The Hindu Vocabulary 10 November 2020

2020-11-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Walk the talk: On India as investment destination’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Woo

Verb

seek the favour, support, or custom of.

(आकर्षित करना)

Pursue, Attract, Influence, Solicit

Ignore, Reject, turn down, Refuse, Repulse

We should never try to woo anyone deliberately.

Wont

 

Noun

one's customary behaviour.

(किसी का व्यवहार)

Accustomed, Habitual, Used to, Addicted

Limited, Rare, Scarce, Unusual

I can’t help change his behaviour it’s his wont.

Inimitable

Adjective

so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique.

(अनोखी)

Matchless, Peerless, Perfect, Supreme, Unequalled

Common, Usual, Simple, Matchable

His way of thinking is inimitable.

Alliterative

Adjective

relating to or marked by alliteration.

(अनुप्रास संबंधी)

Boring, Repetitive, Prolix, Dull

Vibrant, Energetic, Concise, Simple

The speech as alliterative.

Gamut

Noun

the complete range or scope of something.

(पहुंच)

Area, Spectrum, Extent, Field, Scale, Scope

-

I showed them a gamut of sarees and asked to select one.

Span

Verb

extend across (a period of time or a range of subjects).

(अवधि)

Period, Extent, Measure, Duration

Extreme, Surpass, Beyond, Limitless

The task has to be completed within the given span.

Exhortation

Noun

an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.

(प्रोत्साहन)

Encouragement, Advice, Bidding, Instigation, Persuasion

Discouragement, Dismay, Despair, Sadness

The minister’s exhortation lead to unnecessary questioning.

Cramp

Verb

inhibit the development of.

(रोकना)

Ache, Pain, Convulsion, Hindrance, Obstruction

Comfort, Pleasure, Help, Support

The unorganised arrangement cramped our image.

Apportion

Noun

divide up and share out.

(बांटना)

Administer, Allocate, Allot, Distribute, Assign, Bestow

Keep, Withhold, Deny, Unite, Refuse

We couldn’t follow the apportion technique given by you because of lack of time.

Hamstrung

Verb

severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of.

(पंख काटना)

Cripple, Debilitate, Handicap, Hinder, Impair

Aid, Allow, Support, Promote, Cure, Encourage

Terrorism in the country hamstrung its growth.

Debilitating

Adjective

making someone very weak and infirm.

(दुर्बल)

Disable, Cripple, Weaken, Enfeeble, Exhaust

Boost, Encourage, Energize, Bolster

The pandemic has had debilitating impact on the economy.

Solicit

Verb

ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.

(इच्छा करना)

Ask, Seek, Require, Postulate, Proposition, Question

Avoid, Ignore, Reject, Refuse

The chief solicited an honest answer from the followers.

Ostensibly

Adverb

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

(प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर)

Evidently, Officially, Seemingly, Supposedly

Unlikely, Obscurely, Vaguely, Unclearly

He submitted the incomplete report ostensibly.

 

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