The Hindu Vocabulary 26 May 2023

2023-05-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial May 26, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Lost opportunity: On the acrimony over the inauguration of the new Parliament building”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Acrimony

Noun

Sharpness or bitterness of nature, words,  feelings, etc.

(किसी चीज पर बल कम या संतुलित करना)

Acidity, Vitriol, Asperity, Virulence, Bile, Tartness, Virulency, Acridity, Bitterness, Acerbity

Love, Benevolence, Mildness, Sympathy, Civility, Courtesy, Kindness, Liking, Softness, Oiliness

My boss last time responded with acrimony on the said subject.

Undignified

Adjective

Appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity.

(अशोभनीय)

Frivolous, Goofy, Silly, Unseemly, Improper, Indecent

Dignified, Solemn, Imposing, Portly, Distinguished

Radha made an undignified entry.

Counter

Verb

Speak or act in opposition to

(मुकाबला)

Oppose, Fight, Combat, Resist, Contend (with), Battle, Confront, Thwart

Forward, Promote, Advance, Encourage

Her actions are difficult to counter.

Annexe

Noun

A building joined to or associated with a main building, providing additional space or accommodation.

(उपभवन)

Addition, Extension, Penthouse, Wing, Ell, Arm, Add, Adjoin

Separate, Remove, Deduct, Subtract, Take off, Abate

You should play in the annexe.

Majestic

Adjective

Having or showing impressive beauty or scale.

(आलीशान)

August, Splendid, Magnificent, Regal, Royal, Kingly, Imperial, Noble

Unhandsome, Unfashionable,   Inelegant, Graceless, Grotesque

India has many majestic places.

Edifice

Noun

A large, imposing building.

(भवन)

Monument, Skyscraper, Building, Construction, Erection, House

Ruin, Debris, Remnants, Remains, Wastage

The Qutub Minar is an edifice of the 11th century.

Worrisome

Adjective

Causing anxiety or concern.

(चिंताप्रद)

Alarming, Bothersome, Disquieting, Disturbing, Upsetting, Vexing

Reassuring, Settling, Calming, Soothing, Comforting

The patient’s behaviour has become worrisome.

Substantial

Adjective

Something of considerable importance, size, or worth.

(पर्याप्त)

Consequential, Considerable, Extraordinary, Generous, Hefty, Large, Massive

Small, Little, Minor, Slight, Negligible

Breakfast should be substantial in amount.

Glittering

Adjective

Shining with a shimmering or sparkling light.

(शानदार)

Shimmering, Gleaming, Glistening, Sparkling, Twinkling, Flashing

Dim, Dull, Dark, Dusky, Blackened, Lacklustre

 

His eyes were still glittering with the success.

Deliberation

Noun

Long and careful consideration or discussion.

(विवेचना)

Consideration, Debate, Study, Thought, Account, Reflection

Neglect, Carelessness, Imprudence, Ignorance, Negligence

He started work on this project after much deliberation.

Hostile

Adjective

Showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly

(प्रतिरोधी)

Animosity, Animus, Antagonism, Antipathy, Enmity, Rancor, Adverse, Antagonistic, Contentious, Opposed

Friendly, Hospitable, Social, Sympathetic, Cordial, Amiable

The public is very hostile to the new idea.

Predominance

Noun

The state or condition of being greater in number or amount.

(प्रबलता)

Dominant, Dominating, Main, Potent, Prevailing, Prevalent, Highest, Foremost

Least, Last, Minor, Negligible

There is a predominance of female players in Boxing.

 

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