The Hindu Vocabulary 28 April 2023

2023-04-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 April 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Killer mafia: On the sand mafia in Tamil Nadu and attacks on public servants”.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tolerance

Noun

The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.

(सहिष्णुता)

Forbearance, Liberalism, Patience, Sufferance, Lenience

Lethargy, Weakness, Disapproval, Proneness

This plant has a high tolerance to heat.

Quarry 

Verb

Extract (stone or other materials) from a quarry.

(उत्खनन करना)

Mine, Delve, Scoop, Shovel, Excavate, Burrow, Dredge, Spade

Fill in

Ores are quarried to extract metals.

Lucrative

Adjective

Producing a great deal of profit

(लाभप्रद)

Profitable, Gainful, Remunerative, Thriving, Flourishing, Advantageous

Unprofitable, Unfavorable, Disadvantageous

I gave away a lucrative career just to look after my family.

Seek

 

Verb 1

Attempt to find (something

(ढूँढा गया)

Search, Search for, Discover, Retrace, Explore

Lose, Hide, Ignore, Neglect, Shun,

They came to my home seeking shelter.

Verb 2

Ask for (something) from someone

(मांगना)

Solicit, Postulate, Ask, Seek, Demand, Require

Ignore, Shun, Find, Brush off, Snub, Quit, Drop, Give up

He sought help from the manager.

Unveil

Verb

Show or announce publicly for the first time

(अनावरण करना)

Reveal, Present, Disclose, Divulge, Display, Publish

Conceal, Hide, Protect, Withhold, Obscure, Secret, Cover

The MLA unveiled the hospital.

Unequivocal

Adjective

Leaving no doubt; unambiguous

(असंदिग्ध)

Absolute, Apparent, Unambiguous, Undeniable, Decisive, Explicit, Obvious, Clear

Equivocal, Ambiguous, Vague, Conditional, Disputable, Obscure, Indefinite

The message of the boss must be unequivocal.

Solatium

Noun

A thing given to someone as a compensation or consolation.

(मुआवजा)

Perk, Perquisite, Atonement, Compensation, Emolument, Expiation, Indemnity, Overcompensation 

Penalty, Fine, Paid Back, Dissatisfaction, Loss

The solatium of losing someone can never be enough.

Compassionate

Adjective

Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

(करुणामय)

Pitying, Merciful, Accommodating, Beneficent, Benignant, Motherly

Cold, Cruel, Inhuman, Unfriendly, Unkind, Merciless

Radha is always compassionate towards senior citizens.

Apprehend

 

Verb 1

Arrest (someone) for a crime

(पकड़ना)

Arrest, Catch, Capture, Seize, Detain

Free, Liberate, Let Go, Release, Lose

He was never apprehended in spite of a warrant.

Verb 2

Understand or perceive

(अनुभव करना)

Understand, Comprehend, Realise, Recognise, Discern, Perceive, Grasp

Misunderstand, Misread, Misinterpret, Mistake, Misperceive

We could not apprehend that we have entered the no-entry area.

Expeditiously

Adverb

With speed and efficiency

(अविलम्ब)

Rapidly, Soon, Apace, Cursorily, Hurriedly, Immediately

Idly, Inactively, Slowly, Unhurried, Quietly

We dined expeditiously due to disturbance.

Ponder

Verb

Think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

(विवेचन करना)

Consider, Contemplate, Deliberate, Evaluate, Examine 

Disapprove, Disregard, Ignore, neglect, Refuse

You must ponder over your words before speaking in public.

Efficacy

Noun

The ability to produce a desired or intended result

(प्रभावोत्पादकता)

Effect, Impact, Influence, Impression, Efficacy, Force

Idleness, Incapacity, Ineffectiveness Inadequacy, Inability, Lethargy

The efficacy of this medicine is very well known.

 

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Which among the following lakes is known as the only "Floating Islands Lake" in India? / निम्नलिखित झीलों में से कौन सी झील भारत में एकमात्र "फ्लोटिंग आइलैंड्स झील" के रूप में जानी जाती है?


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