The Hindu Vocabulary 16 December 2020

2020-12-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dangerous impasse: On India-China border row’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Impasse

Noun

a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

(गतिरोध)

Deadlock, Dead end, Stand off, Checkmate, Halt

-

Our progress is hindered because of the impasse at the receiver’s end.

Status quo

Noun

the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

(यथा स्थिति)

-

-

We asked the group leader to maintain the status quo.

Transgression

Noun

an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.

(उल्लंघन)

Offence, Crime, Sin, Wrong, Wrongdoing

Obedience, Compliance, Deference, Respect, Duty

The lawyer questioned my transgression.

Profound

Adjective

very great or intense.

(गम्भीर)

Heartfelt, Keen, Great, Extreme, Sincere

Superficial, Mild, Simple, Slight

The account transparency was a matter of profound concern.

Persistent

Adjective

continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

(दृढ़)

Tenacious, Determined, Resolute, Purposeful, Persevering

Irresolute, Indecisive, Weak, Nervous, Vacillating

We succeeded at the fair because of persistent efforts.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Usual, Customary

The pandemic was an unprecedented one.

Perilous

Adjective

full of danger or risk.

(जोखिम)

Dangerous, Hazardous, Risky, Unsafe

Safe, Protected, Secure, Sturdy

We are in a perilous situation after losing the match.

Normalcy

Noun

the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.

(सामान्य स्थिति)

Normality, Routine, Order, Regularity

Unsteadiness, Insanity, Derangement, Mismanagement

Everyone is waiting for things to resume to normalcy.

Transparency

Noun

the condition of being transparent.

(पारदर्शिता)

Lucidity, Clarity, Liquidity, Blatant

Unclear, Confusing, Mingled, Troublesome

Transparency of transactions is what the accountant asked for.

Precedence

Noun

the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.

(प्रधानता)

Supersede, Outweigh, Prevail over

-

Monisha is known for her precedence in the law field.

Expediency

Noun

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

(सुविधा)

Convenience, Advantage, Usefulness, Utility, Benefit, Profitability

Disadvantage, Drawback, Catch, Pitfall, Downside

The political expediency is much needed at present.

 

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