The Hindu Vocabulary 14 June 2021

2021-06-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Terror in the Sahel: On growing Islamist violence in Africa’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Massacre

Noun

an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people.

(नरसंहार)

Murder, Slaughter, Killing, Carnage, Butchery, Bloodbath

Defense, Safety, Security, Certainty, Protection

Russians witnessed intense massacre a year ago.

Deteriorate

Verb

become progressively worse.

(ख़राब होना)

Worsen, Decline, Degenerate, Decay, Fall, Drop, Fail

Improve, Enhance, Appraise, Elevate, Progress

Lack of water deteriorated the plants’ health.

Swathe

Noun

a broad strip or area of something.

(चौड़ी पट्टी)

Section, Space, Sector, Part, Portion

-

The swathes

Abduction

Noun

the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will.

(अपहरण)

Kidnap, Snatch, Capture, Seize, Hijack, Nobble

Guard, Willing, Protect, Safety, Procure

His abduction was not at all expected.

Insurgency

Noun

an active revolt or uprising.

(विद्रोह)

Rebel, Rise, Riot, Affinity, Violence

Amicable, Amiability, Friendly, inhostile

They have initiated an armed insurgency.

Intervention

Noun

the action or process of intervening.

(हस्तक्षेप)

Involvement, Intercession, Interceding, Interposing, Conciliation

-

The Central government’s intervention was not appreciated.

Haven

Noun

a place of safety or refuge.

(आश्रय स्थल)

Refuge, Shelter, Retreat, Harbour, Oasis

Peril, Danger, Risk, Jeopardy, Insecurity

All the members were after the tax havens.

Regroup

Verb

reassemble or cause to reassemble into organized groups, typically after being attacked or defeated.

(पुनः एकत्र करना)

Reassemble, Gather, Recollect, Meet, Collect

Scatter, Throw, Sprinkle, Distribute, Disseminate

They decided to regroup the already assembled parts.

Sustainable

Adjective

able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

(कायम रहने वाला)

Maintained, Comfortable, Assist, Encourage, Succour

Dismantle, Torment, Plague, Damage

All wished to experience sustainable development.

Lawless

Adjective

not governed by or obedient to laws; characterized by a lack of civic order.

(विधिहीन)

Anarchic, Disorderly, Unruly, Ungovernable, Disruptive

Orderly, Law-abiding, Neat, Tidy, Trim

His attempt was termed to be lawless.

 

 

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