The Hindu Vocabulary 2 January 2021

2021-01-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 02 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Ending the deadlock: On farmers, reforms and stakeholders’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Deadlock

Noun

a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made.

(शांत)

Stalemate, Impasse, Checkmate, Stand-off, Standstill

Continuous, Continuation, Unrestricted, Unstoppable

There was a deadlock at the border.

Contention

Noun

heated disagreement.

(विवाद)

Disagreement, Dispute, Disputation, Argument, Variance, Discord

Agreement, Accord, Concurrence, Consensus

The contention ruined the situation.

Agitation

Noun

a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

(व्याकुलता)

Anxiety, Perturbation, Disquiet, Distress

Calmness, Relaxation, Composure, Tranquility

The crowd could not bear the agitation and all gave up.

Repeal

Verb

revoke or annul.

(भंग)

Revoke, Rescind, Cancel, Reverse, Abrogate, Annul

Introduce, Enact, Ratify, Approve

The plan or process was repealed by the Prime Minister.

Reconciliatory

Adjective

intended or likely to restore friendly relations.

(सामंजस्यपूर्ण)

-

-

The reconciliatory intention was of no use.

Amenable

Adjective

open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled.

(उत्तरदायी)

Complaint, Acquiescent, Biddable, Manageable, Controllable

Uncooperative, Unhelpful, Awkward, Disobliging

Rajan and I shared amenable relationship with him.

Propagate

Verb

spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely.

(प्रचार)

Spread, Disseminate, Communicate, Pass on, Put about

Suppress, Subdue, Defeat, Conquer, Repress

The idea was propagated by us through out.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Concurrence, Consent

Disagreement, Dissent, Dispute, Variance

We could not arrive at conclusion even after a consensus.

Lopsided

Adjective

with one side lower or smaller than the other.

(एकतरफा)

Asymmetrical, Uneven, Unbalanced, Off-balance

Balanced, Even, Level, Balancing

The decision given by the jury was lopsided.

Languish

Adjective

lose or lack vitality; grow weak.

(दुर्बल)

Weaken, Deteriorate, Decline, Wither

Thrive, Flourish, Prosper, Develop, Burgeon

I got languish after the accident.

Ongoing

Adjective

continuing; still in progress.

(चल रही है)

In progress, Under way, Continuing, Happening, Occurring

Finished, Abandoned, Intermittent, Sporadic

The ongoing process was at standstill.

Spearhead

Verb

an individual or group chosen to lead an attack or movement.

(पहल करनेवाला)

Forefront, Lead, Attack, Front

Back, Reverse, Backside, Underside, Verso

The spearhead was unable to reach on time.

Reluctant

Adjective

unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.

(अनिच्छुक)

Unwilling, Disinclined, Grudging, Resistant, Resisting

Willing, Eager, Ready, Anxious, Impatient, Longing

Raghav was reluctant toward taking up the project.

Diverge

Verb

separate from another route and go in a different direction.

(हट जाना)

Separate, Part, Disunite, Divide, Subdivide

Unite, Converge, Merge, Mix, Mingle

The alliance had diverged from their main motive.

 

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