The Hindu Vocabulary 19 November 2021

2021-11-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Transfer as punishment: On the flawed collegium system’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Flawed

Adjective

Defective

(त्रुटिपूर्ण)

Abnormal, Damaged, Deficient, Faulty

Adequate, Ample, Enough, Perfect

The flawed pencils were delivered to the shopkeeper.

Bare

Verb

Reveal

(प्रकट करना)

Divulge, Expose, Uncover, Disclose

Conceal, Cover, Hide, Cloak

Due to his foolishness, our plan was left bare.

Inherent

Adjective

Hereditary

(अंतर्निहित)

Built-in, Deep-rooted, Genetic, Essential

Acquired, Auxiliary, Extrinsic, Learned

Honesty and calmness are two characteristics that are inherent to me.

Abruptly

Adverb

All of a sudden

(अचानक)

Suddenly, Unexpectedly, Unanticipatedly, Precipitously

-

The movie ended abruptly.

Puisne

Adjective

denoting a judge of a superior court inferior in rank to chief justices.

(पद में कम)

Under, Lower, Subsequent

 

The puisne judge was transferred to another state.

Legitimate

Adjective

Authentic

(वैध)

Valid, Legal, Statutory, Certain

Abnormal, Improper, Invalid, Irrational

The legitimate and confidential documents must be kept safely.

Incumbent

Noun

Officeholder

(पदधारी)

Occupant, Official

-

The incumbent officer denied to bribe.

Obscure

Adjective

Not easily understood

(अस्पष्ट)

Ambiguous, Arcane, Complicated, Confusing

Clear, Obvious, Exposed, Common, Definite

His handwriting is quite obscure.

Stern

Adjective

Serious

(कठोर)

Flinty, Grim, Harsh, Rigid

Easy, Flexible, Nice, Gentle

The teacher took stern action against the mischievous students.

Arbitrary

Adjective

Whimsical

(विवेकाधीन)

Capricious, Discretionary, Random, Erratic, Inconsistent

Consistent, Regular, Definite, Dependable, Logical

We made an arbitrary trip to the Taj Mahal.

Determinative

Adjective

Conclusive

(सिद्ध)

Decisive, Final, Certain, Crucial,

-

Aakash’s view was not determinative of the issue.

Resort

Verb

Make use of

(प्रयोग करना)

Address, Apply, Devote, Direct

Abstain, Break, Misuse, Ignore

The government resorted to force when the negotiations failed.

Dispel

Verb

Drive away thought

(दूर करना)

Allay, Chase away, Dismiss, Disperse

Accept, Collect, Gather, Welcome, Allow

I talked to her and dispelled all her fears.

 

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