The Hindu Vocabulary 30 March 2021

2021-03-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘In-house secrets: On A.P. CM’s charges against Justice Ramana’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Waive

Verb

refrain from insisting on or using.

(छोड़ देना)

Relinquish, Renounce, Abandon, Reject, Surrender

Claim, Pursue, Assert, Hold, Affirm

The company will waive all his rights over the shares.

Grave

Adjective

giving cause for alarm; serious.

(गंभीर)

Profound, Serious, Urgent, Acute, Risky, Dire, Critical, Crucial

Trivial, Insignificant, Inconsequential, Paltry, Worthless

The issue is of grave concern.

Opaqueness

Noun

the quality of not able to be seen through; not transparent.

(अस्पष्टता)

Misty, Hazy, Unclear, Cloudy, Blurred, Smeared

Clear, Transparent, Translucent, Pellucid, Glassy

The opaqueness of the deal was questionable.

Norm

Noun

something that is usual, typical, or standard.

(आदर्श)

Standard, Usual, Normal, Typical, Average

Exception, Anomaly, Irregularity, Deviation, Inconsistency

We had to go against the norm to get the file through.

Crux

Noun

the decisive or most important point at issue.

(निचोड़)

Nub, Heart, Essence, Core, Centre, Nucleus, Kernel

Unimportant, Trivial, Minor, Insignificant

The crux of the discussion is that we should bring this process to an end.

Hostile

Adjective

showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

(शत्रुतापूर्ण)

Antagonistic, Aggressive, Confrontational, Belligerent, Bellicose, Pugnacious

Inhostile, Calm, Friendly, Mild, Clement, Forgiving

We had to witness a hostile audience at the showdown.

Wielded

Verb

have and be able to use.

(उपयोग करने में सक्षम हो)

Exercise, Exert, Have, Hold, Command, Control, Maintain

Leave, Drop, Ignore, Avoid, Disregard

The leaders wielded great power within the party.

Proximity

Noun

nearness in space, time, or relationship.

(निकटता)

Closeness, Nearness, Presence, Propinquity, Vicinity, Vicinage

Distant, Far, Faraway, Remote, Outlying, Abroad

They guided us not to use the tab in close proximity to television sets.

Speculative

Adjective

engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge.

(काल्पनिक)

Conjectural, Theoretical, Hypothetical, Tentative, Abstract

Proven, Tested, Manifested, Demonstrated, Evinced

He made a speculative guess that the chief will not be there.

Ipso facto

Noun

by that very fact or act.

(बहुत तथ्य या कार्य द्वारा।)

-

-

His friend may not be ipso facto your friend.

Unsavoury

Adjective

disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable.

(बेमजा)

Disreputable, Unpleasant, Nasty, Disagreeable, Mean, Rough

Simple, Generous, Kind, Reputable, Scrupulous, Moral, Ethical

He holds an unsavoury reputation here in the market.

Substantiate

Verb

provide evidence to support or prove the truth of.

(सिद्ध करना)

Prove, Support, Uphold, Validate, Vindicate, Verify, Establish

Disprove, Refute, Rebut, Confute, Demolish, Explode

The minister was not given enough opportunity to substantiate his innocence.

Bandy

Verb

pass on or discuss (an idea or rumour) in a casual or uninformed way.

(एक आकस्मिक या असिंचित तरीके से (एक विचार या अफवाह) पर चर्चा या चर्चा करें।)

Discuss, Circulate, Rumour, Diffuse, Propagate, Pass on

Restrict, Constrict, Limit, Control, Debar, Obstruct

They have bandied out 4 million dollars until now.

Animosity

Noun

strong hostility.

(दुश्मनी)

Antipathy, Hostility, Friction, Animus, Opposition, Enmity

Cordial, Friendly, Goodwill, Friendship, Attachment

The animosity between the two parties is growing day by day.

Behove

Verb

it is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something.

(जरूरत है)

Befit, Become, Suit, Incumbent, Obligatory, Required

Optional, Unnecessary, Unsuitable, Inappropriate

The announcement behoves us to work even harder to achieve the target.

 

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