The Hindu Vocabulary 24 November 2020

2020-11-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Peaceful possibilities: On J&K local body polls’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Statehood

Noun

the status of being a recognized independent nation.

(राज्य का दर्जा)

-

-

Jammu & Kashmir was never deprived of the statehood.

Participatory

Adjective

involving or characterized by participation.

(भागीदारी)

Involvement, Entanglement, Quandary, Affair

Separate, Aside, Alone, Away

The participatory efforts made it easier for us to crack the deal.

Resilience

Noun

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

(पलटाव)

Flexibility, Recoil, Snap, Pliancy

Stop, Halt, Stuck, Fuss

Mere resilience took us to great heights.

Disrupt

Verb

interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem.

(भंग करना)

Disturb, Agitate, Disarray, Rummage

Appease, Soothe, Calm, Enlighten, Arrange, Organize

Pandemic has disrupted all our plans for the year.

Neutralise

Verb

make (something) ineffective by applying an opposite force or effect.

(बेअसर करना)

Negate, Nullify, Balance, Cancel, Counterveil

Aid, Approve, Establish, Validate

The chemical will neutralise the effect of the acid.

Posturing

Noun

behaviour that is intended to impress or mislead.

(तेवर)

Display, Fake, Act, Enact, Present, Pretend

Withhold, truthful, Honest, Real

His posturing was uncertain and inevitable at the same time.

Counterproductive

Adjective

having the opposite of the desired effect.

(उल्टा)

Biased, Bigoted, Damaging, Detrimental, Hurtful

Advantageous, Assisting, Aiding, Favourable, Friendly

The response from the terrorist group was counterproductive.

Macabre

Noun

disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.

(भयंकर)

Frightening, Ghastly, Gruesome, Lurid, Morbid

Cheerful, Happy, Pleasant, Pleasing

It was a macabre when they attacked with all their forces.

Dehumanise

Verb

deprive of positive human qualities.

(सकारात्मक मानवीय गुणों से वंचित)

Bereave, Deprive, Disrobe, Dismantle

Cover, Build, Provide, Add, Indulge

I do not understand why Rahul has started to act this way as if he has dehumanised.

Viable

Adjective

capable of working successfully; feasible.

(सफलतापूर्वक काम करने में सक्षम)

Applicable, Feasible, Possible, Usable, Doable

Impossible, Unfeasible, Unlikely, Unpractical

It did not seem viable to post the pictures on social media.

Snap

Verb

Separate.

(अलग)

Isolate, Free, Parted, Partitioned

Connected, United, Joined, Combined, Mixed

We decided to snap the wheat from the shaft.

Freewheel

Verb

characterized by a disregard for rules or conventions; unconstrained or uninhibited.

(नियमों या सम्मेलनों के लिए उपेक्षा)

Disrespect, Disdain, Inattention, Omission, Lassitude

Approval, Admiration, Regard, Love, Admire

The party freewheeled the leader’s advice and could not reach the victory moment.

Mobilise

Verb

make (something) movable or capable of movement.

(कार्यप्रवृत्त करना)

Organize, Prepare, Impel, Gather, Propel

Disorganize, Discourage, Disbalance, Demobilize

We are in a better situation now in order to mobilize our forces.

 

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Consider the statements given below:

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