The Hindu Vocabulary 29 May 2023

2023-05-29

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial May 29, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Alarming turn: On the situation in Manipur”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Merely

Adverb

Just; only

(केवल)

Hardly, Only, Purely, Simply, Solely, wholly, Just

Abnormal, Big, Enormous, Excellent, Extraordinary

 

She merely has a little smile on her face throughout the day.

Conflagration

 

Noun 1

An extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property.

(अग्निकाण्ड)

Inferno, Fire, Wildfire, Holocaust, Blaze, Bonfire, Campfire

-

The conflagration burned his hand.

Noun 2

A state of an armed violent struggle between states, nations, or groups

(राज्यों, राष्ट्रों या समूहों के बीच सशस्त्र हिंसक संघर्ष की स्थिति)

Hostilities, War, Conflict, Skirmish, Hot War, Fighting battle

Peace, Disarmament,   Pacification, Demobilisation, Calm

The small skirmish erupted into a conflagration.

Alarming

Adjective

Causing people to feel danger or alarm or to be worried or frightened.

(भयानक)

Terrifying, Frightening, Scary, Formidable, Horrible, Terrible

Reassuring, Comforting, Soothing, Calming, Relaxing

An alarming rise in cases of viral fever is serious.

Grotesque

Adjective

Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.

(हास्यप्रद)

Absurd, Bizarre, Eerie, Fanciful, Fantastic, Ludicrous

Aesthetic, Artistic, Beautiful, Attractive, Stunning, Lovely

The mask you are wearing is grotesque.

Degradation

Noun

The condition or process of degrading or being degraded.

(पतन)

Decline, Degradation, Humiliation, Downfall, Shame, Abasement, Demeaning

Development, Growth, Evolution, Rise, Ascent

The scam has resulted in a state of degradation for all involved.

Curb

Verb

Restrain or keep in check.

(निंयत्रण रखना)

Regulating, Controlling, Containing, Keeping, Restraining, Suppressing

Losing, Loosening, Liberating, Expressing, Venting

The police tried to curb the crime but in vain.

Miscreants

Noun

A person who has done something wrong or unlawful.

(नीच)

Criminal, Degenerate, Corrupt, Depraved, Flagitious, Offender, Monster

Innocent, Hero, Angel, Saint, Lawman

Durvik has evolved to be a miscreant.

Exacerbate

Verb

Make a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling worse.

(बिगाड़ देना)

Worsen, Deepen, Aggravate, Intensify, Complicate, Amplify

Alleviate, Mitigate, Help, Relieve

It was a bad plan that only exacerbated the traffic problem.

Incompetence

Noun

Inability to do something successfully; ineptitude.

(अक्षमता)

Inability, Incompetency, Ineptitude, Incapacity, Impotence, Powerlessness, Incapability, Inadequacy

Competence, Ability, Capability, Adequacy, Talent, Efficiency

The incompetence of the new assistant made him fail.

Curtail

Verb

Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

(कटौती)

Abridged, Abbreviated, Shortened, Condensed, Syncopated, Cut-back, Brief

Long, Extended, Lengthy, Endless, Prolonged

The curtailing of the budget for the states is a commendable step.

Nonchalant 

Adjective

Feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

(बेपरवाह)

Casually, Coolly, Candidly, Frankly, Aloof, Apathetic, Casual, Detached, Dispassionate

Emotional, Responsive, Interested, Excited, Concerned

He has become nonchalant after the incident.

 

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