The Hindu Vocabulary 17 May 2023

2023-05-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Tripping trade: on India and its trade stance.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Slumped

Verb

To fall or collapse.

(गिर पड़ना)

Collapse, Deteriorate, Droop, Fall

Rise, Increase

The sales slumped after the Diwali.

Akin

Adjective

Of similar nature or character.

Related by blood.

(समान प्रकृतिवाला/ सगा)

Analogous, Comparable, Similar, Affiliated, Agnate, Alike

Unlike, Dissimilar, Diverse, Various, Different

Raju and Suresh are closely akin.

Linger

Verb

To last for a long time or be slow to end.

To move slowly.

(ठहराना/ विलंब करना/ देर तक ठहरना)

Delay, Dawdle, Drag, Crawl, Creep, Idle, Lag, Remain, Stay

Run, Forge, Forward, Go, Leave, Advance

The painters lingered on finishing the work.

Succour

Noun

Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.

(परेशानी में सहायता)

Assistance, Support, Encouragement, Assist, Aid, Help, Relief, Guidance

Interference, Obstruction, Restraint, Hindrance, Hurt, Injury, Obstruction

 

I gave succour and strength to her in bad times.

Proclaim

Verb

To announce officially or publicly.

(घोषणा करना/ प्रकाशित करना/ प्रगट करना)

Declare, Announce, Herald, Promulgate, Publicize, Affirm, Annouhnce

Classified, Secret, Private, Confidential, Privy, Undisclose, Conceal, Hide

His etiquettes proclaimed his genteel upbringing.

Ebb

Verb

(of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce.

(कमज़ोर पड़ना)

(of tidewater) move away from the land; recede.

(भाटा आना)

Diminish, Dwindle, Wane, Abate, Degenerate, Die down, Recede, Shrink

Develop, Enlarge, Grow, Expand, Improve, Increase, Prolong, Raise

The life of her father was ebbing away.

Falter

Verb

To hesitate in speech, action, or intent.

To walk unsteadily.

(लड़खड़ाना)

Balance, Dither, Scruple, Teeter, Anile, Senile

Certain, Clear, Decisive, Definite

Her business was faltering due to the recession.

Turmoil

Noun

A state of extreme confusion, disturbance and commotion.

(उथल - पुथल)

Anxiety, Confusion, Riot, Strife, Trouble, Unrest

Calm, Composure, Agreement, Contentment

Ukraine is in a great state of turmoil.

Slack

Adjective

Not taut or held tightly in position.

Loose

(निर्बल/ ढीला/ सुस्त)

Lazy, Careless, Neglectful, Negligent, Lax.

Derelict, Reckless

 

Careful, Conscientious, Attentive, Cautious, Responsible

The rope around the parcel was slack.

Stance

Noun

The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person's posture

A mental position towards something or someone.

(स्वरूप/ उदेश्य)

Posture, Attitude, Carriage, Behaviour, Poise, Demeanour, Stand, Position

Apathy, Disregard, Neutrality, Negligence, Disregard

Radha changed her stance after her father’s advice.

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Which of the following Indian states has the famous tourist destination called Pamban Island? / निम्नलिखित में से किस भारतीय राज्य में पम्बन द्वीप नामक प्रसिद्ध पर्यटन स्थल है?


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