The Hindu Vocabulary 21 May 2021

2021-05-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Flashing lights: On sliding economy and cash transfers’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Consumptive

Adjective

relating to the using up of resources.

(उपयोग करना)

Utilize, Use, Employ, Work, Operate, Avail

Waste, Mishandle, Mismanage, Squander, Misspend

The visitors expressed a consumptive activity.

Anecdotal

Adjective

not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.

(उपाख्यानात्मक)

Informal, Unreliable, Unscientific, Casual, Relaxed, Unofficial

Experimental, Scientific, Official, Formal

They gave the decision based on anecdotal evidence.

Discretionary

Adjective

available for use at the discretion of the user.

(विवेकाधीन)

Optional, Voluntary, Non-compulsory, Open, Permissive, Unrestricted, Elective

Restricted, Controlled, Dithered, Compulsory, Obligatory

It is the discretionary act of a soldier to serve the command.

In the doldrums

Phrase

not active or busy.

(उदासी में)

Inactive, Idle, Lazy, Lifeless, Slothful, Lethargic, Inert

Active, Robust, Quick, Apt, Swift

Ranbir’s business is in the doldrums at the moment.

Palpable

Adjective

so intense as to seem almost tangible.

(स्पष्ट)

Perceptible, Visible, Noticeable, Appreciable, Discernible, Detectable

Intangible, Imperceptible, Impalpable, Untouchable

His death was a palpable loss.

Precarity

Noun

the state of being precarious or uncertain.

(अनिश्चितता)

Unpredictability, Unreliability, Precariousness, Uncertainty, Indecision

Certainty, Predictability, Confidence, Surity, Conviction, Assurance

The government is perturbed about the precarity of the share market.

Crippling

Adjective

cause severe and disabling damage to; deprive of the ability to function normally.

(गंभीर)

Severe, Dangerous, Destructive, Impaired, Intense

Mild, Moderate, Gentle, Minimal, Vague

She is suffering from a crippling disease.

Barest

Adjective

without the appropriate or usual contents.

(मात्र)

Empty, Unfurnished, Vacant, Clear, Cleared, Free

Occupied, Embellished, Furnished, Full of

He came with the barest situation in years.

Grim

Adjective

very serious or gloomy.

(भयंकर)

Serious, Intense, Stern, Aloof, Ghastly, Horrid

Pleasant, Pleasing, Amiable, Affable, Amicable

She was petrified by his grim expressions.

Stagflation

Noun

persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country’s economy.

(मुद्रास्फीतिजनित मंदी)

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Our country is experiencing stagflation now.

 

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