The Hindu Vocabulary 20 May 2021

2021-05-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Stormy start: On handling severe cyclones’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Resilience

Noun

the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

(लचीलाता)

Flexibility, Pliability, Elasticity, Durability, Strength, Toughness

Rigidity, Fragility, Vulnerability, Weakness

For immediate recovery and response, we need to showcase resilience.

Contend

Verb

compete or struggle with others in a struggle to achieve (something).

(संघर्ष करना)

Compete, Challenge, Vie, Contest, Strive, Struggle, Tussle

Ease, Simplify, Facilitate, Proficiency, Dexterity

They had to contend in order to receive the first lot.

Jeopardy

Noun

danger of loss, harm, or failure.

(ख़तरा)

Danger, Peril, At risk, Endangerment, Insecurity

Safety, Security, Welfare, Well-being, Protection

The whole process is in jeopardy.

Unrelenting

Adjective

not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.

(बेरहम)

Implacable, Inflexible, Uncompromising, Relentless, Unremitting

Intermittent, Spasmodic, Sporadic, Irregular, Fitful

His anger was unrelenting.

Barrelled

Verb

drive or move in a way that is so fast as to almost be out of control.

(चलाना)

Fast, Swift, Rapid, Speedy, Brisk

Slow, Steady, Unhurried, Moderate, Deliberate

The group barrelled across the range.

Heralding

Verb

be a sign that (something) is about to happen.

(घोषणा करना)

Signal, Indicate, Announce, Spell, Presage, Augur

Ignore, Avoid, Neglect, Disregard, Dismiss, Overlook

The cyclone heralded the catastrophic future.

Vulnerabilities

Noun

the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

(कमजोरियों)

Sensitivity, Susceptibility, Reactivity, Receptivity, Insight

Insensitivity, Heartless, Unfeeling, Thoughtless, Stony-hearted

The government should realize the vulnerabilities of the locals.

Overemphasise

Verb

place excessive emphasis on.

(अधिक जोर देना)

Overstress, Exaggerate, Overplay, Overdo, Belabour

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underrate

The need of overhauling the Parliament has been overemphasized.

Sturdy

Adjective

strong enough to withstand rough work or treatment.

(तगड़ा)

Robust, Strong, Well built, Solid, Stout, Sound

Weak, Ramshackle, Frail, Feeble, Infirm

The sturdy bones did not let them break it.

Mitigation

Noun

the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

(कमी)

Alleviation, Reduction, Diminution, Lessening, Easing

Intensification, Escalation, Increase, Boosting, Pickup

For mitigation of pollution, we all have work together.

Craft

Verb

exercise skill in making (an object), typically by hand.

(कारीगरी)

Skill, Train, Instruct, Coach

Aside, Ignore, Overlook, Avoid

The scheme was crafted by tax officials.

 

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