The Hindu Vocabulary 24 August 2023

2023-08-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 August 2023 is from the Editorial titled "Festering wounds: On Manipur’s elusive peace."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Fester

Verb

The process of forming or developing pus in a wound or sore, often as a result of infection.

(पकना)

Suppurate, Pus-filled, Infected, Worsen, Deteriorate, Aggravate, Escalate, Decay, Putrefy, Rankle

Heal, Mend, Improve, Ameliorate, Alleviate, Resolve, Soothe, Abate, Disinfect, Cleanse

The untreated wound began festering, causing increasing pain and discomfort to the patient.

Elusive

Adjective

Something that is difficult to grasp, capture, or understand.

(प्राप्ति असंभावी)

Evasive, Slippery, Hard-to-catch, Difficult to grasp, Uncatchable, Shifty, Slippery, Tricky, Hard to find, Fleeting

Obvious, Clear, Accessible, Attainable, Understandable, Apparent, Detectable, Manifest, Straightforward, Transparent

The truth about his whereabouts remained elusive, as he gave conflicting accounts of his travels.

Blockade

Noun

The act of obstructing or sealing off a place, typically to prevent the entry or exit of people, goods, or services.

(रोकथाम)

Obstruction, Barriers, Embargo, Encirclement, Siege, Impediment, Hurdle, Hindrance, Restraint, Interference

Opening, Passage, Access, Free flow, Unobstructed, Clearance, Permeability, Easement, Unblocking, Freedom

The naval blockade prevented the enemy ships from entering the harbor.

Arterial

Adjective

Relates to or pertains to the arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body's tissues.

(धमनीकीय)

Vascular, Arteriolar, Major, Principal, Central, Main, Primary, Conduit, Channel, Thoroughfare

Venous, Capillary, Minor, Secondary, Peripheral, Side, Subordinate, Minor, Narrow, Small

The surgeon carefully repaired the arterial damage to ensure proper blood flow to the patient's leg.

Sporadic

Adjective

Something that occurs at irregular intervals or in scattered instances, rather than consistently or continuously.

(विरल)

Irregular, Infrequent, Occasional, Scattered, Intermittent, Spasmodic, Fitful, Periodic, Random, Discontinuous

Regular, Constant, Continuous, Persistent, Consistent, Frequent, Systematic, Steady, Uninterrupted, Continuous

The sporadic rainfall in the desert region often catches travelers off guard, as it can occur unexpectedly.

Unedifying

Adjective

Something that is not morally or intellectually uplifting or that fails to provide valuable lessons or insights.

(अशिक्षाप्रद)

Uninspiring, Unenlightening, Uninformative, Unprofitable, Disheartening, Discouraging, Dispiriting, Dull, Boring, Unimpressive

Edifying, Informative, Uplifting, Inspiring, Enlightening, Profitable, Encouraging, Motivating, Educational, Valuable

The heated argument between the two politicians was unedifying and did not contribute to a constructive debate on the issues.

Gauntlet

Noun

A challenge or ordeal that one must face.

(हाथकड़ा)

Challenge, Trial, Test, Ordeal, Hurdle, Obstacle, Barrier, Difficulty, Contest, Confrontation

Ease, Simplicity, Assistance, Support, Facilitation, Relief, Solution, Resolution, Triumph, Success

She had to run the gauntlet of difficult interviews to secure the job she wanted.

Quagmire

Noun

A difficult or precarious situation from which it is challenging to extricate oneself.

(कच्चा भूमि)

Predicament, Dilemma, Quandary, Predicament, Stalemate, Impasse, Difficulty, Crisis, Problem, Conundrum

Solution, Resolution, Escape, Extrication, Clearing, Triumph, Success, Victory, Assistance, Easement

The company found itself in a financial quagmire, with no easy way out of its mounting debts.

Reconciliation

Noun

The act of restoring friendly relations or resolving conflicts between individuals, groups, or nations after a disagreement or dispute.

(मिलान)

Reunion, Settlement, Harmony, Agreement, Accord, Compromise, Amity, Understanding, Resolution, Rapport

Conflict, Disagreement, Dispute, Discord, Hostility, Estrangement, Alienation, Dissension, Rift, Strife

The successful reconciliation between the warring factions brought peace to the region after years of conflict.

Stasis

Noun

A state of inactivity or lack of change, often in a biological or social context.

(स्थिरता)

Inactivity, Dormancy, Stillness, Static, Standstill, Immobility, Stability, Equilibrium, Rest, Quiescence

Motion, Activity, Change, Progress, Development, Flux, Dynamics, Advancement, Mobility, Growth

The company experienced a period of stasis during the economic downturn, with little growth or change in its operations.

Exacerbate

Verb

To make a problem, situation, or condition worse or more severe.

(बिगाड़ना)

Aggravated, Worsened, Escalated, Intensified, Exaggerated, Amplified, Increased, Heightened, Deteriorated, Compounded

Alleviated, Improved, Ameliorated, Mitigated, Relieved, Eased, Lessened, Soothed, Calmed, Assuaged

The lack of rain exacerbated the drought conditions in the region, leading to water shortages and crop failures.

Hamper

Verb

To hinder, obstruct, or impede the progress or movement of something or someone.

(रुकावट डालना)

 Impede, Hinder, Obstruct, Block, Inhibit, Curb, Restrain, Delay, Thwart, Cripple

Facilitate, Assist, Aid, Promote, Advance, Help, Support, Expedite, Clear, Enable

The heavy traffic was hampering our journey, causing delays and frustration among the travelers.

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