The Hindu Vocabulary 14 August 2021

2021-08-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Eye in the sky: On ISRO’s hits and misses’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Gaze

Noun

a steady intent look.

(टकटकी लगाकर देखना)

Stare, Gape, Eye, Regard Watch, Observance

Negligence, Avoidance, Ignorance, Ignorant, Repel

He also looked in the direction, following my gaze.

Frontier

 

Noun

a line or border separating two countries.

(सीमान्त)

Border, Boundary, Partition, Borderline, Dividing line, Limit, Edge

Limitless, Free, Unleashed, Uncontrollable, Unbounded, Unrestricted

The sea piracy had o frontiers.

Conquest

Noun

the subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by military force.

(विजय)

Conquest, Vanquishing, Rout, Subjugation, Mastery, Invasion

Support, Boost, Bolster, Upheld, Encourage, Enhance

The conquest of Aztecs was won by Spanish.

Ensuing

Verb

occurring afterwards or as a result.

(परिणामी)

Following, Developing, Resulting, Arising, Deriving, Evolving

Prior, Former, Older, Back, Last, Old,  Backward

It will get harder in the ensuing days.

Rife

Adjective

of common occurrence; widespread.

(परिपूर्ण)

General, Widespread, Universal, Common, Extensive, Ubiquitous

Scarce, Rare, Unknown, Sparse, Dearth, Meagre

His intelligence was rife.

Glitch

Noun

a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.

(गड़बड़)

Defect, Fault, Snag, Error, Mistake, Blunder, Inaccuracy, Bug

Merit, Strength, Power, Influence, Supremacy, Dominance

We couldn’t complete the process because of a technical glitch.

Propensity

Noun

an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.

(प्रवृत्ति)

Tendency, Inclination, Predisposition, Proclivity, Readiness, Susceptibility

Repulsion, Revulsion, Repugnance, Loathing, Abhorrence

We are afraid of his propensity towards violence.

Endeavour

Noun

an attempt to achieve a goal.

(प्रयत्न करना)

Attempt, Try, Venture, Trial, Effort, Bid

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An endeavour to help the scientists.

 

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