The Hindu Vocabulary 21 October 2020

2020-10-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘An incomplete solution: On Centre borrowing for States’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Albeit

Conjunction

though.

(यद्यपि)

Although, Though, While, However, Yet

 -

They could not help us albeit.

Inexplicably

Adverb

in a way that cannot be explained or accounted for.

(बेवजह)

Unusually, Peculiarly, Strangely, Queerly

Commonly, usually, Generally, Basically

The reason behind the rejection was inexplicable.

Deadlock

Noun

a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made.

(गतिरोध)

Impasse, Standstill, Halt, Deadlock

Friendship, Ally, Alliance, Cooperation

The deadlock between India and China is germinating further tensions.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Concurrence

Difference, Deviation, Divergence,  

There was lack of consensus among the members of the group.

Coffer

Noun

a strongbox or small chest for holding valuables.

(खजाने का संदूक)

War chest, Chest, Casket, Treasury

-

I saw a coffer at the store and am in mood to buy it.

Assert

Verb

state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.

(दृढ़ता से कहना)

Affirm, Allege, Press, Claim, Stress

Abandon, Deny, Conceal, Hide, Leave

Nobody listened to me earlier so I had to assert the statement.

Deficit

Noun

an excess of expenditure or liabilities over income or assets in a given period.

(घाटा)

Shortage, Deficiency, Slippage, Debt

Abundance, Sufficiency, Enough, Complete

Government has revealed the amount of deficit.

Mandarin

Noun

a powerful official or senior bureaucrat.

(एक शक्तिशाली अधिकारी)

Administrator, Official, Politician

-

Incapability and dishonesty of a few mandarins questions credibility of all.

Impose

Verb

force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone.

(थोपना)

Foist, Force, thrust, Inflict, Urge

Displace, Forget, Forgive, Neglect, Overlook

The boss imposed the irrelevant policies on us.

Petition

Noun

a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority in respect of a particular cause.

(याचिका)

Appeal, Plea, Application, Request

-

The petition filed has no relevance.

Shortfall

Noun

a deficit of something required or expected.

(कमी)

Arrear, Inadequacy, Default, Lack

Sufficient, Full, Enough, Abundance, Plenty

The major shortfall in the revenue was because of drop in oil prices.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Essential, Critical, Vital, Urgent

Optional, Unimportant, unforced, Discretional

It is imperative to keep your health above all.

Fragile

Adjective

easily broken or damaged.

(नाज़ुक)

Breakable, Brittle, Frail, Weak

Robust, Strong, Sturdy, Tough, Powerful

The glass vase I bought from home centre is fragile.

 

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