The Hindu Vocabulary 13 November 2020

2020-11-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Road bumps: On Fifteenth Finance Commission report’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Standoff

Noun

a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

(गतिरोध)

Deadlock, Impasse, Toss-up, Stalemate, Dead beat

Breakthrough, Agreement, Accord, Compliance

The standoff between the centre and state should not go on for long.

Table

Verb

formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting.

(औपचारिक रूप से चर्चा या विचार के लिए)

Display, Expo, Spectacle, Exposition

Dullness, Concealment, Hiding, Truth

Until the report is tabled in the Parliament, no further action will be taken.

Reveal

Verb

make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.

(प्रकट करना)

Acknowledge, Affirm, Admit, Impart, Publish

Reject, Contradict, Hide, Conceal, Covert

I asked Suresh to reveal the secret.

Upbeat

Adjective

cheerful; optimistic.

(उत्साहित)

Cheery, Buoyant, Happy, Positive, Rosy

Depressed, Discouraged, Pessimistic, Unhappy, Hopeless

After successful surgery, I felt upbeat.

Garner

Verb

gather or collect.

(संचित करना)

Amass, Pick up, Reap, Assemble, Harvest, Stockpile, Hoard

Disperse, Distribute, Separate, Squander, Waste, Dissipate

Before leaving for home, we garnered all our belongings from the park.

Conjure up

Phrase

To bring together.

(संचित करना)

Gather, Garner, Amass, Pick up, Reap, Assemble

Separate, Divide, Isolate, Differentiate

The beggar conjured up all his clothes at the roadside.

Incentivise

Verb

motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.

(प्रोत्साहित)

Boost, Buoy, Embolden, Hearten, Inspire, Applaud

Discourage, Calm, Dishearten, Upset

The officials incentivised the eviction of the journalist.

Tailspin

Noun

a state of rapidly increasing chaos or panic.

(घुमाव)

Plunge, Slide, Dip, Crash, Downgrade, Slant

Ascent, Increase, Elevation, Rise

The pandemic gave the economy a tailspin.

Allay

Verb

diminish or put at rest.

(कम करना)

Assuage, Alleviate, Decrease, Abate

Aggravate, Alleviate, Incite, Intensify

Medication allayed his pain.

Cohesive

Adjective

characterized by or causing cohesion.

(जोड़नेवाला)

United, Adhesive, Tenacious, Connected

Detached, Loose, Friable, Crumbling, Divided

The forceful nature was cohesive.

Hasten

Verb

be quick to do something.

(जल्दी करना)

Accelerate, Expedite, Quicken, Step up

Decelerate, Dawdle, discourage, Slow down

We had to hasten to file the report else we would miss the opportunity.

 

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