The Hindu Vocabulary 7 February 2022

2022-02-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Die is cast: On U.P. poll campaign.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Die is Cast

Idiom

A process has started and it cannot be changed or stopped.

(एक प्रक्रिया या कार्रवाई शुरू कर दी गई है और इसे रोका या बदला नहीं जा सकता है)

-

-

Be 100% sure before signing the contract because once it is signed die will be cast and then no looking back.

Mobilise

Verb

To put into movement.

To assemble and make ready for war.

(संगठित करना)

Marshal, Rally, Assemble, Prepare

Disorganize, Discourage, Disperse, Dissuade

Our country should mobilise international support.

Communal

Adjective

Belonging to a community.

Based on cultural groups.

(सांप्रदायिक)

Collaborative, Collective, Joint, Multiple

Exclusive, Individual, Single, Solitary, Unilateral

The unrest in the area was due to communal violence.

Brisk

Adjective

Keenly alert.

Quick and alive.

Sharp in tone or manner.

(तेज)

Active, Airy, Bouncing, Kinetic

Dead, Inactive, Lackadaiical, Spiritless

Rajesh was sounding brisky over the phone.

Defensive

Noun

A position serving to protect.

(बचाव)

Guard

Offensive, Undefensive

He was on the defensive side about the government’s mistake.

 

Adjective

Serving to defend.

Devoted to resisting attack.

(बचानेवाला)

Opposing, Averting, Conservative, Protective

Offensive, Unwary, Unwatchful

The Trump administration decided to build a defensive wall.

Dominance

Noun

Power and influence over others.

(प्रभुत्व)

 

Control, Influence, Power, Rule, Command

Impotence, Incapacity, Surrender, Weakness

The dominance of Narendra Modi has been continuous for the last ten years.

Alliance

Adjective

An association between two or more persons, groups or countries.

(गठबंधन)

Accord, Affiliation, Affinity, Engagement

Detachment, Hatred, Disagreement, Disconnection

The corporate alliance has not been successful.

Noun

A union between people, groups, countries, etc. (सन्धि)

Accord, Compact, Convention, Pact

-

The countries have decided to form a security alliance.

Fray

 

Noun

Fight

(लड़ाई)

Fracas, Melee, Affray, Brawl

Peace, Accord, Agreement, Calm

The fray between two students came to an end when the principal arrived.

Verb

Shred

(उधेड़ना)

Erode, Frazzle, Unravel, Chafe

Please, Sew

The cat frayed all the newspapers lying on the floor.

Abutting

Verb

(of an area of land or a building) be next to or have a common boundary with.

(सीमा पर एकत्रित होना)

Adjoin, Join, Neighbour, Be adjacent to

-

Mary’s land was abutt my farmhouse.

Hotspot

Noun

A place of significant activity or danger.

(हॉटस्पॉट)

 

 

Noida is a hotspot of IT services.

Agitation

Noun

A state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

(व्याकुलता)

Disturbance, Turbulence, Upheaval, Turmoil

Calm, Order, Tranquility, Harmony, Peace

He made her laugh to avoid agitation.

Plank

Noun

A fundamental point of a political or other program.

(एक राजनीतिक या अन्य कार्यक्रम का एक मौलिक बिंदु)

-

-

The plank of this bill is to ensure the rights of SCs and STs.

A long, thin, flat piece of timber, used especially in building and flooring.

(तख्ता)

Board, Floorboard, Beam, Timber

-

A big plank was laid down in the park. 

Verb

To throw or set down clumsily or casually.

(रखना)

Plump, Plunk, Flop, Sling

-

He planked the box down on the floor.

Resentment

Noun

Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

(नाराज़गी)

Acrimony, Animosity, Annoyance, Irritation

Calm, Cheer, Comfort, Delight

He was at resentment seeing the unfair behavior of his brother.

No stone unturned

Phrase

Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something.

(कोई कसर नहीं)

-

-

He left no stone unturned to achieve his goals.

Narrative

Adjective

In the form of story; chronological

(कथात्मक)

 

Fictional, Narrated, Historical, Reported

Rambling

William Shakespeare use to write narrative poems.

Noun

Story

(वर्णन)

Account, Anecdote, Fiction, Chronicle

-

The narrative regarding the murder of the girl did not convince the police.

Tinged

Verb

Color slightly

(रंग)

Tint, Color, Dye, Stain, Shade

White, Real

The whole water in the pool was tinged due to the cleaning powder.

Agrarian

Adjective

Concerning land

(कृषि संबंधी)

Agricultural, Rural, Peasant, Rustic

-

The agrarian economy needs to be diversified in India.

Inflation

Noun

A continuous rise in the price level related attributed to an increase in the volume of money.

(मुद्रास्फीति)

Boom, Expansion, Hike, Rise, Affectation

Abridgment, Compression, Reduction, Deflation

The government framed policies to contain inflation.

Stray

Verb

Move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place.

(भटका हुआ)

Deviate, Drift, Meander, Roam

Be direct, Remain, Stay

Many domesticated animals were straying on the street.

 

Adjective

Abandoned

(त्यागा हुआ)

Homeless, Lost, Roaming, Vagrant

-

The strayed children were found by the police.

Emotive

Adjective

Arousing or able to arouse intense feelings.

(भावपूर्ण)

Affectional, Affective, Heartwarming, Moving

-

The speech given by the daughter for his father was very emotive.

 

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