The Hindu Vocabulary 23 February 2021

2021-02-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Navigating the storm: On the Fifteenth Finance Commission’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Shifting sands

Phrase

used in reference to something that is constantly changing, especially unpredictably.

(लगातार बदल रहा है, खासकर अप्रत्याशित रूप से)

Swap, Change, Alter, Convert, Modify

Same, Similar, Unchanged, Preserved

The taxation policies are shifting sands for years now.

Endeavour

Noun

an attempt to achieve a goal.

(प्रयास)

Attempt, try, Bid, Effort, Trial, Venture

-

They made an endeavour into a new venture.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unmatched, Unparalleled, Unusual, Unrivalled, Unequalled

Normal, Common, Usual, Basic, Ordinary

The effects of the vaccine are unprecedented.

Divisible

Adjective

capable of being divided.

(विभाजित होने में सक्षम)

Unsafe, Divided, Unguarded, Helpless

Powerful, Strong, Sturdy, Guarded

The manner of justification is divisible in number of areas.

Accede

Adjective

agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

(मान लेना)

Accept, Endorse, Allow, Grant, Permit

Deny, Refuse, Reject, Turn down

The government did not accede the farmers’ demands.

Non-lapsable

Adjective

not terminable.

(समाप्ति योग्य नहीं है)

Continuing, Ongoing, Unrestricted, Uncontrolled

Restricted, Controlled, Monitored, Restrained

The non-lapsable schemes were not given due weightage.

Belated

Adjective

after the expected, proper, or usual time.

(देर में आया हुआ)

Late, Behind time, Behind, Overdue, Delayed, Slow

Early, Former, Previously, Beforehand

I wished him belated happy birthday.

Capex

Noun

Capital expenditures (CapEx) are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets.

(पूंजीगत व्यय (CapEx) एक कंपनी द्वारा भौतिक संपत्ति हासिल करने, अपग्रेड करने और बनाए रखने के लिए उपयोग किए जाने वाले फंड हैं)

-

-

The Capex investments are to be monitored with advanced technology to from now on.

Nitty-gritties

Noun

Important or basic parts.

(महत्वपूर्ण या मूल भाग।)

Main, Chief, Principal, Major, Key, Prime, Salient

Unimportant, Inessential, Irrelevant

We need to know the nitty-gritties before signing the contract.

Modalities

Adjective

a particular method or procedure.

(एक विशेष विधि या प्रक्रिया।)

Technique, Procedure, Routine, Practice, Plan

-

We had put all the modalities together to

Frayed

Verb

show the effects of strain.

(तनाव के प्रभाव)

Strain, Vex, Overtax, Irritate

Calm, Tranquil, Settled, Subtle

His frayed behaviour bothered us all.

Penchant

Noun

a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.

(लगन)

Liking, Fondness, Preference, Taste, Appetite

Dislike, Detest, Aversion, Disapproval

I have some kind of penchant for dogs.

Encore

Verb

call for a repeated or additional performance of (an item) at the end of a concert.

(एक संगीत कार्यक्रम के अंत में (एक आइटम) के दोहराया या अतिरिक्त प्रदर्शन के लिए कॉल करें।

)

Need, Require, Demand, Necessitate, Justify, Warrant

Avoid, Ignore, Uninvolved, Inconsiderate

Each one of us got up for the final encore.

Tumultuous

Adjective

excited, confused, or disorderly.

(उतार-चढ़ाव भरे)

Stormy, Tempestuous, Turbulent, Ear-shattering, Clamorous

Stable, Peaceful, Settled, Calm

Amid the tumultuous crowd, I couldn’t understand what he said.

Culminating

Verb

reach a climax or point of highest development.

(समापन)

Peak, Build, Lead, Wind up, Close with

Start, Begin, Kick off, Commence

Whole lot of violence culminated in this was.

Nadir

Noun

the lowest or most unsuccessful point in a situation.

(पतन)

Depths, Lowest, Zero, Pits

Heights, Zenith, Acme, Climax

Joining that organisation was the nadir of my career.

 

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