ताकार)

-

-

No one trusted the interlocutor.

 

 

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