The Hindu Vocabulary 6 August 2022

2022-08-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 6 August 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Sticking to commitments: On India’s climate change goals’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Commitment

Noun

An agreement or pledge to do something in the future.

(प्रतिबद्धता)

Assurance, Promise, Pledge, Vow, Guarantee, Oath

Disbelief, Mistrust, Fake, Deceive, Cheat

I have never doubted your commitment to your job.

Pathway

Noun

a track that constitutes or serves as a path.

(मार्ग)

Track, Trail, Ride, Trackway, Byway, Pave, Trace

-

My teacher asked me to find a pathway to become successful.  

Endeavour

Noun

an attempt to achieve a goal.

(प्रयास)

Attempt, Try, Bid, Effort, Trial, Venture, Crack

Stop, Halt, Stoppage, Control, Restriction

The countries endeavour to limit the rise in global temperature to below 1.5 degree Celsius.

Quibbling

Adjective


arguing or raising objections about a trivial matter.

(तुच्छ बात पर बहस करना)

Delicate, Frivolous, Inconsiderable, Nitpicking, Particular, Picky

Coarse, Inexact, Rough, Apparent, Clear, Broad, Indefinite, Evident

You should know when to get into such a quibbling matter and when not.

Cajole

Verb

To persuade by flattery or promises.

To deceive someone with soothing words or false promises.

To persuade someone to do something by flattery.

(मीठी बातों से मिला लेना/ झूठ बोलना/ धोका देना/ चापलूसी करना/ ढकोसला करना)

Deceive, Delude, Dupe, Entice, Entrap, Seduce, Tantalize, Tempt, Blandish, Urge, Mislead, Jolly, Coax, Wheedle

Discourage, Bully, Force, Dissuade, Bug, Harass, Nag, Demand, Pester, Coerce, Browbeat, Bulldoze, Tease, Bully

The seniors cajoled the newcomer to sneak out of the hostel after 10 PM.  

Emissions

Noun

The production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation

(उत्सर्जन)

Discharge, Release, Outpouring, Outflow, Outrush, Leak

Concealment, Refrain, Containment, Repression, Withholding

The countries committed to reduce emissions intensity by 2030.

Negotiations

Noun


Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.

(बातचीत)

Discussion, Talks, Consultations, Deliberations, Conference, Mediation, Arbitration

Disagreement

The deal was part of the undergoing trade negotiations between the two countries.

Evidence

Noun

Something that tends to prove or disprove something.

(सबूत)

Attestation, Confirmation, Proof, Substantiation

Disproof, Conceal, Hide, Obscure

There was clear evidence that he killed Reshma’s mother.

Forum

Noun

A meeting where a subject can be discussed.

A court or tribunal.

(मंच)

Conference, Convention, Gathering, Seminar, Agency, Framework

-

The forum will act as a platform to discuss regional issues.

Undermine

Verb

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Diminish

Push, Urge, Stimulate, Boost, Enhance, Improve, Strengthen

The new chemical products have undermined the value of natural products.

Intent

Noun

Intention or purpose

(इरादा)

Aim, Goal, Target, Objective

-

He has no intent to testify against his colleague.

Adjective

Directed with strained or eager attention.

(तत्पर)

 

Decided, Hell-bent, Preoccupied, Resolved

Flexible, Indefinite, Unconcerned, Undecided

Shinya was so intent to complete her painting that she forgot to have dinner.

Exemplar

Noun

A person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model.

(उदाहरण)

Epitome, Perfect example, Model, Paragon, Ideal, Type, Prototype, Standard

-

India can be an exemplar for reducing carbon emissions.

 

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