The Hindu Vocabulary 22 March 2021


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Delhi undermined: On Centre’s bid to run the National Capital Territory’.



Part of Speech







lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Diminish

Push, Urge, Stimulate, Boost, Enhance, Improve, Strengthen

She has always undermined my efforts.



to take back or a reduction or decrease.

(वापस लेना)

Reversal, Withdrawal, Drop, Depleting, Cutback

Promote, Encourage, Bolster, Enlargement, Foster

They have suggested a rollbIack of the new bill.



a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.


Converse, Reverse, Reversal, Inverse, Contrast, Opposition

Brace, Support, Assist, Aid, Sustain, Maintain, Straightforward

Love is said to be the antithesis of selfishness.



assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone).


Charge, Invest, Endow, Burden, Encumber

Withdraw, Remove, Take back, Pull back, Annul, Void, Terminate

Kartik has been entrusted with the responsibility of arranging the files in order.

At pains


to try hard (to do something).

(कुछ करने के लिए कड़ी मेहनत करना)

Toil, Struggle, Drudge, Bullock, Moil, Ordeal, Drudgery

Simple, Easy, Laze, Relax, Rest, Peaceable

The team has been at pains throughout the year.



not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.


Inappropriate, Unsuitable, Unsuited, Contrary, Jarring, Clashing, Odd

Appropriate, Harmonious, Suitable, Apt, Relevant

The beaded hair style looked incongruous with the dress she wore.



contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

(परिकल्पना करना)

Foresee, Expect, Predict, Imagine, Visualize, Appreciate, Propose

Sure, Certain, Convinced, Confident, Incontestable

I have envisaged the future of this launch to be in the dark.



produced by or involving two or more parties working together.


Jointly, Together, Conjoin, Cooperatively, Concord, Accord

Difference, Dissent, Separately, Apart, Sever

I have been proceeding with a collaborative intention.



give (someone) the authority or power to do something.


Authorize, Entitle, Sanction, Warrant, License, Delegate

Forbid, Restrict, Hinder, Obstruct, Prohibit, Proscribe

Jeff decided to empower me with all the new cases.



undermine the power and authority of.

(पलट देना)

Destabilize, Unsettle, Overturn, Sabotage, Topple, Defile

Reconcile, Rectify, Remedy, Resolve, Fix, Settle, Clear

The opposition usually subverts the party in power.

The guiding principle


an idea that influences you very much when making a decision or considering a matter.

(ऐसा विचार जो निर्णय लेते समय या किसी मामले पर विचार करते समय आपको बहुत प्रभावित करता है।)

Influential, Crucial, Inspiring, Persuasive, Controlling

Unimportant, Insignificant, Trivial, Negligible, Unsubstantial, Frivolous

My father’s advice has always been the guiding principle for me.



opinion, judgment.


Judgement, Adjudication, Decision, Result, Conclusion

Beginning, Inception, Cause, Origin

The judge has passed the verdict early for this case.

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Ankur started a work and finished 75% of it in 18 days. If Ankur and Akash started to work together, they could complete 60% of the work in 12 days. Find the time taken by Akash to complete the work.