The Hindu Vocabulary 26 June 2022

2022-06-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Brick by brick: On the 14th BRICS Summit’.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Reveal

Verb

Make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.

(प्रकट करना)

Divulge, Disclose, Tell, Let out, Release, Unveil, Unfold

Conceal, Deny, Disavow, Hide, Refuse, Reject, Keep

He revealed my secret recipe to his mother.

Disparate

Adjective

Markedly distinct in quality or character

(विषम)

Contrasting, Discordant, Dissimilar, Distinct, Diverse, Discrepant

Agreeing, Alike, Same, Similar, Equal

India is a culturally disparate country.

Albeit

Conjunction

Though.

(यद्यपि)

Although, Though, While, However, Yet

 -

My fractured was recovering, albeit rather slowly.

Modest

Adjective

Unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements.

(मामूली)

Self-effacing, Humble, Unpretentious, Unassuming, Diffident, Timid, Prudent

Brave, Complex, Complicated, Intricate, Arrogant

The growth in manufacturing was relatively modest.

Convergence

Noun

The process or state of converging

(अभिसरण)

Concurrence, Meeting, Confluence, Merging

-

There is no convergence in the interests of the two parties.

Undeniable

Adjective

Plainly True

(निर्विवाद)

Incontestable, Certain, Definite, Evident, Indisputable, Refutable, Obvious, Unquestionable

Disputable, Doubtful, Dubious, Indefinite, Obscure, Questionable

It is undeniable that God is omnipresent.

Amid

Preposition

In the middle of

(बीच में)

Through, Mid, Among, Amongst

Away from, Outside, Beyond, Far from

Amid the protests, police started lathi charge on the students.

Deride

Verb

To laugh at or insult contemptuously

(उपहास करना)

Jeer, Ridicule, Scout, Shoot down, Mock

-

He derided my idea of starting a new business.

Premise

Noun

Preliminary statements in a document upon which later ones are predicated. (आधारित)

Hypothesis, Assumption, Basis, Ground

Rejection, Denial, Reality

The lawyer first mentioned the premise of the case before presenting evidence.

Inclusive

Adjective

Including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required.

(समावेशी)

Broad, Comprehensive, All together, Full

Exclusive, Incomprehensive, Narrow

The price of a handbag is inclusive of the price of a wallet.

Laudable

Adjective

Deserving praise and commendation.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Praiseworthy, Commendable, Admirable, Meritorious, Worthy, Deserving

Blameworthy, Shameful, Culpable, Indefensible, Guilty, Criminal

Your act of bravery to protect the child from falling off the roof is laudable.

Tangible

Adjective

That can be clearly seen to exist

(स्‍पष्‍ट और वास्‍तविक)

Palpable, Touchable, Actual, Corporeal

Abstract, Conceptual, Intangible, Unreal

The tangible assets can be sold after sometime.

Despite

Preposition

In spite of

(इसके बावजूद)

Regardless of, Although, Even though, Notwithstanding

-

He participated in the dance competition despite his father's denial.

Noun

The feeling of despising someone or insulting.

(विरोध)

Contempt, Contemptuousness, Disdain, Misprision

Respect, Regard, Favour, Estimation

I was feeling despite at the high class party.

Constrain

Verb

Compel or force (someone) to follow a particular course of action. (नियंत्रित करना)

Compel, Force, Oblige, Urge, Curb, Constrict

Aid, Allow, Encourage, Free, Release

Children were constrained to participate in the Olympiads.

Acknowledge

Verb

Accept or admit the existence or truth of

Recognize the fact or importance or quality of.

(स्वीकार करना)

Admit, Accept, Grant, Confess, Appreciate

Decline, Deny, Disagree, Disapprove

He acknowledged my pain by seeing my eyes.

Condemn

Verb

Blame

(निंदा करना)

Castigate, Censure, Chide, Criticise

Approve, Laud, Endorse, Praise

He condemned my efforts to become an actress.

Sanction

Noun

Authoritative permission for action.

A formal decree

(प्रतिबंध)

Allowance, Clearance, Consent, Warrant

Interdiction, Prohibition, Proscription

The government has decided to impose sanctions on the neighbouring country.

Verb

To approve.

(आज्ञा देना)

Accredit, Approve, Clear, Warrant

Decline, Deny, Negative, Turn

The bank sanctioned me an educational loan of Rs.5 lakh.

Affirm

Verb

State emphatically or publicly.

(दृढ़ता के साथ कहना)

Declare, State, Assert, Proclaim, Certify, Asseverate

Hide, Conceal, Deny, Refuse, Refute

BRICS nations affirmed their policy of prosperous growth.

Commitment

Noun

Assurance

(प्रतिबद्धता)

Engagement, Obligation, Guarantee, Need, Pledge

Break, Breach, Irresponsibility, Denial

The manager doubted the commitment of his subordinates.

Sovereignty

Verb

Freedom from external control.

The quality of a state having supreme authority.

(प्रभुता/ प्रभुत्व)

Dominance, Jurisdiction, Supremacy, Ascendancy

Submission, Dependence, Subjection, Unfreedom

Many countries enjoyed sovereignty after the British rule ended.

Reorient

Verb

change the focus or direction of.

(नई दिशा)

Fix, Overhaul, Modernize, Reassemble, Rebuild, Renovate

Break, Destroy, Corrupt, Damage, Hurt

The government has started reorienting its economic policy towards sustainable growth.

 

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