The Hindu Vocabulary 24 November 2023

2023-11-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Glimmer of hope: On the Israel-Hamas deal".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Glimmer

Noun

A faint sign or indication.

A small, flickering light.

(झिलमिलाहट)

Sparkle, Twinkle, Gleam, Glint, Flash, Shimmer, Flicker, Shining, Glistening, Radiance

Darkness, Dullness, Obscurity, Blackout, Dimness, Gloom, Murkiness, Shadow, Eclipse, Dim

In the distance, there was a glimmer of hope.

Hostage

Noun

A person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

(ज़ब्त किया हुआ)

Captive, Prisoner, Detainee, Pawn, Victim, Sequestered person, Inmate, Pledge, Detainee, Bondage

Liberator, Free person, Rescued, Released, Unrestricted, Free, Unbound, Independent, Emancipated, Unshackled

The terrorists took several hostages during the bank robbery.

Misery

Noun

Extreme suffering or unhappiness.

(दुख)

Suffering, Distress, Agony, Torment, Affliction, Woe, Anguish, Hardship, Tribulation, Desolation

Happiness, Joy, Bliss, Contentment, Delight, Comfort, Prosperity, Satisfaction, Elation, Fulfillment

The homeless man lived a life of misery on the streets.

Eliminate

Verb

To completely remove or get rid of something.

(समाप्त करना)

Eradicate, Remove, Exterminate, Abolish, Exclude, Annihilate, Dispose of, Obliterate, Wipe out, Suppress

Preserve, Protect, Save, Spare, Conserve, Retain, Keep, Maintain, Guard, Uphold

The goal is to eliminate all obstacles to success.

Dismantle

Verb

To take apart or strip of something.

(विघटित करना)

Disassemble, Take apart, Deconstruct, Break down, Strip, Dismount, Deactivate, Demolish, Disintegrate, Uninstall

Assemble, Construct, Build, Erect, Put together, Establish, Reinforce, Restore, Fix, Repair

The old factory was dismantled to make way for a new development.

Unleash

Verb

To release or set free.

(मुक्त करना/ शुरू करना)

Release, Free, Unbridle, Liberate, Unshackle, Unchain, Unleash, Let loose, Unbind, Unbolt

Restrain, Constrain, Hold back, Suppress, Control, Leash, Retain, Confine, Inhibit, Check

The company decided to unleash a new product on the market.

Repugnant

Adjective

Extremely distasteful; offensive.

(घृणास्पद)

Offensive, Disgusting, Abhorrent, Revolting, Detestable, Loathsome, Odious, Abominable, Hateful, Repulsive

Appealing, Attractive, Pleasing, Agreeable, Pleasant, Delightful, Gracious, Charming, Amiable, Likable

The offensive remarks were repugnant to the audience.

Credible

Adjective

Able to be believed; convincing.

(विश्वसनीय)

Reliable, Trustworthy, Believable, Plausible, Authentic, Dependable, Creditable, Convincing, Trustable, Honest

Unreliable, Untrustworthy, Dubious, Incredible, Implausible, Unconvincing, Questionable, Unlikely, Unbelievable

The witness provided credible information during the investigation.

Engage

Verb

To occupy, attract, or involve someone's interest or attention.

(जुड़ना)

Involve, Capture, Occupy, Attract, Fascinate, Enthrall, Participate, Involve, Immersive, Entertain

Involve, Capture, Occupy, Attract, Fascinate, Enthrall, Participate, Involve, Immersive, Entertain

The novel's gripping plot engaged readers from start to finish.

Amidst

Preposition

In the middle of or surrounded by.

(बीच में)

Among, Surrounded by, In the midst of, In the middle of, Encircled by, Amid, In the thick of, With, Between, Betwixt

Outside, Beyond, Away from, Without, Apart from, Excluding, Remote from, Separate from, Not included in, Unrelated to

The house stood amidst a beautiful garden.

Shell

Noun

A hard outer covering or case, often enclosing something. (खोल)

Casing, Casing, Cover, Hull, Husk, Pod, Cowl, Encasement, Carapace, Cocoon

Core, Center, Nucleus, Inner part, Kernel, Essence, Heart, Interior, Soul, Nub

The turtle retreated into its shell for protection.

Displace

Verb

To take over the place, position, or role of someone or something.

(स्थानांतरित

करना)

Replace, Remove, Relocate, Dislodge, Oust, Substitute, Evict, Transfer, Succeed, Supplant

Retain, Keep, Maintain, Preserve, Protect, Secure, Guard, Defend, Hold, Uphold

The new technology threatened to displace traditional methods in the industry.

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