The Hindu Vocabulary 31 August 2021

2021-08-31

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 31 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A fine line: On development and conservation’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Envisage

Verb

contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

(विचार करना)

Foresee, Predict, Forecast, Foretell, Anticipate, Expect

Avoid, Neglect, Shun, Debar, Negate, Spurn

I have envisaged a flourishing future in this company.

Premised

Noun

Preliminary statements in a document upon which later ones are predicated. (आधारित)

Hypothesis, Assumption, Basis, Ground

Rejection, Denial, Reality

If you agree with the premise, then you will see why he is being held for fraud.

Undulating

Adjective

Wavy

(लहराता हुआ)

Rolling, Waving

Calm, Placid

The undulating terrain of the park also made it a hunting ground for muggers.

Devastating

Adjective

tending or threatening to devastate.

(विनाशकारी)

Destructive, Overwhelming, Disastrous, Crushing

Fortune, Blessed

It was the most devastating flood in the last two decades.

Halt

Noun

A temporary or permanent stop.

(रुका हुआ)

Freeze, Cut off, Standstill, Termination

Continuation, Start, Beginning

The scooter came to a halt and then started to roll backward.

Exacerbated

Verb

To make worse

(तीक्ष्ण करना)

Aggravate, Annoy, Inflame, Provoke

Help, Aid, Improve, Appease

The suicide bomb attack exacerbated the situation in Kabul.

Unimpeded

Adjective

Unhindered (निर्बाध)

Unhampered, Unlimited, Smooth, Bare

Obstructed, Rough, Limited

After the court’s approval, the unimpeded farmers were free to protest.

Scrap

Verb

to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective: (खत्म कर देना)

Abandon, Dismiss, Ditch, Discard

Accept, Keep, Save

He urged that we should scrap the old laws that are irrelevant in modern times.

Entail

Verb

Result in

(परिणाम)

Call for, Encompass, Involve, Lead to

Exclude, Untangle

The cancellation of solar power projects would entail in significant losses.

Salvaging

Verb

To rescue

(उबारना)

Reclaim, Recover, Redeem, Restore

Abandon, Endanger, Forfeit

My clothes are creased but beyond salvaging.

Cessation

Noun

Ending (समापन)

Break, Arrest, Cease, Halt

Action, Continuation, Commencement

They mutually agreed to a cessation of fighting.

Affiliated

Adjective

Associated (संबद्ध)

Connected, Related, United

Separated

The college is not affiliated with any local university.

Fraught

Adjective

Full of

(भरा हुआ)

Charged, Filled, Replete

Empty

The game was fraught with puzzles that had to be solved quickly.

Tussle

Noun

Struggle

(संघर्ष)

Brawl, Fray, Scuffle, Clash

Agreement, Harmony, Peace, Accord

The children began to tussle with each other for the toy.

Immune

Adjective

Exempt or protected

(प्रतिरक्षा)

Unaffected, Resistant, Exempt

Unprotected, Vulnerable, Unguarded

The vaccination doesn't necessarily make you completely immune.

 

 

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