The Hindu Vocabulary 23 April 2021

2021-04-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A league of their own: On Europe's biggest football clubs’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Accountable

Adjective

required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible.

(उत्तरदायी)

Responsible, Liable, Answerable, Chargeable, Reporting

Unaccountable, Inexplicable, Unexplainable, Insoluble,

I am not at all accountable for the revelation made.

Unveil

Verb

show or announce publicly for the first time.

(खोलना)

Reveal, Present, Disclose, Divulge, Air, Exhibit

Hide, Secrete, Conceal, Bury, Cache, Stash, Camouflage

The secretary unveiled the secret to the audience.

Turmoil

Noun

a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.

(उथल-पुथल)

Confusion, Turbulence, Tumult, Disorder, Commotion, Disturbance, Disruption

Calm, Peace, Serene, Still, Tranquil, Pacific, Quiet

The whole world is in turmoil because of CoVid-19.

Upend

Verb

set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.

(समाप्त कर देना)

Conclusion, Termination, Finish, Close, Resolution, Climax

Beginning, Start, Dawn, Birth, Inception, Conception, Origination

I upended a cup of milk over the portions.

Inevitably

Adverb

as is certain to happen; unavoidably.

(अनिवार्य रूप से)

Naturally, Automatically, Necessarily, Necessity, Unavoidably

Avoidable, Preventable, Needless, Unnecessary, Evitable

Inevitably, we couldn’t control the end result.

Whopping

Adjective

very large.

(भारी)

Huge, Massive, Enormous, Gigantic, Great

Insignificant, Tiny, Unimportant, Trivial, Trifling, Footling

Last year, we had to bear whopping loss.

Meritocratic

Adjective

relating to or characteristic of a society in which power is held by people selected according to merit.

(किसी ऐसे समाज से संबंधित या उसकी विशेषता जिसमें योग्यता के अनुसार चुने गए लोगों द्वारा सत्ता धारण की जाती है।)

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Ours is a meritocratic democracy.

Awash

Noun

covered or flooded with water, especially seawater or rain.

(लहरों से बहाया हुआ)

Flooded, Under water, Submerged, Engulfed, Submersed

Dry, Parched, Withered, Wilted, Wizened, Crisp, Shrivelled

The basin got awash with the rain.

Hedge

Noun

a way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances.

(वित्तीय हानि या अन्य प्रतिकूल परिस्थितियों के खिलाफ अपने आप को बचाने का एक तरीका।)

Safeguard, Protection, Shield, Screen, Guard, Cushion

Difficulty, Problem, Chaos, Trouble

These reports are hedge against the statement given by him.

Bemoan

Verb

express discontent or sorrow over (something).

(रोना)

Lament, Bewail, Deplore, Mourn, Sorrow, Weep

Applaud, Clap, Cheer, Whistle, Appraise, Encourage, Praise

Bemoaning a lot wasn’t of any use.

Skew

Verb

make biased or distorted in a way that is regarded as inaccurate, unfair, or misleading.

(पक्षपाती या विकृत बनाना)

Biased, Prejudiced, Swayed, Distort, Predispose

Unbiased, Impartial, Fair, Unbiased, Unprejudiced, Neutral

His decision was skewed.

Stern

Adjective

strict and severe.

(कठोर)

Strict, Severe, Stringent, Harsh, Drastic, Hard

Lenient, Lax, Relax, Merciful, Clement, Forgiving

Stern measures are to be taken against the criminals.

 

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