The Hindu Vocabulary 9 February 2022

2022-02-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 9 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Bold gamble: On announcement of Channi as Punjab CM candidate.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Rivalry

Noun

Competition

Antagonism, Clash, Contest, Conflict, Matchup

Accord, Calm, Agreement, Harmony

The rivalry between the communities came to an end after signing the accord.

Gamble

Noun

An enterprise undertaken or attempted with a risk of loss and a chance of profit or success.

(जुआ)

Bet, Long shot, Venture, Wager, Action

Certainty, Sureness, Guard, Insurance

Ramesh’s idea to set up a pickle business was a bit of a gamble.

Verb

Take risky action in the hope of a desired result.

 (साहसपूर्ण कार्य करना)

Take a chance, Take a risk, Trust in, Take a flyer

Dissuade, Discourage, Displace, Be careful

She loves to gamble in everything.

Reticent

Adjective

Not revealing one’s thought or feeling readily.

(अल्पभाषी)

Reserved, Withdrawn, Introverted, Restrained, Diffident

Communicative, Confident, Extroverted,

Tinku was reticent about his professional life.

Unprecedented

Adjective

Exceptional

(अभूतपूर्व)

 

Bizzare, Extraordinary, Fantastic, Unusual, Remarkable

Bad, Common, Normal, Ordinary, Familiar

The unprecedented steps taken by him will earn profit for all.

Volatile

Adjective

Changeable

(परिवर्तनशील)

Capricious, Erratic, Variable, Fickle

Certain, Constant, Definite, Dependable, Reliable

Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile.

Entrench

Verb

Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

(स्थापित करना)

Define, Embed, Fortify, Strengthen

Discourage, Dissuade, Hurt, Weaken

The leader entrenched the belief of Hindutva.

Unravel

Verb

Unfold

(खोलना)

Decipher, Undo, Untangle, Disengage

Question, Wonder, Entangle, Join

The mysteries of the old house are yet to be unraveled.

Investigate and solve or explain

(सुलझाना)

Solve, Workout, Resolve, Clear up

Question, Knot

The investigating officer attempted to unravel the cause of death.

Shied

Verb

Fling or throw something at a target.

(फेंकना)

 

Throw, Toss, Hurl, Dash, Aim

Stop, Collect, Pull, Gather

He tore the question paper and shied it as his friend.

Audacious

Adjective

Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.

(साहसी)

Adventurous, Bold, Courageous, Brave

Afraid, Careful, Cowardly, Fearful

Sheena’s aim to climb Mount Everest is very audacious.

Showing an impudent lack of respect.

(अक्खड़)

Arrogant, Presumptuous, Defiant, Disrespectful

Meek, Shy, Humble, Mild

Raju’s behavior towards me is very audacious.

Accommodative

Adjective

Willing to fit in with someone's wishes or needs.

(उदार)

Adaptive, Modified, Integrated, Adjustable

Disarranged, Disorderly, Different

Manan was patient and accommodative.

Homogeneous

Adjective

Similar

(समरूप)

Alike, Comparable, Compatible, Consistent

Different, Dissimilar, Heterogenous

The mixture made by me was homogeneous.

Minuscule

Adjective

Extremely small

(अत्यंत छोटा)

 

Tiny, Minute, Microscopic, Little

Big, Huge, Enormous, Large

The risk of transmission of this infection is very minuscule.

Prominence

Noun

The state of being important or famous.

(प्रमुखता)

Eminence, Fame, Greatness, Importance, Reputation

Insignificance, Inferiority, Unimportance, Depression

She came to prominence as an actress in the 1990s.

Resentment

Noun

Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

(नाराज़गी)

Acrimony, Animosity, Annoyance, Bitterness

Calm, Cheer, Comfort, Happiness

Nutan’s resentment increased on being denied to go on a school trip, while her brother was allowed.

 

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