The Hindu Vocabulary 30 November 2023

2023-11-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Time for action: On COP-28 climate meeting in Dubai".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Definitive

Adjective

Providing a final solution or answer.

(निर्णायक)

Conclusive, Unambiguous, Decisive, Ultimate, Settled, Irrefutable, Definite

Ambiguous, Uncertain, Indefinite, Tentative, Unsettled, Dubious, Vague, Unresolved, Inconclusive, Doubtful

The committee reached a definitive conclusion after a thorough analysis.

Indigenous

Adjective

Native to a particular region or environment.

(स्वदेशी)

Native, Original, Local, Aboriginal, Autochthonous, Endemic, Homegrown, Inherent, Intrinsic, Natural

Foreign, Alien, Exotic, Non-native, Introduced, Imported, External, Outsider, Non-indigenous

The indigenous plants of the forest have adapted to the local climate over generations.

Converge

Verb

To come together at a common point; to meet.

(मिलना)

Meet, Unite, Merge, Join, Conjoin, Combine, Gather, Focus, Concentrate

Diverge, Separate, Scatter, Disperse, Deviate, Disconnect, Disband, Spread, Depart

The paths of the two rivers converge into a single stream.

Strive

Verb

To make great efforts or struggle towards a goal.

(प्रयास करना)

Endeavor, Attempt, Work hard, Aspire, Seek, Aim, Pursue, Push, Labor

Relax, Rest, Surrender, Abandon, Give up, Cease, Yield, Quit, Discontinue, Desist

Despite facing challenges, she continued to strive for excellence in her work.

Unanimous

Adjective

In complete agreement or harmony.

(सर्वसम्मत)

Consensus, Accordant, Unified, Undivided, United, Concurring, Harmonious, Mutual, Conform

Divided, Disagreed, Discordant, Dissenting, Conflicting, Dissonant, Disputing, Opposed, Contrary, Varied

The committee reached a unanimous decision on the proposal.

Breach

Noun

A violation or infraction, especially of a law, duty, or trust.

(उल्लंघन)

Violation, Infraction, Transgression, Offense, Trespass, Infringement, Contravention, Non-compliance, Disobedience

Compliance, Obedience, Observance, Adherence, Conformity, Abidance, Fidelity, Allegiance, Loyalty, Faithfulness

The data breach exposed sensitive information to unauthorized individuals.

Dread

Noun

Intense fear or apprehension.

(भय)

Fear, Terror, Anxiety, Apprehension, Fright, Panic, Horror, Alarm, Trepidation, Unease

Calmness, Assurance, Confidence, Fearlessness, Courage, Security, Reassurance, Tranquility, Comfort, Ease

The thought of public speaking filled him with a sense of dread.

Sustain

Verb

To support, maintain, or endure.

(सहारा देना)

Support, Maintain, Endure, Continue, Uphold, Bear, Nurture, Preserve, Foster, Sustain

Halt, Cease, Discontinue, Abandon, Collapse, Fail, Weaken, Break, Terminate, Withdraw

Proper nutrition is essential to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Compensate

Verb

To make up for a loss or hardship; to provide an equivalent for.

(मुआवजा देना)

Reimburse, Repay, Remunerate, Offset, Recompense, Indemnify, Redress, Reward

Deprive, Penalize, Punish, Take away, Forfeit, Lose, Penalize, Hurt, Damage, Injure

The company compensated the employees for working overtime.

Bolster

Verb

To support, strengthen, or reinforce.

(सहारा देना)

Support, Strengthen, Reinforce, Prop up, Sustain, Boost, Enhance, Fortify, Aid, Uphold

Undermine, Weaken, Diminish, Undercut, Sabotage, Hurt, Impair, Reduce, Discourage, Oppose

The additional evidence served to bolster the prosecutor's case.

Reprisal

Noun

Retaliation or revenge, typically in response to a harmful action.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Retaliation, Revenge, Retribution, Payback, Vengeance, Recrimination, Counterattack, Punishment, Requital, Redress

Forgiveness, Pardon, Mercy, Amnesty, Compassion, Leniency, Grace, Absolution, Tolerance, Reconciliation

The military conducted a reprisal against the enemy after an unprovoked attack.

 

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