The Hindu Vocabulary 22 November 2021

2021-11-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Agreeing to disagree: On U.S.-China ties’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Intent

Adjective

Determined

(इरादा)

Decided, Hell-bent, Pre-occupied, Resolved

Flexible, Indefinite, Unconcerned, Undecided

Shyam was so intent upon his work that he forgets about outside world.

Egregious

Adjective

Outrageous

(प्रबल)

Atrocious, Deplorable, Extreme, Flagrant

Concealed, Good, Hidden, Mild

Suresh made an egregious error that is not expected at his level.

Acquit

Verb

Announce removal of blame

(बरी करना)

Absolve, Clear, Discharge, Exonerate

Accuse, Blame, Charge, Condemn, Convict

Ramnaresh has been acquitted of all charges.

Construe

Verb

Deduce

(शब्दानुवाद करना)

Define, Infer, Interpret, Parse

Misunderstand, Confuse, Fail, Obscure

The farm laws taken back by the government can be construed in either a good or bad way.

Brook

Verb

Endure

(बर्दाश्त करना)

Countenance, Tolerate, Abide, Allow, Bear

Disapprove, Avoid, Disallow, Dodge, Hold

Naresh can’t brook any criticism of his work.

Alacrity

Noun

Liveliness

(तत्परता)

Alertness, Briskness, Cheerfulness, Fervor

Apathy, Sadness, Coolness, Discouragement

She accepted my offer with alacrity.

Dilute

Verb

Weaken

(मन्द करना)

Adulterate, Alter, Diminish, Lessen

Aggravate, Develop, Strengthen, Thicken

The real estate prices are currently diluted.

Preparatory

Adjective

Introductory

(प्रारंभिक)

Preliminary, Previous, Before, Prelusive

Auxiliary, Supplementary

He was doing some research as preparatory work for his next project.

Stringent

Adjective

Rigid

(कठोर)

Binding, Demanding, Strict, Inflexible

Amenable, Calm, Easy, Flexible

The new traffic rules are very stringent.

Pedantic

Adjective

Precise

(सटीक)

Abstruse, Pompous, Stilted, Academic

Plain, Simple, Imprecise, Informal

The extremely pedantic nature of the lawyer sometimes is required as he is simply doing is duty and abiding by the laws.

Statute

Noun

A written law passed by a legislative body.

(क़ानून)

Act, Bill, Decree, Edict, Measure

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There are different statutes in every country related to all crimes.

Ambiguity

Noun

Uncertainty of meaning

(अस्पष्टता)

Doubt, Vagueness, Anagram, Incertitude, Enigma

Certainty, Clearness, Clarity, Explicitness

There are some ambiguities in the operation of the new machine.

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