The Hindu Vocabulary 11 September 2023

2023-09-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Stocktaking the calamity: On climate crisis and the U.N. Global Stocktake report".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Calamity

 Noun

A disastrous event causing great harm or distress.

 (आपदा)

Disaster, Catastrophe, Misfortune, Tragedy, Crisis, Cataclysm, Adversity, Havoc, Ruin, Woe

Blessing, Fortune, Luck, Prosperity, Success, Happiness, Triumph, Victory, Boon, Advantage

The earthquake was a calamity that affected the entire region.

Intricately

 Adverb

Intricately means in a complex or detailed manner, with many interconnected parts.

 (पेचीदा)

Complexly, Elaborately, Complicatedly, Sophisticatedly, Delicately, Detailedly, Finely, Ornately, Richly, Tightly

Simply, Plainly, Clearly, Easily, Uncomplicatedly, Directly, Plainly, Straightforwardly, Openly, Candidly

The watch was intricately designed with tiny gears and springs, making it a work of art.

Wove

 Verb

Wove is the past tense of "weave," which means to create fabric by interlacing threads.

 (बुना)

Interlace, Intertwine, Entwine, Interweave, Plait, Knit, Fabricate, Construct, Form, Create

Unravel, Untangle, Unweave, Disentangle, Untwist, Straighten, Undo, Break, Destroy, Dismantle

She wove a beautiful tapestry with intricate patterns using various colored threads.

Avert

 Verb

Avert means to prevent or turn away from a potential danger or undesirable situation.

 (टाल देना)

Prevent, Avoid, Dodge, Evade, Forestall, Thwart, Sidestep, Hinder, Deter, Ward off

Allow, Permit, Encourage, Accept, Welcome, Embrace, Invite, Face, Confront, Endure

She managed to avert a collision by swerving the car at the last moment.

Reckoning

 Noun

Reckoning means the process of calculating or determining something.

 (गणना)

Calculation, Computation, Estimation, Evaluation, Accounting, Enumeration, Tallying, Assessment, Appraisal, Enumeration

Neglect, Disregard, Ignorance, Negligence, Indifference, Apathy, Inattention, Disinterest, Inadvertence, Carelessness

The reckoning of the company's profits for the year revealed a significant increase in revenue.

Overshoot

 Verb

To go beyond a limit or target.

 (पार करना)

Exceed, Surpass, Overstep, Transcend, Outstrip, Outdo, Outrun, Pass, Top, Go beyond

Fall short, Underachieve, Lag behind, Miss, Undershoot, Fail to reach, Stay within limits, Come up short, Fail to exceed, Remain below

The stock price overshot its expected value, causing concern among investors.

Mitigation

 Noun

The act of reducing the severity or impact of something.

 (कमी)

Alleviation, Reduction, Lessening, Diminishment, Moderation, Abatement, Easing, Amelioration, Relief, Softening

Aggravation, Escalation, Intensification, Worsening, Exacerbation, Augmentation, Increase, Heightening, Deterioration, Amplification

The mitigation of pollution is crucial for a healthier environment.

Eschewal

 Noun

The act of deliberately avoiding or abstaining from something.

 (परहेज)

Avoidance, Abstention, Avoiding, Refusal, Renunciation, Repudiation, Shunning, Denial, Rejection, Evasion

Acceptance, Embrace, Adoption, Pursuit, Inclusion, Encouragement, Indulgence, Embracing, Welcome, Adherence

His eschewal of sugary foods was part of his efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Prong

 Noun

A pointed or projecting part of an object, typically a fork-like shape.

 (प्रांग)

Tine, Spike, Point, Spur, Prick, Barb, Projection, Dent, Tip, Prominence

Blunt, Rounded, Smooth, Flat, Dull, Rounded-off, Unpointed, Rounded-edge, Edgeless, Non-protruding

The prong of the fork is used for picking up food.

Breakthrough

 Noun

A significant and sudden advance or discovery.

 (खोज)

Discovery, Advancement, Innovation, Milestone, Achievement, Revelation, Find, Progress, Game-changer, Invention

Stagnation, Setback, Regression, Standstill, Obstacle, Hurdle, Blockage, Impediment, Barrier, Hindrance

The scientist's breakthrough in cancer research gave hope to millions of patients.

 

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Which among the following lakes is known as the only "Floating Islands Lake" in India? / निम्नलिखित झीलों में से कौन सी झील भारत में एकमात्र "फ्लोटिंग आइलैंड्स झील" के रूप में जानी जाती है?


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