The Hindu Vocabulary 30 June 2023

2023-06-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Spiralling food prices: on the build-up of underlying inflation pressures.”

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Spiral

Verb

To show a continuous and dramatic increase.

(बढ़ना)

Increasing, Accelerating, High, Shoot Up, Costly, Inflation

Decreasing, Lessen, Decelerating, Reducing, Cheap, Deflation

The spiralling onion prices are a cause of concern.

Cope

Verb

To deal effectively with something difficult.

(डटकर मुकाबला करना)

Confront, Endure, Grapple Suffer, Handle, Deal, Survive, Struggle

Refrain, Inactivity, Underact, Fail Disorganise, Refuse, Surender

The Police force coped with the situation of protest very well.

Staple

Noun

A main product or part of something.

(प्रधान)

Bulk, Core, Body, Weight, Majority, Chief, Main, Essence

Extension, Accessory, Component, Adjunct, Element, Part

Rice is the staple diet of mountains.

Seemingly

Adjective

So as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.

(प्रतीत होता है)

Assumably, Doubtless, Supposedly, Ostensibly, Evidently, Probably, Presumably, Likely

Incredibly, Impossibly, Improbably, Implausibly, Genuinely, Hidden, Unlikely

We saw seemingly endless red sand in the area.

Symptomatic

Adjective

Serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable.

(लक्षणसूचक)

Characteristic, Distinguishing, Distinctive, Distinct, Typical, Peculiar, Diagnostic

Atypical, Uncharacteristic, Directness, Safeness

If you have body pain, it may be symptomatic of Typhoid fever.

Imposition

Noun

The action or process of imposing something or of being imposed.

(अधिरोपण)

Foisting, Forcing, Pressing, Levying, Charging, Extracting, Applying, Enactment

Inactivity, Insecurity, Discharge, Unburden, Disapprove, Displace, Remove

The imposition of martial law in the city was a serious step.

Dump

Verb

To put down or drop something in a careless way.

(फेंक दिया)

Leave, Ditch, Blow off, Abandon, Cut, Unload, Jilt, Abandon

 

Take, Hook up, Befriend, Adopt, Use, Embrace, Utilize

The waste was dumped on the road by his father.

Unremunerative

Adjective

Bringing little or no profit or income.

(अलाभकारी)

Fruitless, Futile, Idle, Useless, Barren, Dry, Inferior, Footling, Unhelpful 

Fruitful, Useful, Beneficial, Productive, Gainful, Valuable, Helpful

If not fruitful, don’t spend unremunerative hours on the table.

Temporal

Adjective

Relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.

(लौकिक)

Mundane, Terrestrial, Physical, Earthly, Bodily, Animal, Worldly, Corporeal

Celestial, Heavenly, Spiritual, Unearthly, Religious, Divine

Our temporal existence is very short.

Cloud

Verb

To make or become less clear or transparent.

(मलिन)

Hazy, Darkened, Misty, Murky, Cloudy, Grey, Overcast, Dubious, Dubitable

 

Clear, Dazzling, Bright, illuminating, Lighted

The clouded situation was cleared by his evidence.

Retain

Verb

To continue to have (something); keep possession of.

(प्रतिधारित करना)

Detain, Keep, Reserve, Withhold, Retention, Possession, Holding

Desert, Disperse, Dispossess, Exclude, Ignore, Lack

Some stones are known to retain water in them.

Taming

Verb

To make less powerful and easier to control.

(दबाना)

Domesticated, Trained, Broken, Docile, Subdued, Gentle, Harmless, Manageable

 

Harsh, Violent, Exciting, Unmanageable, Rough, Bright, Wild

The taming of animals is a rigorous process.

 

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