The Hindu Vocabulary 7 December 2022

2022-12-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 December 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Intense engagement: On India-Germany ties.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Intense

Adjective

Of extreme force, degree, or strength.

Having or showing strong feelings or opinions; extremely earnest or serious.

(गहन)

Acute, Deep, Energetic, Excessive, Extreme, Fierce, Violent

Aboveboard, Agreeable, Blunt, Calm, Dull, Gentle, Indistinct

My girlfriend’s father gave me an intense look on our first encounter.

Engagement

Noun

Meeting

(निश्चित समय पर कुछ करने या कहीं जाने की व्यवस्था)

Appointment, Arrangement, Commitment, Gig, Date

-

I didn’t like his engagement with our neighbours in organizing the fest.

A formal agreement to get married.

(सगाई)

Commitment, Obligation, Pact, Assurance

Breach, Break, Disagreement, Disengagement, Breakup

I could not attend my best friend’s engagement due to illness.

A fight or battle between armed forces.

(लड़ाई)

Action, Conflict, Confrontation, Encounter

Calm, Peace, Retreat, Agreement, Surrender

The two countries commanded their soldiers to end the engagement.

Bilateral

Adjective

Involving two parties, especially countries.

(द्विपक्षीय)

Mutual, Reciprocal, Respective, Two-sided

Multilateral, Unilateral

The two countries need to work more to improve bilateral relations.

Mobility

Noun

The ability to move or be moved freely and easily.

(गतिशीलता)

Flexibility, Adaptability, Versatility, Potency

Weakness, Frailty, Fragility, Fault, Flaw

The agreement will allow greater mobility for the students.

Migration

Noun

Movement from one part of something to another.

(प्रवास)

Exodus, Flight, Journey, Movement, Shift, Transfer, Move

Idleness, Inaction

The police suspected his migration from his hometown to another city.

Preceded

Verb

Come before (something) in time.

(पूर्व में होना)

Introduce, Prior, Before, Antecede

Follow, Succeed, Advance, Supersede, Prosper

The meeting was preceded by informal talks between participating leaders.

Summit

Noun

The highest point.

A conference or meeting of diplomats.

(शिखर / शिखर सम्मेलन)

Acme, Apex, Apogee, Capstone

Base, Bottom, Nadir

He reached the summit of the mountain after facing various difficulties.

The Indian delegation led by EAM Jaishankar participated in the summit.

Controversial

Adjective

Arousing controversy.

Subject to debatable.

Given to controversy.

(विवादित/ विवादास्पद)

Contentious, Disputed, Dubious, Questionable

Certain, Definite, Sure

She did not pay heed to the controversial statements.

Whopping

Adjective

Very large

(भारी)

Huge, Massive, Enormous, Gigantic, Great

Insignificant, Tiny, Unimportant, Trivial, Trifling, Footling

We paid a whooping amount to get a ticket for the show.

Epochal

Adjective


forming or characterizing an epoch

(महत्त्वपूर्ण/ नवयुगीन)

Consequential, Crucial, Decisive, Fateful, Historic, Meaningful, Notable, Pivotal, Significant

Insignificant, Ordinary, Trivial, Meaningless, Unremarkable

Many countries faced an epochal challenge by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accuse

Verb

Charge (someone) with an offense or crime.

(आरोप लगाना)

Allege, Arrest, Attack, Blame, Summon

Applaud, Approve, Defend, Exculpate, Exonerate

He was accused of plotting the murder of his wife.

Shatter

Verb

Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces.

upset (someone) greatly.

(टुकड़े टुकड़े होना/ नष्ट करना)

Blast, Burst, Crush, Crack, Demolish, Destroy, Ruin, Devastate, Rattle

Build, Construct, Improve, Aid, Create

Rishi was shattered after seeing his mother at the hospital.

Inherit

Verb

receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder.

(विरासत में पाना)

 

Acquire, Derive, Obtain, Receive, Succeed, Take over, Accede

Fail, Forfeit, Lose

I inherited this house from my mother.

Derail

Verb

To run off the rails.

To obstruct the progress.

(प्रगति में बाधा डालना/ पटरी से उतरना)

Crash, Hinder, Thwart, Wreck

Aid, Assist, Encourage, Forward

They derailed the product launch owing to fake news floating in the market.

Consensus

Noun

Agreement among a group of people (सर्वसम्मति)

Accord, Consent, Harmony, Unity

Denial, Disagreement, Dissension, Refusal

We are expecting the two parties reach a consensus soon so that we can proceed further.

 

REPUBLIC DAY OFFER get 25% Off
Use Coupon code REPUBLIC

six months current affairs 2022 july december Rs.199/- Read More
half yearly current affairs july december july december 2022 in detail Rs.219/- Read More
half yearly current affairs in hindi jul dec 2022 in detail Rs.219/- Read More
six months current affairs 2022 book in hindi july december Rs.199/- Read More

Share Blog


Current Affairs

Attempt Daily Current
Affairs Quiz

Attempt Quiz



Question Of The Day

Select the option that is related to the third number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number.

2 : 72 :: 3 : ?