The Hindu Vocabulary 12 February 2022

2022-02-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Frozen by uncertainty: On RBI and its mandate to ensure price stability.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Mandate

Noun

 

An official order or commission to do something.

(आदेश)

Authorization, Command, Decree, Directive

Breach, Question, Break, Denial

Public health mandate has been released to avoid the spreading of the pandemic.

Forsaken

Adjective

Abandoned or deserted

(छोड़ा हुआ)

Desolate, Disowned, Ignored, Outdated

Populated, Cherished, Helped, Wanted

I have forsaken my house and also left the inheritance.

Impetus

Noun

Stimulus

(प्रोत्साहन)

Catalyst, Impulse, Incentive, Momentum

Block, Discouragement, Check, Hindrance

The government’s decision gave an impetus to the economy.

Accommodative

Adjective

Willing to fit in with someone's wishes or needs.

(उदार)

Adaptive, Modified, Integrated, Adjustable

Disarranged, Disorderly, Different

Rajeev was accommodative and had no issues living in a small apartment.

Status quo

Noun

Current situation

(यथास्थिति)

State of affairs, Status, No Change

-

The court directed the status quo on the matter.

Dissent

Noun

Disagreement

(मतभेद)

Discord, Disunity, Objection, Opposition

Acceptance, Agreement, Peace, Accord

The farmers showed dissent over the three farm bills.

Verb

Disagree

(विरोध करना)

Contradict, Demur, Differ, Argue, Oppose

Accept, Agree, Consent, Approve

Tina dissented over her inclusion in the deal.

Prognosticate

Verb

Foretell or prophesy (an event in the future).

(भविष्यसूचक)

Augur, Betoken, Divine, Forebode

-

He prognosticated regarding the stock market.

Shrouding

Verb

To conceal

(छिपाना)

Cover, Envelope, Wrap, Shade

Uncover, Reveal

The high mountains are shrouded by the cloud.

Persistent

Adjective

Continuing to exist or endure over a prolonged period.

(लंबे समय तक अस्तित्व में रहना)

 

Constant, Continual, Endless, Incessant

Broke, Ceasing, Disloyal, Inconstant

There have been persistent reports of North Korea doing missile testing.

Traction

Noun

The extent to which a product, idea, etc., gains popularity or acceptance.

(जिस हद तक कोई उत्पाद, विचार आदि लोकप्रियता या स्वीकृति प्राप्त करता है)

-

-

The new product will soon gain traction in the market.

Manifestation

Noun

A public demonstration of power and purpose.

(अभिव्यक्ति)

Demonstration, Explanation, Expression, Indication

Concealment, Hiding, Reality, Secret

Every action of Sunny

Becalmed

Verb

Motionless

(स्तब्ध)

Frozen, Immobile, Inert, Lifeless

Alive, Lively, Mobile, Moving

The place was soon becalmed after the police arrived.

Respite

Noun

A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.

(राहत)

Recess, Relief, Relaxation, Reprieve

Advance, Censure, Blame, Punishment

The refugee camps will provide some respite to the victims of the flood.

Disconcertingly

Adverb

In a way that makes someone feel uncertain and uncomfortable or worried.

(निराशाजनक रूप से)

-

-

He looked disconcertingly towards his professor.

Plumped

Verb

Set (something) down heavily or unceremoniously.

To drop.

(भारी या बिना सोचे समझे सेट करना)

Put down, Set down, Dump

Ascend, Go up, Keep, Maintain

She plumped down on the bench due to a high fever.

Posit

Verb

Assume as a fact

(तथ्‍य मान लेना)

 

Postulate, Resuppose, Assume, Hypothesize

Abstain, Be honest, Forget, Ignore

Scientists posited new ideas regarding the theory of the formation of the universe.

 

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