The Hindu Vocabulary 16 February 2022

2022-02-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Mid-air: on suspension of Table Tennis Federation.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Suspension

Noun

The state of being suspended.

Temporary removal from office.

The act of hanging.

(निलंबन)

Abeyance, Doldrums, Latency, Break, Freeze, Interruption

Beginning, Continuation, Start, Opening

The suspension of the inspector took everyone by surprise.

Federation

Noun

The political entity formed by uniting smaller entities.

(महासंघ)

Alliance, Bloc, Coalition, League

Division, Seperation, Disunion

There are talks of the formation of a federation of labour unions.

In limbo

Idiom

In a condition or place of neglectance or being ignored.

In an uncertain state.

(किसी भूले हुए या उपेक्षित स्थान पर)

-

-

Students graduating every year are forced into limbo because of a lack of opportunities.

Fruitful

Adjective

Producing good results.

Abundantly productive.

(फलदायक)

Fertile, Lush, Prolific, Rich, Conducive, Effective

Disadvantageous, Unfavourable, Barren, Impotent

Your guidance and important advice were very fruitful for my career.

Outing

Noun

A brief outdoor trip.

A sporting competition.

(सैर)

Excursion, Expedition, Picnic, Disclosure

 

-

Team India is on its first outing with the new captain.

Expectation

Noun

The act or state of expecting.

The state of looking forward.

(अपेक्षा)

Anticipation, Contemplation, Assumption, Confidence

Disbelief, Distrust, Doubt, Hopelessness

Your expectations from me are very high, I would not be able to meet them.

Fraternity

Noun

A group of persons having common purposes, interests or tastes.

(बिरादरी)

Association, Board, Brotherhood, Congress, Camaraderie, Guild

-

He was a gentleman and a dedicated member of our local fraternity.

Quandary

Noun

A state of uncertainty about what to do.

(तंग हालत)

Dilemma, Double mind, Difficulty, Impasse

Solution. Boon, Success, Certainty

Your quandary is a complex one, I haven’t faced such a situation in my life.

Spearhead

Noun

A leading influence in development.

Any person that leads an attack.

(पहल करनेवाला)

Leader, Boss

-

He is the spearhead of our area.

Verb

To act as a spearhead.

(एक अग्रणी के रूप में कार्य करना)

Captain, Head, Lead

-

He spearheaded the campaign for the right to privacy.

Plight

Noun

An unfavourable or unfortunate condition.

(दुर्दशा)

Condition, Predicament, Quandary, Trouble

Advantage, Solution, Boon, Blessing

You won’t understand our plight without experiencing it.

Desperate

Adjective

Having an urgent need.

Having lost hope.

(बेकरार)

Despondent, Forlorn, Hopeless, Furious

Calm, Gentle, Good, Mild

Due to the low supply of food items, people were becoming desperate for food.

Stalemate

Noun

Any situation in which no action or progress can be made.

(गतिरोध)

Delay, Deadlock, Gridlock, Impasse

Advance, Headway, Progress

The talks between the two leaders resulted in a stalemate.

Verb

To result in a standoff.

(एक गतिरोध के परिणामस्वरूप)

-

-

Negotiations were stalemated when the government was informed about the violent protests.

Plea

Noun

A legal suit.

An allegation made by someone in support of a cause.

Something offered by way of excuse.

(दलील)

Appeal, Application, Entreaty, Overture, Action, Apology

Truth, Decision, Sentence, Answer, Reply

His plea for mercy might be accepted by the President.

Allegations

Noun

An assertion made with little or no proof.

(आरोप)

Accusation, Charge, Claim, Plea

Exculpation, Denial

I will prove all your allegations as false and misrepresentation of the facts.

Fissures

Noun

A narrow opening or crack formed by breaking or separation of parts.

(दरार)

Crevice, Crack, Check, Rift

Closure, Solid

A deep fissure in the iceberg was noticed.

Verb

To make fissure.

(दरार बनाना)

-

-

Due to construction activity in the nearby hilly areas, many hills have fissured.

 

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