With Pakistan’s decision to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, tensions between India and Pakistan may finally wind down.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Coming home: on the release of Indian pilot Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan) – March 01, 2019.
Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Coming home: on the release of Indian pilot Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan) – March 01, 2019
1. Escalation (noun)
Meaning Hindi – वृद्धि
Meaning English – a rapid increase; a rise
Synonyms – intensify, rise, hike, advance, growth, leap
Antonyms – diminish, decline, decrease, abridge
Example – We have seen a steady escalation.
2. Claim (verb)
Meaning Hindi – दावा
Meaning English – State or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.
Synonyms – allegation, application, demand, requirement, declaration
Antonyms – answer, reply, denial, honesty, truth
Example – The Prime Minister claimed that he was concerned about Third World debt
3. Stance (noun)
Meaning Hindi – मुद्रा
Meaning English – The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted
Synonyms – attitude, posture, stand, viewpoint, bearing
Antonyms – affectation, attitude, bit, chaser, dissimilation, fake
Example – His body had already adopted the stance of a fighter.
4. Brink (noun)
Meaning Hindi – कगार
Meaning English – The extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water.
Synonyms – fringe, periphery, threshold, border, boundary
Antonyms – center, middle, inside, interior
Example – At the brink of the pond I hesitated.
5. Conflict (noun)
Meaning Hindi – संघर्ष
Meaning English – A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.
Synonyms – battle, clash, combat, competition, rivalry, strife, struggle, war
Antonyms – peace, truce, agreement, calm, harmony
Example – This conflict is like a conflict between two sons in a family.
6. Utterances (noun)
Meaning Hindi – उच्चारणों, बोली, उक्ति
Meaning English – A spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
Synonyms – comment, word, expression, statement, observation, declaration, pronouncement
Antonyms – listening, question, quiet, request, silence
Example – My reaction to that utterance led to an open and scorching debate.
7. Determined (adjective)
Meaning Hindi – निर्धारित
Meaning English – Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
Synonyms – decisive, dogged, purposeful, resolute, resolved, serious
Antonyms – irresolute, undetermined, weak, yielding
Example – Alina was determined to be heard.
8. Outrage (noun)
Meaning Hindi – उल्लंघन
Meaning English – An extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.
Synonyms – shock, violence, abuse, affront, barbarism, damage
Antonyms – advantage, aid,benefit, blessing, compliment, favor, good, help
Example – Five voices rose to a shout of outrage and indignation..
9. Denial (noun)
Meaning Hindi – इनकार
Meaning English – The action of denying something.
Synonyms – disapproval, rebuttal, rejection, repudiation, retraction, veto
Antonyms – allowance, approval, confirmation, ratification, sanction
Example – At least I’m not in denial about being in denial, right?
10. Herald (noun)
Meaning Hindi – सूचना देना
Meaning English – Be a sign that (something) is about to happen.
Synonyms – sign, indicator, indication, signal, prelude, portent, omen
Antonyms – acquaint, advance, advise, announce, apprise, ballyhoo
Example – Through out history drugs have been the herald of the mystic experiences.
11. Fragile (adjective)
Meaning Hindi – नाज़ुक
Meaning English – (of an object) easily broken or damaged.
Synonyms – easily broken, brittle, frangible, smashable, splintery, flimsy, weak, frail
Antonyms – able, firm, healthy, strong
Example – The damage plastic had done to the fragile hill environment was also highlighted.