The Hindu Vocabulary 10 February 2022

2022-02-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘NEET and States: On Tamil Nadu Assembly re-adopting the anti-NEET bill.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Assent

Noun

The expression of approval or agreement.

(अनुमति)

Acknowledgment, Acquiescence, Consent, Accord

Disagreement, Dissent, Denial, Disapproval

He gave his assent to the new partnership.

Verb

Express approval or agreement

(मान लेना)

Accede, Accept, Defer, Conform

Argue, Decline, Dispute, Object

The governor assented to the new education bill.

Exemption

Noun

The process of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

(छूट)

Exception, Discharge, Privilege, Immunity

Accountability, Answerability, Liability

The bill for exemption from mandatory admission tests has been passed.

Tenability

Noun

The quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person.

(स्थायित्व)

Credibility, Believability, Validity, Soundness

Improbability, Unlikelihood

He questioned the tenability of my work.

Regime

Noun

A government, especially an authoritarian one.

(प्रशासन)

Rule, Reign, Dominion, Sovereignty

-

The regime of the previous government has been thrown down by the liberals.

Gauntlet

Noun

Ordeal

(कठिन परीक्षा)

 

Armor, Challenge, Glove, Test

-

During the summer camp participants were challenged by four hour long triathlon gauntlet.

Speculation

Noun

The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.

(अनुमान)

Belief, Conjecture, Thought, Opinion

Reality, Truth, Disdain, Proof

His speculation about the rise in stock market prices proved wrong.

Conflict

Noun

Disagreement

(असहमति)

Competition, Difference, Discord, Dispute

Agreement, Concurrence, Approval, Harmony

Reshma’s idea regarding the new business is in conflict with mine.

Verb

Be at odds

(संघर्ष करना)

Differ, Disagree, Disturb, Vary

Agree, Consent, Make peace, Retreat

He conflicted with the idea of his friend.

Intent

Noun

Intention or purpose

(इरादा)

Aim, Goal, Target, Objective

-

He had no intent to harm you.

Adjective

Directed with strained or eager attention.

(तत्पर)

 

Decided, Hell-bent, Preoccupied, Resolved

Flexible, Indefinite, Unconcerned, Undecided

The clear intent of the bill needs to be understood.

Discretion

Noun

The freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.

(विवेक)

Prudence, Caution, Judgment, Wisdom

Carelessness, Disregard, Ignorance, Indiscretion

It was not in his discretion to turn you down from the position of VP.

Wit

Noun

Humor

(हास्य)

Fun, Satire, Joke, Badinage

Seriousness

Laxman is full of wit and wisdom.

Contrary

Noun

Opposite

(विरोध)

Antipode, Counter, Negative, Obverse

-

Teenagers should not act contrary to the advice of their parents.

 

Adjective

Opposite in nature, direction or meaning.

(विरोधी)

Adverse, Antithetical, Conflicting, Discordant

Agreeable, Consistent, Friendly, Equal

Ramu ignored the contrary advice of his father.

Embodied

Verb

to cause to become a body or part of a body

(सन्निहित)

Incorporate, Absorb, Assimilate, Co-opt, Integrate

Excluded, Left out, Rejected

He did not like the proposal embodied in the deal.

Muster

Noun

Gathering

(एकत्र करना)

Aggregation, Assembly, Collection, Crowd

Division, Separation

The chief called out the troops to stand muster.

Verb

Gather

(जुटाना)

Assemble, Collect, Congregate, Convene

Avoid, Cancel, Destroy, Dismiss

He mustered up the courage to ask her out.

Barrier

Noun

Something immaterial that impedes or separates.

(अवरोध)

 

 

Barricade, Obstruction, Blockade, Hurdle

Assistance, Help, Open

Do not be a barrier to others’ success.

Undermine

Verb

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Blunt, Cripple, Erode, Frustrate, Hurt

Aid, Assist, Build, Create

Your greediness has undermined the good cause behind the charity.

 

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