The Hindu Vocabulary 4 February 2022

2022-02-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 4 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Winter is here: On India’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Diplomatic

Adjective

Relating to the practice of negotiations between nations.

Skilled in dealing with sensitive matters.

(कूटनीतिक)

Politic, Tactful, Conciliatory, Gracious

Rude, Artless, Tactless, Undiplomatic

The diplomatic relations between India and US have strengthened over the last decade.

Boycott

Verb

To refuse to buy or participate in something to protest.

(बहिष्कार करना)

Avoid, Cut off, Refuse, Snub

Accept, Allow, Approve, Permit

If we boycott foreign goods, we can boost our local economy.

Global

Adjective

Worldwide.

Involving all of something.

Involving the entire world.

(वैश्विक स्तर पर)

Common, Generic, Overall, Universal

Individual, Particular, Local, Specific

I want to make my business global.

Lone

Adjective

Being alone

(अकेला)

Alone, One, Singular, Unique, Solitary

Together, Accompanied, Along

I want to pursue photography as a lone traveler.

Regrettable

Adjective

Deserving regret.

(पछतावा करने योग्य)

Deplorable, Woeful, Grievous, Heartbreaking

Cheerful, Comforting, Good, Satisfactory

Your actions are regrettable.

Bravery

Noun

The quality of showing moral or mental strength in a situation of danger.

(वीरता)

Array, Best, Caparison, Feather

Cowardice, Fear, Timidity, Diffidence

Stories of his bravery are famous all around the town.

Existence

Noun

The state of being alive or present.

(अस्तित्व)

Continuation, Presence, Reality, Survival

Abstract, End, Death, Inanimateness

The existence of aliens has always been a question that has never been answered.

Reeducate

Verb

To train again.

(फिर से शिक्षित करना)

Educate, Train

-

Schools should provide facilities to reeducate weak students.

Legitimacy

Noun

The state or quality of being legitimate or legal.

(वैधता)

Lawfulness, Legality

Illegality, Unlawfulness, Wrongfulness

The legitimacy of your words will depend on your actions in the future.

Denounce

Verb

To make a formal accusation.

To blame openly or publicly.

(आरोप लगाना)

Censure, Execrate, Reprehend, Accuse, Blame, Brand, Excoriate, Rebuke

Applaud, Approve, Compliment, Exalt

The acts of violence always need to be denounced.

Burnishing

Verb

To make shiny by rubbing.

(किसी दाँत को खुरचना एवं उस पर पॉलिश करना)

Buff, Furbish, Glance, Shine

Dull, Tarnish

Your attempt was totally about the burnishing of her image.

Pandemic

Noun

A Disease occurring over a wide geographic area.

(वैश्विक महामारी)

Broad, Common, Comprehensive, Empyrean

Exclusive, Incomplete, Individual, Infrequent, Particular

The pandemic is soon going to end.

Inherently

Adverb

As a natural quality.

(स्वाभाविक)

Constitutional, Essential, Hardwired, Inborn

Adventitious, Extraneous, Extrinsic

The Cryptocurrency concept is inherently appealing.

Outbreak

Noun

A sudden increase in activity.

(प्रकोप)

Crash, Disruption, Eruption, Onset

Calm, Peace, Calmness, Completion

The outbreak of diseases in past has caused a lot of trouble.

Laudable

Adjective

Worthy of appreciation or praise.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Commendable, Creditable, Deserving, Estimable

Disrespected, Unworthy, Bad, Blameable

The work of the Delhi government on government schools is laudable.

Aspiration

Noun

A desire or aim.

An object of desire.

(आकांक्षा)

Ambition, Aim, Desire, Eagerness

Apathy, Dislike, Hate, Laziness

Being a cricketer is my aspiration.

 

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