The Hindu Vocabulary 1 March 2021

2021-03-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 01 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Open minds: On withdrawal of circular on online conferences’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Withdrawal

Noun

the action of withdrawing something.

(वापसी)

Remove, Abolition, Cancellation, Ending

Start, Begin, Introduction, Proceed, Kick-start

The withdrawal of the right did not benefit any of us.

Sweeping

Adjective

wide in range or effect.

(सीमा या प्रभाव में व्यापक)

Wide, Extensive, Global, Broad, Comprehensive

Intensive, Narrow, Restricted, Limited, Confined

The policy seems to be having a sweeping effect on the economy.

Bottleneck

Noun

a situation that causes delay in a process or system.

(ऐसी स्थिति जो किसी प्रक्रिया या प्रणाली में देरी का कारण बनती है)

Deadlock, Halt, Standstill, Stand-off, Impasse, Stalemate

Free, Clear, Liberal, Unrestricted, Unconfined

Our organisation is still suffering due to the technological bottleneck.

Bureaucratic

Adjective

relating to a system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives.

(नौकरशाही)

Administrative, Official, Procedural, Red-tape, Governmental

Simple, Easy, Relaxed, De-Stressed

We need to have well-established bureaucratic procedures.

Mandated

Verb

require (something) to be done; make mandatory.

(आवश्यकता (कुछ) करने के लिए; अनिवार्य करें)

Compulsory, Obligatory, Binding, Required, Necessary, Inescapable

Optional, Avoidable, Unnecessary, Unwanted

Car safety measures should be mandated.

Hostile

Adjective

showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

(शत्रुतापूर्ण)

Antagonistic, Aggressive, Confrontational, Belligerent, Bellicose

Friendly, Mild, Lenient, Clement, Light

The hostile nature of the head has brought defame to us.

Vague

Adjective

of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.

(अस्पष्ट)

Indistinct, Unclear, Hazy, Fuzzy, Misty, Blurry

Clear, Precise, Firm, Sharpness

I have vague awareness of the new scheme launched.

Abstruse

Adjective

difficult to understand; obscure.

(समझना मुश्किल; अस्पष्ट)

Obscure, Arcane, Esoteric, Rarefied, Recherche, Recondite

Clear, Obvious, Evident, Apparent, Conspicuous, Palpable

It was an abstruse philosophical policy which nobody could understand.

Detrimental

Adjective

that is harmful.

(हानिकारक)

Injurious, Hurtful, Inimical, Deleterious, Ruinous

Benign, Beneficial, Advantageous, Favourable, Helpful, Useful

The effect of the cyclone was detrimental.

Underscore

Verb

emphasize.

(बल देना)

Highlight, Point, Stress, Spotlight, Accentuate, Underline

Understate, Play down, Underplay, Ignore

The recruiters have underscored the need of change.

Hurdle

Noun

a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.

(बाधा)

Obstacle, Difficulty, Problem, Barrier, Bar, Snag, Impediment

Unhindered, Unimpeded, Unhampered, Unchecked, Free, Unblocked

Online documentation became a hurdle for the applicants.

Forge

Verb

produce a fraudulent copy or imitation of.

(एक नकली प्रति या नकल का उत्पादन)

Fake, Falsify, Counterfeit, Imitate, Simulate, Bogus, Sham, Invalid

Valid, Genuine, Authentic, Real

The signature on the cheque was forged.

Straitjacket

Noun

a severe restriction on freedom of action, development, or expression.

(एक गंभीर प्रतिबंध)

Limitation, Diminution, Curtailment, Cutback, Cut, Constraint

Freedom, Free, Liberal, Forward, Advanced

At the time, the government is operating in a straitjacket.

Stride

Noun

a step or stage in progress towards an aim.

(एक उद्देश्य के लिए प्रगति में एक कदम या चरण।)

Step, Pace, Footstep, Decision, Progress, Advance

Regress, Failure, Back, Down, Drop

Great strides have made us reach this level.

Paranoid

Noun

unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful.

(अनुचित या अस्पष्ट रूप से चिंतित, संदिग्ध, या अविश्वासपूर्ण।)

Paranoiac, Suspicious, Mistrustful, Distrustful, Insecure

Secure, Safe, Right, Protected

You think I am paranoid, but son you will come to know the reality.

Sanctify

Verb

make legitimate.

(आज्ञा देना)

 

Approve, Sanction, Underwrite, Condone, Justify, Accredit

Disapprove, Dislike, Reject, Defy, Flout, disobey

A small treaty was signed to sanctify the process on hold.

 

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