The Hindu Vocabulary 25 October 2021

2021-10-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The fading patriarch: On Congress and Amarinder Singh’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Patriarch

Noun

Male head

(कुलपति)

Elder, Founder, Ruler, Grandfather

Servant, Matriarch

My grandfather is our family’s patriarch.

Expediency

Noun

The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral

(मुनाफ़ा)

Practicality, Contrivance, Makeshift, Efficiency

Inappropriateness, Unsuitablity, Uselessness

The civil servant must always chose what is morally right over expediency.

Abrupt

Adjective

Sudden and unexpected

(आकस्मिक)

Hasty, Hurried, Surprising, Unanticipated, Quick

Expected, Lazy, Slow, At ease

There was an abrupt change of plan for the trip.

Helm

Noun

Wheel

(संचालन)

Command, Leadership, Control, Tiller

-

He was just 17 years when took the helm of the Empire.

Unflattering

Adjective

Unfavourable

(अनाकर्षक)

Harsh, Insulting, Uncomplimentary, Critical

Adultory, Becoming, Flattering

The unflattering attitude is not liked by many.

Entrench

Verb

Trespass

(मोरचा करना)

Encroach, Interlope, Intervene, Infringe

Leave alone, Stay off

The Chinese troops entrenched on the other side of the river.

Palatable

Adjective

Agreeable

(सुहावना)

Acceptable, Attractive, Enjoyable, Pleasant

Disagreeable, Unhappy, Unpleasant, Unacceptable

Your project proposal is palatable to me.

Absolve

Verb

set or declare (someone) free from blame, guilt, or responsibility. (दोषमुक्त करना)

Acquit, Exempt, Exonerate, Forgive, Pardon

Accuse, Blame, Censure, Condemn, Convict

The judge absolved my brother from all the charges.

Reckoning

Noun

Computation

(गणना)

Calculation, Estimation, Adding, Ciphering

-

I was 1000 rupees less in my reckoning.

Conceited

Adjective

Egotistical

(अभिमानी)

Arrogant, Bigheaded, Cocky, Immodest

Diffident, Modest, Timid, Humble

He was a conceited cricket player who was always too busy in practice.

Unenviable

Adjective

Not desirable

(अवांछनीय)

Disagreeable, Unpleasant, Undesirable, Nasty

Agreeable, Pleasant, Desirable

The changes made in the act are unenviable.

Maverick

Noun

Person who takes chances

(आवारा)

Bohemian, Dissenter, Extremist, Malcontent, Radical

Conservative, Moderate

He has established himself as a maverick leader in the party.

 

 

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