The Hindu Vocabulary 6 May 2023

2023-05-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 6 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Ethnic quagmire: On the Manipur violence.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bestow

Verb

To confer or present (an honour, right, or gift)

(प्रदान करता है)

Confer, Entrust, Donate, Accord, Award, Commit, Present

Take, Keep, Withhold, Deny, Refuse, Deprive

 

The King bestowed him with this position.

Quagmire

Noun 1

A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot

(दलदल)

Swamp, Bog, Marsh, Morass, Quag

Drain, Dry, Dehydrate, Parch

The heavy rains turned the football ground into a quagmire.

Noun 2

An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation

(दलदल)

Muddle, Mess, Entanglement, Jumble, Trouble, Confusion, Dilemma

Agreement, Solution, Advantage, Contentment

You are trying to lead me into the quagmire at the moment,

Perceive

Verb

 

To interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way

(समझना)

Look on, View, Consider, Regard, Judge, Suppose, Think

Mistake, Misinterpret, Confuse, Overlook, Ignore

You should not perceive yourself as disabled.

Deterioration

Noun

The process of becoming progressively worse

(ह्रास)

Worsening, Decline, Decay, Failure, Fall, Drop, Downturn

Increase, Growth, Success, Improvement, Upgrade

Excessive intake of alcohol leads to early deterioration of the Liver.

Vandalize

Verb

To destroy or damage property on purpose

(तोड़फोड़)

Destroy, Deface, Demolish, Smash, Ruin, Violate, Damage

 

Protect, Preserve, Save, Conserve, Build

My scooter was being vandalized by the kids.

Concede

Verb

To admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it

(स्वीकार करना)

Accept, Admit, Allow, Capitulate, Cave in, Cede

Deny, Contradict, Disclaim, Reject, Refute

She finally conceded that I was right.

Raging

Adjective

Causing great pain or distress

(प्रकोप)

Wrenching, Intense, Torturous, Agonizing, Excruciating, Torturing, Violent, Extreme

Soothing, Containing, Suppressing, Curbing, Checking

You have to find a way to tackle his raging behaviour.

Conflagration

Noun

An extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property (अग्निकाण्ड)

Inferno, Fire, Wildfire, Holocaust, Blaze, Bonfire, Campfire

Peace

The conflagration destroyed the school.

Noun 2

A state of armed violent struggle between states, nations, or groups

(राज्यों, राष्ट्रों या समूहों के बीच सशस्त्र हिंसक संघर्ष की स्थिति)

Hostilities, War, Conflict, Battle, Fighting, Warfare

Peace, Agreement, Pacification, Truce, Disarmament

There is a situation of conflagration between Russia and Ukraine.

Alacrity

Noun

Brisk and cheerful readiness

(तत्परता)

Enthusiasm, Geal, Goodwill, Swiftness, Amenability, Celerity, Rapidity

Slowness, Indifference, Delay, Hesitation, Apathy

The alacrity in his behaviour to do some new work is very positive.

Ostensibly

Adverb

Apparently and Seemingly

 (प्रकट रूप से)

Evidently, Presumably, Putatively, Supposedly

Improbably, Obscurely, Unlikely

The school was closed, ostensibly for the safety of children.

Falter

Verb

To hesitate in speech, action, or intent.

To walk unsteadily.

(लड़खड़ाना)

Balance, Dither, Scruple, Teeter, Anile, Senile

Certain, Clear, Decisive, Definite

When things are clear there is no chance of faltering.

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Which of the following waterways separates India from Sri Lanka? / निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा जलमार्ग भारत को श्रीलंका से अलग करता है?


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