The Hindu Vocabulary 6 August 2021

2021-08-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 06 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Over the borderline: On Centre’s role in resolving Assam-Mizoram row’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Borderline

Noun

a division between two distinct or opposite things.

(सीमारेखा)

Divide, Division, Demarcation, Border, Limit, Periphery

-

The borderline between ritual and custom had broadened.

Fraught

Adjective

causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

(व्याकुल)

Anxious, Curious, Distraught, Agitated, Upset

Calm, Pacify, Tranquil, Placid, Settle, Rest

There was a fraught silence in the room.

Exacerbated

Verb

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

(बिगाड़ देना)

Aggravate, Worsen, Inflame, Compound, Intensify, Increase, Magnify

Calm, Reduce, Settle, Lower, Lessen, Set, Pacify

His harsh behaviour only exacerbated the problem.

Blockade

Noun

an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.

(नाकाबन्दी)

Siege, Barricade, Seal, Block, Besiege

Release, Unveil, Unleash, Uncover, Untie, Free

The blockade kept on resulting in an increase in traffic.

Scabbards

Noun

a sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger, typically made of leather or metal.

(म्यान)

-

-

The sword was hung in the scabbards.

Amicable

Adjective

characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.

(मित्रवत्)

Friendly, Cordial, Civil, Amiable, Easy, Polite, Easy-going

Unfriendly, Hostile, Disagreeable, Antagonistic, Aggressive, Aloof, Nasty

She looked at me with an amicable glance.

Recriminations

Noun

an accusation in response to one from someone else.

(उल्टा दोष)

Quarrelling, Squabbling, Bickering, Rowing, Accusation

Bonding, Reconciliation, Agreement, Reuniting, Reunion

We had no fears and no recriminations.

Morph

Verb

undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation.

(बदला गया)

Change, Alter, Transform, Modify, Convert, Metamorphose, Transfigure

Preserve, Converse, Protect, Maintain, Look after, Continue

The tiny cotton piece was morphed into a pretty napkin.

Cohesion

 

Noun

the action or fact of forming a united whole.

(संसक्ति)

Unity, Togetherness, Solidarity, Bond, Continuity, Coherence, Connection

Division, Disunity, Dividing, Dissection, Splitting, Cleaving

The project work at present lacks cohesion.

Juridical

Adjective

relating to judicial proceedings and the administration of the law.

(वैधिक)

-

-

It was no longer of juridical significance.

 

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