The Hindu Vocabulary 28 October 2020

2020-10-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Clearing the air: On Trump's criticism on India air quality’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Gratuitous

Adjective

done without good reason; uncalled for.

(निष्कारण)

Unjustified, Brutish, Unwarranted, Unprovoked

Necessary, essential, Justified, Valid, Legitimate

The statement by the political leader was gratuitous.

Scathing

Adjective

witheringly scornful; severely critical.

(हानिकारक)

Fierce, ferocious, Savage, Severe, Scornful

Mild, Gentle, Complimentary

I goy ignited with the scathing remark thrown at me.

Filthy

Adjective

disgustingly dirty.

(गंदा)

Dirty, Mucky, Grimy, Murky, Unclean, Foul

Clean, Scrubbed, Healthy, Pure, Spotless

The taste of the food at the nearby restaurant was filthy.

Backlash

Noun

a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Response, Counterblast, Reprisal, Recoil, Fallout

Cause, Origin, Basis, Purpose

The way the opposition responded was clueless, there was no need of such a backlash.

Stubble

Noun

the cut stalks of cereal plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.

(चारा)

Stalk, Straw

-

The stubble burning is causing great amount of pollution.

Cudgels

Noun

Weapon.

(हथियार)

Bat, Bash, Attack, Assault

Award, Reward, Applaud, Praise

I had no cudgels to use except a knife.

Dismantle

Verb

Take to pieces.

(नष्ट)

Take apart, Pull apart, Disassemble, Destroy, Flatten

Assemble, Build, Create, Curate

The engineer dismantled the machine and then fixed it.

Stature

Noun

importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.

(उच्चता)

Reputation, Repute, Standing, Status, Position

Inability, Inadequacy, Decrease, Incompetence

Our countries stature is in acute danger.

Brazen

Adjective

bold and without shame.

(निर्लज)

Bold, Shameless, Brass, Modest, Straight

Timid, Shy, Quiet, Reticent

Raghav is not afraid of anyone, he is one brazen kid.

Conspicuous

Adjective

clearly visible.

(सुस्पष्ट)

Clear, Observable, Visible, Noticeable, Perceptible

Inconspicuous, Unnoticeable, Unremarkable, Unspectacular

The data is not as conspicuous as it should have been.

Ephemeral

Adjective

lasting for a very short time.

(अल्पकालिक)

Transient, Fleeting, Passing, Short-lived, Momentary

Long-lived, Permanent, Fixed, Static

It is estimated that this recession is ephemeral.

Revert

Verb

return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.).

(उलटना)

Return, Go back, Retrogress, Regress

Continue, Proceed, Improve, Grow, Keep

I decided to revert my decision of letting Yogesh go.

Impetus

Noun

something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly.

(प्रेरणा)

Stimulus, Inducement, Motivation, Inspiration, Boost

Discouragement, Block, Hindrance, Check

The only impetus to my career is my mother’s dream.

 

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