The Hindu Vocabulary 21 December 2020

2020-12-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Friend and neighbour: On India-Bangladesh virtual summit’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Counterpart

Noun

a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another person or thing in a different place or situation.

(समकक्ष)

Equivalent, Peer, Equal, Parallel, Match

Enemy, Foe, Adversary, Rival, Nemesis

My French counterpart was a tad busy with his team.

Reboot

Verb

restart or revive.

(पुनर्प्रारंभ करें)

Resuscitate, Refresh, Reinvigorate, Recover

Torpefy, Lifeless, End, Finish

We planned to reboot the system.

Revive

Verb

restore to life or consciousness.

(पुनर्जीवित)

Rescue, Recover, Restart, Refresh

Trouble, Harm, Injury, Vandalism

The former scheme should be revived as soon as possible.

Bonhomie

Noun

cheerful friendliness; geniality.

(खुशमिज़ाज)

Geniality, Affability, Amiability, Warmth

Enmity, Hostility, Animosity, Friction

He exuded great kindness and bonhomie.

Watchdog

Noun

a person or group that monitors the practices of companies providing a particular service or utility.

(रखवाली करने वाला)

Ombudsman, Monitor, Scrutineer, Observer, Supervisor

Participant, Contributor, Entrant, Partaker

Roshan is the watchdog and does an amazing job.

Inroads

Noun

a hostile attack; a raid.

(हमला)

Charge, Ambush, Rush, Blitz, Bombard

Defend, Protect, Guard, Safeguard, Preserve

The inroads would have ruined everything.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Vital, Crucial, Critical, Essential, Exigent, Urgent

Unimportant, Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary

It is imperative to deal with the issue immediately.

Bolster

Verb

support or strengthen.

(मजबूत बनाना)

Strengthen, Support, Reinforce, Boost, Fortify

Undermine, Weaken, Erode, Wear away

My parents helped me to bolster my confidence after my failure in the test.

Ally

Noun

a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.

(मित्र)

Associate, Colleague, Friend, Confederate, Partner

Enemy, Opponent, Rival, Adversary

The UN suggested the two allies to not part ways.

Radical

Adjective

forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something.

(उग्र)

Fundamental, Basic, Essential, Inherent, Innate

Minor, Trivial, Insignificant, Slight, Small

It was a radical change that not many could digest.

Ideological

Adjective

based on or relating to a system of ideas and ideals, especially concerning economic or political theory and policy.

(विचारधारा)

Ultimate, Flawless, Absolute, Complete

Bad, Foul, Substandard, Inferior, Inadequate, Dreadful

Rajesh was ideological in his act.

Inclination

Noun

a person's natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.

(झुकाव)

Tendency, Propensity, Proclivity, Leaning

Aversion, Disinclination, Dislike, Hatred, Hate

My inclination towards Raj is obvious.

 

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