The Hindu Vocabulary 18 November 2023

2023-11-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Widening divide: On how little has changed in Manipur."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Restore

Verb

To bring back to a former or original condition.

(पुनर्स्थापित करना)

Renew, Reinstate, Revive, Recover, Reestablish, Return, Regain, Resurrect, Rehabilitate, Refurbish

Damage, Ruin, Deteriorate, Worsen, Destroy, Break, Impair, Harm, Deplete, Abandon

The team worked diligently to restore the historical building to its former glory.

Conflagration

Noun

A large and destructive fire.

(अग्निकांड)

Blaze, Inferno, Firestorm, Holocaust, Wildfire, Bonfire, Incendiary, Conflagrant, Furnace, Outbreak

Quenching, Extinguishing, Suppression, Subsiding, Calm, Control, Pacification, Cooling, Abatement, Diminution

The firefighters struggled to control the raging conflagration in the forest.

Provocative

Adjective

Tending to provoke or stimulate; arousing strong reactions.

(उत्तेजक)

Stimulating, Inciting, Agitating, Exciting, Provoking, Inflammatory, Spurring, Suggestive, Evocative, Galvanizing

Soothing, Calming, Pacifying, Mild, Unexciting, Bland, Tame, Inoffensive, Sedative, Dull

The artist's provocative painting sparked intense discussions among viewers.

Normalcy

Noun

The state of being normal; the condition of being usual, typical, or expected.

(सामान्यता)

Normality, Regularity, Conformity, Routine, Standard, Usualness, Commonness, Typicality, Conventionality, Ordinariness

Abnormality, Irregularity, Anomaly, Unusualness, Exception, Oddity, Rarity, Peculiarity, Eccentricity, Deviation

After the storm, the town gradually returned to a state of normalcy.

Prolong

Verb

To extend the duration of something.

(बढ़ाना)

Lengthen, Extend, Stretch, Protract, Continue, Drag out, Elongate, Delay, Sustain, Perpetuate

Shorten, Curtail, Abbreviate, Reduce, Cut, Diminish, Condense, Contract, Curt, Quicken

The negotiations aimed to prolong the ceasefire in the region.

Tenuous

Adjective

Of slight importance.

Thin or slender in form.

(तुच्छ)

Thin, Slender, Delicate, Fine, Fragile, Weak, Flimsy, Unsubstantial, Slim, Attenuated

Thick, Stout, Substantial, Strong, Robust, Dense, Sturdy, Solid, Coarse, Hearty

The tenuous thread couldn't bear the weight and snapped.

Rely

Verb

To depend confidently upon something or somebody.

(भरोसा करना)

Depend, Trust, Count on, Lean on, Bank on, Confide in, Repose in, Reliance, Dependence, Bank

Distrust, Doubt, Question, Suspect, Mistrust, Disbelieve, Challenge, Question, Hesitate, Skepticize

You can rely on her to complete the project on time.

Quell

Verb

To suppress or extinguish.

To put an end to something.

(शांत करना)

Suppress, Subdue, Pacify, Calm, Silence, Dampen, Squash, Crush, Hush, Quash

Incite, Agitate, Stir up, Provoke, Inflame, Escalate, Exacerbate, Intensify, Ignite, Stimulate

The police were called in to quell the rioting crowd.

Ploy

Noun

A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one's own advantage.

(योजना)

Scheme, Stratagem, Tactic, Ruse, Maneuver, Trick, Artifice, Deception, Gambit, Subterfuge

Honesty, Fair play, Openness, Sincerity, Frankness, Candor, Directness, Ingenuousness, Transparency, Truthfulness

The negotiator used a clever ploy to gain an advantage in the business deal.

Ostensibly

Adverb

Apparently and Seemingly

 (प्रकट रूप से)

Presumably, Putatively, Supposedly

Improbably, Obscurely, Unlikely

You said that this matter will be nresolved in a day, now three hours have passed, ostensibly, you are not working at all.

Rage

Noun

Violent and uncontrolled anger or fury.

(क्रोध)

Fury, Anger, Wrath, Ire, Frenzy, Outburst, Temper, Mad, Storm, Fit

Calm, Serenity, Tranquility, Patience, Composure, Peace, Contentment, Gentleness, Mildness, Placidity

His sudden rage startled everyone in the room.

Facilitate

Verb

Make an action or process easier; assist or aid.

(सुविधा प्रदान करना)

Assist, Help, Aid, Ease, Simplify, Expedite, Support, Enable, Foster, Promote

Hinder, Obstruct, Impede, Delay, Complicate, Hamper, Prevent, Block, Restrain, Inhibit

The new software is designed to facilitate the data entry process.

Exacerbate

Verb

To make a situation, condition, or feeling more intense or severe.

To increase the severity of something.

(ख़राब करना/ बिगड़ाना)

Aggravate, Worsen, Intensify, Escalate, Heighten, Compound, Deepen, Exaggerate, Provoke, Irritate

Alleviate, Mitigate, Improve, Soothe, Calm, Relieve, Ameliorate, Ease, Palliate, Mollify

His comments only served to exacerbate the tension in the room.

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In which of the following months is Gokulashtami celebrated every year as per Hindu tradition? / हिंदू परंपरा के अनुसार हर साल गोकुलाष्टमी निम्नलिखित में से किस महीने में मनाई जाती है?


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