The Hindu Vocabulary 11 February 2022

2022-02-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘The French format: On Macron’s shuttle diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Diplomacy

Noun

The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.

(कूटनीति)

Negotiation, Politics, Statecraft, Foreign affairs

Ignorance, Impoliteness, Rudeness

India’s diplomacy towards the neigbouring countries is appreciated by all.

Convene

Verb

To come together for a meeting

(आयोजित करना)

 

Assemble, Gather, Open, Gamble, Summon

Disperse, Divide, Separate, Cancel

A summit was convened in France regarding climate change.

Intervention

Noun

The action or process of intervening.

(हस्तक्षेप)

Interference, Mediation, Arbitration, Intercession

-

The situation cannot be handled without military intervention.

Assure

Verb

Tell someone something positively or confidently to dispel any doubts they may have.

(आश्वस्त करना)

Encourage, Persuade, Reassure, Satisfy

Discourage, Dissuade, Distress

We assured the students that they will get the certificates soon.

Escalate

Verb

Increase rapidly

(तीव्र करना)

Expand, Grow, Intensify, Raise

Decline, Decrease, Diminish, Drop

The price of petrol escalated in the last few days.

Bare

Adjective

Basic and simple

(मात्र)

Mere, Bald, Cold, Meager, Stark

Adorned, Decorated

There was a bare difference between the two brands.

Verb

Uncover a part of body or other thing and expose it to view.

(खोलना)

Divulge, Expose, Uncover, Disclose, Exhibit

Conceal, Hide, Cover, Secret

He laid bare their secrets regarding the deal.

Barred

Adjective

Prohibited

(बाधित)

Banned, Contraband, Illegal, Illicit, Restricted

Allowed, Legal, Lawful, Permitted

The barred candidates cannot contest the competition.

Appetite

Noun

Desire for food, worldly goods

(भूख)

Craving, Demand, Fondness, Greed

Apathy, Indifference, Dislike, Hate

The startup is planning to raise funds as there is an appetite for investing in electric vehicle companies.

Pragmatic

Adjective

Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

(व्यावहारिक)

Businesslike, Practical, Realistic, Sober, Efficient

Excited, Impractical, Irrational, Inefficient

He adopted a pragmatic approach to obtain a long-term solution.

Accord

Noun

Mutual understanding

(सहमति)

Deal, Pact, Reconciliation, Accordance

Disagreement, Difference, Disunity, Discord

The opposition government refused to sign the peace accord.

Verb

Give approval

(स्वीकार करना)

Bestow, Confer, Give, Accede

Take, Deny, Disagree, Dispute, Refuse

He accorded to the plan for new business.

Amnesty

Noun

An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.

(राज-क्षमा)

Forgiveness, Reprieve, Immunity, Absolution

-

The prisoner was waiting for an amnesty from the state.

Autonomy

Noun

Independence

(स्वायत्तता)

Freedom, Self-government, Self-rule, Sovereignty

Dependence

People should be given autonomy to do their jobs.

Disastrous

Adjective

Causing great damage

(विनाशकारी)

Adverse, Calamitous, Fateful, Harmful, Destructive

Advantageous, Aiding, Assisting, Blessed, Fortunate

Consuming alcohol proves disastrous for the health.

 

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