The Hindu Vocabulary 14 July 2023

2023-07-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Reflective pause: On NATO and Ukraine."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Paradigm

Noun

A typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.

(उदाहरण)

Model, Pattern, Example, Standard, Prototype, Ideal, Criterion

Flawed, Imperfect, Wrong, Problematic, Imperfect, Incorrect

He has become a paradigm of orphan kid.

 Conflict

Noun

A serious disagreement or argument.

(संघर्ष)

Dispute, Quarrel, Discord, Friction, Strife, Hostility, Contention, Clash

Agreement, Peace, Harmony, Accord, Cooperation

There is always a conflict between two types of ideologies.

Chagrin

Noun

Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated.

(खीझना)

Annoyance, Irritation, Displeasure, Anger, Rage, Fury, Discontent

Delight, Joy, Fulfilment, Happiness, Bliss, Content

The fact he will not able to attend the party was a source of chagrin for Aman.

Incursion

Noum

An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.

(आक्रमण)

Aggression, Attack, Foray, Infiltration, Inroad, Intrusion, Onslaught, Descent, Strike, Assault

Defend, Refrain, End, Finish, Retreat

The repeated incursions by human causes distress to animals in the forests.

Contention

Noun

Heated disagreement.

(तर्क-वितर्क)

Disagreement, Dispute, Argument, Discord, Conflict, Friction, Strife, Disharmony

Agreement, Peace, Harmony, Accord, Cooperation

Too much contention in the family is not good for kids.

Escalation

Noun

A rapid increase.

(गहरा हो जाना)

Acceleration, Growth, Increase, Rise, Enlargement, Amplification, Expansion

Decrease, Reduction, Compression, Diminution, Contraction

He stopped the further escalation of the crime.

Waive

Verb

To refrain from claiming or insisting on.

(माफ़ कर देना)

Relinquish, Renounce, Give up, Abandon, Reject, Cede,  abdicate, Turn down

Claim, Pursue, Assume, Claim, Protect, Seize, Confiscate

 

She waived their application fees.

Entrant

Noun

A person or group that enters or takes part in something.

(नवागंतुकों)

Newcomer, Fresher, Novice, Trainee, Newbie, Beginner, Recruit

Dropout, No candidate, Veteran, Expert, Professional

You will be registered as an entrant to the company.

Munition

Noun

Millitary weapon.

(लड़ाई के सामान)

Armament, Arsenal, Bombs,   Bullets, Eplosives,Grenades, Gunpowder

 

Pass, Dissarm, Uselessness, Inutility, Dissuasion

They marched with the prepared munition.

Resolution

Noun

A firm decision to do or not to do something.

(संकल्प)

Intention, Resolve, Decision, Intent, Aim, Aspiration, Purpose

Irresolution, Unemotionality, Indiscipline, Distrust, Indecision, Apathy

She made a resolution to clear the exam this year.

 

Gloss

Noun

A smooth, shiny appearance on the surface of something.

(चमक)

Brilliance, Effulgence, Glaze, Gleam, Shine, Luster

Flat, Dull, Dim, Mat, Matte, Lusterless

Her skin has a lovely gloss.

Existential

Adjective

Relating to or dealing with existence.

(अस्तित्व संबंधी)

Experiential, Empirical, Factual, Observational, Observed, Pragmatic

Theoretical, Hypothetical, Speculative, Conjectural, Non- empirical, Unproven, Visionary

You are having an existential crisis after studying philosophy.

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