The Hindu Vocabulary 27 November 2020

2020-11-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dangerous suggestion: On allowing corporate houses to set up banks’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Relevant

Adjective

closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered.

(उचित)

Pertinent, Applicable, Apposite, Apropos

Irrelevant, Unrelated, Immaterial, Unimportant

It was made relevant to wear white shirt at the annual meet.

Harmonise

Verb

make consistent or compatible.

(मिलाना)

Coordinate, Systematize, Correlate, Match, Integrate

Mismatch, Discrepancy, Inconsistency, Contradiction

We gave our best to harmonise our ideas with our ancestors’.

Throes

Noun

intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.

(घटका)

Agony, Pain, Pangs, Suffering, Torture

Pleasure, Contentment, Satisfaction, Cheerfulness

The mother had to undergo throes while giving birth to the new born.

Fallout

Noun

the adverse results of a situation or action.

(विवाद)

Upshot, Outcome, Effect, Reaction

Cause, Root, Origin, Seed

The fallout of the pandemic will take much time to recover.

Evoke

Verb

elicit (a response).

(आह्वान करना)

Summon, Invoke, Elicit, Induce, Kindle, Suggest

Obscure, Conceal, Darken, Veil, Shroud

The policeman evoked truth from the thief.

Intriguing

Adjective

arousing one's curiosity or interest; fascinating.

(चित्त आकर्षण करनेवाला)

Engrossing, Captivating, Enchanting, Beguiling, Bewitching

Dull, Boring, Tedious, Monotonous

It was intriguing how boldly he approached the wrestler.

Unequivocal

Adjective

leaving no doubt; unambiguous.

(स्पष्ट)

Indisputable, Unambiguous, Undeniable, Plain, Candid

Equivocal, Ambiguous, Vague, Unclear

The way he portrayed his idea was unequivocal.

Rationale

Noun

a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.

(औचित्य)

Reasoning, Thinking, Logic, Sense

-

His principles were all based on the new rationale.

Caveat

Noun

a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

(चेतावनी)

Warning, Cautious, Admonition, Monition, Provision

Discourage, Disorganize, Hide, Ignore

There are numerous caveats regarding the new mechanism.

Altar

Noun

a table or flat-topped block used as the focus for a religious ritual.

(वेदी)

Bench, Board, Place, Counter, Desk

-

The altar of liberalisation posed great risk.

Outright

Adjective

wholly and completely.

(पूरी तरह से)

Entirely, Wholly, Fully, Totally

Relatively, Partly, In part, Partially

The show was outright rubbish.

Assertion

Noun

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

(अभिकथन)

Declaration, Contention, Statement, Claim, Submission

Ignorance, Inexperience, Incomprehension

He made a clear assertion that his mother had left them.

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