The Hindu Vocabulary 12 April 2021

2021-04-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Time tests ties: On India-Russia relations’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Reaffirming

Verb

confirm the validity of (something previously established).

(पुष्ट)

Affirm, Assert, Pledge, Promise, Guarantee

Deny, Dispel, Disapprove, Dismiss

The state government reaffirmed that the roads will be upgraded soon.

Strained

Adjective

showing signs of nervous tension or tiredness.

(तनावपूर्ण)

Worn, Tired, Pinched, Weary, Edgy, Uneasy

Relaxed, Friendly, Cordial, Affable, Easy, Light

I felt sad witnessing his strained face.

Cutting-edge

Adjective

highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.

(अत्यधिक उन्नत)

New, Modern, Up-to-date, Forward, Newfanged, Intricate

Primitive, Backward, Traditional, Conventional

They are using cutting-edge technology.

Divergence

Noun

the process or state of diverging.

(विचलन)

Separation, Parting, Difference, Division, Contrast

Similarity, Closeness, Same, Resemblance, Liking, Similitude

The divergence between the two groups is unmatched.

Prefaced

Verb

introduce or begin (a speech or event) with or by doing something.

(पूर्व निर्धारित)

Open, Begin, Introduce, Launch, Start, Prefix

End, Finish, Halt, Pause, Hiatus

It was very important to preface the speech with this note.

Derisive

Adjective

expressing contempt or ridicule.

(व्यंग्यात्मक)

Mocking, Scoffing, Ridiculing, Teasing

Respectful, Praising, Satisfying, Reverent, Deferential

She passed me a derisive smile.

Counterproductive

Adjective

having the opposite of the desired effect.

(उल्टा)

Conflicting, Inconsistent, Opposite, Unalike, Dissimilar

Same, Identical, Liking, Inclined

All my ideas might prove to be counterproductive soon.

Fuelled

Verb

sustain or inflame (an intense feeling).

(प्रेरित)

Stimulate, Boost, Urge, Encourage

Dampen, Reduce, Lessen, Decrease, Moderate

His statement fuelled the mob’s anger.

Counterterrorism

Noun

political or military activities designed to prevent or thwart terrorism.

(आतंकवाद प्रतिरोध)

-

-

The military personnel tried their best to manage counterterrorism.

Time-tested

Adjective

having effectiveness that has been proved over a long period.

(समय परीक्षण किया)

-

-

We resorted to time-tested methods as we did not want to take risk.

Dispel

Verb

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

(दूर करना)

Banish, Eliminate, Dismiss, Dissipate, Relieve, Allay

Engender, Stimulate, Trigger, Intensify

His motivating words did nothing to dispel the rejection.

Strain

Noun

a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

(तनाव)

Force, Tension, Tightness, Shear, Tensity

Easiness, Ease, Settled, Relaxation

I could sense a strain on the spine.

 

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