The Hindu Vocabulary 4 June 2021

2021-06-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 04 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Embracing children: On children orphaned by COVID-19’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Orphaned

Verb

make (a child) an orphan.

(अनाथ)

-

-

Raghav was orphaned at the age of thirteen.

Expansive

Adjective

covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive.

(बहुत बड़ा)

Extensive, Sweeping, Rolling, Broad, Wide-ranging

Narrow, Limited, Restricted, Controlled, Confined, Small

The tourists were attracted by expansive beaches.

Vulnerable

Adjective

exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

(चपेट में)

Unsafe, Endangered, Unguarded, Exposed, Resistless

Invulnerable, Resilient, Above, Immune, Insensitive

The country is in a vulnerable situation.

Apex

Adjective

the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.

(सर्वोच्च)

Tip, Peak, Summit, Top, Pinnacle, Crest, Vertex

Bottom, Nadir, Foot, Base, Foundation, Extremity

The apex of the roof had fallen.

Trafficking

Noun

deal or trade in something illegal.

(तस्करी)

Trade, Deal, Peddle, Bargain, Market, Barter

-

The drug trafficking gang was caught.

Dawdle

Verb

waste time; be slow.

(समय नष्ट करना)

Linger, Daily, Idle, Delay, Stall, Past time

Hurry, Expedite, Haste, Hasten, Speed

You should not dawdle your efforts.

Wrought

Adjective

made or fashioned in the specified way.

(गढ़ा)

Cite, Particularize, Enumerate, State, Define, Describe

-

They were done with well-wrought jazz music.

Sprang

Verb

originate or arise from.

(उत्पन्न करना)

Originate, Arise, Awake, Stem, Evolve

Subdue, Suppress, Hide, Press, Control

Creativity sprang from the same source.

Devastate

Verb

destroy or ruin.

(उजाड़ना)

Destroy, Ruin, Damage, Wreck, Ravage, Demolish

Enhance, Beautify, Improve, Appraise, Better

The disaster devastated the factories.

Bounty

Adjective

generosity.

(उदारता)

Magnanimity, Munificence, Benevolence, Kindness, Gentle

Meanness, Shrewd, Clever, Nastiness, Rudeness

His bounty attitude pleased us.

Onslaught

Noun

a fierce or destructive attack.

(हमला)

Assault, Attack, Aggression, Advance, Charge, Onrush

Help, Aid, Assist, Support

A series of onslaught was cited by the journalist.

 

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