The Hindu Vocabulary 24 May 2021

2021-05-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Balancing act: On India’s stand in Israel-Palestine conflict’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Disproportionate

Adjective

too large or too small in comparison with something else.

(बेमेल)

Unreasonable, Inordinate, Uneven, Unfair, Undue

Reasonable, Logical, Fair, Even, Just, Proportional

We were forced to spend a disproportionate amount of our incomes on this cause.

Reaffirm

Verb

state again strongly.

(पुष्टि करना)

Declare, State, Quote, Cite, Proclaim, Pronounce

Quiet, Conceal, Step back, Hold, Deny, Reject, Defy

The President reaffirmed his statement in front of the cabinet ministers.

Eviction

Noun

the action of expelling someone from a property; expulsion.

(निष्कासन)

Expulsion, Ejection, Ousting, Removal, Clearance

Admission, Acceptance, Approval, Admittance

Nobody enjoyed the forced eviction of the local residents.

Status quo

Noun

the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

(यथा स्थिति)

-

-

The opposition has expressed interest in maintaining the status quo.

Unwavering

Adjective

not wavering; steady or resolute.

(अटूट)

Steady, Fixed, Resolute, Firm, Steadfast, Determined

Wavering, Unsteady, Unstable, Shaky, Rickety

All the board members gave me an unwavering stare.

Impoverished

Adjective

deprived of strength or vitality.

(गरीब; शक्तिहीन किया)

Weakened, Exhausted, Drained, Sapped, Diminished

Rich, Fertile, Beneficial, Fruitful, Strong

No one was interested in learning the impoverished language.

Condemnation

Noun

the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

(निंदा)

Censure, Criticism, Stricture, Denunciation, Damnation, Vilification, Opprobrium,

Praise, Plaudit, Applaud, Appraise, Encouragement

The delegates have expressed strong condemnation of the attacks.

Rapport

Noun

a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well.

(एक घनिष्ठ और सामंजस्यपूर्ण संबंध)

Affinity, Bond, Empathy, Harmony, Sympathy, Accord

Hatred, Animosity, Hostile, Enmity, Unfriendly

The nanny was unable to establish a good rapport with the kids.

Disintegration

Noun

the process of coming to pieces.

(तोड़ना)

Shatter, Breaking, Crack, Smash, Fracture

Repair, Mend, Join, Conjoin, Integrate

The rulers were happy with the social disintegration.

Footing

Noun

the basis on which something is established or operates.

(आधार)

Basis, Base, Foundation, Support, Cornerstone, Underpinning

-

We could take the risk only on the basis of the financial footing.

Realist

Noun

a person who accepts a situation as it is and is prepared to deal with it accordingly.

(वास्तववादी)

-

-

Raunak is a realist and he never panics.

 

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