The Hindu Vocabulary 25 August 2021

2021-08-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Staying invested: on India's relations with Afghanistan’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Historic

Adjective

famous or important in history, or potentially so.

(ऐतिहासिक)

Famous, Known, Important, Significant, Notable, Momentous

Insignificant, Trivial, Minor, Irrelevant

There are numerous historic sites to visit.

Contingencies

Noun

a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.

(आकस्मिक व्यय)

Eventuality, Incident, Happening, Occurrence, Juncture, Chance

Deliberate, Knowingly, Willingly, Certainty, Surety

The contingency was not well-manged.

Evacuation

Noun

the action of evacuating a person or a place.

(निकास)

Removal, Clearance, Shifting, Expulsion, Eviction, Deportation

Keep, Uphold, Retain, Retention, Stay, Withhold

The evacuation process is slow.

Ongoing

Adjective

continuing; still in progress.

(चालु)

Progressing, Going, Ongoing, Continuing, Happening, Occurring, Proceeding, Existent

Finished, Abandoned, Intermittent, Ruined, Lost, Doomed

The ongoing attack in Afghanistan is lethal.

Considerable

Adjective

notably large in size, amount, or extent.

(बहुत अधिक)

Sizeable, Substantial, Appreciable, Significant, Goodly, Tolerable

Paltry, Minor, Minute, Mini, Trivial, Insignificant

The considerable influence was not taken into account.

Outposts

Noun

a remote part of a country or empire.

(सीमांत बस्ती)

Distant, Far, Afar, Remote, Scattered, Distanced

Near, Close, Nearby, Beside, Closely

A few scattered outposts along the west coast.

Adverse

Adjective

preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

(विपरीत)

Unfavourable, Disadvantageous, Inauspicious, Unpropitious, Unfortunate, Unlucky, Untimely

Favourable, Fortunate, Beneficial, Positive, Friendly, Supportive, Aid

The disaster had an adverse effect on the region.

Reassure

Verb

say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).

(फिर हिम्मत दिलाना)

Encourage, Hearten, Comfort, Soothe, Inspirit, Cheer up

Dishearten, Disappoint, Unnerve, Deject, Dispirit, Daunt

The government reassured the restoration of stability.

Fructify

Verb

make (something) fruitful or productive.

(उपजाऊ बनाना)

Productive, Fertile, Fruitful, Rich, Fecund, High-yielding

Sterile, Barren, Unproductive, Unfruitful, Arid, Desert, Waste

This soil might fructify the crops.

 

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