The Hindu Vocabulary 29 July 2021

2021-07-29

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 29 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dangerous conflagration: On Assam-Mizoram border clash’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Conflagration

Noun

an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.

(अग्निकाण्ड)

Fire, Blaze, Flames, Inferno, Firestorm, Holocaust

-

There were fears of a conflagration in many regions.

Escalation

Noun

a rapid increase; a rise.

(वृद्धि)

Rise, Surge, Hike, Advance, Upsurge, Leap, Growth, Upswing, Increase

Drop, Plunge, Plummet, Relaxation, Reduction, Deduction

The escalation in the cost of basic goods is upsetting.

Skirmish

Noun

an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting.

(झड़प)

Fight, Argument, Clash, Conflict, Encounter, Disagreement, Discord

Accord, Agreement, Approval, Acceptance, Treaty, Unison, Unity

The group was caught amid the skirmishes.

Snowball

Verb

increase rapidly in size, intensity, or importance.

(बड़ी तेज़ी से बढ़ जाना या फैल जाना)

Surge, Hike, Advance, Rise Upsurge, Leap, Growth, Upswing, Increase

Reduce, Drop, Plunge, Plummet, Relaxation, Reduction, Deduction

The campaign was snowballing at a great pace.

Status quo

Noun

the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

(यथास्थिति)

-

-

The government tried its best to maintain the status-quo.

Farcical

Adjective

relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.

(हास्यास्पद)

Ridiculous, Preposterous, Ludicrous, Absurd, Laughable, Risible, Futile, Useless

Useful, Beneficial, Advantageous, Favourable, Helpful, Valuable

His idea was farcical.

Stance

Noun

the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.

(रवैया)

Attitude, Stand, Viewpoint, Standpoint, Opinion, Position, Perspective

-

The party has been changing the stance towards the policy.

Condone

Verb

approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance.

(स्वीकार करना)

Accept, Approve, Sanction, Endorse, Support, Bolster, Back

Reject, Shun, Spurn, Avoid, Condemn, Disapprove

The fair was officially condoned a few weeks later.

One-upmanship

Noun

the technique or practice of gaining an advantage or feeling of superiority over another person.

(दूसरों पर हावी होने की आदत)

-

-

They were all involved in the one-upmanship of who can get the best presents.

 

 

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