The Hindu Vocabulary 3 May 2023

2023-05-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “A good divorce: On the Supreme Court of India’s ruling.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Irretrievable

Adjective

Impossible to regain or recover

(असाध्य)

Hopeless, Incurable, Irrecoverable, Unrecoverable, Irremediable, Incorrigible, Irredeemable, Irreparable

Recoverable. Remediable, Curable, Savable, Retrievable

The loss of his death is irretrievable.

Leaning

Noun

A tendency or partiality of a particular kind

(रूझान)

Inclination, Predilection, Propensity, Sentiment, Aptitude, Bent

Dislike, Allergy, Distaste, Disfavor, Neutrality

Radhika has a natural leaning toward Abhir.

Consent

 

Noun

Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something

(सहमति)

Agreement, Assent, Accord, Permission, Authorization, Sanction, Approval, Confirmation

Dissent, Forbid, Denial, Rejection, Disagreement

I need your consent to work on this project.

Verb

Give permission for something to happen

(सम्मति देना)

Allow, Sanction, Accept, Approve

Dissent, Forbid, Objection, Prohibition, Refusal

The lady consented to the search operation in her shop.

Trapped

 Verb

Trick or deceive (someone) into doing something contrary to their interests or intentions

(फंसा हुआ)

Trick, Dupe, Deceive, Cheat, Lure, Fool, Seduce, Outwit

Free, Unrestricted, Unconfined, Independent, Unbound

He wanted to help the trapped miners but could not.

Agony

Noun

Extreme physical or mental suffering

(व्यथा)

Pain, Hurt, Suffering, Torture, Anguish, Trauma, Distress

Comfort, Ease, Pleasure

His mother was in deep agony after the death of his father.

Misery

Noun

A state or feeling of great physical or mental distress

(विपत्ति)

Unhappiness, Distress, Hardship, Suffering, Affliction, Anguish, Anxiety

Contentment, Pleasure, Comfort, Joy, Happiness

The Russia- Ukraine war brought misery to thousands of people.

Annul

Verb

Declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result)

(निष्फल करना)

Nullify, Repeal, Reverse, Cancel, Abolish, Abort, Dissolve, Withdraw

Restore, Enact, Bring back, Reinstate, Re-establish, Reintroduce, Reimpose 

Sheetal is ready to annul her marriage.

Predominantly

Adverb

Mainly, for the most part

(प्रबलता से)

Mainly, Mostly, Principally, Primarily, Predominantly, Largely

Entirely, Wholly, Completely, Totally, Perfectly, Thoroughly

Being a drug addict is predominantly a teenage problem.

Quash

Verb

Reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure

(मिटा देना)

Cancel, Reverse, Rescind, Repeal, Revoke, Retract, Override, Overrule

Validate, Supported, Backed, Aided, Helped,

Rahul’s conviction for murder was quashed in the court.

Inevitable

Adjective

Certain to happen, unavoidable

(अनिवार्य)

Imminent, Impending, Inescapable, Inexorable Irresistible, Necessary, Unavoidable, Undeniable

Avoidable, Uncertain, Doubtful, Unsure, Optional

An accident is inevitable if you drink while driving.

Irreparable

Adjective

(of an injury or loss) impossible to rectify or repair

(अपूरणीय)

Irreversible, Irremediable, Irretrievable, Irrecoverable, Unrecoverable, Irrevocable, Irredeemable, Irreplaceable

Fixable, Mendable, Repairable, Reparable

The loss of his Father’s death is irreparable.

Reconciliation

Noun

The restoration of friendly relations

(सुलह)

Accord, Agreement, Compromise, Harmony, Rapprochement, 

War, Conflict, Hostilities

His reconciliation with my mother was a soothing sign for me.

Deserted

Adjective

(of a place) empty of people

(सुनसान)

Barren, Derelict, Desolate, Empty, Forlorn, Isolated.

Recovered, Reclaimed, Saved, Retrieved, Recovered

The deserted place was once again filled with people and joy.

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