The Hindu Vocabulary 26 May 2021

2021-05-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Guarantor beware: On loans to corporate borrowers’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Flounder

Verb

struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion.

(संघर्ष)

Struggle, Thrash, Thresh, Flail, Pitch, Splash, Stagger, Stumble

Progress, Advance, Progression, Advancement, Passage, Headway

She floundered no knowing what to tell her parents about the incident.

Surety

Noun

the state of being sure or certain of something.

(यक़ीन)

Certainty, Confidence, Conviction, Reliability, Certitude

Uncertainty, Doubt, Unpredictability, Precariousness, Variability

The surety of being a winner was nil.

Expedite

Verb

make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

(शीघ्र)

Speed up, Accelerate, Hasten, Hurry, Quicken

Delay, Hinder, Obstruct, Cut down, Slow, Steadily

They told us to expedite the recruitment process.

Insolvency

Noun

the state of being insolvent.

(दिवालियापन)

Bankruptcy, Failure, Collapse, Ruin, Destroy, Disrupt

Solvency, Affluence, Comfort, Wealth, Richness

Our local club was facing insolvency.

Intimate

Adjective

closely acquainted; familiar.

(परिचित)

Close, Bosom, Boon, Clear, Cherished, Familiar

Distant, Unrelated, Faraway, Outlying, Abroad, Remote, Far

Rohan is an intimate relative.

Affluent

Adjective

having a great deal of money; wealthy.

(धनी)

Wealthy, Rich, Prosperous, Opulent, Moneyed, Cash rich

Poor, Impoverished, Penniless, Penurious, Destitute

They belong to the affluent societies of the world.

Avail

 

Verb

use or take advantage of.

(उपयोग)

Use, Utilize, Employ, Turn to, Make advantage of

Ruin, Abolish, Amend, Tarnish, Debilitate

All the students availed the benefits of the basic scheme.

Ongoing

Adjective

continuing; still in progress.

(चल रही है)

Continuous, Unending, Unhindered, Liberal, Unleashed

Leashed, Hindered, Obstructed, Banned, Taboo

The ongoing recruitment process wasn’t unbiased.

Wrinkle

Noun

a clever innovation, or useful piece of information or advice.

(दिशानिर्देश)

Guideline, Hint, Tip, Clue, Cue, Suggestion, Guidance

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Knowing the wrinkles and still not taking any action, is not justified.

Invoke

Verb

Give rise to.

(आह्वान)

Cite, Adduce, Evoke, Elicit, Kindle, Induce

Avoid, Shun, Spurn, Defer, Deter

She invoked our help against the issue.

Binding

Adjective

involving an obligation that cannot be broken.

(अनिवार्य)

Irrevocable, Unalterable, Unbreakable, Permanent, Indissoluble

Revocable, Unnecessary, Unimportant, Non-compulsory

It is not binding on us to act before time.

 

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