The Hindu Vocabulary 10 July 2022

2022-07-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 July 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fair play: On bridging the gender pay gap in sports.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bridging 

Noun 

A brace or an arrangement fixed between floors, roofs or pathway to keep them in place. 

A fixture between floor or roof joists to stiffen the construction. 

(फर्श, छत या रास्ते के बीच उन्हें रखने के लिए एक ब्रेस या व्यवस्था।) 

Associating, Attaching, Combining, Coupling 

We got a project to install the bridging on the ditch. 

Remunerate 

Verb 

To pay for work. 

To yield a compensate for work. 

To pay an equivalent for some work. 

To pay an equivalent for a service, loss, or expense. 

(भुगतान किया है) 

Accord, Award, Grant, Indemnify, Redress, Reimburse, Repay, Requite, Vouchsafe, Pay, Post 

Deny, Refuse, Take, Withhold 

I have remunerated the workers for their IT services. 

Counterpart 

Noun 

A person resembling another person in function. 

(समकक्ष) 

Coequal, Compeer, Equal, Equivalent, Fellow, Like, Copy, Duplicate 

Opposite 

Our security chief has discussed the issue with his counterparts. 

Landmark 

Noun 

An object such as a stone that marks the boundary of the land. 

An event that marks a turning point. 

(सीमाचिह्न/ निशान/ भूमि-चिह्न/ विभेदक चिह्न) 

Marker, Memorial, Milestone, Monument, Feature, Fragment, Guide, Hill, Museum, Tree, Watershed, Event, Crisis 

Whole 

The Prime Minister promoted this landmark decision. 

Compensation 

Noun 

An act of rewarding someone or making up for someone’s loss or damage. 

(क्षतिपूर्ति) 

Allowance, Benefit, Bonus, Earnings, Fee, Indemnity 

Debt, Hurt, Loss, Penalty 

Your final compensation amount will be transferred by Monday. 

Federation 

Noun 

The political entity formed by uniting smaller entities. 

(महासंघ) 

Alliance, Bloc, Coalition, League 

Division, Separation, Disunion 

The federation has been dissolved by the higher authority. 

Agreement 

Noun 

The act of agreeing to a mutual decision. 

The act of agreeing. 

The state of being in accord. 

(समझौता/ शर्त/ सुलह) 

Accord, Arrangement, Compliance, Compromise, Approval, Charter, Covenant, Lease 

Denial, Difference, Disagreement, Dissension, Misunderstanding, Refusal 

Our company has entered into an agreement with the service provider. 

Uphill 

Adverb 

Upward on a hill. 

(ऊपर की ओर) 

Affected, Artificial, Bogus, Counterfeit, Feigned, Fictitious, Imitation, Phony, Fake, False 

We seemed to be taking uphill while taking decisions. 

Adjective 

Situated on elevated ground. 

(कठिन/ दुःसाध्य/ क्षमसाध्य) 

Skyward, Rising, Ascending, Climbing, Uprising, Mounting, Arduous, Exhausting, Grueling, Punishing 

Downhill, Easy, Facile, Effortless 

It has been a really uphill battle to provide education for the girl child. 

Fandom

Noun

The state or condition of being a fan of someone or something.

(प्रशंसक)

-

-

Joshua is a great fandom of Narendra Modi.

Hasten

Verb

Be quick to do something.

(जल्दी करना)

Accelerate, Expedite, Precipitate, Quicken, Step up, Urge

Check, Dissuade, Decelerate, Halt, Hinder, Slow

Charulata hastened up to climb the stage but fell down.

Glacial

Adjective

Relating to, resulting from, or denoting the presence or agency of ice, especially in the form of glaciers.

(बहुत ठंडा)

Freezing, Frigid, Frosty, Frozen, Icy, Polar

Heated, Warm, Hot, Friendly

The progress in the corruption investigation has been glacial.

Prudent

Adjective

Sensible in action and thought

(विवेकी)

Careful, Cautious, Discreet, Economical, Frugal, Judicious, Reasonable

Careless, Expensive, Foolish, Hasty, Indiscreet, Rash

He always gives me prudent advice.

Dither

Noun

Indecisive behavior

(घबराहट)

Agitation, Babble, Flap, Tizzy, Fluster, Confusion

Calm, Peace, Sense

My mother gets in a dither if I arrive late in the evening.

Argument

Noun

An exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.

(बहस)

Altercation, Bickering, Brawl, Clash, Debate, Controversy, Dispute

Agreement, Peace, Calm, Harmony

The Principal tried to settle the argument between the two teachers.

Barrier

Noun

Obstruction

(रुकावट)

Barricade, Blockade, Boundary, Fence, Hurdle, Impediment, Wall

Assistance, Help, Open

There was a communication barrier between the two parties.

Context

Noun

The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.

(संदर्भ)

Background, Situation, Text, Ambience, Connection, Substance

-

The context of the story is missing from the clips.

 

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