The Hindu Vocabulary 13 February 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 February 2023 is from the Editorial titled ‘Not losing steam: On latest industrial output estimates.’


Part of Speech/Idiom







The state of being uncertain.


Ambiguity, Ambivalence, Anxiety, Concern

Assurance, Belief, Calmness, Certainty

There are many uncertainties associated with the future.



Force or speed of movement.

Strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.

If a process gains momentum, it means it is developing or growing.

In physics, momentum is the mass of a body multiplied by its velocity.

(गति/ वेग/ चाल/ गति-मात्रा)

Energy, Power, Strength, Drive

Lethargy, Weakness

Our project has gained momentum after all these efforts.



To become less violent.

To act as a moderator.

To lessen the intensity of something.

To act as a chairman of some meetings.

(घटाना/ संयमित करना/ शांत करना/ मंद होना)

Abate, Alleviate, Constrain, Cool, Chair, Judge, Negotiate, Preside

Aggravate, Develop, Enlarge, Expand, Free, Incite, Liberate, Unleash

We need a person who can moderate the debate.



Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.


Draw, Move, Pull, Tow, Transport, Hale

Push, Remain

The gangster was dragged out of his house by the police.


The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty.


Something tedious or boring

(कुछ थकाऊ या उबाऊ)

Annoyance, Bore, Bother, Nuisance, Burden, Hang-up

Delight, Joy, Happiness, Pleasure

The drag of the members outside of the Parliament was challenged in the Supreme Court.



A Disease occurring over a wide geographic area.

(वैश्विक महामारी)

Broad, Common, Comprehensive, Empyrean

Exclusive, Incomplete, Individual, Infrequent, Particular

Nobody wants to witness another pandemic in their lifetime.



A wavelike movement.


Deluge, Flood, Flow, Growth

Decline, Constant

There has been a surge in the number of Share Market investors.


To rise and fall immediately.

To rise suddenly.

(हिलोरे मारना)

Climb, Flow, Grow, Rise

Fall, Stagnant

Our sales surged to a record high.



To cause to bound back.

(प्रतिक्षिप्त होना)

Overcome, Bounce, Rally, Recover, Revive

Destroy, Deteriorate, Hurt, Ruin

He rebounded from his financial crisis and achieved financial stability.


A reaction to a setback or crisis.

An act of rebounding.




He led the team in rebounds last year.



Forming or following in a logical order or sequence.


Subsequent, Consecutive, Constant, Continuous, Following


The company took a series of sequential steps to launch the product.



An undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky one.

Something such as money or another valuable item as a stake in a speculative outcome.

(उद्यम/ व्यापार/ कार्य/ जोखिम का काम)

Deal, Endeavour, Enterprise, Experiment, Investment, Project

Idleness, Assurance, Certainty, Fact

I hope our venture become successful.


To expose to hazard or risk.

To take the risk.

(जोखिम उठाना/ जोखिम सहना/ जोखिम में पड़ना/ ख़तरे में पड़ना)

Dare, Operate, Advance, Assay

Abstain, Design, Disbelieve, Guard

He decided to venture all his fortune and luckily it turned out to be good.



The fundamental facilities serving an area as transportation, schools, power plants, residences, etc.

The basic framework of a system.

The permanent installations required for a military operation.

(आधारभूत संरचना/ पूर्वावश्यकता/ भूमिकारूप व्यवस्था)

Architecture, Armature, Cadre, Configuration, Edifice, Fabric, Frame, Skeleton, Base, Groundwork, Framework


Adani is having many businesses that are linked to infrastructure development.



Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.


Boost, Flip, Charge, Incentive


Pm Modi’s involvement has acted as a fillip to motivate the players.

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