The Hindu Vocabulary 27 August 2021

2021-08-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Income and quotas: On creamy layer’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Criterion

Noun

a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.

(मानदण्ड)

Basis, Standard, Norm, Yardstick, Benchmark, Test, Formula, Gauge

-

The criterion of selecting a player was a bit hazy.

Nuance

Noun

a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound

(सूक्ष्म भेद)

Shade, Variation, Shading, Gradation, Refinement, Overtone

-

The painter was impressed with the nuances.

Affirmative

Adjective

agreeing with or consenting to a statement or request.

(सकारात्मक)

Positive, Assenting, Consenting, Agreeing, Concurring, Favourable

Dissenting, Negative, Differ, Demur, Diverge, Differentiate, Divert

He gave an affirmative response to the team.

Crystallised

Verb

to harden.

(शक्ति बढ़ना)

Solidify, Materialize, Emerge, Harden, Strengthen

Weaken, Feeble, Drop, Enfeeble, Debilitate, Enervate, Incapacitate

The bond was crystallised later.

Proponents

Noun

a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.

(प्रस्तावक)

Advocate, Supporter, Promoter, Adherent, Exponent, Backer, Defender

Rebel, Against, Attacker, Rival, Rivalry

A strong proponent of the free market and liberal trade policies.

Disfavour

Noun

disapproval or dislike.

(नपसन्दगी)

Disapproval, Disapprobation, Dislike, Displeasure, Distaste, Dissatisfaction

Approval, Acceptance, Agreement, Consent, Assent, Compliance

The master regarded him with disfavour.

Grave

Adjective

giving cause for alarm; serious.

(नाज़ुक)

Serious, Important, Profound, Significant, Momentous, Vital, Crucial

Trivial, Minor, Insignificant, Unimportant, Inconsequential, Trifling

The matter of terrorism is of grave concern.

Discourse

Noun

written or spoken communication or debate.

(चर्चा)

Discussion, Conversation, Dialogue, Talk, Communication, Debate, Parley, Consultation

-

The language of political discourse was ambiguous.

Questionable

Adjective

doubtful as regards truth or validity.

(संदेहयुक्त)

Controversial, Contentious, In doubt, Doubtful, Dubious, Improbable

Probable, Sure, Certain, Clear, Plausible

It is questionable whether he will verify it or not.

 

 

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