The Hindu Vocabulary 16 November 2021

2021-11-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A lost cause: On the Gadchiroli encounter and Maoists’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Futility

Noun

Uselessness

(निरर्थकता)

Emptiness, Ineffectiveness, Hollowness, Idleness

-

The underutilisation of funds shows its futility.

Proscribe

Verb

Condemn

(रोकना)

Forbid, Outlaw, Prohibit, Ban

Allow, Permit, Compliment, Approve

There are certain things proscribed in every religion.

Protracted

Verb

Extend

(बढ़ाना)

Prolong, Put off, Cool, Defer, Continue

Advance, Expedite, Complete, Finish

The current situation can be short-lived or protracted.

Infirmity

Noun

Weakness

(दुर्बलता)

Affliction, Ailment, Deficiency, Ill health, Malady

Health, Perfection, Improvement, Ability

Rajkishore has to reduce his workload because of his age and infirmity.

Pursuit

Noun

Chase

(पीछा)

Hunt, Inquiry, Quest, Following

Retreat, Surrender

The tiger was hunting in the pursuit of a fox.

Heft

Verb

Lift

(वज़न)

Boost, Climb, Pick up, Hoist

Decrease, Descend, Fall, Lessen, Drop

I prefer woollen clothes over cotton because they have more heft.

Insurgent

Adjective

Rebellious

(विद्रोही)

Revolutionary, Factious, Anarchical, Insubordinate

Obedient, Subordinate

The insurgents are trying to take control of the territory.

Prolonged

Adjective

Drawn out

(लंबा)

Dull, Protracted, Lengthened

Shortened

He finally got operated on and got rid of his prolonged illness.

Weaning

Verb

Detach

(अलग करें)

Discourage, Halt, Remove, Unaccustomed

-

Shweta has weaned off medicines after one month of the surgery.

Incongruent

Adjective

Discrepant

(प्रतिकूल)

At variance, Conflicting, Contradictory, Different

-

Your words and feelings seem incongruent.

Quixotic

Adjective

Idealistic

(कल्पनायुक्त)

Dreamy, Foolish, Impractical, Impulsive, Unrealistic

Cautious, Realistic, Sensible, Practical

The idea seems quixotic but it would be an arduous task to achieve it.

Enamour

Verb

Captive

(आसक्त करना)

Beguile, Bewitch, Charm, Dazzle, Delight

Annoy, Bore, Depress, Offend

It can be seen why Raj is enamoured of Rashmika.

Skirmish

Verb

Fight

(झड़प)

Bicker, Scuffle, Spar, Wrangle

Agree, Harmonize, Let go

Right before the toss, the fans of both the teams got into a skirmish over who is going to win.

 

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