The Hindu Vocabulary 16 November 2023

2023-11-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Bridge to nowhere: On India’s voice, Israel and the Palestinian cause".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Articulate

Adjective

Expressing oneself clearly and coherently; well-spoken.

(सुसंगत)

Eloquent, Fluent, Expressive, Well-spoken, Coherent, Persuasive, Lucid, Vocal, Silver-tongued, Articulated

Inarticulate, Mumbled, Incoherent, Tongue-tied, Hesitant, Stammering, Confused, Unclear, Rambling, Unintelligible

The professor was articulate in presenting complex ideas in a simple manner.

Abstain

Verb

Refrain from doing something, typically by choice.

(त्यागना)

Refrain, Forbear, Avoid, Renounce, Withhold, Desist, Resist, Abjure, Abstain from, Eschew

Indulge, Partake, Engage, Embrace, Consume, Yield to, Give in, Succumb, Enjoy, Participate

During Lent, many people choose to abstain from certain luxuries or habits.

Condemnation

Noun

Strong disapproval; censure.

(निषेध)

Censure, Criticism, Blame, Reproach, Disapproval, Reprimand, Denunciation, Rebuke, Disapprobation, Disfavor

Approval, Praise, Acclaim, Commendation, Applause, Endorsement, Support, Admiration, Plaudit, Eulogy

The actor faced condemnation for his controversial remarks during the interview.

Criticize

Verb

Express disapproval through analysis or judgment.

(आलोचना करना)

Evaluate, Judge, Assess, Analyze, Condemn, Disapprove, Pan, Censure, Critique, Denounce

Praise, Applaud, Appreciate, Commend, Compliment, Support, Uphold, Laud, Acknowledge, Validate

It's important to criticize constructively to encourage improvement.

Investigate

Verb

Carry out a systematic inquiry or examination.

(जाँच करना)

Examine, Probe, Inspect, Scrutinize, Research, Explore, Inquire, Look into, Study, Review

Ignore, Overlook, Neglect, Disregard, Avoid, Miss, Skip, Shrug off, Dismiss, Forget

The detective was assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance.

Deliberation

Noun

Careful consideration or weighing of options.

(विचार)

Consideration, Thought, Reflection, Contemplation, Pondering, Examination, Scrutiny, Discussion, Debate, Analysis

Hastiness, Impulsiveness, Rashness, Thoughtlessness, Inconsideration, Neglect, Disregard, Inattention, Indifference, Carelessness

The committee's deliberation resulted in a well-thought-out decision.

Flatten

Verb

Make or become flat or flatter.

(समतल बनाना)

Level, Smooth, Even, Flatten out, Straighten, Iron out, Press, Compress, Squash, Planish

Raise, Elevate, Build, Rise, Increase, Inflate, Expand, Swell, Puff up, Inflate

The construction crew worked to flatten the uneven ground for the foundation.

Explicit

Adjective

Clearly and fully expressed; leaving nothing implied.

(स्पष्ट)

Clear, Unambiguous, Definite, Precise, Unmistakable, Obvious, Plain, Manifest, Explicit, Clear-cut

Implicit, Ambiguous, Vague, Unclear, Indirect, Inexplicit, Obscure, Enigmatic, Cryptic, Tacit

The instructions were explicit, leaving no room for confusion.

Hostage

Noun

A person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

(बंधक)

Captive, Prisoner, Detainee, Pawn, Pledge, Detenu, Abductee, Convict, Confinement, Sequester

Free, Liberated, Released, Unrestricted, Independent, Unshackled, Unbound, Autonomous, Emancipated, Unrestrained

The terrorists took hostages to negotiate their demands.

Alleviate

Verb

Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.

(कम करना)

Relieve, Mitigate, Ease, Lessen, Reduce, Palliate, Diminish, Assuage, Abate, Allay

Aggravate, Intensify, Worsen, Exacerbate, Increase, Heighten, Escalate, Compound, Magnify, Strengthen

The medicine helped alleviate the patient's pain.

Conflict

Noun

A serious disagreement or struggle.

(संघर्ष)

Struggle, Battle, Fight, Dispute, Clash, Contention, War, Discord, Tension, Confrontation

Harmony, Agreement, Accord, Peace, Cooperation, Conciliation, Unity, Truce, Amity, Reconciliation

The conflict between the two nations led to years of diplomatic tension.

Balance

Noun

A state of equilibrium; stability.

(संतुलन)

Equilibrium, Stability, Harmony, Symmetry, Proportion, Poise, Moderation, Equality, Counterbalance, Steadiness

Imbalance, Instability, Disequilibrium, Unsteadiness, Inequality, Disproportion, Unbalance, Tilt

Yoga helps in achieving physical and mental balance.

 

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