The Hindu Vocabulary 10 October 2020

2020-10-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled “Four for one: On Quad, India and the U.S.”

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Decisive

Adjective

settling an issue; producing a definite result.

(निर्णायक)

Deciding, Conclusive, Determining, Settling

Insignificant, Unimportant, Trivial, Inconsiderable

We need to be decisive and determined toward our goals.

Deliberation

Noun

long and careful consideration or discussion.

(विचार-विमर्श)

Thought, Thinking, Consideration, Reflection

Negligence, Laxity, Carelessness, Irresponsibility

The sheer deliberation lead us to concrete conclusion.

Combat

Verb

take action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable).

(प्रतिरोध करना)

Fight, Tackle, Counter, Oppose, Impede, Hinder

Submit, Surrender, Agree, Give in, Capitulate

Government is taking continuous steps to combat pandemic.

Dispel

Verb

make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.

(दूर करना)

Eliminate, Dismiss, Disperse, Dissipate

Trigger, Cause, Engender, Foster

The new policy to be redeemed this week has been completely dispelled.

Proactive

Adjective

creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

(सक्रिय)

Driven, Motivated, Energetic, Bold

Dispirit, Demotivate, Avert, Delay

Shreyas doesn’t wait for the moment to come. He is proactive.

Conceive

Verb

form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind.

(विचार करना)

Devise, Form, Formulate, Evolve, Frame, Visualize

Unfocus, Fade, Blur, Muddle

The idea conceived by the investigation agency went in vain.

Undertake

Verb

commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on.

(आरंभ करना)

Accept, Handle, Endeavour, Commence

Forgo, Neglect, Pretermit, Omit

I undertook the responsibility of the decoration of stage.

Standoff

Noun

a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

(गतिरोध)

Deadlock, Standstill, Impasse, Dead end

Outset, Beginning, Path, Rise

India- China standoff is a hot potato at the moment.

Coalition

Noun

a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Union, Partnership, Bloc, Caucus

Difference, Dissimilarity, Distinction, Deviation

Coalition between the two nations may bring some hope for good.

Multilateralism

Noun

the principle of participation by three or more parties, especially by the governments of different countries.

()

-

-

Treaty signed is based on multilateralism.

Coercion

Noun

the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

(ज़बरदस्ती)

Force, Compulsion, Constraint, Enforcement

Agreement, Approval, Suasion, Consent

They made all possible efforts and even resorted to coercion to suppress us and our intentions.

Charter

Verb

Prepare or provide

(सुविधा देना)

Formulate, Produce, Arrange, Develop

Cancel, Abandon, Drop, Postpone

The plan to be followed was chartered by the management.

Full-fledged

Adjective

completely developed or established.

(पूर्ण)

Full-grown, Mature, Developed, Skilled

Immature, Unfledged, Unripe

We have designed a full-fledged course.

Downplay

Verb

make (something) appear less important than it really is.

(कम महत्वपूर्ण दिखाई दे)

Lessen, Soften, Devalue, Deemphasize

Praise, Upgrade, Progress, Better, Enhance

The bride’s side made all possible efforts to downplay the groom’s side.

Bluster

Verb

talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.

(धमकाना)

Bombast, Boasting, Aggressivness

Calmness, Tranquil, Placid, Pacify

My mother blustered the moment I told her that I did not clean my room.

Rebuff

Verb

reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.

(दुतकारना)

Reject, Turn down, Spurn, Refuse, Repudiate

Welcome, Accept, Obtain, Undertake

My plea has been rebuffed.

 

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