The Hindu Vocabulary 18 November 2021

2021-11-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘For more than a waiver: On India-US global strategic partnership’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Gauntlet

Noun

Ordeal

(परख)

Armor, Glove, Test, Challenge

-

He used to wear special gloves, they were different from rubber gauntlets.

Sanction

Noun

Authorization

(अनुमोदन)

Approval, Allowance, Approbation, Assent

Denial, Disapproval, Prohibition, Disagreement

USA may put sanctions on India.

Transact

Verb

Conduct or carry out (business)

(कारोबार करना)

Accomplish, Clinch, Buy, Discharge

Idleness, Inactivity, Unemployment, Indolence

I would like to transact huge amounts on a regular basis.

Assert

Verb

Insist

(द्दढ़तापूर्वक करना)

Affirm, Allege, Argue, Cite

Deny, Disavow, Negate, Refute

Rahul should assert himself more often.

Waiver

Noun

Letting go

(अधित्यजन)

Postponement, Remission, Abdication, Disclaimer

Allowance, Sanction, Approval

I have applied for tax waiver.

Assurance

Noun

Statement to relieve doubt

(आश्वासन)

Affirmation, Assertion, Guarantee, Pledge, Promise

Denial, Breach of promise

Don’t worry you have my assurance.

Spur

Verb

Incite

(प्रोत्साहित करना)

Arouse, Drive, Propel, Push

Calm, Check, Dissuade, Stop, Halt

It was spur of the moment that he called her and expressed his love.

Whimsical

Adjective

Playful

(चंचल)

Amusing, Comical, Eccentric, Funny

Boring, Dramatic, Normal, Common, Serious

My wife has a whimsical sense of humour.

Reimpose

Verb

impose (something, especially a law or regulation) again after a lapse.

(फिर से लगाना)

Bring back, Improve, Rebuild, Build up

Damage, Decline, Destroy, Injure

US reimposed sanctions on Iran.

Accede

Verb

Agree

(मान लेना)

Accept, Admit, Acquiesce, Assent

Decline, Deny, Disagree, Disallow

He acceded to company’s demands for his exit.

Negate

Verb

Contradict

(इनकार करना)

Annihilate, Cancel out, Disallow, Disprove

Allow, Approve, Agree, Aid

I think Rajesh came with an agenda and tried to negate every point of mine.

 

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