The Hindu Vocabulary 27 February 2022

2022-02-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Troubled waters: On India-Sri Lanka fishing conflict.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Conflict

Verb

To come into the disagreement.

(टकराव)

Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb

Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform

Your words conflict with your actions.

Noun

A fight or battle

(झगड़ा)

Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

Russia Ukraine conflict should end soon.

Fisherfolk

Noun

People who catch fish for a living

(मछुआरे)

Fisher, Fisherman, Angler, Piscator

-

The fisherfolk is in judicial custody.

Territorial

Adjective

Associated with a particular area or territory.

(क्षेत्रीय)

Provincial, Sectional, National

Universal

There are some territorial disputes between China and its neighbours.

Noun

A member of the territorial army.

(प्रादेशिक सेना के एक सदस्य)

-

-

He is a territorial person.

Custody

Noun

Imprisonment.

Keeping under guardianship.

(हिरासत/ निगरानी)

Care, Protection, Arrest, Detention, Jail, Imprisonment

Destruction, Neglect, Freedom, Release

You should not worry about your car, it is safe in my custody.

Impound

Verb

To seize and hold in the custody of the law.

To take possession of something.

(ज़ब्त करना)

Imprison, Seize, Keep, Cage, Enclose

Free, Release, Stop, Abandon

All her assets were impounded after charges of corruption were proven.

Noun

Material that is impounded.

(ज़ब्त चीजें)

-

-

The police department auctioned all the impounds.

Allegedly

Adverb

According to what has been claimed without proof.

(कथित तौर पर)

Purportedly, Avowedly, Assertedly, Supposedly

-

She allegedly stole my purse and took out the money.

Maritime

Adjective

Relating to border on the sea.

Relating to commerce activities on the sea.

(समुद्री)

Marine, Nautical, Navigational, Aquatic

-

We visited the maritime museum.

Despite

 

Preposition

In spite of

(इसके बावजूद)

Regardless of, Although, Even though, Notwithstanding

-

Himanshu went to the interview despite lacking preparation.

Noun

The feeling of despising someone or insulting.

(विरोध)

Contempt, Contemptuousness, Disdain, Misprision

Respect, Regard, Favour, Estimation

My Uncle made me feel despite at his farm.

Disposal

Noun

The authority to make use of as one chooses.

Orderly placement or distribution.

Systematic Distruction.

(विक्रय/ नियंत्रण/ निराकरण)

Discarding, Jettison, Removal, Clearance, Disposition, Removal, Allocation, Transfer

Building, Construction, Beginning, Start, Keeping

The office premises were at my disposal.

Unsalvageable

Adjective

Not capable of being saved.

(पुनर्प्राप्त करने में सक्षम नहीं)

Unrecoverable

Salvageable, Recoverable

The memory of this harddrive is unsalvageable.

Counterpart

Noun

A person resembling another person in function.

(समकक्ष)

Coequal, Compeer, Equal, Equivalent, Fellow, Like, Copy, Duplicate

Opposite

The foreign minister met his counterpart in the USA and discussed the prospects.

Devotee

Noun

A person who is devoted to something.

(भक्त)

Fan, Fanatic, Maniac, Enthusiast, Supporter, Follower, Class, Group

Nonfan, Critique

The saint of Gujarat has thousands of devotees.

Transgression

Noun

An act of violating a law.

(उल्लंघन)

Offense, Crime, Sin, Wrong, Breach, Crime, Error, Fault

Obedience, Perfection, Submission, Goodness, Virtue, Behaviour, Kindness, Noncrime

If you violate the maritime laws, it will be transgression and you will be arrested.

Resumption

Noun

The act of resuming something.

(पुनरारंभ)

Restart, Reinstitution, Continuation, Renewal, Resurgence, Revival

Closure

I don’t expect any resumption of peace talks after such steps.

Proactive

Adjective

Acting in anticipation of future problems.

Serving to prepare for an expected negative situation.

(सक्रिय)

Farseeing, Forehand, Prescient, Visionary

Improvident, Myopic, Shortsighted, Lazy

We need some proactive measures to fight this situation.

Adequate

Adjective

As much as necessary.

Barely sufficient.

(पर्याप्त)

Acceptable, Decent, Fine, Capable, Competent, Decent, Satisfactory, Comfortable

Inadequate, Poor, Inappropriate, Unable, Incapable, Incompetent, Inept, Insufficient

Mere criticism of these events is not going to help anyone, we should take adequate actions against the culprits.

Paucity

Noun

The smallness of number.

Scarcity.

(अल्पता)

Crunch, Deficit, Failure, Insufficiency, Poverty, Scantiness, Shortage, Want

Abundance, Adequacy, Amplitude, Opulence

The paucity of information will lead to rumors.

 

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