The Hindu Vocabulary 11 August 2021

2021-08-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Road ahead from Gogra: on India-China disengagement process’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Disengagement

Noun

the action or process of withdrawing from involvement in an activity, situation, or group.

(वियोजन)

Withdrawal, Departure, Aback, Retreat, Retirement, Back

Attachment  Connection, Settlement, Setting, Approaching

The countries asked for the disengagement of terrorist troops.

Upended

Adjective

set or turned on its end or upside down.

(उल्टा)

-

-

The waiter placed the upended box on the table.

Transgressed

Verb

go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable).

(का उल्लंघन)

Misbehave, Err, Lapse, Sin, Degenerate, Breach, Infringe

Obey, Follow, Abide, Execute, Perform, Discharge

We had mistakenly transgressed an unwritten law.

Deploy

Verb

move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.

(फैलाना)

Position, Send, Situate, Site, Locate, Arrange

Concentrate, Focus, Centre, Keep, Hold, Capture

Forces were deployed to the remote edges.

Haul

Verb

pull or drag with effort or force.

(बलपूर्वक खींचना)

Drag, Pull, Tug, Heave, Hump, Trail, Draw

Push, Thrust, Press, Send, Drive, Plunge

He hauled the brakes of the bikes to fix them.

Tactical

Adjective

showing adroit planning; aiming at an end beyond the immediate action.

(नीतिगत)

Calculated, Planned, Plotted, Prudent, Strategic, Judicious, Clever

Unwise, Spontaneous, Silly, Foolish, Ill-advised, Injudicious

The chief was impressed with our tactical move.

Patrolling

Verb

keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it.

(गश्त)

Guard, Police, Cover, Monitor, Safeguard, Roam

Ignore, Neglect, Shun, Avoid, Spurn

We had to patrol the streets to catch the thief.

Normalcy

Noun

the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.

(प्रसामान्यता)

Regular, Order, Regularity, Sanity, Balance

Imbalance, Disorder, Insanity, Madness, Instability

We all yearn for normalcy at the present moment.

Upgrade

Verb

raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components.

(उन्नति करना)

Improve, Better, Ameliorate, Reform, Enhance

Degrade, Demean, Debase, Cheapen, Lessen, Devalue

The cost of upgrading the software is way too much.

 

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