The Hindu Vocabulary 12 October 2021

2021-10-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A homecoming: On Air India and the Tatas.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Subsidiary

Adjective

Secondary

(सहायक)

Ancillary, Supplementary, Cooperative, Branch

Chief, Main, Major, Necessary

Why do you want to sell the subsidiary company?

Accumulated

Verb

Gather or amass something

(संचित)

Accrue, Acquire, Add to, Collect, Assemble

Contract, Decrease, Diminish, Disperse, Divide

You have accumulated so much of items that it has become difficult to handle them.  

Abide

Verb

Accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation). (पालन करना)

Continue, Preserve, Endure, Persist, Remain

Stop, Cease, Leave, Carry on, Dispute

All officers should abide by the rules.   

Acquisition

Noun

an asset or object bought or obtained

(अधिग्रहण)

Addition, Gain, Procurement, Purchase, Recovery

Loss, Failure, Forfeit, Surrender, Need

The acquisition of new skills will help you find a better job.

Adrift

Adverb

So as to float without being either moored or steered.

(भटकते हुए)

Afloat, Loose, Drifting, Unanchored

Anchored, Determined, Stable, Purposeful

A cargo ship went adrift.   

Heave

Verb

lift or haul (a heavy thing) with great effort

(उसांस)

Fling, Haul, Hoist, Hurl, Boost

Decrease, Depress, Destroy, Drop

He heaved the bed back into place.

Desperation

Noun

a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior.

(निराशा)

Agony, Anguish, Desolation, Despair

Cheer, Comfort, Contentment, Delight

She acted out of desperation.   

Spur

Noun

Incitement

(प्रेरणा)

Activation, Actuation, Impulse, Catalyst

Block, Deterrent, Hindrance, Discouragement

There was a spur in the economic growth.

Conglomerate

Noun

Composite organisation

(संगुटिका)

Chain, Group, Agglomerate, Cartel

-

Reliance is a huge conglomerate.

Mettle

Noun

a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.

(उत्साह)

Spirit, Fortitude, Tenacity, Bravery, Courage

Cowardice, Timidity, Weakness, Dullness, Fear

Neeraj showed his true mettle in Olympic games.

 

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In the question below, there are three statements followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:

I: All cow are dog.

II: All cat are cow.

III: No rat is a dog.

Conclusions:

I: Atleast some cow are rat

II: No rat is a cat