The Hindu Vocabulary 15 October 2020

2020-10-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Equal stakes: On accommodative politics.’

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Stake

Noun

an interest or share in an undertaking or enterprise.

Collateral, Pool, Support, Interest

Disinterest, Aloof, Heedless, Mindless

For the organisation to prosper the stakes must be distributed among one another equally.

Accommodative

Adjective

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

Fitting, Accommodate, Hold, Shelter

Reject, Disown, Obstruct, Disarrange

The set of rules introduced are not at all accommodative.

Expediency

Noun

the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

Makeshift, Expedient, Quick, Contrivance

Unsuitability, Misconduct, Discord, Disagreement

The politicians did all the good as per their expediency.

Intrinsic

Adjective

belonging naturally; essential.

Elemental, Innate, Congenital, Fundamental, Genuine

Acquired, Extrinsic, Accidental, Incidental

The intrinsic value that the scheme carries cannot be deciphered so easily.

Tally

Noun

a record of a score or amount.

Total, Account, Summation, Mark

No account of

The accountant was asked to keep a tally of the records.

Alliance

Noun

a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.

Accord, Affiliation, Bond, Coalition, Entente

Detachment, Disunity, Hostility, Rebellion

The alliance between the opposition and the current government was a surprise and shock at the same time.

Deride

Verb

express contempt for; ridicule.

Disdain, Disparage, Chaff, Mock, Ridicule

Admire, Compliment, Praise, Commend, Approve

The seniors deliberately derided their juniors in front of everyone.

Discourse

Noun

a formal discussion of a topic in speech or writing.

Communication, Conversation, Speech, Discussion

Silence, Quiet, Speechless, Peace, Censorship

Last week, I attended a religious discourse.

Triumphalist

Noun

excessive exultation over one's success or achievements.

Triumphant, Victory, Victorious

Failure, Loss, Drop, Submit

The former government’s triumphalist attitude took it down.

Ally

Noun

a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.

Associate, Co-worker, Helper, Accomplice

Antagonist, Detractor, Enemy, Foe

China’s ally has also backed out after the virus scam.

Robust

Adjective

strong and healthy; vigorous.

Powerful, Tough, Vigorous, Live

Fragile, Infirm, Incapable, Unhealthy, Impotent

The vaccine to come up has to be robust and effective.

Hindrance

Noun

a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone.

Barrier, Deterrent, Obstacle, Clog

Advantage, Benefit, Freedom, Assistance

The only hindrance for the crops at present is the weather conditions.

Amplified

Verb

make (something) more marked or intense.

Augment, Add, Exaggerate, Intensify, Develop

Compress, Down, Narrow, Weaken, Abbrogate

I told my brother not to amplify my pain by reminding me of my failure.

Communitarian

Noun

social and political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of community in the functioning of political life.

Humanitarian, Commendation, Commentary, Commentating

Inhumane, Ungiving, Uncharitable, Egotistic

The communitarian politics may or may not help the present government.

Flagged

Verb

to mark or identify with.

Impress, Inscribe, Point, Stamp, Trace

Lose, Mend, Smooth

I flagged on the use of masks in public.

Inducting

Verb

admit (someone) formally to a post or organization.

Enlist, Recruit, Draft, Instate

Close, Finish, End, Reject, Expel

The ministers could not induct the officer because he had irrelevant experiences associated.

Consultative

Adjective

intended to give professional advice or recommendations.

Advising, Consulting, Instructive, Consultive

-

The relationship coach was keen to be consultative on everyone’s concern present at the party.

Outcome

Noun

the way a thing turns out; a consequence.

Result, Aftermath, Conclusion, Consequence

Beginning, Start up, Origin, Commencement

The outcome was such that nobody had ever imagined of.

 

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