The Hindu Vocabulary 30 January 2022

2022-01-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘At the Centre: On India-Central Asia summit’.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Access

Noun

Means of entry

(पहुंच)

Approach, Connection, Entry, Admittance, Entrance

Conclusion, Egress, Outlet

The government buildings were made in such a way that the disabled people could have access to all facilities.

Priority

Noun

The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important.

(वरीयता)

Prime concern, Precedence, Preference, Predominance

Inferiority, Subservience, Last, Unimportance

The government takes priority over important matters.

Paltry

Adjective

Small or meager

(तुच्छ)

Trifling, Insignificant, Negligible, Inadequate, Insufficient

Big, Consequential, Significant, Important

Manu earned a paltry 3500 per month.

Transit

Noun

Transportation

(पारगमन)

Passage, Shipment, Transport, Travel

Hold, Stagnation

The students were not allowed to come to school via public transit during the pandemic.

Verb

Pass across or through an area.

(पार करना)

Go, Depart, Traverse

-

The trucks are too big to transit through the tunnel.

Hesitant

Adjective

Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking.

(दुविधा में पड़ा हुआ)

Uncertain, Undecided, Unsure, Doubtful

Clear, Decided, Sure

The customers were hesitant about buying new products.

Drag

Verb

Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.

(खींचना)

Annoyance, Bore, Bother, Nuisance, Burden

Delight, Joy, Happiness, Pleasures

Shantanu dragged Shankey out of the house.

Noun

The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty.

(घिसटना)

Draw, Lug, Transport, Yank, Tow

Push, Remain

Sheemu was hurt by the drag of the car.

Tenuous

Adjective

Very weak or slight

(तुच्छ)

Slight, Insubstantial, Flimsy, Negligible, Weak

Certain, Strong, Define, Substantial, Sure, Firm

The political alliance formed by the leading party was tenuous.

Radicalism

Noun

The beliefs or actions of people who advocate thorough or complete political or social reform.

(अतिवाद)

Extremism, Irrationality, Unreasonableness, Exorbitance

Moderateness, Temperance

The government took steps against those spreading radicalism.

Outlined

Adjective

Given in summary

(उल्लिखित)

Charted, Diagramed, Epitomized, Graphed, Profiled

-

The lawyer outlined the case briefly to the judge.

Nimbly

Adverb

Swiftly

(फुर्ती से)

Agilely, Lithely, Lightly, Easily

Slowly, Lethargically

The cat leaped nimbly from wall to wall.

Resemble

Verb

Look or seem like

(समान होना)

Mirror, Parallel, Simulate, Approximate, Coincide

Contradict, Contrast, Deviate, Disagree, Differ

Children often resemble their family members.

 

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