The Hindu Vocabulary 28 April 2021

2021-04-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A stream of awards: On Oscars 2021’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Continuity

Noun

the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over time.

(निरंतरता)

Progression, Flow, Continuousness, Uninterrupted

Interrupted, Discontinuity, Break, Disconnection, Disruption

The continuity of the process shall not be hindered.

Peddled

Verb

promote (an idea or view) persistently or widely.

(झिड़का हुआ)

Advocate, Suggest, Urge, Champion, Preach, Support

Obstruct, Hinder, Impede, Stop, Demotivate

I decided not to peddle any silly ideas from now on.

Sentimental

Adjective

of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

(भावुक)

Nostalgic, Emotional, Tender, Affectionate, Soft, Soft-centred

Dispassionate, Practical, Unemotional, Emotionless, Impassive, Unsentimental

I could sense a sentimental attachment to the book.

Mercurial

Adjective

subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.

(अस्थिर)

Volatile, Capricious, Temperamental, Excitable, Fickle, Changeable

Stable, Fixed, Steady, Constant, Static

It’s his mercurial temperament.

Incendiary

Adjective

tending to stir up conflict.

(आग लगानेवाला)

Inflammatory, Provocative, Agitational, Seditious, Revolutionary

Conciliatory, Placatory, Pacifying, Mollifying

His incendiary rhetoric did the damage.

Elegiac

Adjective

wistfully mournful.

(बहुत शोकाकुल)

Mournful, Plaintive, Sorrow, Sad, Melancholy

Happy, Elated, Excited, Cheerful, Lively

I couldn’t get over the elegiac characterization.

Hulking

Verb

very large, heavy, or clumsy.

(बहुत बड़ा, भारी, या भद्दा।)

Large, Big, Huge, Grand, Whopping, Heavily built

Light, Small, Tiny, Minor, Trivial

I saw a hulking young man on the street.

Brutality

Noun

savage physical violence; great cruelty.

(निर्दयता)

Cruelty, Ferocity, Barbarity, Savagery, Viciousness

Gentleness, Kindness, Affection, Warmth, Thoughtfulness, Kind

I had to report the brutality.

Blursdays

Noun

humorous word for any day of the week that feels not much different from the one before.

(सप्ताह के किसी भी दिन के लिए हास्य शब्द जो पहले वाले से बहुत अलग नहीं लगता है।)

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It was just another blursday.

Hideous

Adjective

extremely unpleasant.

(भयंकर)

Horrific, Terrible, Appalling, Awful, Dreadful, Frightful, Fearful

Pleasant, Friendly, Affable, Nice, Genial, Likeable

The whole hideous story was narrated to the officer when asked.

Dread

Noun

great fear or apprehension.

(भय)

Fear, Apprehension, Trepidation, Anxiety, Worry, Concern, Unease, Angst

Confidence, Trust, Belief, Faith, Reliance

His dread got him into the depression.

 

 

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It is predicted by the experts that water shortage is not far away, it would be a need of the hour to ____________ our water usage.

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i. limit

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