The Hindu Vocabulary 28 August 2023

2023-08-28

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

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Starkly

Adverb

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.

Mystery

 Noun

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

(अनगिनतता)

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.

Tranquillity

Noun

A state of calmness, peacefulness, and quiet.

(शांतिपूर्णता)

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.

Normalisation

Verb

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

(मानकीकरण)

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.

Relevant

Adjective

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

(प्रासंगिक)

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.

Intensify

Verb

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.

Expeditious

Adjective

Done with speed and efficiency.

(शीघ्र)

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.

Disengagement

Noun

The act of freeing from engagement, detachment or withdrawal.

(असम्बद्धता)

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.

Pleasantries

Noun

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.

Concerned

Adjective

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

(चिंतित)

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.

Abnormal

Adjective

Deviating from what is normal or usual, not typical.

(अप्राकृतिक)

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.

Concession

Noun

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

(छूट)

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.

Predicate

Verb

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

(आधारित)

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.

Patrolling

Verb

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.

Reluctance

Noun

Hesitation or unwillingness to do something.

(अनिच्छुकता)

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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