The Hindu Vocabulary 23 September 2021

2021-09-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The endgame: On the new bad bank.’

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Suffice

Verb

Be adequate

(पर्याप्त)

Enough, Satisfy, Answer, Avail

Displease, Refuse, Miss, Dissatisfy

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Woes

Noun

Suffering

(संकट)

Adversity, Anguish, Burden, Calamity

Advantage, Aid, Assistance, Benefit

His life has taken a turn and his woes are not ending.

Ailing

Adjective

Not feeling well (बीमार)

Diseased, Feeble, Ill, Sickly

Able, Fit, Healthy, Hearty

Rashmi went to Dehradun to visit her ailing grandmother.

Invoke

Verb

Call Upon

(आह्वान)

Appeal to, Conjure, Adjure, Beg, Entreat

Answer, Give, Reply

Israel invoked America’s help against the Arab nations.

Nudge

Verb

To touch or push somebody/something with your elbow (कोहनी से छूना)

Dig, Jab, Jog, Poke

Discourage, Dissuade, Pull, Repress

People were nudging at the event and told about their daughter to each other.

Dithering

Verb

Be indecisive/ Shake

(दुविधा में पड़ना/ कांपना)

Convulse, Pulsate, Shiver, Throb

Steady, Be still

I can’t tolerate people who are dithering for a long time.

Expeditious

Adjective

Immediate

(शीघ्र)

Diligent, Efficient, Hasty, Punctual, Rapid

Delayed, Slow, Retarded, Lazy

The whole process at the service centre was expeditious.

Falter

Verb

Stumble

(लड़खड़ाना)

Flounder, Hesitate, Reel, Waver

Calm, Hold, Stay, Remain, Stabilize

His legs faltered and now he uses crutches.

Entail

Verb

Involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence. (जरूरत पर जोर देना)

Involve, Encompass, Call for, Necessitate

Exclude, Untangle, Untwist

Your suggestions entail very risky moves.

Tardy

Adjective

Late

(मंदा)

Belated, Delayed, Delinquent, Overdue

Early, On time, Prompt, Ready

I can’t forgive this tardy delay in the work.

Pre-empt

Verb

Take over in place of another

(जगह ले लेना)

Annex, Anticipate, Acquire, Appropriate

Doubt, Keep, Lose, Offer

The purpose of the meeting was to pre-empt some measures to help re-establish sales after lockdown.

Culmination

Noun

Conclusion

(परिणति)

Apex, Climax, Completion, Pinnacle

Anticlimax, Nadir, Beginning, Bottom

The culmination of the MARS mission by many countries did not discourage NASA.

 

 

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