The Hindu Vocabulary 30 August 2021

2021-08-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Filled to the nines: On Supreme Court’s appointment spree’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Spree

Noun

a period or outburst of extreme activity.

(गतिविधि)

Binge, Orgy, Rampage, Celebration

-

Many people were killed in the Kabul Airport blast, making it the worst killing spree.

Augur

Verb

to divine or predict

(पूर्वसूचना देना)

Foreshadow, Portend, Forecast, Signify

Assure, Settle, Demonstrate

The implementation of the scheme does not augur well for the vulnerable sections of society.

Collegium

Noun

A group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power

(अधिशासी मंडल)

-

-

The collegium will recommend the names for High Court judges.

Elevation

Noun

Promotion; Altitude of a place above sea level

(पदोन्नति; ऊंचाई)

Boost, Eminence, Raise, Advancement

Decrease, Demotion, Disdain

The elevation of High Court Judge was approved by the President of India.

Sanction

Verb

to give official permission for something (आधिकारिक अनुमति)

Authorize, Permit, Allow, Accredit

Prohibition, Deny, Interdiction, Disagree

The central government has sanctioned the green hydrogen project.

Compromise

Noun

a settlement of differences by mutual concessions (समझौता)

Accord, Adjustment, Negotiation, Settlement

Denial, Disagreement, Refusal, Misunderstanding

The two companies are expected to come to a compromise to resolve the dispute.

Speculation

Noun

a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation. (अनुमान)

Belief, Opinion, Thought

Reality, Proof, Truth

The speculation about the upcoming initiatives of the government may or may not turn out to be true.

Stagnation

Noun

a failure to develop, progress, or advance.

(स्थिरता)

Inactivity, Sluggishness, Calm, Dullness

Boom, Rise

The stagnation in economic growth can lead to depression.

Accommodate

Verb

to provide with something desired.

(समायोजित)

Contain, Hold, Take in, Adapt

Turn away, Decline, Unfit, Discomfort

The new housing facility was supposed to accommodate thousands of poor people.

Omission

Noun

Something forgotten or excluded.

(चूक)

Breach, Carelessness, Failing, Lapse

Accomplishment, Continuity, Closure, Addition

The omission of a certain provision in the act was not in favour of women in India.

Bulwark

Noun

any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance: (बांध)

Fortress, Mainstay, Support, Barrier

Harm, Injury, Hurt

The new dam will serve as a bulwark against future disasters.

Impasse

Noun

a position or situation from which there is no escape (गतिरोध)

Deadlock, Predicament, Standoff, Standstill

Solution, Agreement, Boon, Breakthrough

Both the entities have reached an impasse in negotiations over the agreement.

 

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