The Hindu Vocabulary 23 December 2022

2022-12-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 December 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Beyond weapons: On Ukraine President Zelensky’s visit to Washington.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Conflict

Verb

To come into the disagreement.

(टकराव)

Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb

Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform

Both of them conflicted with each other at the function.

Noun

A fight or battle

(झगड़ा)

Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

My mother was worried about my conflict with my boss.

Invasion

Noun

An instance of the entrance to the possession.

An instance of the entrance to take possession.

(आक्रमण/ हमला/ चढ़ाई/ धावा)

Descent, Foray, Incursion, Irruption

Obedience, Surrender, Retreat, Withdrawal

Invasion of human development into the wild animal territory has been an environmental issue for a long time.

Testament

Noun

A person’s will relating to personal property.
A tangible proof.

(नियम/ वसीयतनामा/ इच्छापत्र/ वसीयत)

Proof, Testimonial, Testimony, Attestation

Contradiction

The success of electric vehicles is a testament to the public’s willingness to switch towards renewable energy.

Bombard

Verb

To attack with artillery fire.

To attack with bombs.

To assail persistently with questions.

To subject to the impact of rapidly moving particles.

(बौछार करना/ गोला चलाना/ बमबारी करना/ गोलाबारी करना)

Barrage, Batter, Besiege, Blast

-

Journalists bombarded the minister with their questions.

Alliance

Noun

A union between people, groups, countries, etc.

(सन्धि)

Accord, Compact, Convention, Pact

-

The government is seeking a public sector and private sector alliance in the development of smart cities.

Offensive

Noun

The position of attack.

An aggressive movement.

(आक्रमण/ चढ़ाई)

Aggression, Assault, Invasion, Onslaught

Defending, Defensive

The primary offensive was planned at dawn tomorrow.

Adjective

Causing resentful displeasure.

Unpleasant to the sense.

(आक्रामक/ अपमानजनक)

Abhorrent, Abusive, Annoying, Distasteful

Agreeable, Delightful, Good, Kind

Many religious groups have moved to the court against offensive TV commercials.

Escalate

Verb

Increase rapidly

(तीव्र करना)

Expand, Grow, Intensify, Raise

Decline, Decrease, Diminish, Drop

The crude oil prices have escalated to a year high.

Relentlessly

Adverb

Without letting up.

Persistently.

(लगातार/ निर्दयता)

Continuously, Endlessly, Forever, Incessantly

Gently, Humanely, Kindly, Nicely

He worked relentlessly for months.

Tactical

Adjective

Of tactics, especially military or naval tactics.

Relating to manoeuvre or plan of action designed to gain the desired end.

Relating to tactics.

(सामरिक / कार्यनीतिक / फुरतीला/ तेज़बदस्त)

Diplomatic, Calculated, Clever, Cunning, Deliberate, Planned, Politic, Prudent

Impolitic, Imprudent, Inadvisable, Inexpedient, Injudicious, Unwise

The tactical moves by the Indian Army surprised the enemies.

Recapture

Verb

Capture (a person or animal that has escaped)

To experience again

(फिर से अनुभव करना)

Get back, Reacquire, Recoup, Regain, Re-collect, Reclaim, Recover

Lose, Mislay, Misplace

We got the chance to recapture the memories of our childhood.

Swathe

Noun

A band of linen.

(तह)

-

-

They wrapped the idols of goddesses inside a canvas swathe.

Verb

To wrap fully.

(लपेटना)

Bandage, Clothe

Uncover

The laborers swathed the fragile products with bubble wrap.

Prompt

Noun

An act of encouraging

Hint

(संकेत देना)

Cue, Help, Prod, Reminder, Mnemonic

Hindrance

With barely a prompt, he kept on walking.

Verb

(of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling).

(प्रेरित करना)

Cause, Lead to, Produce, Bring on, Evoke, Provoke, Trigger, Elicit, Induce

Settle, Deter, Restrain, Stop, Hinder, Dissuade, Halt, Discourage

He prompted me to participate in the cultural fest.

Adjective

Done without delay

(शीघ्र)

Efficient, Expeditious, Immediate, Precise, Timely

Delayed, Late, Sluggish, Slow, Lethargic

We need a prompt action on this report.

Dilemma

Verb

A situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable options.

A problem with a difficult choice.

(दुविधा)

Difficulty, Embarrassment, Impasse, Mess, Plight, Predicament

Solution

He was in dilemma about which company to join.

Bolster

Verb

To support or give a boost to.

(समर्थन या मजबूत करना)

Bear, Brace, Support, Strengthen

Block, Decrease, Discourage, Hinder

My wife always bolstered me in my innovative ideas.

Noun

Anything used as a support.

(गोल तकिया)

Support

Oppose

Suresh has a bolster in form of his father.

Sustainable

Adjective

Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

(सतत)

Maintain, Uphold, Preserve, Protect, Keep, Nurture

Ruin, Destroy, Debilitate, Abandon, Relinquish

It is very much required to shift towards sustainable development.

Credible

Adjective

Capable of being believed.

Of sufficient capability to be military effective.

Able to be trusted.

(विश्वसनीय)

Believable, Likely, Plausible, Presumptive, Conceivable, Dependable, Honest, Reasonable

Unbelievable, Unlikely, Incredible, Unplausible, Deceptive, Dishonest, Irresponsible, Unacceptable

It is always difficult to find a credible source of information.

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