The Hindu Vocabulary 9 April 2021

2021-04-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 09 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fits and starts: On India-Pakistan dialogue process’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Nascent

Adjective

just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

(उत्पन्न)

Budding, Developing, Growing, Embryonic, Incipient

Diminishing, Dropping, Ending, Climax, Final

The nascent fashion industry attracts everyone’s interest.

Détente

Noun

the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.

(विश्राम)

Improvement, Amelioration, Advancement, Enhancement, Upgrading

Disadvantageous, Unfavourable, Adverse, Unpropitious, Unfortunate

The policy of détente with the ally countries should be appreciated.

Slammed

Verb

criticize severely.

(आलोचना करना)

Criticize, Censure, Denounce, Condemn, Arraign, Rebuke

Support, Praise, Commend, Applaud, Eulogize, Celebrate, Compliment

The new show was slammed for the obscenity it portrays.

Rapprochement

Noun

an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.

(मेल-मिलाप)

Reconciliation, Détente, Agreement, Cooperation, Harmonization, Softening

Aggression, Rival, Enmity, Disagreement, Dispute

We witnessed signs of rapprochement between two nations.

Bonhomie

Noun

cheerful friendliness; geniality.

(खुशमिज़ाजी)

Geniality, Conviviality, Affability, Amiability

Enmity, Coldness, Hostility, Animosity, Antipathy

Roshan exuded amazing energy and bonhomie.

Revoke

Verb

officially cancel.

(रद्द करना)

Cancel, Repeal, Rescind, Reverse, Abrogate, Annul, Nullify

Introduce, Enact, Begin, Start, Ratify

The group appealed to the court and their sentence was revoked.

Outlook

Verb

View.

(देखना)

View, Prospect, Aspect, Scene, Exposure

Neglect, Avoid, Ignore, Expel, Dismiss, Disregard

The pleasant outlook was not for everyone.

Restoration

Noun

the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.

(मरम्मत)

Repair, Fixing, Mending, Refurbishment, Reconditioning, Rehabilitation

Neglect, Avoid, Worsen, Debilitate

We were all happy for restoration of his health.

Embark

Verb

begin (a course of action).

(शुरू करना)

Begin, Start, Undertake, Enter on, Launch, Initiate

End, Finish, Conclusion, Termination, Climax, Resolution, Close

She has decided to embark on a new career.

Back-channel

Adjective

a secondary or covert route for the passage of information.

(जानकारी के पारित होने के लिए एक माध्यमिक या गुप्त मार्ग)

Lesser, Lower, Minor, Peripheral, Incidental, Subsidiary

Primary, Central, Direct, Main, Important

Yuvraj was used as a diplomatic back-channel by the officials.

Salutary

Adjective

producing good effects; beneficial.

(लाभदायक)

Beneficial, Good, Advantageous, Profitable, Productive, Helpful

Unwelcome, Irrelevant, Immaterial, Inapposite, Trivial

I failed to extract salutary response from the followers.

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