The Hindu Vocabulary 18 March 2021

2021-03-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Kerala triangle: On Kerala Assembly elections’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Realignment

Noun

the action of changing or restoring something to a different or former position or state.

(पुनर्निर्माण करना)

Reinstate, Restore, Reimpose, Reinstitute, Rehabilitate

Abolish, Ruin, End, Finish

The team has been working hard for realignment of the data and figures.

Outsize

Adjective

exceptionally large.

(असाधारण रूप से बड़ा है)

Huge, Mammoth, Massive, Great, Enormous

Minor, Minute, Less, Ineffective

The outsize effect that the policy had was much-needed.

Considerable

Adjective

notably large in size, amount, or extent.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Sizeable, Substantial, Significant, Tolerable, Fair

Paltry, Insufficient, Low, Minor, Less

We have invested considerable amount of time and energy in this.

Inroads

Noun

a hostile attack; a raid.

(शत्रुतापूर्ण हमला)

Pounce, Strike, Ambush, Attack

Peace, calm, Tranquil, Settled

All the inroads are the hindrances at present.

Woo

Verb

seek the favour, support, or custom of.

(आकर्षित करने के लिए)

Attract, Entice, Lure, Engage, Tempt, Charm

Dislike, Hate, Abhor, Dissuade

The management tried its best to woo the clients.

Fillip

Noun

something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

(प्रोत्साहन)

Stimulus, Push, Urge, Force

Curb, Discouragement, Control, Hinder, Obstruct

All he needs is to be given a fillip.

Buttress

Verb

increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.

(सहारा देना)

Strengthen, Reinforce, Fortify, Support

Debilitate, Weaken, Reduce, Drop, Decline

Our group was buttressed with all the moral beliefs.

Incumbent

Adjective

necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.

(निर्भर)

Important, Required, Needed, Mandatory, Compulsory

Unimportant, Optional, Non-compulsory, Discretionary

We have now realized that it is incumbent in us to act.

Implicit

Adjective

suggested though not directly expressed.

(अंतर्निहित)

Implied, Indirect, Inferred, Hinted, Suggested

Explicit, Direct, Clear, Straight

I have witnessed implicit criticism from the client’s end.

Turmoil

Noun

a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.

(उथल-पुथल)

Confusion, Turbulence, Tumult, Disorder, Commotion

Calm, Peace, Tranquility, Relaxed, Stability

The turmoil in the present scenario cannot be overlooked.

Tussle

Noun

a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.

(संघर्ष)

Scuffle, Fight, Struggle, Brawl, Scrimmage

Peace, Settled, Relaxed, Calm, Peaceful

There was a tussle for the power.

Somersault

Noun

an acrobatic movement in which a person turns head over heels in the air or on the ground and lands or finishes on their feet.

(कलाबाज़ी)

-

-

Rehan made an extremely silly mistake which would have cost him his job.

Machination

Noun

a plot or scheme.

(चालबाज़ी)

Schemes, Plotting, Intrigues, Conspiracies, Designs, Plans

-

The machination on which the organisation is working needs some changes.

Behest

Noun

a person's orders or command.

(आदेश)

Instruction, Bidding, Request, Wish, Desire

-

At my behest, he has decided to quit.

Squabble

Noun

a noisy quarrel about something trivial.

(झगड़ा)

Quarrel, Argument, Fight, Disagreement, Contention

Serene, Unruffled, Blissful, Pleasant, Amiable, Affable

The ongoing squabble between the two parties has taken a new turn.

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