The Hindu Vocabulary 10 May 2021

2021-05-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Assam discord: On BJP’s brand of identity politics’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Discord

Noun

disagreement between people.

(कलह)

Strife, Conflict, Friction, Hostility, Disagreement

Agreement, Concord, Accord, Harmony, Settlement

The discord between the two brothers has bothered their parents.

Welfarism

Noun

the principles or policies associated with a welfare state.

(कल्याणकारी राज्य से जुड़े सिद्धांत या नीतियां)

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-

They asked the councils to lay emphasis on welfarism.

Newfound

Adjective

recently discovered or established.

(हाल ही में खोजा गया या स्थापित किया गया।)

New, Recent, Current, Fresh, Modern, Contemporary

Old, Former, Erstwhile, Previous, Past, Prior

She couldn’t handle her new-found fame.

Strife

Noun

angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

(कलह)

Friction, Discord, Dissension, Variance, Controversy, Contention

Harmony, Peace, Cooperation, Concord, Peace

The anger was a result of strife between the communities.

Backlash

Noun

a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Comeback, Counterblast, Reprisal, Recoil, Fallout, Reverberation

Support, Bear, Carry, Brace, Keep

A public backlash against racism was observed.

Dilemma

Noun

a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.

(दुविधा)

Quandary, Predicament, Difficulty, Problem, Puzzle, Conundrum

Clarity, Assurance, Lucidity, Coherence, Simplicity

I was in a dilemma whether to opt for the red cap.

Irony

Noun

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

(व्यंग्य)

Sarcasm, Dryness, Sharpness, Acerbity, Derision, Cynicism

Sincerity, Honesty, Genuineness, Truthfulness, Integrity, Probity

It is irony that they established a new fact.

Face the brunt

Phrase

to suffer the main part or force of it.

(इसका मुख्य भाग या बल भुगतना।)

Hurt, Ache, Agonize, Undergo, Receive, Sustain, Suffer

Nice, Agreeable, Pleasant, Satisfying, Gratifying

They faced the brunt of unemployment.

Acrimonious

Adjective

angry and bitter.

(उग्र)

Bitter, Rancorous, Caustic, Acerbic, Scathing, Sarcastic

Soft, Sweet, Sugary, Honeyed, Cloying, Sickly

His actions were acrimonious.

Dismantle

Verb

take (a machine or structure) to pieces.

(नष्ट)

Take apart, Break, Disassemble, Level, Flatten, Destroy

Assemble, Build, Integrate, Muster, Rally

The idea was first dismantled and then implemented in parts.

Spearhead

Verb

gather together in one place for a common purpose.

(एक समान उद्देश्य के लिए एक स्थान पर एकत्र होना)

Lead, Head, Front, Ahead, Collect

Drop, Dissect, Disseminate, Spread, Scatter

He got involved in the spearheading campaign.

Ambiguity

Noun

the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.

(अस्पष्टता)

Ambivalence, Equivocation, Obscurity, Vagueness, Uncertainty

Certainty, Transparency, Lucidity, Clarity, Liquidity

The ambiguity of the coding was beyond my understanding.

Douse

 

Verb

extinguish (a fire or light).

(बुझाना)

Extinguish, Quench, Smother, beat out, Put out

Set, Fire, Anger, Fury, Blow, Cause

The workers doused the fire at the station.

 

 

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