The Hindu Vocabulary 22 December 2020

2020-12-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Smouldering unrest: on Wistron plant issue’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Smouldering

Adjective

denoting or showing barely suppressed anger, desire, or another powerful emotion.

(सुलगनेवाला)

Vexation, Anger, Aggression, Exasperation, Irritation

Pleasure, Delight, Joy, Pleasing, Glee, Rapture

The smouldering suggestions did no good.

Inequitable

Adjective

Unfair.

(अनुचित)

Unjust, Discriminatory, One-sided, Biased, Unequal

Fair, Just, Equal, Unbiased

It was an inequitable approach.

Credo

Noun

a statement of the beliefs or aims which guide someone's actions.

(विश्वासों या उद्देश्यों का एक बयान जो किसी की कार्रवाई का मार्गदर्शन करता है)

-

-

The credo was made public last week.

Embargo

Noun

an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.

(घाटबंधी)

Ban, Bar, Prohibition, Stoppage, Interdict

Free, Freedom, Relieved, Allowed, Permitted

The U.S has imposed an embargo on the imports.

Unrest

Noun

a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.

(अशांति)

Disruption, Disturbance, Agitation, Upset, Trouble, Turmoil

Calm, Pacify, Quiet, Tranquil

The state of unrest may give rise new tensions.

Escalate

Verb

increase rapidly.

(तीव्र करना)

Soar, Shoot, Rise, Increase, Raise

Decline, Diminish, Decrease, Dwindle

Do not escalate the issue.

Alacrity

Noun

brisk and cheerful readiness.

(तत्परता)

Eagerness, Willingness, Readiness, Ardour, Fervour

Apathy, Indifference, Unconcern, Passivity, Detachment

The alacrity among the people is such that cannot be controlled.

Expeditious

Adjective

done with speed and efficiency.

(शीघ्र)

Speedy, Swift, Quick, Rapid, Prompt

Delayed, Slow, Unhurried, Leisurely, Steady

We could give an expeditious turn to the enquiry.

Probe

Noun

a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.

(जांच)

Inquiry, Investigation, Scrutiny, Inquest, Exploration

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The investigator decided to halt the probe.

Glaring

Adjective

giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light.

(स्पष्ट)

Dazzling, Clearly, Strong, Harsh

Dim, Soft, Light, Weak

It was glaring enough that we were not satisfied with the delayed procedure.

Grievance

Noun

a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.

(शिकायत)

Injustice, Wrong, Worry, Trouble, Offence

Dignity, Respect, Justice, Fair

The only grievance to be addressed was that of farmers.

Rife

Adjective

(especially of something undesirable) of common occurrence; widespread.

(फैला हुआ)

General, Common, Universal, Extensive, Ubiquitous

Rare, Uncommon, Intensive, Scarce, Unknown

The belief conveyed was rife.

Exemplary

Adjective

serving as a desirable model; very good.

(उदाहरणात्मक)

Perfect, Ideal, Model, Faultless, Flawless

Deplorable, Unworthy, Undeserving, Incapable

The showpiece was an exemplary one.

Foment

Verb

instigate or stir up.

(भड़काना)

Evoke, Instigate, Agitate, Excite, Incite, Provoke

Pacify, Suppress, Conquer, Subdue

The biased announcement fomented anger among the public.

Rekindle

Verb

revive (something lost or lapsed).

(फिर से जलाना)

Renovate, Restart, Revive, Rejuvenate

End, Finish, Complete, Close, Shut

The project is to be rekindled as the public is agitated.

 

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In the question given below, two statements have been given followed by two conclusions based on them. Consider the statements to be true and answer which of the given conclusions logically follow the statement.

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