The Hindu Vocabulary 17 January 2022

2022-01-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Friend in need: On India-Sri Lanka ties.’

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Crucial

Adjective

Extremely important.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Central, Decisive, Essential, Imperative

Inessential, Insignificant, Minor, Optional

You have given a very crucial point for the company’s growth.

Overcome

Verb

To get the better of.

To gain superiority.

(काबू)

Beat, Conquer, Defeat, Master

Lose, Destitute, Hopeless, Lacking

They overcame the opponents.

Pandemic

Noun

A Disease occurring over a wide geographic area.

(वैश्विक महामारी)

Broad, Common, Comprehensive, Empyrean

Exclusive, Incomplete, Individual, Infrequent, Particular

There are many sectors in which unemployment has reached an all-time high due to the pandemic situation.

Precarious

Adjective

Not safe or steady.

Dependent on chance.

(अनिश्चित)

Dangerous, Hazardous, Dicey, Insecure

Certain, Definite, Guarded, Happy

His tenure was precarious under a rigid administration.

Slump

Noun

A substantial decline especially in economic activity.

(मंदी)

Depression, Recession, Collapse, Crash

Ascend, Build, Increase, Boom

The slump of the stock market today was mainly due to uncertainty.

Verb

To fall or collapse.

(गिर पड़ना)

Collapse, Deteriorate, Droop, Fall

Rise, Increase

Raj slumped to the floor suddenly.

Remittances

Noun

Transmission of money.

(भेजा हुआ धन)

Compensation, Consideration, Pay, Recompense

Receive

The companies that attract heavy foreign remittances should be given tax rebates.

Dwindle

Verb

To become steadily less or low.

To fall away with time.

(सूखना)

Abate, Decay, Decline, Decrease

Ascend, Develop, Enlarge, Improve, Raise

The energy of workers dwindled because of a lack of proper rest.

Humanitarian

Adjective

Having concern for welfare and happiness of people.

(मानवीय)

Altruistic, Charitable, Humane, Philanthropic

Ailing, Unfit, Fragile, Impotent

The refugee crisis in Syria is a humanitarian crisis.

Noun

A person promoting activiries of human welfare.

(मानवतावादी)

Altruist, Benefactor, Helper, Patron

Opponent, Egoist, Stingy

Ratan Tata is a humanitarian.

Heartening

Adjective

Causing happiness.

(खुशी का कारण।)

Reassuring, Cheering, Promising, Hopeful

Daunt, Discourage, Dishearten, Dispirit

The removal of the first lockdown was heartening news for many.

Swap

Verb

To make an exchange

(बदला)

Substitute, Switch, Trade, Bargain, Barter, Exchange

-

He swapped his apple for a cake.

Noun

An act, instance, or process of exchanging one thing for another

(विनिमय)

The currency swap was done in a secret way.

Referral

Noun

An act of referring someone or something for consultation, review, or further action.

(परामर्श)

Criterion, Frame of reference, Benchmark, Guideline, Standard

-

A referral program is required to be launched before starting the major project.

Naive

Adjective

Person or action showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

(अनाड़ी)

Innocent, Simple, Sincere, Ignorant

Aware, Knowledgeable, Sophisticated, Skeptical

The new layer was very naive.

Torn

Adjective

Cut open

(फटा हुआ)

Broken, Cracked, Divided, Mangled, Ruptured

Ok, Fixed, Certain, Unbroken, Working

The children did not accept the torn sheets.

Be in a state of uncertainty between two conflicting options or parties.

(अनिर्णीत)

Torment, Torture, Vacillating, Rack

Certain, Healed, Mended, Decided, Resolute

Himesh was torn between his father and mother during their divorce.

Adage

Noun

A traditional or famous saying that express a common observation.

(कहावत)

Aphorism, Apothegm, Byword, Epigram, Maxim, Proverb, Saw, Saying

-

His articulation involves the use of a lot of adages.

Deferral

Noun

The act of delaying something,

(स्थगन)

Postponement, Delay, Suspension, Stay

-

The department quickly removed their order of deferral for other states students after a protest from the parents and students.

Import

Verb

To bring in merchandise or commodities from a foreign country.

(आयात)

Count, Matter, Mean, Signify

Insignificance, Unimportance

Many companies in Spain import cotton from India.

Noun

Something that is imported from abroad.

(आयात सामग्री)

Construction, Bearing, Value, Account, Consequence

Insignificance, Littleness, Puniness, Slightness

 

Most of my clothes are imported items from England.

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