The Hindu Vocabulary 20 September 2021

2021-09-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Act and friction: On appointments to tribunals’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Friction

Noun

Disagreement

(टकराव)

Discontent, Dissension, Antagonism, Hostility, Discord

Accord, Agreement, Concord, Harmony

There was friction between state governments and the central government over the issue of farmers.  

Implacable

Adjective

Merciless

(कठोरचित्त)

Inexorable, Intractable, Relentless, Ruthless

Flexible, Kind, Merciful, Remorseful

The implacable king never thought of his people.

Autonomy

Noun

The right or condition of self-government (स्वायत्तता)

Freedom. Self-government, sovereignty, self-rule

Dependence

The tribes are demanding greater autonomy within their region.  

Undermine

Verb

Weaken

(कमजोर)

Blunt, Ruin, Cripple, Erode

Build, Encourage, Relieve, Strengthen

Disha always undermines the contribution of her co-workers.

Enact

Verb

Legislate

(कानून बनाना)

Accomplish, Execute, Appoint, Formulate

Abandon, Fail, Forget, Neglect

The government has enacted a stringent law to deal with cybercrimes.  

Waded

Verb

Walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance. (उतारा)

Bathe, Paddle, Trek, Splash

Be lazy, conclude, dodge

The employer waded through the list of the interviewee to make the final selection. 

Tenure

Noun

Time in position of some responsibility (कार्यकाल)

Reign, Term, Occupation, Regime

Misconception, misunderstanding, release

The tenure of the President is five years.   

Hesitate

Verb

Be uncertain (संकोच करना)

Ponder, Pause, Thither, Falter

Face, Rush, stay, Meet

Don’t hesitate to clear your doubts during the meeting.  

Stint

Noun

A person's fixed or allotted period of work

(कार्यकाल)

Stretch, Period, Time, Session

Free, Let go, Liberate, Release

Rima shall continue to act as President of the organisation until her stint ends.  

Rung

Noun

A horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot.

(छड़)

Bar, Level, Rod, Grade

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We must ensure that the underprivileged children do not remain at the bottom of the rung.  

Leverage

Noun

Use (something) to maximum advantage.

(लाभ लें)

Advantage, Clout, Weight, Authority

Weaknesses

The school needs to leverage its key resources to improve the quality of education.  

Mulishness

Noun

Stubbornness

(हठ)

Determination, Bullheadedness, Obduracy, Reluctance

Irresolution

One should not show mulishness when there is a sensitive matter at the table. 

 

 

 

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