The Hindu Vocabulary 19 June 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial June 19, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Preparedness pays off: On Cyclone Biparjoy”.



Part of Speech/Idiom







Intensive, Extreme outrage.


Anger, Indignation, Ire, Rage, Wrath, Fierceness, Violence, Ferocity, Furiousness

Calmness, Mildness, Peace, Still, Serenity, Quietude, Tranquility

One could see the fury in her behavior.



A person who is hurt or killed during an accident, war.


Calamity, Catastrophe, Disaster, Mishap, Victim, Fatality, Prey, Loss, Martyr, Loser, Sacrifice

 Survivor, Blessing, Wonder, Success, Good Luck, Good Fortune

The casualty ward was recently inaugurated by the MLA of the area.



A road passing round a town or its centre to provide an alternative route for through traffic.


Circumvent, Ignore, Neglect, Omit, Sidestep, Skirt, Avoid, Escape, Circumnavigate, Detour, Evade

Meet, Confront, Face, Accept, Seek, Pursue.

I used to bypass the town via another road.



To remove someone from a place of danger to a safer place.

(छोड़कर अन्यत्र जाना)

Empty, Vacate, Clear, Clean, Drain, Eliminate, Abandon, Desert, Flee

Fill, Load, Stay in place, Occupy, Remain

Everyone must evacuate the place after the fire alarm.



A period when a power supply or other service is not available or when equipment is closed down.

(अनुपयोग काल)

Blackout, Brownout, Disruption, Interruption, Dimout,  Disconnection,

Uptime, Operatable, Time

The power outage in the company is creating a lot of issues.

Knocked down

Phrasal Verb


Demolish a building or other structure.

(मारकर गिरा देना)

Take down, Disconnect, Dismantle, Break down, Strike, Detach, Disassemble

Construct, Build, Assemble, Erect, Combine, Unite, Pitch

Sweety knocked her opponent down in the third round.



The condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.

(मामूली हालत)

Normality, Status quo, Prevalence, Routine, Uniformity, Averageness, Commonality, Commonness

Abnormality, Irregularity, Disturbance, Unusualness, Disruptiveness, Uncommonness, Deviance

The process of restoring normalcy is very difficult after a disaster.



Without vagueness.

(निश्चित रूप से)

Absolutely, Accurately, Correctly, Literally, Mathematical, Exact

Coarse, Inaccurate, Rough, Approximate, Somewhat, Slightly, Vaguely, Differently

You are not able to understand what precisely I am trying to convey.



To estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of something.


Criterion, Standard, Benchmark, Criterion, Indicator, Meter, Pattern 

Unimportant, Guess, Extreme, Estimate

He gauged the cyclone's speed with the instruments.



Carried out as a precaution; preventive.


Preventative, Prophylactic, Deterring, Blocking, Deterrent, Alert, Careful, Insurance

Refrain, Inactivity, Neglect, Negligence, Carelessness

My mother needs a precautionary checkup.



A solid wall-like structure raised for defense.


Bastion, Fortress, Mainstay, Barrier, Protect, Defend, Safeguard, Shield, Guard

Attack, Assault, Assail, Beset, Overrun, Harm, Hurt, Injury

Vaccine is a bulwark against COVID-19.



To make support for an idea or argument stronger by providing a good reason for it.

(समर्थन देना)

Anchor, Pillar, Backbone, Reliance, Dependence, Crutch, Mainstay, Standby

Undermine, Weaken, Undercut

You should always be the buttress of your family in sad times.


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