The Hindu Vocabulary 5 March 2022

2022-03-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 5 March 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Not taking sides: On India and the Ukraine conflict.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Conflict

Verb

To come into the disagreement.

(टकराव)

Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb

Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform

You should not involve in any conflict and focus on your studies only.

Noun

A fight or battle

(झगड़ा)

Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

The conflict is taking an ugly shape day by day.

Engage

Verb

To occupy the attention of someone.

To occupy oneself.

(काम पर लगाना/ संलग्न होना)

Employ, Enlist, Appoint, Charter, Arrest, Catch, Fascinate, Undertake

Break, Deny, Disagree, Fail

You engaged me in this movie and killed my time.

Deepen

Verb

To make deeper or more serious.

(गंभीर हो जाना/ और भी गहरा होना)

Expand, Dig, Hollow, Dredge

Fill, Pale, Quieten, Lighten

The river was deepened for smooth passage of the ships.

Resolution

Noun

A firm decision to do or not to do something.

(संकल्प/ प्रस्ताव,)

 

The quality of being determined or resolute.

(दृढ़ निश्चयी या दृढ़ होने का गुण)

 

The action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

(समाधान)

Determination, Intention, Purpose, Resolve, Pledge, Commitment, Undertaking

Indecision, Apathy, Irresolution, Flexibility, Condemnation, Denial, Origin

The resolution regarding Nuclear disarmament needs to be adopted by all nuclear-powered nations.

Deplore

Verb

To regret deeply.

To consider unfortunate.

(गुण)

Abhor, Complain, Denounce, Lament

Approve, Commend, Laud, Compliment

I deplore missing my friend’s wedding.

Troop

Noun

An assemblage of persons.

A group of soldiers.

(सैन्यदल)

Army, Contingent, Crew, Delegation

Individual, One

India has increased the troops in the Kashmir region.

Verb

To gather in a company.

To move in large numbers.

(बड़ी संख्या में स्थानांतरित करना)

Gather

Alone

Many countries have started trooping near their borders.

Rubric

Noun

A title of a manuscript, book, statute, etc.

A set of rules at the beginning of an exam.

(शीर्ष/ सरनामा)

Course, Custom, Dictate, Formula

-

I have written humorous rubrics at the beginning of each chapter.

Adjective

Written with red.

( लाल रंग से लिखा)

-

-

 

Veto

Noun

 

(अस्‍वीकृति)

Ban, Embargo, Interdict, Prohibition

Prescription

India is demanding a permanent seat in UNSC and hence a veto power.

Verb

To refuse to give official permission for an action or plan, when other people have agreed to it.

(अस्‍वीकृत कर देना)

Forbid, Prohibit, Negative, Deny, Refuse

Confirm, Ratify, Assent, Allow

Russia has often vetoed in favour of India.

Invoke

Verb

To appeal to authority.

To make an earnest request for something.

To put into effect.

(आह्वान करना)

Beget, Breed, Cause, Generate, Apply, Enforce

Cruelty, Indulgence, Meanness, Ignore, Neglect

They worshipped to invoke God’s help.

Abort

Verb

To terminate the pregnancy before maturity.

To terminate a procedure prematurely.

(विकास रुक जाना/ गर्भपात होना)

Halt, Interrupt, Nullify, Scrap, Miscarry

Begin, Start, Continue, Keep

The missile launch was aborted.

Noun

Something that has been aborted.

(कुछ ऐसा जो निरस्त कर दिया गया हो।)

-

-

The abort was directed to the ocean.

Abstain

Verb

To hold oneself back voluntarily.

To choose not to vote.

(बचना/ परहेज रखना)

Cease, Quit, Refrain, Shun

Continue, Accept, Face, Allow

India has abstained from voting against Russia twice.

Relentless

Adjective

Not easing.

Showing no abatement of intensity.

Oppressively constant

(कठोर/ दयाहीन/ निरन्तर)

Determined, Dogged, Harsh, Incessant, Persistent, Sustained

Intermittent, Surrendering, Easy, Gentle

He was running a relentless campaign for the prime minister.

Lobby

Noun

A corridor or hall connected with a series of rooms, used as the passage or as a waiting room.

(प्रतीक्षा कक्ष/ प्रकोष्ठ)

Corridor, Doorway, Hall

-

I was waiting in the lobby.

Verb

To try to influence the actions of legislators.

(पक्ष जुटाव)

Persuade, Press, Push, Request

Discourage, Dissuade, Pull, Repress

Many senators are lobbying for India.

Legitimate

Verb

To make lawful or legal.

(कानूनी करना/ वैध करना)

Legalize

Illegitimate

Your marriage is now being legitimated.

Adjective

According to the law.

(कानूनी)

Appropriate, Certain, Correct, Fair

Abnormal, Affected, Deceptive, False

Your methods should be legitimate, otherwise, I will not help.

Sovereignty

Verb

Freedom from external control.

The quality of a state having supreme authority.

(प्रभुता/ प्रभुत्व)

Dominance, Jurisdiction, Supremacy, Ascendancy

Submission, Dependence, Subjection, Unfreedom

Ukraine’s sovereignty is in danger.

 

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