The Hindu Vocabulary 12 December 2020

2020-12-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Grain and chaff: On farmer protests’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Chaff

Noun

the husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing.

(भूसा)

Husks, Hulls, Bran, Pods

-

The farmers asked more for the chaff.

Unrelenting

Adjective

not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.

(बेदर्द)

Implacable, Inflexible, Unyielding, Dogged

Flexible, Accommodating, Pliable, Supple, Pliant

The protest was unrelenting in the end.

Elusive

Adjective

difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

(मायावी)

Evasive, Slippery, Shifty, Cagey

Frank, Candid, Direct, Plain, Blunt

We had a long discussion which was elusive.

Escalate

Verb

increase rapidly.

(आगे बढ़ाएं)

Soar, Rocket, Mount, Shoot up, Surge

Plunge, Dive, Go down, Drop

The contract owners did nothing much to escalate the sales.

Parity

Noun

the state or condition of being equal, especially as regards status or pay.

(समानता)

Equality, Equivalence, Uniformity, Sameness

Variation, Variety, Difference, Diversity

The parity in the values surprised us all.

Repeal

Verb

revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament).

(भंग)

Revoke, Rescind, Cancel, Reverse, Abrogate, Annul, Nullify

Escalate, Advance, Support, Encourage, Aid

The bill was repealed with a week.

Showdown

Noun

a final test or confrontation intended to settle a dispute.

(तसलीम)

Confrontation, Clash, Face-off, Crisis, Disaster

-

We have to be vigilant of the current economic showdown.

Brazen

Adjective

bold and without shame.

(बेशर्म)

Bold, Shameless, Forward, Brash, Modest

Timid, Shy, Bashful, Diffident, Sheepish

It was a brazen approach to detain all the students.

Trigger

Verb

cause (a device) to function.

(उत्प्रेरक)

Activate, Set off, Trip, Prompt

Subdue, Succumb, Submit, Hold

The disease triggered the health policy sales.

Cognisant

Adjective

having knowledge or awareness.

(जानकार)

Aware, Conscious, Alert, Vigilant, Careful, Wary

Negligent, Careless, Unaware, Reckless

We were cognisant of the upcoming danger and were prepared for it.

Distortion

Noun

the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

(विरूपण)

Twist, Bend, Buckle, Deformation, Deformity, Curve

Set, Settle, Resolve, Sort out

The distortion in the state governments’ policies made all of us suffer.

Procurement

Noun

the action of obtaining or procuring something.

(प्राप्ति)

Obtain, Acquire, Get, Find, Collect, Secure

Loose, Leave, Abandon, Desert, Cast aside

They could not gather guts for procurement of their wills.

 

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