The Hindu Vocabulary 18 October 2020

2020-10-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dealing with a deluge: On Hyderabad floods’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Deluge

Noun

a severe flood.

(बाढ़)

Flood, Flash flood, Torrent, Spate

Static, Stable, Stability, Peaceful

The eruption of the volcano resulted into deluge of lava.

Swamp

Verb

overwhelm or flood with water.

(अभिभूत करना)

Wash out, Drench, Soak, Flood, Inundate

Float, Pass up, Dry

I was swamped with the presents I received on my birthday.

Downpour

Noun

a heavy fall of rain.

(मूसलधार बारिश)

Rainstorm, Cloudburst, Deluge

Speck, Sprinkle, Moisten, Spray

The first downpour I witnessed was in Manali.

Submerge

Verb

cause (something) to be under water.

(डूबना)

Engulf, Immerse, Drown, Sink

Float, Afloat, Up

The boat submerged within seconds as the waves hit it.

Incessant

Adjective

continuing without pause or interruption.

(निरंतर)

Ceaseless, Unceasing, Constant, Continual, Unabating

Intermittent, Occasional

The incessant attempts led me to success.

Breach

Verb

break or fail to observe (a law, agreement, or code of conduct).

(उल्लंघन)

Violate, Infringe, Break, Contravene

Abide, Follow, Support, Take note of

The breach of contract by the opponent was shocking.

Maroon

Verb

leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place.

(असहाय छोड़ना)

Strand, Cast away, Abandon, Leave, Desert, Forsake

Help, Assist, Aid, Support

I was left marooned alone on the island.

Turmoil

Noun

a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.

(उथल-पुथल)

Confusion, Disturbance, Tumult, Disorder, Commotion, Turbulence

Calm, Peace, Tranquil, Serene, Peaceful

We need to drive the country out of this economic turmoil.

Mitigation

Noun

the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

(हलका करना)

Reduction, Lessening, Easing, Weakening, Lightening

Intensification, Intensifying, Strengthening, Upgrading

The public demanded mitigation of tax rates.

Plague

Verb

cause continual trouble or distress to.

(तंग करना)

Afflict, Bedevil, Torture, torment, Trouble

Soothe, Help, Assist, Aid, Support

The pandemic plagued all our lives.

Encroachment

Noun

a gradual advance beyond usual or acceptable limits.

(अतिक्रमण)

Trespass, Overrunning, Usurping, Infringement

Obedience, Permission, Deference, Orderliness

My consistency and encroachment made me reach the heights.

Exacerbate

Verb

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

(ख़राब करना)

Worsen, Aggravate, Amplify, Add insult to injury

Reduce, Pacify, Calm, Settle

My brother did nothing but exacerbated my problems by spilling the milk.

Inundation

Noun

flooding.

(सैलाब)

Overflow, Flood, Influx, Torrent

Lack, Insufficiency, Dearth, Scarcity

The inundation of the information about the weather has bothered us all.

Antiquated

Adjective

old-fashioned or outdated.

(पुराना)

Outmoded, Outdated, Archaic, Obsolete

Current, Modern, Novel, Up to date

The policies used by the HR at out office are antiquated.

Remodel

Verb

change the structure or form of.

(फिर से तैयार करना)

Restructure, Rearrange, Revamp, Renovate

Same, Static, No change

We need to remodel the economic policies in our country.

 

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