The Hindu Vocabulary 11 April 2022

2022-04-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 April 2022 is from the Editorial titled “Pace without pause: On Imran Khan’s politics”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Pace

Noun

A single step taken when walking or running.

(कदम)


Consistent and continuous speed in walking, running, or moving.

(गति)

Step, Stride, Footstep, Swiftness, Quickness, Rapidity, Clip, Measure

Slowness

Maria completed her work at a faster pace.

He stepped back a pace to give way to the children walking across the road.

Verb

Walk at a steady and consistent speed, especially back and forth and as an expression of one's anxiety or annoyance.

(गति ठीक करना)

Trot, Ambulate, March, Step

Sit, Stay

The team paced up and down to win the match.

Verdict

Noun

The finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.

(निर्णय)

Answer, Award, Finding, Opinion, Decision, Decree

Accusation

You can’t give any verdict, you are not a judge.

Hailed

Verb

call out to (someone) to attract attention.

(पुकारना)

Greet, Call, Acknowledge, Approach, Talk, Praise, Speak

-

The protestors hailed in front of the PM’s house against rising inflation.

Assault

Verb

A sudden, violent attack

(हमला करना)

Abuse, Invade, Violate

Praise, Respect, Retreat

Rahul was convicted in a case of an assault.

Reinstate

Verb

Restore (someone or something) to their former position or condition.

(पुनः स्थापित करना)

Bring back, Reelect, Restore, Reestablish, Revive

Destroy, Fire, Kill, Let go

The Chief Minister was reinstated after the failure of no-confidence motion passed against him.

Resurrect

Verb

To bring into life again.

To bring back into use.

(मरे हुए को जीवित करना)

Energize, Recover, Rekindle, Renovate

Destroy, Kill, Ruin, Agitate

The national assembly was resurrected by the President.

Dissolve

Verb

(with reference to a solid) become or cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution.

(घुलना)

Breakdown, Liquify, Melt, Deliquesce, Disintegrate, Diffuse

Unmix, Coagulate, Appear, Solidify

Salt and sugar dissolve easily in water.

close down or dismiss (an assembly or official body).

(भंग करना)

Disband, Diseastablish, Dismiss, End, Abolish

Combine, Restore, Unite, Assemble, Permit

The current Lok Sabha was dissolved by the President at the request of the Prime Minister.

Convene

Verb

To come together for a meeting

(आयोजित करना) 

Assemble, Gather, Open, Gamble, Summon

Disperse, Divide, Separate, Cancel

The two-day conclave was convened by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Deja vu

Noun

Already seen or experienced

(पहले ही देखा या अनुभव किया जा चुका है)

Familiarity, Past life experience, Recall, Recognition

-

I went to Mainali and felt a sense of déjà vu.

Adjournment

Verb

break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.

(स्थगित)

Defer, Delay, Discontinue, Postpone, Suspend, Put off

Carry out, Continue, Expedite, Advance, Hasten, Hurry

The council meeting was adjourned by the Prime Minister until next week.

Coalition

Noun

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

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Federation, Consortium, Merger, Union, Partnership

Severance, Dispensation, Disbursement, Allotment, Apportionment

The coalition party could not survive in power for long.

Bogey

Noun

An evil or mischievous spirit

(एक दुष्ट या शरारती आत्मा)

Apparition, Boggle, Bugbear, Monster, Phantasm, Specter, Spirit

Being, Reality

We thought we met a bogey while trekking.

Ensure

Verb

To secure or make certain.

To guarantee.

(सुनिश्चित करना)

Assure, Guarantee, Secure, Protect

Endanger, Harm, Ignore, Injure

I ensure that you will receive your product on time.

Recommend

Verb

To present as worthy of a trial.

To make acceptable.

To suggest a course of action.

(अनुशंसा करना/ सिफ़ारिश करना)

Advocate, Back, Confirm, Endorse

Censure, Condemn, Deny, Discourage

He recommended me a neurosurgeon for my mother.

Willy-nilly

Adjective

Disordered

(बिना सोचे समझे)

Haphazardly, Inevitable, Perforce, Ambivalent, Unavoidable, Aimlessly

Methodically, Systematically

Your willy-nilly plans have created chaos among the teammates.

Denouement

Noun

the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.

(नतीजा)

Finale, Final act, Epilogue, Coda, End, Culmination

Beginning, Start, Opening, Commencement

It is yet to see what will be the denouement of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Formidable

Adjective

Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

(दुर्जेय)

Intimidating, Forbidding, Daunting, Alarming, Disturbing, Dreadful

Friendly, Pleasant, Nice, Harmless

The formidable opponent has instilled fear in Sam.

Accuse

Verb

charge (someone) with an offense or crime.

(आरोप लगाना)

Allege, Arrest, Attack, Blame, Summon

Applaud, Approve, Defend, Exculpate, Exonerate

He always accuses others of his condition.

Usher

Noun

A person who walks before a person of higher rank.

A person who escorts other persons to seats.

(प्रवेशक)

Attendant, Conductor, Doorkeeper, Escort

-

Ramesh served as an usher at his brother’s wedding.

Verb

To cause to enter

(किसी नई चीज की शुरुआत का कारण या निशान)

Mark the start of, Ring in, Show in, Pave the way for, Announce

Close, End, Finish, Stop

The recent research in the field of medical science has ushered a new virus into the world.

Reckless

Adjective

(of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. (लापरवाह)

Rash, Careless, Hasty, Thoughtless, Incautious, Heedless, Hotheaded

Attentive, Kind, Careful, Cautious, Fearful, Mindful

The reckless driver bumped into our car.

Unprecedented

Adjective

Never done or known before.

(अपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Ordinary, Usual

His unprecedented move shocked all of us.

Reinforce

Verb

Strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.

(सुदृढ बनाना)

Antipathy, Condescension, Defiance, Derision, Malice, Disregard

Approval, Esteem, Flattery, Honor, Obedience

The lock was reinforced with high-quality iron.

 

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