The Hindu Vocabulary 22 February 2022

2022-02-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Blown away: on India’s twin series sweeps against West Indies.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Blown Away

Phrasal Verb

To impress very strongly.

(प्रभावित करना)

Amazed, Astonished, Bewildered, Confused

Unimpressive

I was blown away by the confidence she had during a presentation.

Twin

Noun

Either of two persons or things closely related to each other. (जुड़वां)

Clone, Duplicate, Companion, Corollary

Difference

There are many advantages of being a twin.

Adjective

Made up of two similar parts.

(दोहरा)

Dual, Accompanying, Copied, Corresponding

Different, Dissimilar, Single, Mismatched

Sushma gave birth to twin sisters.

Sweep

Noun

The act of clearing.

Winning of all contests in a competition.

(साफ़ सफ़ाई/ एक प्रतियोगिता में सभी खेलों की जीत)

Ambit, Breadth, Compass, Range, Reach, Scope

Limitation

The cleans weep by Team India is a very good indication for the upcoming World Cup.

Verb

To remove from the surface as if with a broom.

To move steadily and strongly.

(झाड़ू लगाना)

Bowl, Coast, Drift, Roll

Flounder, Struggle

The maid swept all the breadcrumbs scattered on the table.

Despite

 

Preposition

In spite of

(इसके बावजूद)

Regardless of, Although, Even though, Notwithstanding

-

Politicians contest every election despite saying that this is my last election.

Noun

The feeling of despising someone or insulting.

(विरोध)

Contempt, Contemptuousness, Disdain, Misprision

Respect, Regard, Favour, Estimation

He made me feel despite in the hall when everyone was there.

Helm

Noun

The place or post of control.

(संचालन)

Chair, Head, Rein

-

You are going to be at the helm of the entire group.

Subsequently

Adverb

Later in time.

(इस के बाद)

Afterward, Later, After, Consequently

Earlier, Former, Prior

They were subsequently deported to their country after irregularities in their documents.

Augur

Noun

 

Any prophet or soothsayer.

(शकुनश)

Diviner, Forecaster, Oracle, Harbinger

-

There were old augurs in my village who predicted that I will become a superstar.

Verb

To foretell.

To give promise to.

(भविष्य बतलाना)

Bode, Promise, Foreshadow, Foretell, Portend, Presage

-

These decisions do not seem to augur well.

Astute

Adjective

Having Shrewdness or keenly perceptive

(चतुराई से)

Canny, Savvy, Sharp, Smart, Intelligent, Shrewd

Foolish, Stupid, Idiotic, Inept

This is an astute manipulation of facts.

Weave

Verb

To form by interlacing.

(बुनना)

Braid, Careen, Compose, Construct, Entwine, Fabricate

Break, Demolish, Ruin, Destroy

In my hometown, people are an expert in weaving baskets.

Inevitable

Adjective

Incapable of being avoided.

(अपरिहार्य)

Imminent, Impending, Inescapable, Inexorable

Avoidable, Distant, Escapable, Later

The inevitable truth of a person’s life is the struggle.

Noun

Something unavoidable.

(कुछ ऐसा जो अपरिहार्य हो।)

Unavoidable

Avoidable

Your failure would be inevitable if you won’t focus on your work.

Sobering

Adjective

Tending to make one thoughtful.

(बुद्धिमत्ता)

Deep, Grievous, Important, Meaningful

Calm, Facile, Insignificant, Worthless

His accident is a sobering reminder of the dangers of hiking.

Aggregate

Noun

An assemblage of particulars.

(कुल/ पूर्णयोग)

Accumulation, Agglomerate, Heap, Amount

Fraction, Individual, One, Part

The aggregate of all my past experiences suggests I not invest in your scheme.

Verb

To bring together.

To amount to.

(संग्रह करना)

Amass, Accumulate, Amount, Collect

Detach, Disconnect, Divide, Disperse

The mobile phones found at his house aggregated to 258.

Adjective

Formed by the collection of particulars into a group.

(कुल जमा)

Accumulated, Combined, Cumulative

Uncombined, Individual, Particular

The aggregate amount of the loan is 3 lacs.

Poise

Verb

To hold steadily or in equilibrium.

(सन्तुलन करना)

Hover, Hold, Wait, Brood

Reject, Drop, Refuse, Release

He learned to poise the sword in his hands.

Noun

A stable and balanced state of equilibrium.

(सन्तुलन)

Aplomb, Calmness, Equanimity, Grace

Agitation, Confusion, Tactlessness, Imbalance

I felt a poise between the opposing parties after the patch-up.

Lone

Adjective

Having no company.

By itself.

(अकेला)

Lonely, Solitary, One, Alone

Together, Accompanied, Along, Unique

You brought this bag and only a lone apple in it.

Glean

Verb

To gather bit by bit.

To collect little by little slowly.

(बीनना)

Cull, Deduce, Extract, Garner, Learn, Conclude

Disperse, Plant, Dissipate, Divide

The data was gleaned through various sources over these years.

Arsenal

Noun

A place of storage of military equipment.

A collection of weapons.

(शस्त्रागार)

Armoury, Depot, Magazine, Factory

Debt

The military arsenals are located in each part of the country.

Flicker

Noun

An unsteady movement.

(झिलमिलाहट)

Flick, Movie, Gleam, Beam, Flare, Scintillation

-

She was gone from the site in a flicker of an eye.

Verb

To move to and fro.

(झिलमिलाना)

Blare, Blink, Flare, Flash, Shimmer, Glimmer

Remain, Stay, Calm

A candle was flickering in the window in the photograph.

Transition

Noun

A passage from one state to another

(परिवर्तनकाल)

Evolution, Conversion, Growth, Development

Decline, Idleness, Beginning, Conclusion

The transition of movie theatres to the OTT platform will never happen completely.

Vengeance

Noun

To an extreme degree.

The desire for revenge.

(प्रतिशोध)

Reprisal, Revenge, Retribution, Repayment

Forgiveness, Pardon, Sympathy

He was full of vengeance against the corrupt leader.

Swagger

Verb

To conduct arrogantly.

(डींग मारना)

Blow, Boast, Brag, Gasconade

Modest, Deprecate

Ashwani swaggered confidently to the conference room.

Noun

An arrogant way of walking.

An arrogant behavior.

(अकड़/ डींग)

-

-

Rajesh had a swagger that of a cowboy.

Carve

Verb

To cut to form something.

To cut with care or precision.

(उत्कीर्ण)

Sculpt, Sculpture, Divide, Engrave

Combine, Increase, Unite, Join

They carved a sculpture through the ice.

 

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