The Hindu Vocabulary 17 November 2021

2021-11-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Exception to the rule: On extensions to heads of CBI, ED’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Autonomy

Noun

Independence

(स्वायत्तता)

 

Freedom, Self-determination, Self-rule, Sovereignty

Dependence

After having one more manager in the company, he lost the autonomy that he enjoyed for a long time.

Compromise

Verb

Come to an agreement

(समझौता)

Agree, Negotiate, Conciliate, Settle, Arbitrate

Confuse, Disarrange, Upset, Differ

He compromised with the situation.

Dictum

Noun

Decree

(आदेश)

Affirmation, Declaration, Assertion, Fiat, Dictate

Denial, Request

In ancient times, everybody followed the king’s dictum.

Regime

Noun

Leadership of organization

(शासन)

Administration, Establishment, Government, Reign

-

The current regime in power is centrally inclined.

Prospect

Noun

Outlook for future

(आशा)

Anticipation, Chance, Expectation, Forecast

Hopelessness, Impossibility, Unlikelihood

Your business idea has a high growth prospect.

Ordinance

Noun

Law

(अध्यादेश)

Authorization, Canon, Command, Enactment

Disorganisation, Lawlessness, Veto

The Municipal Authority has passed a waste management related ordinance last week.

Personage

Noun

Individual

(व्यक्ति)

Celebrity, Dignitary, Bigwig, VIP

Nobody, Nonentity

The award function was attended by nearly every personage of the town.

Superannuate

Verb

To retire and pension because of age or infirmity

(सेवानिवृत्त घोषित करना)

Depart, Ebb, Exit, Rusticate

Advance, Allow, Approve, Combine

He was old enough to be superannuated.

Behold

Verb

see or observe (a thing or person, especially a remarkable or impressive one).

(ध्यानपूर्वक देखना)

Catch, Observe, Consider, Contemplate, Discern

Disbelieve, Ignore, Discard, Disregard

I walked into the room to behold my brother back from the hostel.

Abide

Verb

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

Accept, Stand for, Tolerate, Acknowledge, Endure

Disallow, Avoid, Contradict, Disagree

One should abide by the traffic rules.

Detrimental

Adjective

Damaging

(हानिकारक)

Adverse, Destructive, Disturbing, Harmful

Aiding, Assisting, Favourable, Helpful

The new tax reforms may prove to be detrimental to the economy.

Breach

Noun

Violation of a law

(उल्लंघन करना)

Contravention, Dereliction, Disregard, Infraction

Obedience, Respect, Observance, Regard

You should not breach the contract.

 

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