The Hindu Vocabulary 27 December 2020

2020-12-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Recharging DTH: On 100% FDI’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Scale down

Phrasal verb

make it smaller in size, amount, or extent.

(इसे आकार, राशि या सीमा में छोटा करें।)

Mitigate, Lessen, reduce, Diminish

Increase, Uprise, Raise, Rise, Inflate

We did our best to scale down the pressure and perform well.

Buffet

Verb

strike repeatedly and violently; batter.

(बार-बार और हिंसक तरीके से हमला)

Lash, Strike, Pound, Hit, Bang

Save. Shield, Safeguard, Protect

The opponents buffeted us one by one.

Backburner

Noun

postpone consideration of or action on.

(पर या कार्रवाई पर विचार स्थगित)

Delay, Defer, Put back, Put off

Continue, Carry forward, Carry, Ahead

My failure was the backburner of the success.

Chip away

Phrasal verb

gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker.

(धीरे-धीरे और अथक रूप से कुछ छोटा या कमजोर बनाते हैं)

Enfeeble, Debilitate, Enervate, Tire, Deplete

Strengthen, Increase, Boost, Intensify, Bolster

Nothing could be done and the effect chipped away all the happiness.

Flux

Noun

the rate of flow of a fluid, radiant energy, or particles across a given area.

(प्रवाह)

Current, Movement, Flow, Motion, Course

Still, Stand, Calm, Unmoving

The flux encouraged all to do well.

Anomalous

Adjective

deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.

(नियमविरूद्ध)

Abnormal, Atypical, Irregular, Aberrant, Exceptional

Normal, Typical, Regular, Common

The statements given by the journalists were anomalous.

Amend

Verb

make minor changes.

(सुधरना)

Revise, Alter, Modify, Adapt, Edit

Same, Similar, Unchanged, Unedited

There were no ways to amend the strategies.

Curb

Verb

restrain or keep in check.

(नियंत्रण)

Restrain, Hold back, Repress, Suppress

Release, Free, Let out, Unbind, Unchain

We tried to curb the impact of inflation.

Strike

Verb

hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement.

(प्रहार)

Bang, Hit, Bash, Wallop, Thwack

Support, Help, Aid, Strengthen

He struck the metal board hard on the floor.

Baulk

Verb

hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking.

(रोक-थाम करना)

Eschew, Resist, Draw line, Scorn, Disdain

Accept, Receive, Welcome, Agree

Tushar baulked to say no to me.

Scrutiny

Noun

critical observation or examination.

(छानबीन)

Inspection, Survey, Scan, Study

-

The scrutiny might take time.

Milieu

Noun

a person's social environment.

(वातावरण)

Background, Backdrop, Context, Atmosphere

-

The response was not suitable as per out milieu.

 

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