The Hindu Vocabulary 16 June 2023

2023-06-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial June 16, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Code red: On the 22nd Law Commission and a uniform civil code.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Divisive

Adjective

Tending to cause separation that divides people into two groups

(बांटनेवाला)

 

Disruptive, Unsettling, Contentious, Problematic, Fraught, Awkward, Bifurcating, Divorce

Harmonious, Unifying, Accordant, Unanimous, Undisputed, Unproblematic

You were trying to raise a divisive issue in the meeting, so we all ignored it.

Solicit

Verb

To approach someone for help, information or money.

(याचना करना)

Plead, Quest, Request, Ask, Seek, Survey, Interview, Poll, Question

Report, Compel, Force, Oblige, Avoid, Conceal, Ignore

I always solicit my family’s views on my issues.

Elapse

Verb

To slip away or pass away.

(गुजर चुके)

Expire, Flow, Lapse, Pass, Vanish, Cease, Halt, Conclude, Glide, Gone

Continue, Persist, Extend, Prolong, Protract, Ongoing

Seven years have elapsed, since I saw you.

Garner

Verb

To gather into a storage.

(शस्यागार)

Amass, Assemble, Cumulate, Deposit, Collect, Gather, Group, Combine, Glean, Store

Disperse, Dispel, Dissipate, Scatter, Split, Dissolve, Separate 

My baby has a bad habit of garnering food in his pillow.

Overarching

Adjective

Comprehensive or all-embracing.

(व्यापक)

Extensive, Comprehensive, Widespread, Ubiquitous, Broad, Throughout, Omnipresent, Overall

 

Limited, Restricted, Specific, Broken, Incomplete, Partial

The overarching theme of the seminar was to protect the environment.

Lofty

Adjective

Of imposing height

(बुलंद)

Tall, Towering, High, Elevated, Soaring, Aerial, Airy, Lifted

Low, Short, Below, Humble, Beneath, Low, Unobtrusive

I don’t like lofty tones.

Impinge

Verb

To have an effect, especially a negative one.

(ठक्कर खाना)

Encroach, Infringe, Disturb, Influence, Collide, Bump, Slam, Bang, Smash, Knock, Hit

Miss, Skirt, Avoid, Ignore, Refrain, Bypass, Abandon

Sheetal tried her hard to impinge on the rights of her employees but in vain.

Evoke

Verb

To bring or recall a feeling, memory, or image to the conscious mind.

(आह्वान करना)

Arouse, Conjure, Elicit, Invoke, Provoke, Inspire, Raise, Reveal

Forget, Ignore, Miss, Disregard, Pass over, Overlook

The old pictures evoked our memories of school time.

Fraught

Adjective

Full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers.

(तनावपूर्ण)

Uneasy, Tense, Disturbing, Unsettling, Anxious, Nervous, Restless

 

Easy, Quiet, Comfortable, Peaceful, Calming, Pacific

He had a fraught meeting with the dealers that enraged his anger.

Inevitable

Adjective

Certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अपरिहार्य)

Necessary, Possible, Unavoidable, Definite, Inescapable, Probable, Certain, Sure

Uncertain, unsure, Avoidable, Doubtful, Preventable, Unclear, Dubious, Questionable

The Russia-Ukraine war was inevitable.

Dissolution

Noun

The action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body.

(विघटन)

Divorce, Partition, Detachment, Disunion, Breakup, Split, Fractionation, Dispersion

Union, Unification, Association, Unification, Conjunction, Consolidation

The dissolution of a big kingdom into smaller units improves living standards.

Irretrievable

Adjective

Impossible to correct or return to a previously existing situation or condition.

(अपुनर्लभ्‍य)

Hopeless, Irrecoverable, Incurable, Irremediable, Incorrigible, Irredeemable, Irreparable

Retrievable, Remediable, Curable, Correctable

The mess, you have spread is irretrievable.

Stereotype

Noun

A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

(रूढ़िबद्ध धारणा)

Pattern, Convention, Custom, Concept, Notion, Conception, Theory

Unconventional, original, Fresh, New

Some people are stereotypes but their mostly beliefs are baseless.

Taboos

Noun

A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association.

(निषेध)

Forbidden, Prohibited, Unacceptable, Inappropriate, Illegal, Outlawed, Impermissible, Proscribed

 

Tolerance, Consent, Prescription, Sanction, permission, Licensing

I don’t want to argue over taboo subjects with you.

 

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