The Hindu Vocabulary 23 November 2023

2023-11-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Alarming countdown: On net zero carbon emission target".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Pun

Noun

Joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

(मजाक)

Jest, Quip, Witticism, Gag, Humor, Joke, Jest, Wordplay, Repartee, Banter

Tragedy, Seriousness, Sobriety, Gravity, Drama, Melancholy, Solemnity, Severity, Earnestness, Gloom

The clever pun in the comedian's routine had the audience laughing.

Breach

Noun

An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.

(उल्लंघन)

Violation, Infringement, Infraction, Contravention, Transgression, Trespass, Offense, Breach of trust, Rupture, Disruption

Adherence, Observance, Compliance, Obedience, Conformity, Respect, Fulfillment, Loyalty, Agreement, Harmony

The security breach compromised sensitive information.

Reliance

Noun

Dependence on or trust in someone or something.

(आश्रय)

Dependence, Trust, Confidence, Assurance, Counting on, Trusting, Dependency

Distrust, Mistrust, Skepticism, Disbelief, Independence, Unreliability, Uncertainty, Doubt

The team worked in close reliance on each other to achieve success.

Emission

Noun

The act of sending out or giving off something (such as light, sound, or gas).

(उत्सर्जन)

Discharge, Release, Emanation, Radiance, Effusion, Exhalation, Excretion, Outflow, Outpouring, Outburst

Absorption, Inhalation, Intake, Retention, Suppression, Restraint, Withholding, Containment, Confinement

The car's emission levels were within the acceptable range.

Credible

Adjective

Able to be believed; convincing.

(विश्वसनीय)

Reliable, Trustworthy, Believable, Plausible, Authentic, Dependable, Creditable, Convincing, Trustable, Honest

Unreliable, Untrustworthy, Dubious, Incredible, Implausible, Unconvincing, Questionable, Unlikely, Unbelievable

The scientist presented credible evidence to support her theory.

Optimistic

Adjective

Having a positive outlook on the future; hopeful.

(आशावादी)

Positive, Hopeful, Upbeat, Confident, Bright, Sanguine, Cheerful, Favorable, Rosy, Expectant

Pessimistic, Gloomy, Despondent, Negative, Dismal, Cynical, Hopeless, Melancholic, Downbeat, Discouraged

Despite challenges, she remained optimistic about the project's success.

Infructuous

Adjective

Unsuccessful or fruitless.

(फलहीन)

Unproductive, Futile, Vain, Unsuccessful, Barren, Empty, Useless, Unavailing, Bootless, Unrewarding

Productive, Fruitful, Successful, Effective, Useful, Rewarding, Profitable, Beneficial, Lucrative, Gainful

Their efforts proved to be infructuous, yielding no results.

Tardiness

Noun

The quality or fact of being late; lateness.

(देरी)

Lateness, Delay, Slowness, Laggardness, Procrastination, Cunctation, Dilatoriness, Belatedness, Lethargy

Promptness, Punctuality, Timeliness, Swiftness, Alacrity, Expediency, Quickness

Her constant tardiness became a concern at work.

Gobbling

Verb

Eating or consuming something quickly and eagerly.

(फुर्तीला खाना)

Devouring, Gulping, Wolfing down, Inhaling, Consuming, Swallowing, Downing, Feasting, Bingeing, Noshing

Savoring, Chewing, Tasting, Sipping, Nibbling, Grazing, Moderating, Restraining, Pacing

The children were gobbling up the delicious cookies.

Sparse

Adjective

Thinly dispersed or scattered; not dense.

(बिखरा हुआ)

Scattered, Thin, Scant, Rare, Meagre, Sparse, Uncommon, Infrequent, Limited, Scarce

Dense, Crowded, Abundant, Packed, Thick, Plentiful, Overflowing, Teeming, Profuse, Ample

The forest became sparse as we ventured deeper.

Precious

Adjective

Of great value; highly cherished.

(कीमती)

Valuable, Priceless, Treasured, Cherished, Esteemed, Invaluable, Rare, Costly, Exquisite, Noble

Worthless, Insignificant, Common, Cheap, Unimportant, Disposable, Ordinary, Commonplace, Inexpensive

The family heirloom was a precious keepsake passed down for generations.

 

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In which of the following months is Gokulashtami celebrated every year as per Hindu tradition? / हिंदू परंपरा के अनुसार हर साल गोकुलाष्टमी निम्नलिखित में से किस महीने में मनाई जाती है?


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