The Hindu Vocabulary 17 July 2021

2021-07-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Growing precarity: On fuel prices and rising inflation’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Precarity

Noun

the state of being precarious or uncertain.

(खतरनाक)

Uncertainty, Unreliability, Precariousness, Variability, Unpredictability

Predictability, Certainty, Reliability, Surety, Confidence, Faith

None of the members understood the precarity of the decision.

Spiralling

Verb

show a continuous and dramatic increase.

(चढ़ती)

Soar, Rise, Shoot up, Escalate, Mount, Increase, Skyrocket

Fall, Drop, Diminish, Decrease, Plummet, Descend

His words kept on spiralling rage in my mind.

Preceding

Adjective

coming before something in order, position, or time.

(पिछला)

Foregoing, Previous, Prior, Former, Precursory, Earlier, Above

Follow, Succeed, Ahead, After, Lead, Escort

The statement was mentioned in the preceding pages.

Mainstay

Noun

a person or thing on which something else is based or depends.

(मुख्य आधार)

Centrepiece, Prop, Linchpin, Cornerstone, Pillar, Bulwark, Buttress, Backbone

-

Farming is the mainstay of the rural economy.

Disconcerting

Adjective

causing one to feel unsettled.

(परेशान कर देने वाला)

Unsettling, Unnerving, Discomfiting, Disturbing, Perturbing, Troubling

Reassuring, Encouraging, Comforting, Soothing, Settling, Cheering, Comfort

Yash had a disconcerting habit of cursing people.

Unabated

Adjective

without any reduction in intensity or strength.

(निरंतर प्रचण्ड)

Uncontrolled, Unconstrained, Unrestricted, Unchecked, Unbridled, Uncurbed, Unlimited

Limited, Controlled, Restrained, Moderate, Steady, Quiet, Inhibited

The virus was raging unabated.

Traction

Noun

the extent to which an idea, product, etc. gains popularity or acceptance.

(संकर्षण)

Attraction, Appeal, Desirability, Allure, Charisma

Repulsion, Disgust, Revulsion, Abhorrence, Repugnance, Loathing

The new product launched has gained a lot of traction.

Loom

Verb

appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.

(अस्पष्ट सा दिखाई देना)

Emerge, Appear, Come to light, Visible, Take up

Vanish, Hide, Conceal, Cover, Covert

Vehicles loomed out of darkness.

Spatially

Adverb

in a way that relates to space and the position, area, and size of things within it.

(स्थान की दृष्टि से)

-

-

The composition varies spatially across the area.

Clouded

Verb

make or become less clear or transparent.

(छिपा हुआ)

Dirty, Darken, Blacken, Roil, Rile, Dirt, Murky, Filthy

Clear, Clean, Washed, Spotless, Cleansed, Blank

The dark colour paint clouded the painting.

Hinterland

Noun

the remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers.

(समुद्र या नदी तट के पीछे का प्रदेश)

Remote, Distant, Hicksville, Outback, Backwater, Outskirts

-

The hinterland of southern Italy was mostly affected.

 

 

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