The Hindu Vocabulary 25 January 2021

2021-01-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Helpful pause: On Centre’s offer to suspend farm laws’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Unrest

Noun

a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.

(अशांति)

Disruption, Agitation, Disturbance, Upset, Trouble, Turmoil

Settle, Stable, Peace, Settlement

The political unrest is the cause of differences.

Conciliatory

Adjective

intended or likely to placate or pacify.

(मिलाप करनेवाला)

Placatory, Appeasing, Pacifying, Mollifying

Hostile, Opposed, Antagonistic, Inimical

The institute needs a conciliatory approach to flourish.

Regrettable

Adjective

giving rise to regret; undesirable; unwelcome.

(पछतावा करने योग्य)

Sad, Unwelcome, Undesirable, Sorry, Woeful

Uplifting, Cheerful, Happy, Lively

The decision made will be regrettable.

Repeal

Verb

revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament).

(भंग)

Rescind, Reverse, Cancel, Abrogate, Nullify

Introduce, Enact, Ratify, Initiate

The laws initiated should be repealed instantly.

Put off

Phrasal verb

postpone something.

(टालना)

Postpone, Defer, Deter, Put back, Adjourn

Continue, Persist, Persistent, Perseverance

The judge had put off the decision.

Intransigence

Noun

refusal to change one's views or to agree about something.

(कटृटरता)

Refuse, Deny, Denial, Contradiction, Rebuttal

Agreement, Aid, Assistance, Confirmation

The intransigence from the followers surprised all.

Flare-up

Phrasal verb

a sudden outburst of something, especially violence or hostility.

(भड़कना)

Eruption, Burst, Outbreak, Attack

Suppress, Subdue, Down, Diminish

The flared-up violence in Uganda was due to the fake election results.

Viable

Adjective

capable of working successfully; feasible.

(व्यवहार्य)

Workable, Possible, Practicable, Practical, Applicable

Impracticable, Unworkable, Unfeasible, Inoperable

The task assigned did not seem viable.

Sagacity

Noun

the quality of being sagacious.

(बुद्धिमत्ता)

Wisdom, Intelligence, Judgement, Wise, Knowledgeable

Folly, Foolishness, Idiocy, Stupidity

His sagacity won him million fans.

Aggrieved

Adjective

feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.

(पीड़ित)

Resentful, Affronted, Indignant, Disgruntled, Angry

Quiet, Stable, Peaceful, Pleased

The management was aggrieved at the outcome.

Grievance

Noun

a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.

(शिकायत)

Injustice, Injury, Wrong, Offence, Disservice

Commendation, Applaud, Plaudits, Acclaim

The farmers’ grievances have not been addressed yet.

Ambience

Noun

the character and atmosphere of a place.

(माहौल)

Atmosphere, Air, Aura, Climate, Mood

-

The ambience of the restaurant wooed us all.

Precondition

Noun

a condition that must be fulfilled before other things can happen or be done.

(शर्त लगाना)

Prerequisite, Necessity, Requirement, Essential

Optional, Discretionary, Elective, Non-compulsory

The farmers have placed a few preconditions for revocation of their protest.

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