The Hindu Vocabulary 20 November 2023

2023-11-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Building the floor: On the U.S.-China summit meeting, lessons for India"

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Stabilize

Verb

To make or become stable, steady, or unchanging.

(स्थिर करना)

Balance, Settle, Secure, Reinforce, Sustain, Bolster, Firm, Establish, Staunch, Solidify

Destabilize, Upset, Unsettle, Wobble, Shake, Disrupt, Destabilize, Undermine, Weaken, Disturb

The government implemented measures to stabilize the economy.

Respite

Noun

A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.

(विश्राम)

Break, Interval, Pause, Relief, Rest, Breather, Intermission, Lull, Reprieve, Time-out

Continuation, Perseverance, Persistence, Sustained effort, Endurance, Permanence, Uninterruptedness

After weeks of hard work, she finally had a moment of respite.

Concrete

Noun

A building material made from a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water; relating to a specific, tangible thing.

(कंक्रीट)

Solid, Firm, Substantial, Real, Tangible, Definite, Specific, Factual, Actual, Material

Abstract, Intangible, Immaterial, Insubstantial, Unreal, Indefinite, Vague, Ambiguous, Ethereal, Nonexistent

The construction workers poured concrete to form the foundation of the building.

Consensus

Noun

General agreement among a group; a collective opinion or judgment.

(सामंजस्य)

Agreement, Harmony, Unity, Concurrence, Accord, Unanimity, Consistency, Conformity, Unison, Unanimousness

Dissent, Disagreement, Discord, Disunity, Dissonance, Conflict, Divergence, Clash, Opposition, Variance

The team reached a consensus on the project's direction.

Blow

Noun

A sudden, hard stroke with a hand, fist, or weapon; a setback or disappointment.

(मार)

Hit, Strike, Punch, Shock, Setback, Defeat, Disaster, Failure, Misfortune, Reverse

Success, Triumph, Victory, Boost, Advancement, Favorable outcome, Progress, Prosperity, Achievement, Improvement

The unexpected blow to their plans left them in shock.

Cautious

Adjective

Careful and aware of potential risks or dangers.

(सतर्क)

Careful, Wary, Prudent, Vigilant, Circumspect, Alert, Conservative, Judicious, Attentive, Watchful

Reckless, Careless, Inattentive, Impulsive, Rash, Negligent, Unwary, Thoughtless, Foolhardy, Daring

The cautious driver always checks the road conditions before starting the journey.

Disruptive

Adjective

Causing disruption or interruption; characterized by disorder or turmoil.

(विघटनकारी)

Disorderly, Chaotic, Turbulent, Disturbing, Troublesome, Unsettling, Upsetting, Unruly, Agitating, Destructive

Orderly, Peaceful, Harmonious, Stable, Calm, Tranquil, Serene, Undisturbed, Controlled, Predictable

The disruptive behavior of the students affected the entire classroom.

Ratchet

Verb

To increase or decrease incrementally; a mechanism that allows incremental adjustment.

(रैचेट/ शाफ़्ट)

Increase, Advance, Raise, Elevate, Gradual, Step up, Intensify, Boost, Escalate, Augment

Decrease, Lower, Reduce, Diminish, Minimize, Curtail, Dim, Subside, Lower, Decrease

The company decided to ratchet up its production to meet growing demand.

Inevitable

Adjective

Certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अनिवार्य)

Unavoidable, Inexorable, Unpreventable, Certain, Imminent, Unescapable, Fated, Predestined, Irresistible, Unalterable

Avoidable, Preventable, Contingent, Uncertain, Reversible, Changeable, Avertible, Capricious, Optional, Uncalled-for

Despite their efforts, the outcome seemed inevitable.

Adversary

Noun

An opponent or enemy; someone who opposes or resists.

(प्रतिद्वंद्वी)

Opponent, Enemy, Foe, Rival, Antagonist, Competitor, Opposer, Challenger, Combatant, Contra

Ally, Friend, Supporter, Collaborator, Associate, Helper, Advocate, Accomplice, Assistant, Confidant

In the courtroom, the defense lawyer questioned the adversary's credibility.

Concession

Noun

A thing that is granted, especially in response to demands; the act of yielding or compromising.

(सम्मति/ छूट)

Grant, Allowance, Permission, Compromise, Accord, Agreement, Settlement, Concessionary, Permissive

Denial, Refusal, Rejection, Withholding, Disagreement, Resistance, Opposition, Veto, Dissent, Noncompliance

The negotiations led to a concession on both sides for a peaceful resolution.

Emphasize

Verb

To give special importance or prominence to something; to stress or highlight.

(महत्त्व देना)

Accentuate, Highlight, Stress, Accent, Underline, Spotlight, Feature, Reinforce, Accent, Insist

Understate, Downplay, Minimize, Diminish, Ignore, Deemphasize, Play down, Belittle, Overlook, Disregard

The speaker wanted to emphasize the importance of teamwork in achieving success.

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