The Hindu Vocabulary 3 June 2021

2021-06-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Tenuous revival: On boosting Indian economy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tenuous

Adjective

very weak or slight.

(तुच्छ)

Flimsy, Fragile, Weak, Shaky, Insubstantial

Convincing, Substantial, Strong, Considerate, Solid

There was a tenuous link between the two parties.

Posit

Noun

a statement which is made on the assumption that it will prove to be true.

(कथन)

Supposition, Presupposition, Presumption, Premise, Belief

-

The leader gave a posit regarding the travel.

Quarrying

Verb

extract (stone or other materials) from a quarry.

(निकालना)

Extract, Withdraw, Remove, Dig, Obtain

Insert, Put, Involve, Include, Thrust

Mining and quarrying were carried on for the entire night.

Omnibus

Noun

comprising several items.

(सार्वत्रिक)

Various, Several, Diverse, Varied, Assorted, Sundry

Only, Sole, One, Single

The store kept an omnibus edition of novels.

Rebound

Verb

recover in value, amount, or strength after a decrease or decline.

(पलटाव)

Recover, Rally, Recovery, Comeback

Stay, Fixed, Certain, Stable, Static

The price of shares rebounded after a week.

Proxy

Noun

the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting.

(प्रतिनिधि)

Representative, Deputy, Subordinate, Junior, Auxiliary

-

Rajeev played my proxy at the meeting.

Vital

Adjective

absolutely necessary; essential.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Essential, Indispensable, Crucial, Key, Necessary, Needed

Unimportant, Insignificant, Secondary, Periphery

Keeping the information confidential is vital.

Stagnation

Noun

lack of activity, growth, or development.

(स्थिरता)

Stand, Still, Static, Motionless, Unmoving, Undisturbed

Rushed, Chaotic, Motion, Moving, Active

We are facing a period of economic stagnation.

Bulwark

Noun

a defensive wall.

(बांध)

Wall, Guard, Defense, Support, Supporter

Enemy, Foe, Adversary, Rival, Nemesis, Antagonist

The soldiers are a bulwark against the terrorists.

Traction

Noun

the extent to which an idea, product, etc. gains popularity or acceptance.

(संकर्षण)

Popularity, Approval, Vogue, Favour, Admiration, Acclaim

Defame, Libel, Slander, Smear, Vilify

The technology would gain traction soon.

Tumble

Verb

fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.

(गिरना)

Fall over, Collapse, Trip, Stumble

Manage, Balance, Stable, Stabilise

As she went forward, she tumbled down the stairs.

Backslide

Verb

relapse into bad ways or error.

(वापस)

Relapse, Lapse, regress, Retrogress, Weaken, Slip, Recidivate

Persevere, Progress, Advance, Enhance, Encourage

There are many things that can cause the radiations to backslide.

 

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