The Hindu Vocabulary 20 November 2020

2020-11-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fragile ceasefire: on Armenia–Azerbaijan clashes’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Fragile

Adjective

easily broken or damaged.

(नाज़ुक)

Delicate, Feeble, Brittle, Weak, Frail

Firm, Strong, Tough, Stiff

The showpiece gifted is fragile.

Truce

Noun

an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.

(युद्धविराम संधि)

Accord, Agreement, Amnesty, Treaty

Disagreement, War, Fight, Discord

The truce is compromised.

Enclave

Noun

a portion of territory surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct.

(विदेशी अन्तःक्षेत्र)

Area, Colony, District, Field, Terrain, Belt

-

The enclave is the much preserved one so far.

Proxy

Noun

Substitute.

(प्रतिनिधि)

Intermediary, Surrogate, Broker, Delegate, Envoy, Executor

-

My friend has always played the proxy in college.

Vow

Verb

solemnly promise to do a specified thing.

(शपथ खाना)

Assertion, Oath, Pledge, Affiance, Troth

Break, Breach, Rift, Rupture, Fissure, Hole

I vowed to make my parents proud.

Backlash

Noun

a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Reaction, Repercussion, Retaliation, Boomerang, Recoil

Cause, Matter, Element, Ground, Aim

The leader did not expect that he would receive such a backlash.

A Snap election

Adjective

an election that is called earlier than the one that has been scheduled.

(एक चुनाव जिसे पहले निर्धारित किया गया है, की तुलना में कहा जाता है)

Pre-scheduled, Preponed, Early, Before

Late, Later, Postpone, Due

The party called for a snap election.

Signatory

Noun

a party that has signed an agreement, especially a state that has signed a treaty.

(हस्ताक्षरकर्ता)

Testimony, Observer, Beholder, Signer

-

Our state’s minister was the only signatory available.

Patrol

Verb

keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it.

(पहरा)

Vigilance, Convoying, Policing, Protecting, Spy, Sentinel

Avoid, Ignore, Disdain, Forget, Fail, Overpass

Armenia was promised patrolling by Turkey.

Clout

Noun

Hit or punch.

(प्रभाव)

Blow, Clip, Rap, Cuff

Lose, Succumb, Decline, Miss

The clout of the war was devastating.

Triumphant

Adjective

having won a battle or contest; victorious.

(विजयी)

Celebratory, Elated, Exultant, Glorious

Depressed, Sad, Sorrowful, Defeated, Losing, Discouraged

We felt triumphant when they addressed us as the winners.

Wounded

Adjective

inflicted with a wound; injured.

(घायल)

Bruised, Damaged, Disabled, Harmed, Impaired

Healthy, Perfect, Fit, Fix

We were wounded mentally after the loss.

Prevail

Verb

be widespread or current in a particular area or at a particular time.

(प्रचलित होना)

Command, Conquer, Domineer, Reign, Succeed, Triumph

Fail, Forfeit, Lose, Surrender, Follow, Yield

May the power of our President prevail.

 

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