The Hindu Vocabulary 19 February 2021

2021-02-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘An ambiguous levy: On tax on PF incomes’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Ambiguous

Adjective

not clear or decided.

(अस्पष्ट)

Equivocal, Ambivalent, Debatable, Arguable, Obscure

Unambiguous, Clear, Fixed, Certain, Clarity

The information shared was ambiguous.

Trigger

Verb

cause (an event or situation) to happen or exist.

(उत्प्रेरक)

Prompt, Set off, Touch off, Provoke, Evoke, Instigate

Weaken, Debilitate, Worsen, End, Close, Shut

His action triggered the aggression within.

Rationale

Noun

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

(दलील)

Reasoning, Thinking, Logic, Grounds, Thesis

Illogical, Unreasonable, Demotivate, Illegitimate

The judge explained the rationale behind his decision.

Threshold

Noun

a level, rate, or amount at which something comes into effect.

(प्रारंभ)

Beginning, Start, Brink, Verge

End, Last, Finish, Closure

I was the threshold of getting failed.

Haven

Noun

a place of safety or refuge.

(आश्रय)

Retreat, Shelter, Asylum, Harbour

Homeless, Vagrant, Destitute, Beggars

The employees were looking for tax havens.

Backtrack

Verb

pursue, trace, or monitor.

(नज़र रखना)

Track, Trace, Check, Reconsider, Recheck

Abandon, Leave, Acquit, Ignore, Neglect

I backtracked and went to the hall to monitor.

Corpus

Noun

the main body or mass of a structure.

(मुख्य शरीर या एक संरचना का द्रव्यमान)

Chief, Principal, Head, Leading, Foremost

Subsidiary, Minor, Trivial, Insignificant

The corpus of the letter was his quote.

Laudable

Adjective

deserving praise and commendation.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Applaudable, Praiseworthy, Admirable, Mentorious, Worthy

Blameworthy, Shameful, Ashamed, Culpable, Guilty

All his kind acts were laudable.

Recalibrate

Verb

calibrate or check (something) again or differently.

(पुनर्गणना करें)

Recheck, Verify, Confirm, Corroborate

Refute, Disprove, Rebut, Confute

The values should be recalibrated and then put.

Subsequently

Adverb

after a particular thing has happened; afterwards.

(बाद में)

Later, Afterwards, After, Then, Next, Eventually

Previously, Formerly, Earlier, Before, Hitherto

Subsequently, they will provide you the best service ever.

Top-brass

Adjective

people in authority or of high military rank.

(प्रमुख अधिकारी)

Senior, Cream, Finest, Gem, Nonpareil

Ordinary, Mediocre, Common, Average, Inferior

The people here are all top-brass of the jockey club.

Retro-active

Adjective

taking effect from a date in the past.

(अतीत में एक तारीख से प्रभावी)

Past, Back, Then, Over, Gone

Present, Now, Here, Future, Coming

The government has announced a big retro-active tax increase.

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With reference to the “G20 Common Framework”, consider the following statements:

1. It is an initiative endorsed by the G20 together with the Paris Club.

2. It is an initiative to support Low Income Countries with unsustainable debt.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?