The Hindu Vocabulary 13 November 2021

2021-11-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Season of floods: On TN's long-term solutions to avoid monsoon woes’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Woes

Noun

Suffering

(संकट)

Adversity, Anguish, Calamity, Burden

Advantage, Assistance, Aid, Benefit

She explained her woes to her parents.

Vulnerability

Noun

Exposure

(भेद्यता)

Susceptibility, Accountability, Culpability, Amenability

Aid, Asset, Help

The vulnerability of older persons increased due to climate change.

Tangible

Adjective

Real

(वास्तविक)

Palpable, Touchable, Definite, Actual

Abstract, Conceptual, Imperceptible, Intangible

The tangible assets of the company were sold out.

Inundation

Noun

Deluge

(सैलाब)

Flood, Tide, Torrent

-

The government is providing relief to the victims of inundation.

Obstruction

Noun

Impediment

(बाधा)

Blockage, Hindrance, Interference, Barricade

Aid, Assistance, Help, Advantage

The landslide caused an obstruction on the road.

Encroachment

Noun

Infringement

(उल्लंघन)

Inroad, Intrusion, Invasion, Trespass

-

The children were punished for encroachment.

Hamper

Verb

Restrict

(रोकना)

Block, Curb, Thwart, Frustrate

Advance, Aid, Allow, Assist

The construction work hampered the traffic on road.

Waned

Verb

Lessen

(कम होना)

Abate, Atrophy, Decrease, Slacken

Brighten, Develop, Enhance, Extend

The pain can only wane through proper treatment.

Quagmire

Noun

A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.

(दलदल)

Swamp, Marsh, Mire, Quag

Blessing, Solution

Rajlakshmi called me for help when her husband has stuck in a quagmire because of his involvement in the drugs case.

Spare

Adjective

Extra

(अतिरिक्त)

Unoccupied, Unused, Backup

Necessary

I forgot the spare keys to the car at the home.

 

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