The Hindu Vocabulary 14 February 2022

2022-02-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘For something: On the Quad.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Showcase

Verb

To exhibit or display in an attractive aspect.

(प्रदर्शन)

Boast, Demonstrate, Disclose, Flash

Conceal, Cover, Hide, Refrain

You should beautifully showcase all your products.

Noun

A glass case for display of articles in shops or museums.

(दुकान की ख़िड़की)

-

-

The showcase at your shop is very well built.

Agenda

Noun

A list or plan that need to be acted upon.

(कार्यसूची)

Calendar, Docket, Program, Schedule

-

The agenda was set for the upcoming year.

Forum

Noun

A meeting where a subject can be discussed.

A court or tribunal.

(मंच)

Conference, Convention, Gathering, Seminar, Agency, Framework

-

We called for open forums to gather ideas about how to solve irrigation issues.

Tackle

Verb

To solve or deal with.

(सुलझाना)

Attack, Dive, Wade, Begin, Try

Abstain, Complete, Conclude, Dodge

I know how to tackle such issues.s

Noun

Equipment or apparatus especially for fishing.

(सामग्री)

Accouterment, Appliance, Gear, Paraphernalia

-

Do not forget to carry your fishing tackle.

Humanitarian

Adjective

Having concern for welfare and happiness of people.

(मानवीय)

Altruistic, Charitable, Humane, Philanthropic

Ailing, Unfit, Fragile, Impotent

The Ukraine issue can become a humanitarian crisis.

Noun

A person promoting activities of human welfare.

(मानवतावादी)

Altruist, Benefactor, Helper, Patron

Opponent, Egoist, Stingy

Humanitarian leaders are loved by all.

Relief

Noun

A means that relieves pain or distress.

(राहत)

Cheer, Comfort, Consolation, Solace, Alleviation, Happiness

Hindrance, Hurt, Injury, Stop

I felt such a relief in my cough after having the syrup.

Hostile

Adjective

Relating to an enemy.

(शत्रुतापूर्ण )

Adverse, Belligerent, Bitter, Contentious

Agreeable, Aiding, Friendly, Good

I got a hostile jury in my case.

Noun

A person or thing that is unfriendly.

(विरोधी)

Enemy

Friend

His behavior was that of a hostile person towards me.

Condemnation

Noun

The act of judicially condemning.

Strong censure.

(निंदा)

Censure, Commination, Denunciation, Excoriation

Citation, Commendation, Approval, Praise

Your plan has drawn condemnation from both the ruling party and the opposition.

Criticism

Noun

The act of passing judgment on the merits of anything.

A comment that expresses disapproval of something or someone.

(आलोचना)

Critique, Examen, Assessment, Comment, Opinion, Denunciation, Objection

Approval, Compliment, Flattery, Estimation

We got strong criticism from our buyers.

Sovereignty

Noun

A country’s independent right to govern itself.

A sovereign or independent state.

(संप्रभुता)

Autonomy, Freedom, Liberty, Self-government

Dependence, Heteronomy, Subjection, Freedom

Many cities became free under a country’s sovereignty.

Coercion

Noun

The act of persuading someone to do something by persuasion.

(दबाव)

Force, Compulsion, Duress, Intimidation

-

If you sign the agreement by coercion, then it won’t be long-lasting.

Precepts

Noun

The mental result of perceiving.

Something that is perceived.

(विचार)

Code, Law, Rule, Canon

Disagreement, Strangeness

The first task is to combine all the different views into a unified percept.

Restoration

Noun

An act of bringing back to a former condition.

(मरम्मत)

Rebuilding, Reclamation, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Renewal, Renovation

Destruction, Abolition, Damage, Neglect

I am in process of restoration of my bike.

Imminent

Adjective

Ready to happen soon.

(करीब)

Forthcoming, Immediate, Impending, Likely

Avoidable, Distant, Escapable, Unlikely

You are putting in every effort and I can surely say that your success is imminent.

Subtle

Adjective

Delicate and mysterious.

Difficult to understand.

(हल्का/ चालाक)

Artful, Slick, Devious, Guileful

Artless, Guileless, Ingenuous, Innocent

Why did you give a subtle smile at my proposal?

 

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