The Hindu Vocabulary 3 August 2022

2022-08-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 August 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘An avoidable crisis: on the Nancy Pelosi Taiwan visit.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Avoidable

Adjective

Able to be avoided or prevented

(परिहार्य)

Preventable, Needless, Unnecessary, Uncertain, Doubtful, Dubious, Questionable, Shaky

Inescapable, Inevitable, Certain, Ineluctable, Definite, Sure

The situation was avoidable if you would have stayed calm.

Conflict

Verb

To come into the disagreement.

(टकराव)

Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb

Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform

They conflicted over the finalisation of the party symbol.

Noun

A fight or battle

(झगड़ा)

Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

I had a conflict with my husband about buying a new car.

Trigger

Verb

Cause to happen

(उत्तेजित करना)

Bring about, Generate, Cause, Provoke

Destroy, Prevent, End, Halt

His behaviour triggered my anger.

Crisis

Noun

A time of extreme difficulty.

A situation that has reached a critical phase.

(संकट)

Catastrophe, Change, Crunch, Emergency

Agreement, Benefit, Blessing, Breakthrough, Calm

The ongoing economic crisis in the country will lead to an increase in poverty.

Amid

Preposition

In the middle of

(बीच में)

Through, Mid, Among, Amongst

Away from, Outside, Beyond, Far from

He went to the market amid heavy rain.

Escalation

Noun

An increase in the intensity.

(वृद्धि)

Enlargement, Expansion, Growth, Rise

Decrease, Abatement, Compressing, Condensation

He talked to my senior manager about the escalation of the issue.

Aftermath

Noun

The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.

(परिणाम)

Repercussions, After-effects, Fallout, Backwash, Trail, Results, Fruits

-

His religious comments have caused an aftermath.

Perish

Verb

Suffer complete ruin or destruction.

(नष्ट हो जाना)

Disappear, Vanish, Fade, Dissolve, Wither

Live, Survive, Overcome, Bear

All fruits in my refrigerator have perished.

Prospect

Noun

Outlook for future

(आशा)

Anticipation, Plan, Possibility, Chance, Expectation

Hopelessness, Impossibility

The future prospects of my business look good.

Stern

Adjective

Firm and uncompromising.

(कठोर)

Austere, Flinty, Harsh, Ramrod

Clement, Gentle, Indulgent, Lax

He is a stern follower of Buddhism.

Assuage

Verb

To lessen the intensity of something that causes pain.

To put an end to something by satisfying.

(शांत करना/ कम करना)

Allay, Alleviate, Appease, Lessen

Aggravate, Agitate, Dissatisfy, Incite

His kind words assuaged my pain for a while.

Dissuade

Verb

To advise a person against something

(राहत)

Deter, Discourage, Inhibit, Prevent, Divert,  Stop

Encourage, Persuade

He could not dissuade me to stop going on a trip.

Confrontation

Noun

A hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties.

(आमना-सामना)

Conflict, Clash, Brush, Fight, Battle, Contest, Tangle

-

The two armies had a confrontation at the border.

Perilous

Adjective

Full of danger or risk.

(खतरनाक)

Hazardous, Risky,  Unsafe, Treacherous, Harmful

Safe, Protected, Secure, Sturdy

We went on a perilous journey to make an adventure.

 

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