The Hindu Vocabulary 14 January 2022

2022-01-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Talking to Russia: On Putin and NATO.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Misadventure

Noun

An instance of bad fortune.

(दुर्गति)

Adversity, Ill, Knock, Mischance, Blunder, Misfortune, Woe, Accident, Calamity

Fortune, Luck, Serendipity, Blessing

A series of misadventures during his vacation left him mentally disturbed.

Inconclusive

Adjective

Without final results or conclusion.

(अनिर्णायक)

Ambiguous, Deficient, Incomplete, Uncertain, Unconvincing, Uneventful, Unsatisfactory, Unsettled

Adequate, Certain, Clear, Definite

The results of the medical test were inconclusive.

Expansion

Noun

The act or process of expanding.

(विस्तार)

Accretion, Accrual, Boost, Gain

Abatement, Decline, Decrease, Lessening

The company was considering expansion by end of this financial year.

Mobilisation

Noun

The act or process of preparing something for action.

(गतिमान करना)

Rally, Active service, Assemblage, Compilation. Lot

Division, Individual, Separation

The health department called for mobilization of all available resources to fight the pandemic.

Amass

Verb

To collect into a mass or a pile.

(संग्रह करना)

Accumulate, Collect, Garner, Lump

Dispel, Disperse, Scatter, Divide

One should not only work to amass wealth but also knowledge.

Alliance

Adjective

An association between two or more persons, groups or countries.

(गठबंधन)

Accord, Affiliation, Affinity, Engagement

Detachment, Hatred, Disagreement, Disconnection

A new alliance may be formed as Democracy-10.

Deadlock

Noun

A state of inaction or of no progress.

(गतिरोध)

Gridlock, Halt, Impasse, Logjam

Solution, Advantage, Continuation, Start

The parliament has reached a deadlock over reservation law.

Insecurity

Noun

Lack of confidence or having self-doubt.

(असुरक्षा)

Uncertainty, Doubt, Hesitancy, Vulnerability

-

She was having a feeling of insecurity in her relationship.

Instability

Noun

The state or quality of being unstable.

(अस्थिरता)

Insecurity, Shakiness, Precariousness, Unstableness

Fastness, Security, Stability, Balance

I am facing financial instability in my business.

Tactical

Adjective

Characterized by the skillful procedure.

(चातुर्यपूर्ण)

Diplomatic, Calculated, Clever, Cunning

Impolitic, Unwise, Imprudent, Inexpedient

They achieved a tactical advantage by acquiring their competitor’s company.

Chasm

Noun

An interruption in continuity or gap.

(दरार)

Abysm, Deep, Gulf, Crater

Closing, Closure, Remembrance, Solid

The construction of the bridge over the chasm will provide help for people on both sides.

Consensus

Noun

Majority of opinion.

The general agreement of all those concerned.

(आम सहमति)

Accord, Consent, Unanimity, Agreement

Conflict, Dissensus, Disagreement, Opposition

The consensus of all family members is necessary in order to avoid any conflict in the family.

 

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