The Hindu Vocabulary 8 August 2022


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 8 August 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Cooling the temperatures: On U.S.-China relations after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.’


Part of Speech/Idiom







To bring to an end.

To say in conclusion.

To determine by reasoning.

To come to an agreement.

To form a final judgment.

(निष्कर्ष निकालना/ समापन करना/ समाप्त होना/ अंतिम रूप से तय करना) 

Achieve, Close, Complete, End, Halt, Terminate, Make, Adjudge, Analyze, Assume, Accomplish, Carry out, Decide, Determine

Begin, Commence, Continue, Open, Disbelieve, Disperse, Distribute, Divide, Destroy, Disprove, Fail, Hesitate

He concluded his speech by thanking everyone in his family.



A means that relieves pain or distress.


Cheer, Comfort, Consolation, Solace, Alleviation, Happiness

Hindrance, Hurt, Injury, Stop

The relief that we got after having such a tasteful dinner was amazing.



Being in the middle or in an intermediate position.

(मंझला/ मध्य/ माध्यिका/ अन्तःस्थ)


Average, Center, Central, Intermediary

Exterior, Outside, Extreme, Peripheral

I wanted to know the median price of a home in this area.



Conforming to accepted standards.

Pertaining to general agreement.

Ordinary rather than different.

(पारंपरिक/ रूढ़/ परम्परागत)

Current, Ordinary, Regular, Traditional, typical, Accepted, Rigid, Bigoted, Bourgeois, Conforming

Abnormal, Different, Extraordinary, Irregular, rare, Exotic, Foreign, Strange, Uncommon

He asked me to use conventional symbols throughout the project.  



An increase in the intensity.


Enlargement, Expansion, Growth, Rise

Decrease, Abatement, Compressing, Condensation

The recent visit of Nancy Pelosi has resulted in the escalation of the issues between China and Taiwan.



Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.


Goading, Prodding, Rousing, Stimulation, Prompting, Urging

Placate, Pacify, Assuage, Conciliate, Calm, Propitiate

Don’t use any such words that may result in the provocation.



A time of extreme difficulty.

A situation that has reached a critical phase.


Catastrophe, Change, Crunch, Emergency

Agreement, Benefit, Blessing, Breakthrough, Calm

The whole crisis in Sri Lanka is a result of bad decisions by the government.



Something that tends to prove or disprove something.


Attestation, Confirmation, Proof, Substantiation

Disproof, Conceal, Hide, Obscure

The evidences are clear and crystal.



Relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.


Planned, Calculated, Deliberate, Tactical, Judicious, Critical

Inessential, Insignificant, Trivial, Unplanned

Many countries take decisions that seem friendly first but turn out strategic later on.



Alertness and prudence in a hazardous situation to minimize risk.

A person or thing that astonishes apprehension.

Care taken to avoid danger.

A warning against danger.

(चेतावनी/ सावधानी/सतर्कता/ एहतियात)

Attention, Care, Discretion, Foresight, Advice, Caveat, Counsel, Gingerliness

Carelessness, Indiscretion, Neglect, Disregard, Ignorance, Heedlessness, Imprudence

One should drive with caution on highways.


To give a warning to someone to be careful.

(चेतावनी देना/ सजग करना/ सचेत करना/ आगाह करना)

Admonish, Alert, Exhort, Forewarn

Imperil, Risk

I am cautioning use against the use of hair dye.



Any force that tends to alter the shape.

A strong muscular effort.

(तनाव/ खिंचाव/ मोच/ थकान)

Ache, Anxiety, Bruise, Burden, Injury, Pressure, Sprain, Stress, Breed, Blood, Descent, Extraction

Aid, Calmness, Ease, Health

He was under strain.



To draw tight.

To pull forcibly.

(कसकर तानना/अधिक श्रम से थकाना/छानना)

Injure, Sprain, Tear, Tighten, Twist, Weaken, try, Endeavour, Exert, Grind, Exude, Percolate, Purify, Refine

Fix, Mend, Contract, Discourage, Dissuade, Energize, Conceal, Hide, Idle, Ignore, Corrupt, Dirty, Pollute, Calm

I was worried to strain a rope on my own.



Strong desire for success


Appetite, Aspiration, Desire, Energy, Enthusiasm, Hope

Apathy, Aversion, Disgust, Dislike, Hate

I will do everything to achieve my ambitions.

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