The Hindu Vocabulary 4 October 2023

2023-10-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 October 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Capturing the monsoon: its variance and the message".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Variance

 Noun

Difference or variation between things.

(विविधता)

Difference, Discrepancy, Divergence, Variety, Fluctuation, Contrast, Disparity, Change, Inconsistency, Deviation

Similarity, Uniformity, Consistency, Sameness, Agreement, Conformity, Harmony, Homogeneity, Stability, Equivalence

The variance in test scores among the students was quite noticeable, with some scoring very high and others quite low.

Capture

 Verb

To seize, catch, or take possession of something or someone.

(पकड़ना)

Seize, Catch, Arrest, Grasp, Snatch, Secure, Apprehend, Acquire, Trap, Ensnare

Release, Free, Release, Liberate, Unbind, Let go, Relinquish, Surrender, Abandon, Lose

The police managed to capture the fugitive after a lengthy pursuit through the city.

Deficit

 Noun

A shortfall or lack of something, typically referring to a financial shortage.

(घातकता)

Shortage, Lack, Insufficiency, Shortfall, Scarcity, Depletion, Inadequacy, Paucity, Deficiency, Dearth

Surplus, Abundance, Excess, Plenty, Profusion, Surfeit, Overabundance, Overflow, Ample, Plenitude

The company experienced a significant deficit in its budget due to unexpected expenses.

Subdue

 Verb

To conquer, overcome, or bring under control.

(दमन करना)

Conquer, Overpower, Quell, Tame, Suppress, Master, Vanquish, Curb, Dominate, Control

Release, Free, Liberate, Unshackle, Allow, Encourage, Strengthen, Inspire, Incite, Ignite

The brave knight managed to subdue the fierce dragon and save the village from destruction.

Converse

 Verb

To engage in conversation or talk with someone.

(बातचीत करना)

Chat, Talk, Communicate, Dialogue, Discourse, Speak, Discuss, Confer, Interact, Communicate

Silence, Mute, Hush, Keep quiet, Refrain, Ignore, Avoid, Shun, Disregard, Uncommunicative

They would often sit by the fireplace and converse late into the night.

Deluge

 Verb

A severe flood or overwhelming rush of something.

(बाढ़)

Flood, Inundation, Torrent, Overflow, Downpour, Cascade, Torrential rain, Avalanche, Onslaught, Onrush

Drought, Aridity, Dryness, Scarcity, Deficiency, Insufficiency, Depletion, Shortage, Deficit, Want

The deluge of rain caused the river to overflow, leading to widespread flooding in the area.

Exceptionally

 Adverb

To an unusual degree or extent.

(अत्यधिकता)

Extremely, Remarkably, Unusually, Abnormally, Extraordinarily, Uncommonly, Exceedingly, Outstandingly, Incredibly, Significantly

Normally, Commonly, Typically, Ordinarily, Moderately, Average, Regularly, Conventionally, Standardly, Usually

Her talent in music was exceptionally rare, making her a standout performer in the orchestra.

Reiterate

 Verb

To repeat or say something again, typically for emphasis.

(पुनरावृत्त करना)

Repeat, Echo, Recapitulate, Retell, Restate, Reecho, Iterate, Parrot, Regurgitate, Duplicate

Abandon, Forget, Neglect, Disregard, Ignore, Skip, Omit, Silence, Suppress, Overlook

He had to reiterate his instructions to ensure everyone understood the safety guidelines.

Unpredictable

 Adjective

Not able to be predicted or foreseen; uncertain.

 (अनिश्चित)

Capricious, Erratic, Fickle, Inconsistent, Volatile, Variable, Uncertain, Unstable, Whimsical, Changeable

Predictable, Stable, Consistent, Reliable, Certain, Constant, Steady, Dependable, Regular, Safe

The weather in this region is so unpredictable that you never know when it will suddenly change

Vagaries

 Verb

Unexpected and unpredictable changes or actions.

(अनियमितता)

Whims, Caprices, Eccentricities, Fickleness, Instabilities, Quirks, Volatility, Inconstancies,

Consistencies, Regularities, Conformities, Predictabilities, Reliabilities, Steadiness, Stabilities, Dependabilities, Certainties, Norms

The vagaries of the stock market can make it difficult to predict investment outcomes.

Capture

 Verb

To seize or take control of something or someone.

(पकड़ना)

Seize, Catch, Arrest, Grasp, Snatch, Secure, Apprehend, Acquire, Trap, Ensnare

Release, Free, Liberate, Unbind, Let go, Relinquish, Surrender, Abandon, Lose, Release

The police managed to capture the thief after a brief chase through the city streets.

Expertise

 Noun

Specialized knowledge or skill in a particular field.

(विशेषज्ञता)

Skill, Proficiency, Mastery, Competence, Knowledge, Expertness, Know-how, Aptitude, Savvy, Prowess

Incompetence, Inexpertise, Ignorance, Unskilled, Amateurism, Novice, Cluelessness, Ineptitude, Greenness, Mediocrity

Her expertise in computer programming made her the go-to person for technical issues at the company.

 

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