The Hindu Vocabulary 30 December 2020

2020-12-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘War and words: On Afghanistan's slow progress toward peace and stability’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Stability

Noun

the state of being stable.

(स्थिरता)

Solidity, Firmness, Steadiness, Strength, Fastness

Weak, Puny, Feeble, Frail

The stability of the process for vaccination is to be maintained.

Unaddressed

Adjective

not considered or dealt with.

(बिना पते)

Ignored, Disregard, Pass over, Snub,

Acknowledge, Obey, Follow, Abide

The grievances went all unaddressed.

Surging

Adjective

move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward.

(बढ़ती)

Gush, Rush, Rise, Stream, Flow, Burst

Drop, Diminish, Decrease, Dwindle

The surging economic situation seems positive.

Diplomatic

Adjective

having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way.

(राजनयिक)

Tactful, Sensitive, Subtle, Delicate, Discreet

Indiscreet, Tactless, Indelicate, Gauche

He was diplomatic in his saying.

Propaganda

Noun

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

(प्रचार प्रसार)

Information, Promotion, Advertising, Publicity

-

The propaganda was not well deciphered.

Critical

Adjective

expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements.

(नाजुक)

Censorious, Condemnatory, Condemning, Reproving

Complimentary, Flattering, Appreciative, Admiring, Approving

The situation amid pandemic is critical.

Legitimacy

Noun

conformity to the law or to rules.

(वैधता)

Legitimate, Validity, Legal, Lawful, Legit, Licit

Illegal, Illegitimate, Unlawful, Criminal, Felonious

The legitimacy of the process and the stature is doubtful.

Elusive

Adjective

difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

(हाथ न आनेवाला)

Evasive, Slippery, Shifty, Cagey

Frank, Direct, Candid, Plain, Straight

The decisions made by the leaders are elusive.

Quest

Noun

a long or arduous search for something.

(खोज)

Search, Hunt, Pursuit, Trailing, Chasing

-

The quest for resolution is on fire.

Insurgent

Noun

a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

(विद्रोही)

Rebel, Revolutionary, Mutineer, Agitator, Subversive

Loyalist, Faithful, Loyal, Devoted, True

He went to the insurgent and gave him the letter.

Upbeat

Adjective

cheerful; optimistic.

(उत्साहित)

Cheery, Positive, Confident, Hopeful

Pessimistic, Negative, Cynical, Rejecting, Refusing

Raghav was upbeat and a positive by nature.

Vital

Adjective

absolutely necessary; essential.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Essential, Indispensable, Key, Crucial, Necessary, Needed

Unimportant, Peripheral, Secondary, Lesser

Regular check-up is vital for proper health.

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