The Hindu Vocabulary 18 August 2021

2021-08-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fall of Kabul: On Afghanistan crisis’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bleak

Adjective

not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favourable outcome.

(निराशाजनक)

Unpromising, Unfavourable, Unpropitious, Inauspicious, Adverse, Dismal, Dreary

Favourable, Promising, Positive, Hopeful, Encouraging, Auspicious

The success in the war seemed bleak.

Insurgent

Noun

a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

(राजद्रोही)

Rebel, Revolutionary, Mutineer, Agitator, Subversive, Traitor

Supporter, Helper, Loyalist, True, Honest

They died in an attack by the armed insurgents.

Militia

Noun

a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.

(नागरिक सेना)

-

-

Creating a militia was not easy.

Persecuted

Verb

harass or annoy (someone) persistently.

(सताना)

Harass, Hound, Annoy, Bother, Bait, Intimidate

Relax, Soothe, Please, Amenable, Support, Bolster

Sheena was persecuted by others in the group.

Chaotic

Adjective

in a state of complete confusion and disorder.

(अस्त व्यस्त)

Disorderly, Disorder, Disorganized, Disarray, Confused, Messy, Tumultuous

Organized, Orderly, Arranged, Arrayed, Clear, Transparent

The geo-political ties are chaotic at present.

Implication

Noun

a likely consequence of something.

(उलझन)

Result, Consequence, Ramification, Repercussion, Reverberation, Effect

-

The implications of the reform were too harsh.

Ally

Noun

a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity.

(मित्रराष्ट्र)

Associate, Friend, Partner, Supporter, Confederate, Accomplice, Helper

Enemy, Opponent, Rival, Adversary, Objector

The country was forced to dismiss its closest ally.

Receptive

Adjective

willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.

(ग्रहणशील)

Open-minded, Open, Responsive, Amenable, Attuned, Flexible

Resistant, Unresponsive, Against, Anti, Impenetrable

The show had a receptive audience.

Regime

Noun

a system or ordered way of doing things.

(पथ्यापथ्य नियम)

System, Scheme, Arrangement, Code, Method, Mechanism

-

The government has announced a new tax regime.

Accompany

Verb

go somewhere with (someone) as a companion or escort.

(साथ देना)

Partner, Escort, Attend, Follow, See, Guide, Convoy

Leave, Abandon, Quit, Release, Unleash

The male members accompanied the female members.

 

 

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