The Hindu Vocabulary 22 February 2021

2021-02-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Formula failure: On BJP’s loss in Punjab civic polls’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Malaise

Noun

a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

(बेचैनी)

Unhappiness, Restlessness, Uneasiness, Unease, Melancholy

Comfort, Well-being, Relaxed, Serenity, Repose

Amid all the chaos there was a general air of malaise.

Emphatic

Adjective

expressing something forcibly and clearly.

(प्रभावी)

Vehement, Firm, Forceful, Forcible

Hesitant, Tentative, Uncertain, Unsure, Doubtful

The players were emphatic that they would bowl again.

Inevitably

Adverb

as is certain to happen; unavoidably.

(अनिवार्य रूप से)

Naturally, Automatically, Necessarily, Necessity

Avoidably, Deliberately, Preventable, Needless, Unnecessary

Inevitably, a few samples have already been used.

Canvassing

Verb

Trying to obtain or proposing.

(प्रचार)

Supporting, Proposing, Suggesting, Submitting

Destroying, Disturbing, Damaging, Diminishing

They were canvassing support from the followers.

Backlash

Noun

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

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Counterblast, Comeback, Recoil, Reprisal, Fallout

Support, Help, Aid, Assistance

A public backlash was seen against inequality.

Unkept

Adjective

not honoured or fulfilled.

(सम्मानित या पूर्ण नहीं हुआ।)

Unfulfilled, Unhonoured, Disrespectful, Devalued

Respectful, Valued, Honoured, Raise

He is known for unkept promises.

Ripple

Noun

a particular feeling or effect that spreads through someone or something.

(एक विशेष भावना या प्रभाव जो किसी या किसी चीज़ से फैलता है)

Wave, Ridge, Crease, Change, Drift

Static, Stable, Steady, Stiff

His opinion set off a ripple of disagreement.

Dissent

Noun

Refusal to accept.

(असहमति)

Denial, Rejection, Dispute, Disagreement, Objection

Acceptance, Approval, Agreement, Embracing

We looked through every aspect but there was no dissent from this view.

Toolkit

Noun

a personal set of resources, abilities, or skills.

(संसाधनों, क्षमताओं, या कौशल का एक व्यक्तिगत सेट।)

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A toolkit should be used properly.

Accrue

Verb

accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time.

(जमा करना)

Accumulate, Collect, Gather, Build up, Amass

Scatter, Disperse, Spread, Waste

They advised us to accrue the payments.

Vituperative

Adjective

bitter and abusive.

(निंदापूर्ण)

Rude, Raging, Harsh, Serious, Intense, Offensive

Favourable, Affirmative, Good, Constructive

There was a vituperative outburst at the rally.

Formulaic

Adjective

constituting or containing a set form of words.

(शब्दों का एक सेट रूप होना या होना।)

Constituting, Framing, Composing, Creating

Destroying, Removing, Depleting, Diminishing

We should be used to the formulaic expressions in English Language.

Polarising

Adjective

Restricting.

(सीमित)

Controlling, Limit, Regulating, Monitoring, Observing

Liberal, Setting free, Releasing, Unrestricted, Uncontrolled

Some of the sets have been polarized so that they can be used later.

 

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