The Hindu Vocabulary 16 September 2021

2021-09-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Positive climate: On India engaging the U.S’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Mitigation

Noun

The act of making a condition or consequence less severe.

(अल्पीकरण)

Cure, Reduction, Relief, Extenuation

Increase

The world leaders have started the process of mitigation in Afghanistan.

Irrefutable

Adjective

That cannot be proved wrong and must be accepted (अखंडनीय)

Certain, Incontestable, Unarguable, Positive

Answerable, Arguable, Disputable, Negotiable

Aryabhatta’s claims in mathematics are irrefutable.

Manoeuvring

Verb

Plan

(पैंतरेबाज़ी)

Exploit, Manipulate, Navigate, Operate

Destroy, Neglect, Disorganize, Forget

Rahul as a pilot was known for his manoeuvring skills among his peers.

Calamitous

Verb

Disastrous

(आपत्तिजनक)

Adverse, Catastrophic, Deadly, Devastating,  

Favourable, Fortunate, Harmless, Trivial

Nuclear tests are calamitous.

Prospect

Noun

Outlook for future

(संभावना)

Anticipation, Chance, Forecast, Hope, Future

Hopelessness, Impossibility, Unlikelihood

What are the future prospects of this project started by you?

Conundrum

Noun

A confusing and difficult problem or question.

(पहेली)

Enigma, Mystery, Riddle, Brain-teaser

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Your book has several questions that are a conundrum, it is going to be interesting.

Resilience

Noun

The ability of a person to adjust to or recover readily from illness, adversity, major life changes, etc.

(लचीलापन)

Recoil, Flexibility

Rigidity, Fragility, Vulnerability, Weakness

One should have resilience towards the change. 

Retrofitting

Verb

To install, fit, or adapt (a device or system) for use with something older.

(पुराना वापस)

Backfit, Modify, Reconstruct, Recycle

Disjoin, Disorganize, Dismantle, Disassemble

There was work of retrofitting going on in his car to make it running again.

Benign

Adjective

Mild

(सौम्य)

Favourable, Gentle, Temperate, Fortunate

Unfriendly, Unkind, Violent, Harmful

Our nation has always been blessed with benign leaders.

 

 

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