The Hindu Vocabulary 28 August 2021

2021-08-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Risks and rewards: On asset monetisation scheme’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Asset

Noun

A useful person or thing for an organisation or a person who owns it.

(परिसंपत्ति)

Resource, Credit, Benefit, Treasure

Disadvantage, Liability

An Emerging India can be a significant asset for the Asian region and the world.

Calibration

Noun

the action or process of calibrating something.

(अंशांकन)

-

-

The measuring devices require calibration.

Exhaustive

Adjective

including or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive.

(सुविस्तृत)

Comprehensive, All-inclusive, Complete, Full, Full-scale, All-embracing

Perfunctory, Incomplete, Deficient, Insufficient, Defective, Partial

They have not shared the exhaustive list yet.

Envisage

Verb

contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

(विचार करना)

Foresee, Predict, Forecast, Foretell, Anticipate, Expect

Avoid, Neglect, Shun, Debar, Negate, Spurn

I have envisaged a flourishing future in this company.

Constraint

Noun

a limitation or restriction.

(प्रतिबंध)

Limit, Hindrance, Restriction, Curb, Check, Control, Curtailment, Obstruction

Free, Relief, Freedom, Unrestricted, Unconfined, Unlimited

Time constraints did not allow her to proceed.

Languishing

Adjective

Weak

(दुर्बल)

Deteriorating, Dwindling, Falling, Rotting

Active

The languishing assets of the company need to be sold out quickly.

Modernise

Verb

adapt (something) to modern needs or habits, typically by installing modern equipment or adopting modern ideas or methods.

(आधुनिकीकरण करना)

Update, Streamline, Rationalize, technologize, Overhaul, Renovate, Rebuild

Deconstruct, Remodel, Refashion, Revamp, Redo, Refresh

He further modernized his living space.

Contour

Noun

an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.

(आकार)

Outline, Shape, Form, Lines, Figure, Profile, Lineation

Distort, Mismanage, Deviate, Deteriorate, Damage

The artist traced the contours immediately.

Outright

Adverb

wholly and completely.

(पूर्ण)

Fully, Thoroughly, Totally, Categorically, Wholly, Truly, Solely

Partially, In part, Half-heartedly, Partly, Half, Slightly

Smoking was banned outright.

Disinvestment

Noun

the withdrawal or reduction of an investment.

(विनिवेश)

-

-

America is reversing decades of disinvestment in schools.

Downturn

Noun

a decline in economic, business, or other activity.

(कटौती)

Decline, Drop, Reduction, Drop, Lessen, Plunge, Plummet

Increase, Enhance, Raise, Rise, Flourish, Encourage, Boost

There is a downturn in the real estate market.

Deflate

Verb

to reduce (currency, prices, etc.) from an inflated condition

(अपस्फीति करना)

Collapse, Devalue, Decrease, Depreciate

Inflate, Increase, Expand, Enlarge

The value of cryptocurrency can’t be deflated by central banks across the globe.

Nitty-Gritty

Noun

most important, basic parts of it or facts about a matter

(किसी मामले के बारे में महत्वपूर्ण तथ्य)

 

Facts, Reality, Essentials, Crux

 

Let’s not waste time and get down to the nitty-gritty.

 

 

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