The Hindu Vocabulary 21 July 2021

2021-07-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Health above faith: On cancellation of Kanwar Yatra’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Salutary

Adjective

producing good effects; beneficial.

(गुणकारी)

Beneficial, Good, Advantageous, Profitable, Productive, Helpful

Unwelcome, Irrelevant, Immaterial, Unrelated, Peripheral, Inapposite

I learnt some salutary lessons from my mistakes in the past.

Prod

Verb

stimulate or persuade.

(उत्तेजित करना)

Spur, Stimulate, Stir, Rouse, Prompt, Drive, Push

Settle, Pacify, Placate, Calm, Compose

The announcement prodded the public to rush.

Override

Verb

be more important than.

(जगह लेना)

Outweigh, Supersede, Surpass, Beyond, Offset, Overbalance

Suppress, Subside, Press, Subdue, Deplete

This act should override all the other mistakes.

Convene

Verb

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

(एकत्र करना)

Summon, Call, Order, Convoke, Assemble, Gather, Meet

Scatter, Differentiate, Spread, Divide

The major convened all the chiefs at the centre.

Perturb

Verb

make (someone) anxious or unsettled.

(व्याकुल कर देना)

Worry, upset, Bother, Annoy, Trouble, Concern, Unsettle

Please, Calm, Assure, Composed, Unperturbed, Reassure, Encourage

His expressions perturbed me.

Suo motu

Adverb

relating to an action taken by a court of its own accord, without any request by the parties involved.

(स्वः प्रेरणा)

-

-

The court passed a suo motu judgement.

Subservient

Adjective

less important; subordinate.

(कम महत्व का)

Subordinate, Secondary, Subsidiary, Peripheral, Marginal, Ancillary

Superior, Senior, Above, Finer, Better, Lofty, Surpassing

Yash wanted my career to be subservient to his.

Normality

Noun

the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.

(सामान्य स्थिति)

Normal, Usual, Standard, Easy, Routine, Regularity, Order

Insanity, Unusual, Abnormal, Idiocy, Chaotic

The current state of affairs is different from normality.

Abatement

Noun

the action of abating or being abated; ending or subsiding.

(घटाव)

Subsiding, Lessening, Dropping, Reduction, Diminishing, Ebb, Waning

Intensification, Increase, Rise, Surge, Improve, Enhance

The process shows no sign of abatement.

 

 

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Consider the statements given below:

  1. Incenter is the only center that is at an equi-perpendicular distance from all the sides of the triangle.
  2. In a right angled triangle, the distance between orthocenter and circumcenter is equal to the circumradius of the circle.
  3. Circumcenter is the only center that is the perpendicular bisector of each side.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?