The Hindu Vocabulary 2 July 2021

2021-07-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 02 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Desert home: On UAE as India’s cricket venue’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Misgiving

Noun

a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.

(आशंका)

Doubt, Qualm, Reservation, Scruple, Suspicion, Distrust, Mistrust

Confidence, Trust, Belief, Certainty, Conviction, Reliance, Credence

I have a misgiving the way this equipment works.

Inevitable

Adjective

certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अटल)

Unavoidable, Inescapable, Inexorable, Unpreventable, Assured, Certain, Sure, Fated

Uncertain, Avoidable, Needless, Unnecessary, Preventable, Avertable

The war was inevitable.

Qualifier

Noun

a person or team that qualifies for a competition or its final rounds.

(योग्यता प्राप्त प्रतिस्पर्धी दल)

-

-

India is the world cup qualifier.

Proximity

Noun

nearness in space, time, or relationship.

(निकटता)

Closeness, Nearness, Presence, Juxtaposition, Propinquity, Accessibility

Distant, Faraway, Far, Remote, Outlying, Abroad, Obscure, Bygone

We should not operate microphones in close proximity to the television sets.

Fraught

Noun

causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

(व्याकुल)

Anxious, Worried, Upset, Distraught, Agitated, Distressed

Calm, Still, Tranquil, Quiet, Serene, Peaceful

After his arrival, there was a fraught silence.

Fixtures

Noun

a sporting event arranged to take place on a particular date.

(खेल निर्धारण)

Match, Race, Game, Competition, Meet, Contest, Meeting

-

Our team’s last fixture was the best of the season.

Ambivalence

Noun

the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

(उभयवृत्तिता)

Equivocation, Uncertainty, Doubt, Indecision, Hesitancy, Clash, Quandary

Certainty, Decisiveness, Conviction, Validity, Truth, Fact, Certitude  

The law's ambivalence about the current scheme is dangerous.

Vintage

Adjective

denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind.

(विशिष्ट)

High-quality, Quality, Prime, Choice, Select, Superior, Best, Classic, Antique

Subordinate, Secondary, Lesser, Lower, Minor, Marginal, Inessential

A vintage was parked in the backyard.

Joust

Noun

a medieval sporting contest.

(प्रतियोगिता)

Tournament, Tourney, Contest, Duel, Encounter

-

The rulers were engaged in an intense joust.

Outpost

Adjective

not paying attention; remote.

(दूर की बस्ती)

Distracted, Absent, Faraway, Detached, Distrait

Attentive, Alert, Awake, Watchful, Observant, Perceptive

We visited an outpost island lately.

Tackle

Verb

make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).

(निपटना)

Address, Manage, Approach, Pursue, Handle, See to

Avoid, Ignore, Avert, Shun, Evade, Elude, Dodge

I could not tackle the weirdness in him.

 

 

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