The Hindu Vocabulary 28 August 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 August 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Talking about talking: On an India-China dialogue".


Part of Speech/Idiom







In a harsh, blunt, or clear manner.

(स्पष्टता से)

Sharply, Severely, Austerely, Grimly, Abruptly, Bluntly, Clear-cut, Plainly, Drastically, Harshly.

Mildly, Gently, Softly, Gradually, Subtly, Tenderly, Smoothly, Delicately, Indistinctly, Imperceptibly.

The contrast between the vibrant flowers and the starkly white walls was striking.



Something that is difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or solve.


Enigma, Puzzle, Conundrum, Secret, Riddle, Puzzle, Intrigue, Uncertainty, Anomaly, Paradox.

Clarity, Explanation, Certainty, Solution, Answer, Knowledge, Openness, Clue, Transparency, Clearness

The disappearance of the ancient artifact left archaeologists puzzled, shrouded in mystery.



A state of calmness, peacefulness, and quiet.


Serenity, Calm, Peace, Quiet, Stillness, Repose, Placidity, Sereneness, Harmony, Relaxation.

Turmoil, Disturbance, Chaos, Agitation, Unrest, Noise, Commotion, Tumult, Disorder, Disruption.

Walking through the forest, he found solace in the tranquillity of the rustling leaves and the gentle flow of the stream.



The process of making something return to a standard or normal state.


Standardization, Regularization, Homogenization, Stabilization, Equalization, Adjustment, Balancing, Conformity, Equilibrium, Adaptation.

Abnormality, Irregularity, Anomaly, Distortion, Deviation, Exception, Nonconformity, Unbalance, Imbalance, Disequilibrium.

The normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries led to increased trade and cultural exchange.



Closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered.


Appropriate, Pertinent, Related, Applicable, Connected, Suitable, Appurtenant, Fitting, Material, Correlated.

Irrelevant, Inappropriate, Unrelated, Inapplicable, Disconnected, Unfitting, Extraneous, Unrelated, Immaterial, Inconsequential.

The information provided in the report is highly relevant to the ongoing discussion on environmental sustainability.



To increase in degree or strength, to make more intense.

(तीव्र करना)

Heighten, Strengthen, Magnify, Amplify, Escalate, Deepen, Aggravate, Enhance, Boost, Enlarge.

Diminish, Reduce, Weaken, Lessen, Mitigate, Subdue, De-escalate, Abate, Minimize, Moderate.

The strong winds began to intensify as the storm approached the coastline.



Done with speed and efficiency.


Swift, Rapid, Quick, Prompt, Speedy, Hasty, Fleet, Brisk, Nimble, Fast.

Slow, Delayed, Languid, Sluggish, Leisurely, Gradual, Protracted, Prolonged, Tardy, Lethargic.

The expeditious response from the emergency services helped save lives during the accident.



The act of freeing from engagement, detachment or withdrawal.


Detachment, Withdrawal, Separation, Uninvolvement, Liberation, Release, Emancipation, Disconnection, Disassociation, Unfastening.

Engagement, Involvement, Attachment, Connection, Participation, Association, Commitment, Inclusion, Bonding, Conjunction.

The disengagement of the troops along the border eased the tension between the two nations.



Polite remarks or conversations, often used as an introduction or social gesture.

(सुखद बातचीत)

Civilities, Courtesies, Niceties, Politeness, Formalities, Cordialities, Graces, Manners, Amenities, Socializing.

Rudeness, Insolence, Impoliteness, Discourtesy, Disrespect, Bluntness, Offensiveness, Harshness, Impertinence, Crudeness.

After a few pleasantries, they delved into the serious matters at hand during the meeting.



Feeling interest or worry, involved or affected by a particular issue or situation.


Worried, Anxious, Distressed, Involved, Interested, Alarmed, Perturbed, Engaged, Caring, Attentive.

Unconcerned, Indifferent, Apathetic, Disinterested, Detached, Aloof, Carefree, Nonchalant, Uninterested, Inattentive.

She was concerned about her friend's well-being after hearing about the accident.



Deviating from what is normal or usual, not typical.


Unusual, Anomalous, Deviant, Irregular, Odd, Peculiar, Strange, Exceptional, atypical, Out of the ordinary.

Normal, Typical, Regular, Conventional, Common, Standard, Usual, Ordinary, Regular, Routine.

The sudden temperature drop in summer was abnormal for this region.



 A granting of privileges or a special allowance, often in response to a demand or request.


Agreement, Compromise, Grant, Perk, Privilege, Concessionary, Dispensation, Indulgence, Settlement, Concessionaire.

Refusal, Denial, Rejection, Withholding, Resistance, Opposition, Disagreement, Dissent, Disallowance, Protest.

As a special concession, the museum offered discounted tickets to students during the holidays.



To base or establish something on a particular condition or assumption.


Founded, Based, Established, Resting, Built, Grounded, Founded on, Grounded on, Established on, Hinged.

Disregarded, Dismissed, Neglected, Ignored, Unfounded, Unsupported, Unsubstantiated, Invalidated, Overturned, Negated.

His argument was predicated on the assumption that economic growth would lead to improved living conditions.



The act of moving about an area to maintain security or surveillance.

(पथ प्रदर्शन)

Policing, Monitoring, Surveillance, Guarding, Watch, Supervision, Sentry duty, Inspecting, Vigil, Round.

Neglect, Abandonment, Disregard, Ignorance, Inattention, Negligence, Indifference, Negligence, Disregard, Nonobservance.

The security personnel were patrolling the area to ensure the safety of the premises.



Hesitation or unwillingness to do something.


Hesitation, Unwillingness, Resistance, Disinclination, Aversion, Doubt, Indisposition, Dislike, Aversion, Disinclination.

Willingness, Eagerness, Readiness, Enthusiasm, Keenness, Openness, Willingness, Zeal, Excitement, Readiness.

Despite her reluctance, she agreed to participate in the team project after some persuasion.


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