The Hindu Vocabulary 19 April 2021

2021-04-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Steep climb: On BJP and the Darjeeling hills’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Steep

Adjective

sharp or rapid.

(तीव्र ढलानवाला)

Sharp, Sudden, Precipitate, Precipitous, Rapid

Gradual, Slow, Moderate, Unhurried, Restrained

The gold rates experienced a steep drop.

Singularly

Adverb

in a remarkable or noticeable way.

(ध्यान देने से)

Remarkably, Exceptionally, Largely, Extremely, Greatly

Seldom, Rarely, Infrequently, Hardly

We had singularly failed to create a long lasting impression.

Agitation

Noun

a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

(व्याकुलता)

Anxiety, Disquiet, Perturbation, Turbulence, Shaking

Peaceful, Silent, Quiet, Resting, Sedentary

The agitation amongst the followers was grave.

Ripple

Noun

a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it.

(लहर)

Wavelet, Wave, Ridge, Crease, Wrinkle, Ruffle

Static, Stability, Stable, Fixed

He took a deep dive without any ripples.

Affinity

Noun

a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.

(लगाव)

Empathy, Rapport, Sympathy, Accord, Harmony

Dislike, Aversion, Antipathy, Averse, Disinterest

My brother has special affinity with horses.

Ambiguous

Adjective

not clear or decided.

(अस्पष्ट)

Equivocal, Ambivalent, Arguable, Debatable, Misleading

Unambiguous, Certain, Sure, Positive, Definite

The election result were ambiguous.

Experimental

Adjective

based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized.

(प्रयोगात्मक)

Exploratory, Probing, Trial, Fact-finding, Investigational

Finished, Theoretical, Ruined, Doomed, Lost

The doctors gave her an experimental drug.

Reiterated

Verb

say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

(दोहराया)

Repeat, Restate, Retell, Recapitulate, Iterate, Rehearse

-

I reiterated the need of change.

Unsympathetic

Adjective

not feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy.

(कुरूप)

Uncaring, Unconcerned, Unfeeling, Unkind, Insensitive

Sympathetic, Caring, Sensitive, Kind, Concerned

Not paying attention to my needs, he’s being unsympathetic.

Grievance

Noun

a feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair.

(शिकायत)

Complaint, Criticism, Protestation, Charge, Protest, Grudge

Commendation, Appraise, Acclaim, Honour

All the grievances could not be addressed immediately.

Agility

Noun

ability to think and understand quickly.

(चुस्ती)

Deftness, Dexterity, Nimbleness, Spryness  

Inability, Disability, Incapability, Incapacitation, Unhandiness

His agility cannot be questioned.

Alliance

Noun

a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.

(संबंध)

Association, Union, League, Treaty, Accord, Pact, Entente

Distance, Separation, Disassociation, Disagreement

The alliance between the two nations is cherished by every citizen.

 

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