The Hindu Vocabulary 27 March 2022

2022-03-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 March 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘A new era: On IPL 2022’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Era

Noun


A long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic.

(युग)

Epoch, Age, Period, Time, Span

-

A new era of IPL has started in 2022 with new features.

Inception

Noun

The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

(आरंभ)

Establishment, Foundation, Founding, Formation, Initiation

End, Finish, Final, Climax

The inception of the new building complex started long way back.

Acquire

Verb

Buy or Obtain for oneself

Learn or develop a skill, habit or quality

(अधिग्रहण करना)

Achieve, Bring in, Take, Collect, Earn, Gain

Disperse, Divide, Misunderstand, Fail, Lose

He acquired his brother’s business to help him out.

Nimble

Adjective

Able to think and understand quickly.

(चतुर)

Agile, Lithe, Quick, Alert, Alive

Delayed, Dull, Slow, Steady

Raju’s mind is so nimble that one does not need to repeat the work to  him.

Stymied

Verb

Prevent or hinder the progress of.

(प्रगति को रोकना)

Impede, Interfere with, Frustrate, Thwart, Hinder

Aid, Support, Assist, Help, Allow

The new import restrictions must not stymie the progress in economy.

Chipped in

Verb

Contribute

(योगदान करना)

Break in, Chime in, Conate, Come through, Pitch in

Take away

He chipped in his entire salary for the great cause.

Commence

Verb

Begin

(शुरू होना)

Inaugurate, Initiate, Launch, Embark on

Close, End, Finish, Stop, Conclude

The team commenced the project work with great enthusiasm.

Monopolise

Verb

To obtain exclusive possession of

(एकाधिकार)

Dominate, Possess, Exclude, Utilize

Abstain, Let go, Release

The big players in the iron and steel industry are trying to monopolise the market.

Jostle

Verb

Push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.

(ढकेलना)

Hustle, Scramble, Shove, Crash

Leave alone, Pull, Repress

The people at the metro station began to jostle with one another to create space. 

Novelty

Noun

The quality of being new, original, or unusual.

(नवीनता)

Originality, Newness, Freshness, Unfamiliarity, Unusualness

Stagnation, Old

The novelty factor of the book is that latest developments of the field are added to it.

Squad

Noun

A small group of people having a particular task.

(टुकड़ी)

Band, Crew, Division, Force, Gang

-

Five anti-terror squads were formed to deal with the situation.

Talismanic

Adjective

Relating to or of the nature of a talisman or talismans.

(करिश्माई)

Charismatic, Conjuring, Diabolic, Enchanted, Spellbound

-

I was unaware of the talismanic powers of this locket.

Relinquish

Verb

Voluntarily cease to keep or claim

(त्यागना)

Renounce, Give up, Part with, Abdicate, Yield, Cede

Allow, Assert, Claim, Continue, Defend

He relinquished his powers in favour of his successor.

Replicate

Verb

make an exact copy of

(पुन: पेश)

Copy, Reproduce, Duplicate, Imitate, Reflect

-

The success of Indians in 2020 Olympics will be replicated in the next Olympics.

Noun

A close or exact copy

(सटीक प्रति)

-

-

The son was called replicate of his father.

Adjective

Of the nature of a copy

(प्रतिकृति)

-

-

The replicated trophy can be identified easily.

Franchise

Noun

the right or license granted to an individual or group to market a company's goods or services in a particular territory.

The right to vote

(मताधिकार)

The right of membership in a professional sports league.

(विशेष अधिकार)

 

Authorization, Ballot, Charter, Exemption, Freedom

Responsibility

He opened a new franchise of Burger King in the newly built market.

Mumbai Indians has been the most successful franchise in the IPL. 

Reiterate

Verb

Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

(बार बार दुहराना)

Repeat, Say again, Restate, Retell, Recaptiulate

Take back

He reiterated his stand on the cleanliness drive.

Credentials

Noun

a qualification, achievement, personal quality, or aspect of a person's background, typically when used to indicate that they are suitable for something.

(प्रत्यक्ष पत्र)

Diploma, Accreditation, Authorization, Certificate

Disapproval, Refusal

The job will be given purely on the basis of academic credentials.

Finesse

Noun

Impressive delicacy and skill.

(कौशल)

Skill, Subtlety, Expertise, Flair, Knack, Panache

Inability, Incapable, Incapacity, Powerlessness, Impotence

MS Dhoni plays cricket with a great finesse.

Verb

Do (something) in a subtle and delicate manner.

(कुछ सूक्ष्म और नाजुक तरीके से करना)

Bluff, Exploit, Wangle, Beguile

Bobble, Mishandle

The cat finessed its way through the small gaps.  

 

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