The Hindu Vocabulary 28 July 2021

2021-07-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Wounded mountains: on Himachal landslide tragedy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Wounded

Adjective

inflicted with a wound; injured.

(ज़ख़्मी)

Hurt, Harmed, Disabled, Affected, Damaged, Mutilated

Perfect, Fit, Apt, Apposite, Well, Ideal, Flawless, Best

The wounded economy needs to refurbish soon.

Ecology

Noun

the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

(परिस्थिति विज्ञान पौधों तथा प्राणियों का आपस में तथा परिवेश से सम्बन्ध)

-

-

The environmentalists are perturbed about the ecology and the entire balance.

Fragility

Noun

the quality of being easily broken or damaged.

(नाज़ुकपन)

Frailty, Weakness, Vulnerability, Insecurity, Unreliability, Riskiness

Robustness, Strength, Power, Dominance, Supremacy

The fragility of the window wasn’t known to us.

Boulder

Noun

a large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion.

(बड़ा पत्थर)

Stone, Rock, Gibber, Boulder stone, Gibber stone

-

The boulders were swept aside to clear the road.

Vistas

Noun

a pleasing view.

(परिदृश्य)

View, Prospect, Aspect, Spectacle, Perspective, Scenery, Townscape

-

The landscape vistas pleased us.

Vigil

Noun

a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.

(चौकसी)

Alertness, Attention, Awake, Observant, Watchful

Ignorant, Negligent, Avoiding, Shun, Spurn, Detached

His vigil helped in locating the culprits.

Cloudburst

Noun

a sudden violent rainstorm.

(मूसलाधार वर्षा)

-

-

In the central region, we experienced an intense cloudburst.

Avaricious

Adjective

having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

(लोभी)

Grasping, Acquisitive, Covetous, Greedy, Rapacious, Mercenary

Generous, Liberal, Giving, Munificent, Unselfish, Unsparing, Plenteous

He made an avaricious attempt to succeed.

Impound

Verb

seize and take legal custody of (something, especially a vehicle, goods, or documents) because of an infringement of a law.

(ज़ब्त करना)

Confiscate, Seize, Appropriate, Requisition, Distrain, Take

Provide, Free, Release, Ransom, Untie, Undo, Unchain, Unleash

Vehicles park in no-parking zone will be impounded.

Inflict

Verb

cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.

(दंड देना)

Lay, Impose, Wreak, Deliver, Apply, Cause, Give

Take, Withdraw, Remove, Extract, Draw out

The bombers inflicted serious injuries on us.

 

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