The Hindu Vocabulary 6 December 2020

2020-12-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 06 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Trust deficit: On MSP and the need for a legal guarantee’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Intensify

Verb

Increase or strengthen.

(अधिक करना)

Aggravate, Alleviate, Incite, Increase

Assuage, Alleviate, Decrease, Abate

Improper medication intensified his pain.

Sceptical

Adjective

not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.

(उलझन में)

Dubious, Doubtful, Doubting, Questioning

Sure, Certain, Convinced, Optimistic

I was sceptical about the dress I had bought.

Lucrative

Adjective

producing a great deal of profit.

(लाभप्रद)

Profitable, Gainful, Profit-making, Remunerative

Loss, Unprofitable, Unbeneficial, Unyielding

The food business was not lucrative enough.

Dismantle

Verb

Break or deprive of positive human qualities.

(नष्ट)

Dehumanise,

Bereave, Deprive, Disrobe

Cover, Build, Provide, Add, Indulge

His intentions were to dismantle the probe.

Redress

Verb

remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).

(प्रतिकार)

Rectify, Correct, Amend, Remedy, Repair, Fix

Ignore, Reject, Refuse, Turn down

The court has the power to redress the issues of citizens.

Contentious

Adjective

causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

(विवादास्पद)

Controversial, Arguable, Debatable, Disputable, Disputed

Uncontroversial, Indisputable, Unquestionable

The farmers came up with a contentious issue to discuss.

Muddle

Verb

bring into a disordered or confusing state.

(गड़बड़ी)

Confuse, Mix up, Jumble, Juggle

Sort, Resolve, Balance, Clear

I had  a fear that Roshni would muddle the message asked to share.

Robust

Adjective

possessing great and impressive power or strength.

(शक्तिमान)

Fearsome, Ferocious, Big, Tough, Mighty

Puny, Tiny, Insignificant, Trivial

The man with a  robust personality is admired by all.

Hostility

Noun

a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.

(प्रतिशोध)

Revenge, Grudge, Conflict, Hostility, Dissension, Strife

Agreement, Forgiveness, calm, Harmony, Peace

The hostility between two nations have increased tensions at the borders.

Pervasive

Adjective

(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.

(व्यापक)

Prevalent, Pervading, Penetrating, Extensive

Lacking, Insignificant, Minor, Slight, Inconsequential

The dogs are pervasive in every Indian street.

Irrespective

Adjective

not taking (something) into account; regardless of.

((निरपेक्ष))

Heedless, Inattentive, Regardless, Careless, Mindless

Attentive, Respectful, Careful, Vigilant

The soldiers put all efforts irrespective of the wrong allegations.

Protracted

Adjective

Lengthy; long.

(लंबा)

Continued, Enduring, Extensive, Lengthy, Lingering

Short, Limited, Restricted, Barred

The operation was a protracted one.

Prevail

Verb

be widespread or current in a particular area or at a particular time.

(प्रचलित होना)

Command, Conquer, Domineer, Reign, Succeed, Triumph

Fail, Forfeit, Lose, Surrender, Follow, Yield

The public wished that their leader’s power prevails throughout.

Aggravate

Verb

Increase or strengthen.

(अधिक करना)

Intensify, Alleviate, Incite, Ignite

Assuage, Alleviate, Decrease, Abate

The aggravated pressure from the investors’ end shook us all.

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