The Hindu Vocabulary 17 July 2023

2023-07-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled "Flood feud: On lessons from the floods in North India."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Feud

Noun

A bitter quarrel or dispute.

(कलह)

Dispute, Quarrel, Altercation, Misunderstanding, Controversy, Clash, Disputation, Row, Brawl, Disagreement

Truce, Agree, Socialize, Defend, Surrender

The feud between them took a serious turn.

Combat

Noun

A fight, especially during a war.

(प्रतिरोध)

Battle, Fighting, Warfare, War, Clash, Struggle, Fray

 

Submit, Surrender, Peace, Harmony, Accord

Many died in the combat between Ukraine and Russia.

 

Devastating

Adjective

Highly destructive or damaging.

(हानिकारक)

Destructive, Ruinous, Catastrophic, Injurious, Harmful, Damaging

Nondestructive, Blessed, Fortunate,  Beneficial, Protective

Your Ction will have devastating effects.

 

Lacunae

Noun

A blank space or a missing part, gap.

(खामि)

Shortage, Lack, Deficiency, Paucity, Deficit, Absence, Scarcity, Insufficiency

Amplitude, Abundance, Adequacy, Sufficiency, Wealth, Plenty

The lacunae in the project are clearly visible.

 

Bedevil

Verb

To confuse, annoy, or cause problems or difficulties for someone or something.

(क्रूरतापूर्ण आचरण)

Annoy, Beset, Bother, Harass, Irritate, Torment, Plague, Torcher

Help, Assist, Aid, Relieve, Abet, Deliver

These projects are bedeviled by his behaviour.

Inundation

Noun

An overwhelming abundance of people or thing

(सैलाब)

Flood, Overflow, Torrent, Tide, Stream, Deluge, Influx

Drought, Drouth, Drip, Trickle, Dribble

The city was destroyed by an inundation of water.

Elide

Verb

To omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation, to suppress, omit, or ignore.

(छिपाना)

Cancel, Delete, Neglect, Suppress, Erase, Cancel, Remove, Censor

Extend, Prolong, Lengthen, Expand, Add, Record, Invest, Deposit

The government should try to elide the boundaries between the poor and the rich.

 

Prioritize

Verb

To treat (something) as being very or most important.

(प्राथमिकता देना)

Preference, Arrangement, Precedence, Preeminence, Prerogative, Lead, Order, Precedence

Unimportant, last, Inferiority, Subservience

One should prioritize things in life.

Scrimp

Verb

To be sparing or frugal, economize.

(कम देना)

Economize, Skimp, Save, Conserve, Curtail, Cut back, Preserve

Waste, Spend, Squander, Lavish, Blow

You need to scrimp and save money for retirement.

Concretisation

Noun

To make concrete, specific, or definite.

(कंक्रीटीकरण)

 

Demonstrate, Epitomize, Exemplify, Exhibit, Express, Realize, Actualize, Embody

Disembody

The concretisation of my ideas was not fruitful.

 

Coordinate

Verb

To make many different things work effectively as a whole.

(समायोजन करना)

Correlative, Correspondent, Counterpart, Equal, Reconcile, Integrate, Combine, Align, Harmonize

Disrupt, Upset, Disturb, Confuse, Disarray

All the sections of the company should coordinate in achieving the target.

 

Immune

Adjective

Totally or partially resistant to a particular infectious disease or pathogen.

(प्रतिरक्षित)

Exempt, Protected, Secure, Shielded, Privileged, Inviolate, Pure, Invincible

Susceptible, Vulnerable, Open, Exposed, Endangered

Rahim is immune to the flu.

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