The Hindu Vocabulary 20 November 2021

2021-11-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Agreeing to disagree: On U.S.-China ties’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dissonance

Noun

Disagreement

(मतभेद)

Discord, Discrepancy, Disparity, Dissension

Agreement, Concord, Concurrence, Harmony, Accord

The two countries own a dissonance in trade matters.

Contentious

Adjective

Quarrelsome

(विवादास्पद)

Antagonistic, Combative, Argumentative, Belligerent, Testy

Agreeable

Everyone was tired after the contentious meeting.

Ensue

Verb

Start to happen

(प्रारंभ होना)

Arise, Befall, Come up, Emanate, Occur

Cause, Cease, Halt, Neglect

The difficulties ensued after the customers denied paying for the bill.

Threaten

Verb

Warn

(धमकाना)

Intimidate, Scare, Abuse, Admonish

Assist, Approve, Commend, Compliment

Shyam threatened to kill his neighbour.

Proclaim

Verb

Advertise

(घोषणा करना)

Affirm, Announce, Declare, Demonstrate, Indicate, Profess

Conceal, Hide, Deny, Obscure

The opposition proclaimed the formation of the new government.

Reiterate

Verb

Say or do again

(बार बार दुहराना)

Echo, Renew, Repeat, Restate

Take back

The government reiterated its commitment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consolidate

Verb

Combine

(समेकन करना)

Build up, Centralise, Develop, Fortify

Weaken, Disperse, Dissuade, Discourage

The manager consolidated all the evidence against the employee.

Culminate

Verb

Come to a climax

(समापन)

Cap, Climax, Conclude, End up, Round off

Begin, Open, Commence, Start

The meeting culminated with a thank you speech by the Managing Director.

Readout

Verb

Censure

(निंदा)

Admonish, Berate, Castigate, Chastise, Chide

Approve, Laud, Commend, Compliment, Forgive

I was surprised by the readout offered by him for the new project.

Fragile

Adjective

Breakable

(नाजुक)

Delicate, Feeble, Frail, Weak, Brittle

Able, Strong, Firm, Healthy

The glass crockery is very fragile.

Disrupt

Verb

Interrupt

(बाधित)

Breach, Break into, Obstruct, Fracture

Close, Order, Arrange, Organize

The ongoing work in the neighbourhood disrupted our sleep.

 

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