The Hindu Vocabulary 15 March 2022

2022-03-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 March 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Unguided missile: On a malfunction and Pakistan’s probe demand.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Unguided

Adjective

Not guided in a particular path or direction

(बिना मार्गदर्शन)

Desultory, Erratic, Frivolous, Haphazard, Aimless

Definite, Methodical, Particular, Sensible, Systematic

An unguided missile created havoc in the city.

Malfunction

Noun

Breakdown

(खराबी)

Bug, Defect, Fault, Flaw, Glitch, Fault

Advantage, Perfection, Strength, Working

Due to equipment malfunction, the machine stopped working.

Verb

(of a piece of equipment or machinery) fails to function normally or satisfactorily.

(संतोषजनक ढंग से कार्य करने में विफल)

 

Crash, Go wrong, Break, Be defective

-

The drone is clearly malfunctioning as it is not following the guided path.

Probe

Noun

A crucial investigation.

(तहक़ीक़ात)

Examination, Exploration, Inquest, Research

Answer, Misunderstand

A probe started against the actress for murder charges.

Verb

To search and explore thoroughly.

(परख करना)

Dig, Examine, Inquire, Penetrate

Ignore, Reply

The Supreme Court directed the CBI to probe the rape case.

Unwarranted

Adjective

Not justified or authorized

(अनुचित)

 

Baseless, Gratuitous, Groundless, Indefensible, Undue

Excusable, Justified, Proven, Reasonable, Sensible

Your all proofs are unwarranted for this case.

Escalation

Noun

An increase in the intensity.

(वृद्धि)

Enlargement, Expansion, Growth, Rise

Decrease, Abatement, Compressing, Condensation

The fight between the two communities is the result of the escalation of fake news.

Loopholes

Noun

An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.

(एक अस्पष्टता या अपर्याप्तता)

Ambiguity, Flaw, Fault, Defect, Crack, Dodge

Correct, Accurate, Absolute, Perfect

Corrupt people identify the loopholes in the system to do corruption.

Lapses

Noun

A slight error typically due to a lack of attention.

(भूल)

Knock, Reversal, Setback, Blunder, Crime

Accuracy, Behaviour, Care

A lapse of my concentration led to the burning of my fingers.

Verb

To go out of existence.

(समाप्त होना)

Finish, Cease, Quit, Stop

Continue, Alive, Persist

The funds for this centre scheme have lapsed.

Fray

Noun

Fight

(लड़ाई)

Fracas, Melee, Affray, Brawl

Peace, Accord, Agreement, Calm

Both the partners got into a fray over the profit sharing.

 

Verb

To fight

(उधेड़ना/ झगड़ा)

Erode, Frazzle, Unravel, Chafe

Peace

The girls frayed over the little task given to them to be performed in a group.

Regime

Noun

A system of government.

A government in power.

(प्रशासन)

Administration, Establishment, Government, Management

-

The regime of the authoritarian ruler is going to end soon.

Reliable

Adjective

consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.

(विश्वसनीय)

Dependable, Good, Well founded, Authentic, Definitive

Unreliable, Untrustworthy, Dodgy, Reckless, Fickle

He is not reliable, do not make him your business partner.

Engage

Verb

To occupy the attention of someone.

To occupy oneself.

(काम पर लगाना/ संलग्न होना)

Employ, Enlist, Appoint, Charter, Arrest, Catch, Fascinate, Undertake

Break, Deny, Disagree, Fail

Do not get engaged in petty tasks and waste your time.

Nevertheless

Adverb

In spite of that; notwithstanding; all the same.

(फिर भी)

Inspite of that, nonetheless, even so, however

-

Congress has lost the majority of elections after Modi came to power, nevertheless they have the government in Rajasthan.

Conflict

Verb

To come into the disagreement.

(टकराव)

Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb

Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform

He conflicted with me over the driving rules.

Noun

A fight or battle

(झगड़ा)

Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

The conflict between you and your teacher will have bad results for you.

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