The Hindu Vocabulary 18 December 2020

2020-12-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Excellence in diversity: On scrapping of reservation in IIT recruitment’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Affirmative

Adjective

agreeing with or consenting to a statement or request.

(सकारात्मक)

Favourable, Constructive, Approving, Favourable, Reassuring

Negative, Refusing, Rejecting, Dissenting

The response was affirmative and we moved ahead with it.

Vexed

Adjective

annoyed, frustrated, or worried.

(विवादास्पद)

Annoyed, Irritated, Angry, Irate, Furious

Calm, Content, Satisfied, Pleased, Gratified

I was vexed with my sister’s habits.

Severe

Adjective

very great; intense.

(गंभीर)

Acute, Serious, Grave, Critical, Dire, Drastic

Minor, Negligible, Gentle, Slight

The flood had severe effect on the city.

Staggering

Adjective

deeply shocking; astonishing.

(चौंका देने वाला)

Astounding, Surprising, Bewildering, Stunning, Staggering

Pacific, Serene, Peaceful, Pacific

It was a staggering approach and we did not abide by it.

Exempt

Verb

 free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

(मुक्त करें)

Excused, Exempted, Spared, Expected, Released, Discharged

Liable, Subject, Responsible, Accountable

We were exempted from the tax system.

Subsequent

Adjective

coming after something in time; following.

(आगामी)

Following, Ensuing, Successive, Later

Previous, Prior, Former, Prior to

The subsequent year will have intense rainfall.

Distortion

Noun

the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

(विरूपण)

Warp, Twist, Contortion, Bend, Buckle, Deformity

Station, Posit, Plunk, Park

The distortion caused due to earthquake will take years to recover.

Concomitant

Adjective

naturally accompanying or associated.

(सहगामी)

Accompanying, Associated, Collateral, Related, Connected

Unrelated, Separate, Unconnected, Independent, Unattached

The concomitant system will aid in success.

Innate

Adjective

inborn; natural.

(जन्मजात)

Inborn, Natural, Inbred, Congenital, Inherent, Intrinsic

Acquired, Obtain, Receive, Earn, Win

The innate talent that she had was of singing.

Deprive

Verb

prevent (a person or place) from having or using something.

(वंचित)

Dispossesses, Strip, Relieve, Bereave, Deny

Further, Extra, Secondary, More, Another, Extra, Added

We are deprived of the basic facilities here at the hostel.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Important, Vital, Crucial, Exigent, Urgent

Unimportant, Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary

It is imperative to have savings.

Progressive

Adjective

happening or developing gradually or in stages.

(प्रगतिशील)

Continuing, Continuous, Increasing, Growing, Developing, Ongoing

Restricted, Cramped, Confined, Constricted, Compact

The plan seemed progressive and the government stuck to it.

 

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In the question given below, two statements have been given followed by two conclusions based on them. Consider the statements to be true and answer which of the given conclusions logically follow the statement.

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