The Hindu Vocabulary 2 December 2020

2020-12-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 02 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Reaping the whirlwind: On farmer protests’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Whirlwind

Noun

happen very quickly and are very difficult for someone to control.

(बवंडर)

Wild, Unruly, Disorderly, Strongly

Obedient, Subtle, Controllable, Compliant

The whirlwind at the business plan shook us all.

Procurement

Noun

the action of obtaining or procuring something.

(प्राप्ति)

Acquire, Secure, Procure, Get

Lose, Relinquish, Renounce, Give up

The procurement of funds was not an easy task.

Lucrative

Adjective

producing a great deal of profit.

(लाभप्रद)

Profitable, Gainful, Remunerative, Fruitful

Unprofitable, Detrimental, Disadvantageous, Damaging

The business had to shut a sit was not at all lucrative.

Aggravate

Verb

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.

(भड़काना)

Irritate, Exasperate, Anger, Irk, Vex

Calm, Conciliate, Appease, Placate

My plea did nothing but aggravated our trouble.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

()

Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Concurrence

Disagreement, Dissent, Dispute, Variance

We could not arrive a t a consensus in the third round as well.

Condescending

Adjective

having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.

(आम सहमति)

Patronizing, Supercilious, Superior, Scornful

Respectful, Deferential, Admiring, Humble

The seniors at the seminar showcased condescending qualities.

Precarity

Noun

the state of being precarious or uncertain.

(अनिश्चित)

Unpredictability, Unreliability, Precariousness, Fickleness

Certainty, Predictability, Confidence, Conviction

The sense of precarity is what kept us from arguing.

Edifice

Noun

a complex system of beliefs.

(मान्यताओं की एक जटिल प्रणाली)

Complex, Compound, Composite, Intricate, Involved

Individual, Simple, Effortless, Easy

The edifice of the farming culture was disrupted through a myth.

Dismantle

Verb

take (a machine or structure) to pieces.

(नष्ट)

Take apart, Knock down, Disassemble, Destroy, Flatten

Assemble, Build, Create, Develop

The women cell decided to dismantle the strategy and come up with a new one.

Railroad

Verb

rush or coerce (someone) into doing something.

(कुछ करने में प्रवृत्त होना या किसी के साथ जबरदस्ती करना)

Coerce, Force, Compel, Pressure, Pressurize

Cheer, Encourage, Hearten, Inspire, Motivate

The government railroaded into the new venture.

Apprehension

Noun

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

(डर)

Anxiety, Angst, Worry, Uneasiness, Unease

Confidence, Trust, Belief, Credence, Conviction

It was my apprehension that stopped me from participating in the competition.

Onus

Noun

something that is one's duty or responsibility.

(दायित्व)

Burden, Responsibility, Liability, Obligation, Duty, Weight

-

The onus of the parents goes on and on throughout life.

Precipitate

Verb

cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.

(भड़काना)

Bring about, Cause, Provoke, Expedite, Instigate

Calm, Settle, Set, Flat, Still, Quiet

The protests precipitated the angst.

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