The Hindu Vocabulary 13 April 2021

2021-04-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Enforcing claims: On U.S. challenging India’s maritime rights’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Traversed

Verb

travel across or through.

(के माध्यम से या के माध्यम से यात्रा करते हैं)

Cross, pass over, Cover, Ply, Wander, Roam, Range

Limit, Restrict, Control, Keep, Constrict, Constrain

The U.S Navy traversed India’s Special Economic Zones.

Envoy

Noun

a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.

(दूत)

Representative, Delegate, Agent, Intermediary, Mediator, Deputy

-

The UN envoy was sent to China.

Consent

Noun

permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

(सहमति)

Agreement, Assent, Accord, Concurrence, Permission, Authorization, Sanction, Approval

Dissent, Denial, Rejection, Disagreement, Demur, Dispute

It was strictly guided that no change will be made without the consent of the mayor.

Manoeuvre

Noun

a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

(एक आंदोलन या चाल की श्रृंखला जिसमें कौशल और देखभाल की आवश्यकता होती है)

Skill, Operation, Exercise, Activity, Move, Movement, Action

Still, Stillness, Stable, Fixed, Static

The hazy financial manoeuvres will not work anymore.

Contest

Verb

oppose (an action or theory) as mistaken or wrong.

(प्रतियोगिता)

Oppose, Challenge, Dispute, Resist, Defy, Question

Support, Accord, Abide, Agree, Consent, Approve, Sanction

The former minister contests the new bill.

Grapple

Verb

struggle to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge).

(से निपटने या दूर करने के लिए संघर्ष)

Tackle, Confront, Deal, Manage, Handle, Cope

Ignore, Disregard, Leave, Abandon, Neglect

All the countries are grappling to curb COVID-19.

Belligerence

Noun

aggressive or warlike behaviour.

(आक्रामक या जंगी व्यवहार)

Hostile, Belligerent, Antagonist, Pugnacious, Bellicose

Meek, Friendly, Peaceful, Tranquil, Settled

Hitler was full of belligerence.

Ally

Noun

a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity.

(सहयोगी)

Associate, Colleague, Friend, Confederate, Partner, Supporter

Enemy, Opponent, Rival, Adversary, Opposition

The ongoing debate between the NATO allies might prove to be beneficial.

Conflict

Noun

a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

(टकराव)

Dispute, Quarrel, Squabble, Discord, Disagreement, Affray, Fracas, Feud

Agreement, Accord, Unity, Pledge, Concordat, Covenant

The internal conflicts has ruined the system.

Chart out

Phrasal verb

to establish a plan, method, or course for something.

(किसी चीज़ के लिए योजना, पद्धति या पाठ्यक्रम स्थापित करना।)

Set up, Establish, Create, Make, Initiate

Disband, Demolish, Flatten, Destroy, Topple, Obliterate

My doctor charted out a treatment plan for me.

Contend

Verb

compete with others in a struggle to achieve (something).

(संघर्ष करना)

Compete, Challenge, Vie, Contest, Strive, Struggle, Tussle, Skirmish

Settled, Peaceful, Restful, Pleasant, Still, Relaxing

No matter what, I have to contend his mood swings.

Seek

Verb

attempt to find (something).

(मांगना)

Look for, Find, Discover, Observe, Realize, Notice

Lose, Miss out, Overlook, Drop, Evade, Mislay, Forget

The migrants have come here to seek shelter.

 

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