The Hindu Vocabulary 3 February 2021

2021-02-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Getting back on track: on Union Budget 2021’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Deft

Adjective

neatly skilful and quick in one's movements.

(निपुण)

Skilful, Adept, Adroit, Dexterous, Agile

Clumsy, Awkward, Inept, Inexperienced

The artist had presented a deft piece of artwork.

Stewardship

Noun

the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.

(निष्ठा)

Supervising, Analysing, Deliberating, Defining

Ignoring, Avoiding, Neglecting, Descending

The project was dependent on the stewardship of NHS.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Ordinary, Usual

The virus hit is an unprecedented one.

Ensuing

Verb

occurring afterwards or as a result.

(आगामी)

Resulting, Following, Developing, Arising

Diminishing, Depleting, Devaluing, Debilitating

There were numerous debates in the ensuing sessions.

Undergird

Verb

provide support or a firm basis for.

(पराधीन)

Bear, Support, Hold, Brace, Bolster

Endanger, Harm, Disparage, Devalue

The idea was undergirded by all the members.

Weary

Adjective

feeling or showing extreme tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion.

(थका हुआ)

Tired, Worn out, Exhausted, Fatigued, Overtired

Energetic, Fresh, Lively, Elated, Excited, Enthusiastic

The moment I returned, he gave a heavy and weary sigh.

Manna

Noun

something beneficial that appears or is provided unexpectedly or opportunely.

(ऐसा कुछ लाभदायक जो प्रकट या अप्रत्याशित रूप से या अवसरपूर्वक प्रदान किया जाता है।)

Advantageous, Beneficial, Helpful, Useful

Disadvantageous, Detrimental, Useless, Injurious, Inimical

The protest news is a manna for the reporters.

Outlay

Noun

an amount of money spent on something.

(किसी चीज पर खर्च किया हुआ धन)

Expenditure, Spending, Outgoings, Cost

-

They shared a modest outlay.

Abiding

Adjective

lasting a long time; enduring.

(टिकाऊ)

Enduring, Lasting, Persisting, Long-lasting, Lifelong

Discontinuance, Short-lived, Ephemeral, Transitory

I have an abiding respect for my trainer.

Standalone

Adjective

able to operate independently of other hardware or software.

(स्वतंत्र रूप से अन्य हार्डवेयर या सॉफ्टवेयर को संचालित करने में सक्षम।)

Solo, Lone, Alone, Solitary, Single

Accompanied, Together, Steer, Coincide

The stand-alone application as one to be praised.

Beleaguered

Verb

in a very difficult situation.

(बहुत कठिन परिस्थिति में)

Strenuous, Arduous, Laborious, Onerous

Easy, Straightforward, Simple, Light

Media is supporting the beleaguered celebrity.

Reinvigorate

Verb

give new energy or strength to.

(पुनर्जीवित करना)

Revive, Renew, Regenerate, Rescue

Abandon, Leave, Give up, Abolish

Both the soldiers collapsed, but later reinvigorated.

Denting

Verb

having an adverse effect on; diminish.

(पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव पड़ रहा है; कम हो जाना)

Diminish, Reduce, Lessen, Shrink, Drop

Increase, Rise, Upgrade, Upward

The denting software had nothing to offer.

Stance

Noun

the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.

(दृष्टिकोण)

Viewpoint, Attitude, Stand, View, Opinion

-

I gave the speech from the standpoint of  a theist.

Anaemic

Noun

lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality.

(कमजोर)

Weak, Insipid, Pallid, Pale, Vapid

Punchy, Vibrant, Energetic, Lively, Forceful

The strategy seems to be anaemic.

Tweak

Verb

improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.

(इसे ठीक समायोजन करके (एक तंत्र या प्रणाली) सुधारें।)

Enhance, Develop, Grow, Build, Bolster, Strengthen

Weaken, Debilitate, Worsen, Exacerbate

The engineers tweaked the car’s engine.

 

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