The Hindu Vocabulary 23 October 2021

2021-10-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Engaging the Taliban: On India and the Afghan rulers’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Decisive

Adjective

settling an issue; producing a definite result. (निर्णयक)

Conclusive, Critical, Crucial, Definitive

Inconclusive, Indefinite, Trivial, Irresolute

His vote was decisive.

Delegation

Noun

a body of delegates or representatives

(प्रतिनिधि मंडल)

Deputation, Delegacy, Representatives, Emissaries

-

He was a part of the British delegation.

Hijacking

Verb

Seize Control

(अपहरण)

Carjack, Steal, Kidnap, Skyjack

-

He was sentenced in the case of a Bus hijacking.

Pursued

Verb

Chase

(पीछा करना)

Go after, Seek, Oppress, Accompany

Aid, Assist, Leave, Give up,

He pursued his Master's degree after two years of job.

Clout

Noun

Power

(ताकत)

Blow, Rap, Slap, Box, Clip

Lose

He has a lot of clout in the organization.

Brink

Noun

Edge of an object or area

(कगार)

Fringe, Periphery, Threshold, Verge

Center, Middle, Inside, Interior

I was on the brink of a major breakthrough in my research.

Severing

Verb

Dissociate

(अलग करना)

Abandon, Break off, Separate, Dissolve, Terminate

Attach, Couple, Unite, Combine, Join

He was severing the water pipe.

Amass

Verb

Gather

(एकत्र करना)

Assemble, Compile, Collect, Hoard

Disperse, Separate, Disburse, Scatter

They have amassed a lot of details in the matter.

Concession

Noun

a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands (रियायत)

Allowance, Deal, Grant, Compromise

Disagreement, Denial, Disputation, Difference, Refusal

Husband was forced to make concessions to the wife.

 

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