The Hindu Vocabulary 20 July 2021

2021-07-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Leaving the past behind: On Afghanistan’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Salience

Noun

the quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

(प्रमुखता)

Fame, Importance, Distinction, Repute, Position, Value

-

The salience of the use of new software has been underestimated.

Conflict

Noun

a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

(विरोध)

Argument, Fight, Quarrel, Squabble, Disagreement, Strife, Dissension, Antipathy

Agreement, Accord, Concurrence, Consensus, Harmony, Unity, Accordance

We witnessed a deep conflict between the managers.

Crucial

Adjective

decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something.

(जरूरी)

Pivotal, Critical, Key, Climacteric, Decisive, Deciding, Determining

Minor, Slight, Small, Unimportant, Insignificant, Negligible, Trivial, Paltry

The negotiations among the team players were at a crucial stage.

Albeit

Conjunction

though.

(यद्यपि)

-

-

I was able to comprehend the text, albeit slowly

Resultant

Adjective

occurring or produced as a result of something.

(परिणामी)

Ensuing, Consequent, Following, Subsequent, Resulting, Successive

Casual, Unrelated, Separate, Unconnected, Independent, Unattached

The resultant cost savings made us happy.

Influx

Noun

an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.

(प्रवाह)

Inundation, Inrush, Rush, Stream, Flood, Incursion, Ingress

Exit, Door, Egress, Doorway, Turn, Gateway, Gate, Outlet

During the summers, there was an influx of tourists.

Crumble

Verb

break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration.

(चूर चूर होना)

Disintegrate, Fall down, Collapse, Fall apart, Fragment, Deteriorate, Moulder, Perish

Grow, Enhance, Improve, Increase, Intensify, Inflate, Strengthen

The plaster starts to crumble in rainy season.

Shun

Verb

persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.

(से दूर रहना)

Avoid, Neglect, Evade, Eschew, Ignore, Snub, Cut

Consider, Collect, Gather, Include, Improvise, Accept

My suggestion a was completely shunned.

Backer

Noun

a person, institution, or country that supports someone or something, especially financially.

(समर्थक)

Sponsor, Investor, Supporter, Promoter, Financier, Patron, Benefactor

-

His organisation was the only backer for us.

Transnational

Adjective

extending or operating across national boundaries.

(पारदेशी)

-

-

They were dependent on the transnational advertising agencies.

 

 

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Consider the statements given below:

  1. Incenter is the only center that is at an equi-perpendicular distance from all the sides of the triangle.
  2. In a right angled triangle, the distance between orthocenter and circumcenter is equal to the circumradius of the circle.
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