The Hindu Vocabulary 13 May 2021

2021-05-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Losing trust: On K.P. Sharma Oli and Nepal politics’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Crucial

Adjective

extremely important.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Pivotal, Critical, Decisive, Deciding, Determining, Settling

Minor, Slight, Small, Insignificant, Inconsequential

It is crucial to identify the logic behind the increase in number of fatalities.

Ravage

Verb

cause severe and extensive damage to.

(नाश)

Devastate, Ruin, Destroy, Wreak, Raze, Demolish

Help, Aid, Assist, Support, Render, Encourage, Succour

The earthquake ravaged the entire village.

Landlocked

Verb

almost or entirely surrounded by land.

(लगभग या पूरी तरह से जमीन से घिरा हुआ।)

Covered, Protected, Enclosed, Enveloped, Cupped, Enfold, Engulf

Open, Unfold, Unveil, Reveal, Uncover, Disclose, Release

My friend says that he was brought up in a landlocked village.

Fatalities

Noun

an occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease.

(घातक परिणाम)

Death, Casualty, Mortality, Victim, Loss, Dead

-

Most of the fatalities are being caused due to the infectious disease.

Maoist

Noun

a follower of the communist doctrines of Mao Zedong.

(माओवादी)

-

-

All the army men thought that he was a maoist.

Faction

Noun

a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.

(गुट)

Clique, Coterie, Cabal, Bloc, Camp, Group, Controversy, Strife

Harmony, Peace, Accord, Euphony, Amity, Peace, Concord

The council completely split due to faction.

Take up cudgels

Phrase

start to defend or support someone or something strongly.

(किसी का बचाव या समर्थन करना शुरू करें)

Bear, Hold up, Aid, Help, Favour, Abet, Promote, Endorse

Oppose, Disagree, Dislike, Defy, Counter, Cross, Combat

There was no one to take up the cudgels on my nephew’s behalf.

Strike down

Phrase

kill or seriously incapacitate someone.

(किसी को मारना या गंभीर रूप से अक्षम करना)

Disabled, Indisposed, Unfit, Immobilised, Paralysed

Fit, Set, Suitable, Competent, Capable, Adequate, Satisfactory

The country was struck down by a deadly virus.

Intrigue

Verb

arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.

(की जिज्ञासा या रुचि जगाती है)

Interest, Fascinate, Attract, Lure, Charm, Tantalize

Abhor, Dislike, Bore, Hate, Detest, Despise

I was intrigued by his query.

Steadfastly

Adverb

in a resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering manner.

(लगातार)

Firmly, Strongly, Securely, Strictly

Loosely, Easily, Simply, Insecurely, Unattached

The manager steadfastly refused the offer.

Onslaught

Noun

a fierce or destructive attack.

(हमला)

Assault, Offensive, Aggression, Advance, Charge, Onrush

Protection, Defence, Shielding, Preservation, Safe, Security

We were all taken aback with the news of the onslaught.

 

 

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