The Hindu Vocabulary 14 January 2021

2021-01-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Bridging the Gulf: On Gulf reconciliation summit’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Reconciliation

Noun

An agreement.

(सुलह)

Agreement, Accord, Consensus, Agree

Quarrel, Fight, Row, Disagreement, Brawl, Tumult, Squabble

The reconciliation of the data was done by Rishab.

Ally

Noun

Companion or friend.

(मित्र)

Ally, Friend, Assistant, Helper, Backer

Antagonist, Enemy, Attacker, Competitor, Rival

They thought that we were their ally.

Blockade

Noun

an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.

(नाकाबंदी)

Siege, Barrier, Seal, Bar, Besiege

Open, Overt, Unwind, Disclosed

The blockade in the process was extremely annoying.

Accuse

Verb

charge (someone) with an offence or crime.

(दोष लगाना)

Blame, Charge, Cite, Summon

Absolve, clear, Release, Relieve

They accused him of theft.

Bolster

Verb

support or strengthen.

(मजबूत बनाना)

Strengthen, Support, Reinforce, Boost, Fortify

Undermine, Weaken, Erode, Wear away

My parents helped me to bolster my confidence after my failure in the test.

Backfire

Verb

have an opposite and undesirable effect to what was intended.

(जवाबी हमला)

Rebound, Boomerang, Come back, Fail

Support, Aid, Help, Back

My action backfired when the man came to know about my hidden intentions.

Folly

Noun

lack of good sense; foolishness.

(मूर्खता)

Stupidity, Idiocy, Silliness, Inanity, Lunacy

Wisdom, Wise, Sagacity, Insight

It was because of Anil’s folly that we lost.

Step down

Phrase

withdraw or resign from an important position or office.

(पदत्याग करना)

Resign, Stand down, Bow out, Retire, Abdicate

Take up, Charge, Accept, Responsible

The chief decided to step down the moment he was burdened with false allegations.

Rift

Noun

a crack, split, or break in something.

(दरार)

Crack, Fault, Flaw, Split, Break

Agreement, Conjoin, Accord, Agree

The rift in the supply chain troubled the clients.

Scuttle

Noun

To hurry.

(तीव्र गति)

Scamper, Scurry, Scramble, Bustle

Relaxed, Peaceful, Settled, Definite

We tried to scuttle but couldn’t reach on time.

Feud

Noun

a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.

(झगड़ा)

Vendetta, Conflict, War, Rivalry, Hostility

Correspond, Agreement, Coincide, Concur

The feud between the two friends was not intense.

Ill-thought-out

Noun

not carefully considered and planned.

(ध्यान से विचार नहीं किया और योजना बनाई)

Carelessly, Inattentively, Recklessly, Ignorantly

Carefully, Cautiously, Heedful, Aware

The scheme announced seems to be ill-thought-out.

Coercion

Noun

the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

(दबाव)

Force, Compel, Constraint, Duress

Self, Persuasion, Willing, Will

The coercion from the opposite side made me fall into the trap.

 

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