The Hindu Vocabulary 1 May 2023

2023-05-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial May 01, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Desperate for justice: On the issue of exploitation and India’s medal-winning wrestlers.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Desperate

Adjective

Feeling or showing a hopeless sense (मायूस)

Hopeless, Anguished, Miserable, Wretched, Desolate, Devastated

Peaceful, Content, Hopeful, Cheerful, Satisfactory

The sportsperson is desperate due to administration’s behavior.

Adjective

(of a person) having a great need or desire for something (अति भयंकर)

Craving, Wanting, Eager, Longing, Thirsty, Dying

Satisfied, Unworried, Content, Peaceful

He is desperate for a cigarette.

Feudal 

Adjective

Absurdly outdated or old-fashioned (सामंती)

Gothic, Archaic, Outdated, Old-Fashioned, Antiquated, Unenlightened

Current, Modern, New, Present

I don’t worship that image because it was a feudal lord.

Biting

Adjective

 

(of wind or cold) so cold as to be painful

(चुभता हुआ)

Freezing, Glacial, Frigid, Parky, Chill, Stinging Piercing

Nice, Sweet, Mild, Pleasant

It is very difficult to tolerate the biting cold.

Searing

 Adjective

Very hot (शुष्क)

Scorching, Burning, Flaming, Roasting, Intense, Sharp

Cold, Frozen, Freezing, Icy, Frigid, Glacial

The Athletes are on protest in the searing hot.

Adjective

Marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power (दिलों को भेदने)

 

Brutal, Tough, Rough, Oppressive, Hard, bitter, Rugged

Light, Easy, Soft, Pleasant, Luxurious

His searing words hurt me very much.

Trauma

Noun

An event that causes) a state of great shock or sadness

गहरा आघात और खिन्‍नता की स्थिति (उत्‍पन्‍न करने वाली घटना)

 

Agony, Anguish, Blow, Confusion, Damage, Injury, Ordeal, Shock

 

Contentment, Joy, Blessing, Calm, Happiness, Relief

Radha is suffering from trauma that is why she can not concentrate on work.

Despondency

Noun

Low spirits from loss of hope or courage (निराशा)

Discouragement, Hopelessness, Gloom, Despair, Melancholy, Grief, Sadness

Elation, Joy, Pleasure, Excitement

After his death, an air of despondency was there all around.

Inhumane

Adjective

Without compassion for misery or suffering (अमानवीय)

Cruel, Harsh, Brutal, Callous, Sadistic, Savage Ruthless, Cold- Blooded

Human, Compassionate Kind Benevolent

The forces showed an inhumane behaviour towards slave.

Furious

Adjective

Extremely angry (अति क्रुद्ध)

Enraged, Infuriated, Inflamed, Fierce, Wild

Calm, Peace, Mild, Quiet, Happy

She was furious by Rahul’s behaviour.

Clout

Noun

Influence or power, especially in politics or business (ताकत)

Influence, Power, Control, Leverage, Mastery, Dominance

Weakness, Impotence, Helplessness, Powerlessness, Impotency

She used her father’s political clout.

Noun

A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object

(धज्जी)

Smack, Slap, Punch, Blow, Hit

 

In the accident, she faced a hard clout.

Stymie

Verb

Prevent or hinder the progress of (एक रुकावटी और निराशाजनक स्थिति)

Impede, Hinder, Hamper, Obstruct, Inhibit, Stall, Check, Block

Assist, Help, Aid, Facilitate

The changes stymie the progress of the education department.

Insinuations

Noun

An unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad (कटाक्ष)

Implication, Inference, Suggestion, Hint, Intimation

Announce, Declare, Announce, Proclaim

I noticed an insinuation in Aman’s behaviour.

Sordid

Adjective

Involving immoral or dishonorable actions and motives (घिनौना)

Sleazy, Foul, Dirty, Seedy, Shoddy, Cheap, Corrupt

Clean, Good, Nice, Respectable

Your brother did a sordid crime.

Tarnish

Verb

Lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture (धुंधलापन)

Stain, Rust, oxidize, Corrupt, Dull, Deteriorate

Brighten, Polish, Purify, Clean, Glorify

The air tarnishes the shine of the ornaments.

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