The Hindu Vocabulary 24 March 2021

2021-03-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Free and open: on U.S. Defence Secretary's visit to India’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tenure

Noun

the holding of an office.

(कार्यकाल)

Time, Term, Period, Duration

-

His tenure at our office has come to an end.

Precede

Verb

come before (something) in time.

(पूर्व में होना)

Introduce, Prior, Before, Antecede

Follow, Succeed, Advance, Supersede, Prosper

She precedes me in experience.

Affirm

Verb

state emphatically or publicly.

(दृढ़ता के साथ कहना)

Declare, State, Assert, Proclaim, Certify, Asseverate

Hide, Conceal, Deny, Refuse, Refute

She affirmed the amount’s security to me.

Foundational

Adjective

denoting an underlying basis or principle; fundamental.

(मूलभूत)

Basic, Rudimentary, Elemental, Elementary, Initial, Primary

Secondary, Unimportant, Optional, Lesser, Subordinate, Lower

The foundational batch running is completely free of cost.

Consultative

Adjective

intended to give professional advice or recommendations.

(पेशेवर सलाह या सिफारिशें देने का इरादा है)

Discussion, Negotiation, Conference, Deliberation

Ignorance, Inexperience, Innocence, Foolishness, Incomprehension

The trainer I met at the seminar appears to be consultative.

Heed

Noun

careful attention.

(सावधानी से ध्यान देना)

Notice, Regard, Attentiveness, Consideration, Thought

Disobey, Disregard, Neglect, Overlook, Defy, Flout

I was asked to pay heed to the ongoing discussion.

Maiden

Adjective

being or involving the first attempt or act of its kind.

(प्रथम)

First, Initial, Introductory, Initiatory, Beginning

Lasting, Long, Experienced, Existing

Yesterday, he made his maiden century.

Procure

Verb

obtain (something), especially with care or effort.

(प्राप्त करना)

Obtain, Acquire, Get, Find, Secure, Hold

Release, Free, Abandon, Let go

So far, we have procured 50% of the amount.

Determination

Noun

the quality of being determined; firmness of purpose.

(दृढ़ निश्चय)

Resolution, Resolve, Decision, Persistence, Tenacity

Pusillanimity, Weakness, Timidity, Unsure

His determination towards work has always been questionable.

Seconded

Verb

formally support or endorse (a nomination or resolution or its proposer) as a necessary preliminary to adoption or further discussion.

(औपचारिक रूप से समर्थन)

Back, Support, Bolster, Endorse, Promote

Debilitate, Weaken, Destruct, Hinder, Obstruct

My idea has been seconded only by my father.

Signalled

Verb

indicate the existence or occurrence of (something).

(के अस्तित्व या घटना का संकेत मिलता है)

Indicate, Show, Express, Communicate, Declare

Ignore, Omit, Breach, Exclude, Neglect, Avoid, Overlook

All his actions signalled that he was completely disinterested.

Discretion

Noun

the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.

(निर्णय)

Choice, Option, Judgement, Preference, Disposition, Wariness

Indiscretion, Rashness, Irresponsibility, Haste, Recklessness

The data was concealed at the users’ discretion.

 

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Question Of The Day

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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