The Hindu Vocabulary 3 June 2022

2022-06-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Safety first: On Nepal’s Tara Air crash’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Grim

Adjective

Forbidding or uninviting (विकट)

very serious or gloomy.

(भयंकर)

Bleak, Cruel, Ghastly, Gloomy, Stern, Aloof

Bright, Cheerful, Comforting, Happy, Pleasant, Friendly, Affable

She was disappointed by his grim expressions.

Wreckage

Noun

The remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed.

(मलबा)

Wreck, Debris, Remainder, Hulk, Shell

-

The wreckage of the ships was searched by the team.

Ensure

Verb

To make sure of.

To guarantee.

(पक्का करना)

Assure, Establish, Insure, Effect

Endanger, Harm, Hurt, Neglect

You need to ensure me that you will not back out.

Scenic

Adjective

Providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.

(सुंदर)

Breathtaking, Dramatic, Grand, Panoramic, Spectacular

Normal, Ordinary, Usual, Despicable, Dreary

He took us on a scenic drive along the Ganga river.

Treacherous

Adjective

Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.

(नमक हराम)

Marked by hidden dangers, hazards, or perils

(छिपे हुए खतरों द्वारा चिह्नित)

Tricky, Unreliable, Betraying, Hazardous, Ominous, Untrue

Certain, Definite, Easy, Friendly, Honest, Constant

The avalanche made the hike over treacherous mountains more difficult.

Honed

Verb

Refine or perfect (something) over a period of time.

(समय की अवधि में किसी चीज को परिष्कृत करना)

Sharpen, Whet, Grind, Edge, Stone

Blunt, Dull

It will take some time for you to hone your skills.

Lurk

Verb

(of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.

(दुबकना)

Creep, Crouch, Prowl, Skulk, Slip

Come out

The accused in the murder case is still lurking somewhere.

Jagged

Adjective

Having rough, sharp points protruding.

(दांतेदार)

Spiky, Barbed, Scraggy, Pointed, Ragged, Rough

Continuous, Even, Level, Smooth, Mild

The jagged peaks are difficult to climb.

Fickle

Adjective

Changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection.

(चंचल)

Capricious, Changeable, Flighty, Unpredictable, Unstable

Constant, Stable, Steadfast, Steady, Aware

Sarthak is a fickle minded person.

Ceiling

Noun

An upper limit set on prices, wages, or expenditure.

(अधिकतम सीमा)

Maximum, Limitation, Limit, Restriction, Fixation

Minimum, Floor, Base, Basic

A new land ceiling has been imposed by the central government.

Manoeuvre

Verb

Plan

(पैंतरेबाज़ी)

Exploit, Manipulate, Navigate, Operate

Destroy, Neglect, Disorganize, Forget

Alaric manoeuvred successfully to get his work done.

Contentment

Noun

A state of happiness and satisfaction.

(संतोष)

Complacency, Fulfillment, Gratification, Pleasure

Disappointment, Dissatisfaction, Trouble, Unhappiness, Agitation

Lucy finds contentment in listening to music.

Blip

Noun

A small problem that does not last for long.

(अस्‍थायी समस्‍या)

Glitch, Echo, Censor, Shock

Conserve, Spread

There was a blip in striking the deal but we pulled it off.

Excursion

Noun

A short journey or trip, especially one engaged in as a leisure activity.

(सैर)

Cruise, Expedition, Jaunt, Round trip, Outing

-

He led an excursion to the Dharamshala.

Obligation

Noun

An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.

(बाध्यता)

Accountability, Agreement, Requirement, Bond, Burden, Constraint

Asset, Disagreement, Misunderstanding, Freedom, Unemployment

You have no obligation to report the incident.

Crucial

Adjective

Of great importance.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Central, Vital, Acute, Dire

Inessential, Minor,

The negotiations between India and its neighbouring country are at a crucial stage.

Unbundle

Verb

To price separately

(अलग से कीमत करने के लिए)

-

-

The government will unbundle the sale of certain equipment from the sale of medicine.

 

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