The Hindu Vocabulary 28 January 2022

2022-01-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Taxing drama: On retroactive tax disputes’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Retroactive

Adjective

Taking effect from a date in the past.

(पूर्वव्यापी)

Retrospective, Backward, Remembering

-

Shankey was assured a retroactive salary increase.

Contentious

Adjective

Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. (विवादास्पद)

Antagonistic, Combative, Testy, Belligerent, Disagreeable

Agreeable

The minister agreed to look into the contentious issue between the two communities.

Rechristened

Verb

Give a new name to.

(नामकरण)

Renamed, Relabeled, Nicknamed, Mistitled, Denoted

-

The name of the firm was rechristened as “SK Enterprises”.

Accrue

Verb

Increase by addition or growth

(वृद्धि होना)

Accumulate, Amass, Enlarge, Build up

Disperse, Dissipate, Spend, Decrease, Diminish

The slow economic growth accrued from the poor financial conditions.

Dented

Verb

Mark

(असर)

Bored, Embossed, Imprinted, Pierced, Pricked, Tapped

-

The move by the company made a big dent in education sector.

Pursued

Verb

(of a person or way) Continue or proceed along (a path or route).

(पीछा करना)

Followed, Hunted, Trailed

Captured, Caught, Seized

One should pursue one’s dream without expecting from others.

Culminate

Verb

Come to a climax

(समापन)

Climax, Conclude, End up, Wind up, Close

Begin, Commence, Open, Start

The summit culminated with address by the leaders.

Arbitration

Noun

The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

(मध्यस्थता करना)

Adjudication, Mediation, Negotiation, Conciliation, Interceding

Disagreement, Indecision

 

Indemnify

Verb

Compensate (someone) for harm or loss. (क्षतिपूर्ति)

Compensate, Pay, Reimburse, Remit, Return

Keep, Lose, Take

In case of accident, the company will indemnify the employee.

Avail

Verb

Help or benefit

(लाभ उठाना)

Advantage, Aid, Assist, Be useful to

Dissatisfy, Miss, Fail, Take

The beneficiaries of the scheme could avail the benefits till January 2022.

Noun

In vain, Without success, Unsuccessfully, Fruitlessly

Inappropriateness

It was of no avail talking to him regarding studies.

Remit

Verb

cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).

(छोड़ना)

 

Cancel, Set aside, Revoke, Repeal, Rescind

Hold, Keep, Receive, Retain, Encourage

The President remitted excess of the sentence over 6 months.

Dither

Verb

Be indecisive

 

Hesitate, Falter, Waver, Teeter, Stall

Decide, Budge, Stir, Advance

Sanjana dithered about her career after the marriage.

 

Noun

Upset

(तड़पना)

Agitation, Babble, Confusion, Panic

Calm, Peace, Sense

Rahul got in a dither when Anuradha borke up with him.

Ostensible

Adjective

Stated or appearing to be true

(ख़याली)

 

Apparent, Seeming, Outward, Surface, Superficial

Improbable, Obscure, Unlikely, Vague

Reshma gave an ostensible reason for her leave.

Obfuscation

Noun

The action of making something unclear.

(घबराहट)

Bafflement, Bewilderment, Perplexity, Confusion

Simplify, Straighten, Clarify, Illuminate

When Rajesh was asked directly by his father about his work, he resort to obfuscation.

Obstinacy

Noun

Stubbornness

(हठ)

Inflexibility, Obduracy, Mulishness, Perversity, Willfulness

Irresolution

The king was famous for his obstinacy.

Bolster

Verb

Support or strengthen

 

Reinforce, Boost, Prop up, Maintain

Block, Decrease, Discourage, Hurt, Halt

The growth in exports will bolster the economic growth of the country.

Fickleness

Noun

Changeability, especially as regards one's loyalties or affections.

(चपलता)

Capriciousness, Variability, Volatility, Disloyalty

Calm, Constancy, Stability, Balance

He was upset with his master’s fickleness.

 

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