The Hindu Vocabulary 22 May 2021

2021-05-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Circumvention: On Centre-State ties’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Circumvention

Noun

the action of overcoming a problem or difficulty, typically in a clever and surreptitious way.

(निवारण)

-

-

They gave an idea that suggested the circumvention of rules.

Bypass

Verb

avoid or circumvent (an obstacle or problem).

(से बचने)

Avoid, Evade, Dodge, Escape, Elude, Circumvent

Consider, Contemplate, Examine, Review, Appraise

The writer might bypass the secondary source of information.

Refrain

Verb

stop oneself from doing something.

(बचना)

Abstain, Desist, Hold back, Forbear, Forgo

Receive, Accept, Welcome, Take, Get

Ryan refrained from commenting on the situation.

Obligation

Noun

an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.

(कर्तव्य)

Duty, Commitment, Responsibility, Function, Task, Chore

-

I have an obligation to look after my grandmother.

Regime

Noun

a system or ordered way of doing things.

(व्यवस्था)

System, Arrangement, Scheme, Code, mechanism

Disorganized, Unstructured, Chaotic, Disordered, Disorderly

To balance his weight, he went on a low-fat regime.

Counterpart

Noun

a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another person or thing in a different place or situation.

(समकक्ष)

Equivalent, Peer, Equal, Parallel, Complement

-

I had to hold a meeting with my German counterpart.

Virtual

Adjective

almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

(आभासी)

Intangible, Impalpable, Non-physical, Bodiless, Abstract

Tangible, Substantial, Visible, Clear, Apparent

They went for the virtual meet instead of a physical one.

Boycott

Verb

withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.

(बहिष्कार करना)

Spurn, Snub, Avoid, ban, Bar, Debar, Interdict

Support, Bear, Carry, Brace, Help, Aid, Assist

All the citizens boycotted the loan scheme.

Precedent

Noun

an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

(पूर्व उदाहरण)

Model, Example, Exemplar, Pattern, Criterion

-

They have appointed substantial precedent for the media training.

Stipulate

Verb

demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.

(उल्लिखित करना)

Specify, Set down, Demand, Require, Impose

Ignore, Hide, Disregard, Avoid

The management stipulated the need for change.

Undermine

Verb

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

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Damage, Threaten, Sabotage, Weaken, Compromise

Enhance, Improve, Strengthen, Intensify

The failure could undermine years of hard work.

Humiliate

Verb

make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride.

(अपमानित करना)

Embarrass, Mortify, Humble, Shame, Disgrace, Chasten

Aggrandize, Glorious, Increase, Improve, Praise, Appraise

With this, you’ll humiliate me in front of all.

 

 

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Match the contents given in List-I with List-II.

List-I

List-II

I. Comptroller and Auditor General

A. Kolkata

II. National Stock Exchange of India Limited  

B. New Delhi

III. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited  

C. Mumbai

IV. Geological Survey of India     

D. Dehradun

 

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