The Hindu Vocabulary 11 September 2021

2021-09-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Catching up: On Production-Linked Incentive scheme for textile sector’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Incentive

Noun

 

A thing that motivates or encourages one to do something. (प्रोत्साहन)

Encouragement, Impetus, Motivation, Allurement

Discouragement, Hindrance, Dislike, Prevention

The government should provide incentives to innovative start-ups.  

Inexorably

Adverb

In a way that is unchangeable or unavoidable.

(अथक रूप से)

Automatically, Naturally, Undoubtedly, Consequently

Doubtfully, Questionably, Unnecessarily

The share market’s fate seemed to be working inexorably to bring the downfall.

Relentless

Adjective

Not easing/ Cruel (कठोर/दयाहीन)

Incessant, Tenacious, Persistent, Ferocious

Compassionate, Easy, Flexible, Gentle

He worked relentlessly to reduce the weight.

Surpass

Verb

Outdo something or someone

(श्रेष्ठ होना)

Beat, Eclipse, Outpace, Exceed

Fail, Fall Behind, Lose, Surrender

Virat Kohli has surpassed the record of many Indian cricketers.   

Cognizant

Adjective

Aware

(परिचित)

Apprehensive, Conscious, Judicious, Observant

Ignorant, Indifferent, Senseless, Unaware, Thoughtless

Ram is cognizant of his duties as a project manager.  

Bolster

Verb

Help

(सहारा)

Aid, Boost, Shore up, Support, Maintain

Block, Hurt, Injure, Neglect, Discourage

The steps taken by the government are definitely going to bolster the economy.

Engender

Verb

Cause to happen

(उत्पन्न होना)

Arouse, Beget, Provoke, Stimulate, Incite

Calm, Destroy, Discourage, Prevent

The actor’s actions have engendered controversies.

Intervene

Verb

Mediate

(हस्तक्षेप करना)

Interfere, Arbitrate, Intercede, Meddle

Combine, Leave, Unite, Connect

A country should not intervene in the internal affairs of another country until or unless asked for help.

Hinge

Noun

Turning point

(टिका हुआ)

Depend, Revolve around, Turn

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The future of the education sector is hinged on access to internet connectivity.

Uncertainty

Noun

Doubt

(अनिश्चितता)

Ambiguity, Anxiety, Concern, Confusion Suspicion

Assurance, Belief, Certainty, Clarity, Confidence

There is uncertainty about the rise of third wave across the country.

Leery

Adjective

Suspicious

(कपटपूर्ण)

Careful, Cautious, Distrustful, Dubious

Believing, Careless, Certain, Incautious, Clear

My parents were leery of the strangers on the bus.  

 

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