The Hindu Vocabulary 1 November 2023

2023-11-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 1 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Lost voice: On India’s abstention on the Gaza vote at the UN".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Abstention

Noun

The act of refraining from an activity or decision.

(अच्छेदन)

Avoidance, Restraint, Renunciation, Forbearance, Refusal, Declination, Waiver, Discretion, Abnegation

Involvement, Participation, Engagement, Endorsement, Approval, Support, Adherence, Compliance, Affirmation, Consent

Her abstention from voting reflected her displeasure with the proposed policies.

Consensus

Noun

General agreement among a group or community.

(सम्मति)

Agreement, Harmony, Accord, Unity, Conformity, Unanimity, Consent, Concurrence, Solidarity, Unison

Disagreement, Dissension, Discord, Disunity, Conflict, Disapproval, Division, Opposition, Contention, Divergence

The council reached a consensus on the proposed changes.

Omission

Noun

The act of excluding or leaving something out.

(अनादर)

Exclusion, Elimination, Neglect, Oversight, Exemption, Non-inclusion, Skip, Disregard, Negligence, Forgetting

Inclusion, Addition, Insertion, Embracing, Comprehension, Integration, Incorporation, Admission, Presence, Involvement

The report was detailed but had one critical omission.

Articulate

Adjective

Expressing oneself clearly and effectively.

(स्पष्ट करना)

Coherent, Expressive, Fluent, Eloquent, Persuasive, Vocal, Enunciate, Clear

Inarticulate, Mumble, Incoherent, Stammer, Unclear, Unintelligible, Hesitant, Silent, Unvocal, Muffled

She could articulate her thoughts effortlessly.

Imperative

Adjective

Necessary or crucial, essential for success or survival.

(आवश्यक)

Vital, Crucial, Mandatory, Essential, Compulsory, Important, Indispensable, Urgent, Critical, Necessary

Unimportant, Inessential, Dispensable, Optional, Trivial, Non-essential, Voluntary, Insignificant, Negligible, Unnecessary

It's imperative to meet the deadline for the project's success.

Resolution

Noun

Determination, decision, or a firm intention to accomplish something.

(संकल्प)

Determination, Decision, Resolve, Willpower, Purpose, Commitment, Dedication, Intent, Persistence, Tenacity

Hesitation, Indecision, Uncertainty, Wavering, Dilemma, Irresolution, Perplexity, Confusion, Vacillation, Doubt

She made a resolution to exercise regularly.

Entitle

Verb

To give someone a right or legal claim to do something, to qualify someone for a particular right or privilege.

(अधिकारित)

Permit, License, Authorize, Enable, Empower, Qualify, Sanction, Warrant, Commission, Accredit

Disqualify, Prohibit, Prevent, Forbid, Ban, Debar, Refuse, Deny, Disallow, Obstruct

Being a citizen entitles you to certain privileges.

Obligation

Noun

Duty or commitment, something that one is bound to do, or an act one is required to perform.

(दायित्व)

Duty, Responsibility, Commitment, Requirement, Necessity, Compulsion, Accountability, Liabilities, Oath, Promise

Discretion, Voluntary, Choice, Freedom, Noncompulsory, Exemption, Release, Privilege, Spontaneity, Liberation

It is our obligation to help those in need

Retaliatory

Adjective

Relating to or constituting revenge or reprisal, to respond to an action in a similar manner, often in retaliation.

(प्रतिशोधी)

Revengeful, Vengeful, Retaliatory, Reciprocal, Reciprocity, Reprisal, Payback, Retributive, Counter, Reprisal

Forgiving, Pardoning, Peaceful, Conciliatory, Nonretaliatory, Unprovocative, Tolerant, Indulgent, Humane, Mild

The country vowed to take retaliatory action if provoked.

Abstain

Verb

Refrain from doing or partaking in something, often a specific behavior or action, to voluntarily withhold or restrain oneself.

(त्यागना)

Refrain, Forbear, Avoid, Withdraw, Renounce, Desist, Hold Back, Withhold, Abstention, Self-restraint

Indulge, Engage, Participate, Enjoy, Consume, Do, Act, Overindulge, Overdo, Take Part

He chose to abstain from drinking alcohol.

Forge

Verb

To create or develop something through effort.

(बनाना)

Fabricate, Create, Establish, Construct, Manufacture, Form, Craft, Invent, Devise, Produce

Destroy, Demolish, Dismantle, Break, Disassemble, Ruin, Wreck, Disintegrate, Dismantle, Dismember

The two nations decided to forge a new trade agreement to improve economic relations.

 

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