The Hindu Vocabulary 26 October 2020

2020-10-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Hitting where it hurts: On U.S. B-1 business visa curbs’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Contracting

Verb

enter into a formal and legally binding agreement.

(एक औपचारिक और कानूनी रूप से बाध्यकारी समझौते में प्रवेश करें।)

Business, Enrolment, Employ, Assignment

Partition, Division, Divide, Away

I planned to contract with my brother’s sister company.

Guise

Noun

an external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something.

(भेष)

Appearance, Semblance, Form, Aspect

Reality, Authenticity, Realism, Truth

I had spent 10 days with subordinates in the guise of a guide.

Undercut

Verb

weaken; undermine.

(कमज़ोर करना)

Damage, Sap, Threaten, Subverge, Ruin

Strengthen, Energize, Invigorate, Assist

Some people’s attitude itself undercuts their personality.

Fallout

Noun

the adverse results of a situation or action.

(विवाद)

Aftermath, Consequence, Reaction, Repercussion

Causes, Reasons

The fallout of the hasty decisions were lethal.

Retaliatory

Adjective

(of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge.

(मुंहतोड़)

Punishing, Revengeful, Castigating

Beneficial, Rewarding, Fruitful, Advantageous

The response from the other side was retaliatory.

Parley

Noun

a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.

(बातचीत)

Consult, Discussion, Negotiation, Conversation

Uproar, Anguish, Commotion, Difference

I suggested to proceed with a parley and end the difference of opion.

Backdrop

Noun

the setting or background for a scene, event, or situation.

(पृष्ठभूमि)

Scenery, Drop scene

Front, Former, Ahead

The backdrop of the story is not known.

Clampdown

Noun

a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.

(शिकंजा कसना)

Suppression, Prevention, Stopping, Restriction

Boost, Encourage, Applaud, Embolden

The opposition resorted to clampdown to win over.

Rhetoric

Noun

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing.

(वक्रपटुता)

Oratory, Discourse, Elocution, Eloquence

Quiet, Conciseness, Silence

The minister’s rhetoric speech wooed the audience.

Cadence

Noun

a rhythmical effect in written text.

(ताल)

Intonation, Meter, Beat, Rhythm

Haywire, Chaotic, Messy, Orderless

The team worked in cadence.

Drumbeat

Noun

pattern.

(स्वरूप)

Arrangement, Plan, Guide, Figure

Disorder, Plainness

We were instructed to follow the drumbeat.

Protectionism

Noun

the theory or practice of shielding a country's domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports.

(संरक्षणवाद)

Protection, Preservation, Security, Safeguard

Insecurity, Danger, Harm, Uncertainty

Mr. Trump has always resorted to protectionism.

Alleged

Adjective

said, without proof.

(कथित तौर पर)

Purported, Supposed, Stated, Declared

Certain, Definite, Sure

It’s alleged that he takes drugs.

Mitigate

Verb

to lessen.

(कम करना)

Allay, Alleviate, Assuage, Abate, Mollify

Aggravate, Raise, Provoke, Extend

I wish the new job mitigates my worries and stress.

 

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