The Hindu Vocabulary 19 May 2021

2021-05-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Avoiding breakdown: On GST council meeting’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Convene

Verb

come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.

(आयोजित करना)

Summon, Call, Order, Hold, Convoke, Assemble

Dissipate, Disperse, Scatter, Disseminate, Distribute, Spread

They convened a an urgent meeting for the set up.

Precedent

Noun

an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

(पूर्व उदाहरण)

Model, Exemplar, Example, Pattern, Criterion, Standard

-

In order to use media in training, there are potential precedents.

Acrimony

Noun

bitterness or ill feeling.

(रूखापन)

Bitterness, Rancour, Resentment, Ill feeling, Animosity, Venom

Goodwill, Amicability, Affability, Geniality, Friendliness

The raging acrimony took the economy down.

Transpired

Verb

come to be known; be revealed.

(प्रकट करना)

Materialize, Happen, Ensue, Befall, Arise

End, Subdue, Finish, Conclude

His ideas transpired into a million dollar company.

Reluctantly

Adverb

in an unwilling and hesitant way.

(अनिच्छा से)

Hesitantly, Dither, Pause, Shy, Swither

Continuous, Flow, Resolute, Ongoing, Oscillate

He narrated the incident reluctantly.

Frayed

Adjective

(of a person's nerves or temper) showing the effects of strain.

(अस्तव्यस्त)

Strained, Irritated, Taxed, Edgy, Tense, Stressed, Fraught

Relaxed, Relieved, Unwind, de-stress, Loosen, Free

He made major efforts to soothe my frayed nerves.

Onus

Noun

something that is one's duty or responsibility.

(दायित्व)

Burden, Responsibility, Liability, Duty, Obligation, Weight, Load

Free, Liberal, Permissive, Impartial, Libertarian, Lenient

We had to bear the onus of any mishandling.

Elan

Noun

energy, style, and enthusiasm.

(उत्साह)

Flair, Grace, Elegance, Poise, Polish, Chic, Panache

Clumsiness, Awkward, Ungainly, Graceless, Inelegant

The kids performed with unmatched elan.

Modalities

Noun

a particular method or procedure.

(रूपात्मकता)

Procedure, Technique, Routine, Practice, System

-

They followed a particular modality for the recovery.

Irascible

Adjective

having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.

(चिड़चिड़ा)

Irritable, Short-tempered, Snappy, Touchy, Testy, Crusty

Pleasing, Satisfying, Appealing, Soothing, Genial

Rohit is an irascible and arrogant man.

Irretrievable

Adjective

not able to be retrieved or put right.

(अपूरणीय)

Irreversible, Irrevocable, Irredeemable, Unrecoverable, Unrepairable, Lost

Reversible, Recoverable, Reparable, Recuperate

They couldn’t get over the irretrievable loss of their business.

Calamitous

Adjective

involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous.

(नुक़सानदेह)

Disastrous, Catastrophic, Dire, Tragic, Fatal, Devastating

Good, Advantageous, Superior, Powerful, Excellent

The calamitous events such as floods and earthquakes are common in this region.

 

 

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