The Hindu Vocabulary 3 January 2022

2022-01-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Patchwork policy: On GST rate on textiles

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Patchwork

Noun

Something made up of a variety of pieces.

(सिले हुए टुकड़ों का काम)

Jumble, Plaid, Miscellany, Tartan

Calm, Method, Order, System

The Amber Fort is a patchwork of three different generations.

Rollback

Noun

A return or withdrawal to an earlier level or stage.

(वापस लेना)

Abate, Abolish, Abrogate, Compromise

Disagreement, Denial, Difference, Fighting

The government ordered a rollback of three farm laws.

Harbinger

Noun

A person or something who initiates a major change.

(अग्र-दूत)

Angel, Foregoer, Forerunner, Precursor

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The development of the vaccine was seen as a harbinger to end the pandemic.

Anomaly

Noun

A deviation from the common rules.

(नियमहीनता)

Aberration, Exception, Oddity, Oddment, Rarity, Inconsistency

Conformity, Normality, Regularity, Sameness

Growing saffron in this part of the country is an anomaly.

Ostensibly

Adverb

Apparently and Seemingly

 (प्रकट रूप से)

Evidently, Presumably, Putatively, Supposedly

Improbably, Obscurely, Unlikely

Rajesh was supposed to come at 5 PM, ostensibly he is not coming at all.

Alleviate

Verb

To reduce the pain of something.

(शान्त करना)

Relieve, Allay. Ease, Mitigate, Pacify

Increase, Intensify, Irritate, Agitate, Incite, Upset

It is the role of UNO to alleviate any warlike development across the globe.

Parley

Verb

To hold an informal conference.

(बातचीत)

Advice, Confab, Confabulate, Confer, Consult

Quiet, Silence

The industrialist parleyed with the villagers to tell about the benefits of the industry to be set up in their village.

Debilitating

Adjective

Causing or tending to cause impairment of strength.

(दुर्बल)

Exhausting, Taxing, Draining, Sapping

Strengthening, Bolster

He always had a debilitating fear of public speaking.

Missive

Noun

A written communication.

(राजनीतिक संदेश)

Dispatch, Epistle, Memo, Letter

Silence, Speech

He received a missive from the authority regarding his tax return.

Rationalising

Verb

To think with reason.

(तर्कसंगत)

Horizon, Reason, Acumen, Analysis

Reality, Truth, Irrationality, Nonsense

He was trying to prove his point by providing facts, I think he was rationalizing.

Pencilling

Verb

To write or draw.

(लिखना या बनाना)

Address, Compose, Create, Draft

Destroy, Ignore, Ruin, Keep

The parley organized by the CEO before pencilling any final decision is appreciated by all.

Revive

Verb

To return to life or to restore consciousness.

(पुनर्जीवित)

Reanimate, Recharge, Arouse, Encourage

Bore, Break, Damage, Depress, Agitate, Weaken

The NGO was trying to revive the greenery in the neighborhood.

 

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