The Hindu Vocabulary 9 July 2021

2021-07-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 09 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The surge’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bloodshed

Noun

the killing or wounding of people, typically on a large scale during a conflict.

(वध)

Slaughter, Slaying, Killing, Carnage, Butchery, Massacre

Peace, Tranquility, Calm, Calmness, Quiet, Silence, Stillness

A lot many people were killed in the bloodshed.

Offensive

Adjective

causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed.

(अप्रिय)

Insulting, Rude, Derogatory, Disrespectful, Hurtful, Wounding

Complimentary, Polite, Respectful, Deferential, Genteel, Urbane

The accusations made were extremely offensive.

Contest

Verb

oppose (an action or theory) as mistaken or wrong.

(प्रतियोगिता)

Oppose, Challenge, Dispute, Resist, Defy, Question, Doubt

Agree, Accord, Concord, Agreement, Harmony, Consensus, Unity

The ex-officer contested the decision of his dismissal.

Retreat

Noun

move back or withdraw.

(पीछे हटना)

Withdraw, Recede, Fall, Go down, Ebb, Retire, Recoil, Run away

Advance, Continue, Forward, Facilitate, Boost, Further, Promote, Further

Niyati retreated her decision quickly.

Countryside

Noun

the land and scenery of a rural area.

(ग्रामीण क्षेत्र)

Landscape, Scenery, Surroundings, Environment, Country, Land, Scape

-

We explored the surrounding countryside at the village.

Relentless

Adjective

unceasingly intense.

(कठोर)

Persistent, Continuing, Constant, Continual, Continuous, Non-stop, Steady

Short-lived, Irresolute, Intermittent, Sporadic, Fitful, Broken

We got wearied in the relentless heat of the desert.

Abdication

Noun

failure to fulfil a responsibility or duty.

(राजत्याग)

Failure, Renunciation, Rejection, Refusal, Avoidance, Abnegation

Acceptance, Receipt, Obtaining, Embracing, Embrace, Fulfilment

We witnessed the abdication of responsibility.

Pullout

Noun

a withdrawal.

(वापसी)

Removal, Abolition, Cancellation, Ending, Stopping, Termination

Introduction, Initiation, Launch, Foundation, Inception, Start

The court has announced a pull-out of the scheme.

Legitimacy

Noun

conformity to the law or to rules.

(वैधता)

Legal, Judicial, Forensic, Juridical, Illicit, Licit, Valid

Illegal, Criminal, Unlawful, Illegitimate, Felonious, Barred

The family was engaged in dispute over the legitimacy of heirs.

Invade

Verb

enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it.

(आक्रमण करना)

Occupy, Conquer, Capture, Seize, Annex, Win, Gain

Free, Release, Relieve, Rescue, Unleash, Loose

Norther Canada was invaded by the Saxions.

 

 

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