The Hindu Vocabulary 18 May 2021

2021-05-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Artless and heartless: On Central Vista project’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Demolition

Noun

the action or process of demolishing or being demolished.

(विध्वंस)

Destruction, Flattening, Obliteration, Razing, Wrecking

Construction, Confirmation, Support, Aid, Help, Foundation

The NGO workers saved the monument from demolition.

Imperious

Adjective

arrogant and domineering.

(दंभपूर्ण)

Peremptory, High-handed, Commanding, Imperial, Overbearing

Meek, Weak, Gentle, Quiet, Shy, Minor

We couldn’t keep with his imperious demands.

Grandeur

Noun

splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.

(भव्यता)

Splendour, Magnificence, Glory, Majesty, Greatness, Pomp

Subdued, Compressed, Ordinary, Common, Simple

His grandeur was admirable.

Colossus

Noun

a statue that is much bigger than life size.

(विशाल)

-

-

The colossus at the new museum is a sheer waste of money.

Showmanship

Noun

skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance.

(कौतुककला)

Skill, Adroitness, Expertise, Ability, Dexterity, Capability

Incompetence, Inability, Ineptness, Incapacity, Clumsiness

My brother has a flair for showmanship.

Befell

Verb

(especially of something bad) happen to (someone).

(होना)

Overtake, Hit, Strike, Occur, Happen, Arise, Emerge

End, Finish, Curb, Control

A tragedy befell my friend’s family.

House

Verb

provide space for; contain or accommodate.

(उपलब्ध कराना)

Contain, Store, Hold, Keep, Enclose, Encase

Reveal, Release, Emit, Disclose, Expose

They agreed to house the leftover grains.

Intolerance

Noun

unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own.

(असहनीयता)

Bigotry, Insularity, Prejudice, Inequality, Partiality

Fair, Just, Impartial, Neutral, Objective, Detached

His intolerance is what people do not like in him.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unrivalled, Unusual, Singular, Novel

Normal, Common, Ordinary, Regular, Frequent, Mundane

The virus impact is unprecedented.

Archival

Adjective

of suitable quality to be used in archives.

(पुरालेखी विधि)

-

-

They asked us to share the archival links.

Calmer

Adjective

not disturbed.

(शांत)

Tranquil, Still, Smooth, Glassy, Flat, Motionless, Stilly

Rough, Stormy, Uneven, Irregular, Bumpy

The night was calmer and softer.

 

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