The Hindu Vocabulary 18 November 2020

2020-11-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Threat or treat: on RCEP trade deal’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Flag

Verb

to mark or identify with.

(चिह्नित करने या पहचान करने के लिए)

Indicate, Mark out, Point out, Label, Tick

Ignore, Lessen, Avoid, Refuse

The chief flagged all the necessary points to be added.

Noticeable

Adjective

easily seen or noticed; clear or apparent.

(ध्यान देने योग्य)

Distinct, Striking, Prominent, Notable, Pointed

Common, Ambiguous, Ordinary, Unimportant, Forgotten, Vague

His astute behaviour was noticeable by all.

Protracted

Adjective

Lengthy; long.

(लंबा)

Continued, Enduring, Extensive, Lengthy, Lingering

Short, Limited, Restricted, Barred

It was protracted process and nobody put in much of labour.

Burgeoning

Adjective

beginning to grow or increase rapidly; flourishing.

(तेजी से बढ़ते)

Prosper, Blossom, Expand, Increase

Decline, decrease, Diminish, Fade, Lessen

The burgeoning enmity between the nations developed weak geopolitical relations.

Accede

Verb

agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

(मान लेना)

Accept, Admit, Allow, Grant, Permit, Enter into

Decline, Deny, Dispute, Impede, Protest

The government acceded to my suggestion of not revealing the policy to the public at large.

Rationale

Noun

a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.

(कारणों का एक सेट या एक तार्किक आधार)

Excuse, Explanation, Justification, Principle, Theory

Reality, Discouragement

His decision was based on his rationale.

Founder

Verb

fail or break down as a result of a particular problem.

(असफल या टूट जाना)

Abort, Collapse, Stumble, Fall through, Submerge

Increase, Rise, Accomplish, Achieve, Succeed

The economy is foundering at a great pace.

Pre-eminence

Noun

the fact of surpassing all others; superiority.

(श्रेष्ठता)

Acclaim, Celebrity, Honor, Eminence, Glory

Anonymity, Obscurity, Unimportance, Triviality

One cannot ignore the pre-eminence of female leaders.

Bulwark

Noun

a person or thing that acts as a defence.

(रक्षक)

Guard, Defense, Protection, Security

Harm, Hurt, Injury, Weak point

My father always stands by me as a bulwark.

Emphatic

Adjective

expressing something forcibly and clearly.

(प्रभावी)

Assertive, Definite, Definitive, Cogent, Decided, Determined

Ambiguous, Obscure, vague, Weak

Aslam was emphatic in his project management.

Testament

Noun

something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact, event, or quality.

(इच्छापत्र)

Proof, Testimonial, Testimony, Evidence

Contradiction, Conflict, Opposite, Negation

We could not present testament when asked for.

Heft

Noun

ability or influence.

(भार)

Density, Burden, Weight, Mass

Triviality, Frivolousness, Smallness, Trifle

The economic heft of our country is a point of attraction for many.

Stance

Noun

the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.

(स्वरूप)

Stand, View, Viewpoint, Attitude, Thinking

-

I thought to try and influence Shweta’s stance but then I decided not to.

 

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