The Hindu Vocabulary 12 August 2021

2021-08-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Choppy waters: On global maritime security’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Choppy

Adjective

Rough.

(विचल)

Turbulent, Heavy, Heaving, Rough, Stormy, Broken

Calm, Sooth, Pleasing, Pleasant, Peaceful, Serene, Quiet

The choppy engagement on the border cannot be overlooked.

Ratification

Noun

the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.

(पुष्टीकरण)

-

-

The ratification of the treaty gave birth to many troubles.

Veered

Verb

change direction suddenly.

(अचानक दिशा बदलना)

Swerve, Career, Drive, Urge, Push, Weave, Sheer

Fix, Stable, Unwavering, Static

The truck was veered instantly.

Dissonance

Noun

lack of agreement or harmony between people or things.

(कर्कशता)

Incongruity, Disparity, Discrepancy, Disagreement, Tension, Difference

Harmony, Similarity, Congruity, Similar, Agreement

The dissonance among their candidates created chaos.

Illicit

Adjective

forbidden by law, rules, or custom.

(अवैध)

Illegal, Unlawful, Illegitimate, Outlawed, Banned, Forbidden, Prohibited

Licit, Legal, Above board, Legitimate, Admissible, Allowable

They explained the difference between licit and illicit drugs.

Provocative

Adjective

causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.

(उत्तेजक)

Annoying, Irritating, Exasperating, Infuriating, Provoking, Maddening

Soothing, Satisfying, Calming, Comforting, Gentle

They read the provocative article.

Intimidate

Verb

frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.

(धमकाना)

Frighten, Menace, Terrify, Scare, Alarm, Overawe

Please, Reassure, Comfort, Peace, Comforting

The dams were designed to intimidate the population.

Squabbling

Verb

quarrel noisily over a trivial matter.

(विवादों)

Quarrel, Row, Fight, Argue, Bicker, Disagree, Argufy

Agree, Settlement, Accord, Amiable, Amicable

The kids were squabbling over the kit.

Adroit

Adjective

clever or skilful.

(चतुर)

Skilful, Adept, Dexterous, Deft, Agile, Nimble

Clumsy, Unskilled, Incompetent, Awkward, Ungainly

He was adroit at financial investments.

 

 

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