The Hindu Vocabulary 17 May 2021

2021-05-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Cease the fire: On indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Gaza’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Indiscriminate

Adjective

done at random or without careful judgement.

(अव्यवस्थित)

Non-selective, Unselective, Uncritical, Aimless, Undiscriminating, haphazard

Selective, Discriminating, Systematic, Discerning, Astute, Shrewd

The indiscriminate use of vaccines has led to this utter failure.

Pound

Verb

strike or hit heavily and repeatedly.

(पीटना)

Beat, Strike, Batter, Punch, Pummel, Bash, Wallop, Thwack

Protect, Secure, Safeguard, Security

I kept on pounding my table with my fists.

Escalated

Verb

increase rapidly.

(बढ़ाना)

Soar, Mount, Surge, Spiral, Rocket, Shoot up, Climb, Skyrocket

Plunge, Dive, Nosedive, Plummet, Drop, Drool, Diminish, Dwindle

The number of cases are escalating every day.

Resentment

Noun

bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

(क्रोध)

Bitterness, Indignation, Irritation, Pique, Displeasure, Dissatisfaction

Satisfaction, Contentment, Happiness, Fulfilment, Happiness, Pleasure

His father expressed his resentment at his demotion.

Resistance

Noun

the refusal to accept or comply with something.

(प्रतिरोधक क्षमता)

Opposition, Fight, Against, Struggle, Confrontation, Resist, Defiance

Acceptance, Receptivity, Receipt, Receiving, Acquiring, Undertaking

We should not have resistance to change.

Vowed

Verb

solemnly promise to do a specified thing.

(कसम खाई)

Swear, Take oath, Pledge, Promise, Affirm, Avow, Undertake

Give up, Quit, Betray, Cheat, Belie

The rebels vowed to destroy the group completely.

Grip

Verb

take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly.

(पकड़ना)

Grasp, Hold, Clasp, Clutch, Latch, Grab, Seize, Press

 

Release, Free, Let go, Liberate, Unloose, Ransom, Emancipate, Undo

We had to grip the kid’s hand firmly at the park.

Evoke

Verb

elicit (a response).

(आह्वान करना)

Summon, Invoke, Awaken, Elicit, Induce, Educe, Suggest, Reproduce

Suppress, Subdue, Pressurize, Overpower, Defeat

The police tried to evoke a substantial response from the inmates.

Intifada

Noun

the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The first intifada lasted from 1987 to 1993, and the second began in 2000.

(इन्तिफादा)

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The reign over intifada region is disputed.

Inflict

Verb

cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.

(दंड देना)

Lay, Impose, Exact, Wreak, Cause

Remove, Detach, Take away, Snatch, Deprive

The robbers inflicted serious injurie on us.

Casualty

Noun

a person killed or injured in a war or accident.

(घायल)

Victim, Fault, Fatality, Mortality, Loss

Profit, Benefit, Survival, Survive, Existence

The number of casualties in the war zone is increasing day by day.

 

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