The Hindu Vocabulary 4 May 2021

2021-05-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 04 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Clear and distinct: On verdicts in Assembly elections’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Verdict

Noun

a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

(निर्णय)

Judgement, Adjudication, Decision, Finding, Decision, Ruling

-

The court declared a verdict of not guilty.

Incumbent

Adjective

necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.

(निर्भर)

Binding, obligatory, Compulsory, Necessary, Required

Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary, Elective, Free, Open

It was incumbent on the doctors to act in this need of hour.

Myriad

Adjective

countless or extremely great in number.

(असंख्य)

Innumerable, Countless, Infinite, Numberless, Unlimited, Untold

Scarce, Scanty, Sparse, Less, Lack, Meagre, Dearth

Unlike Bob, we did not have myriad options.

Empathy

Noun

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

(सहानुभूति)

Understanding, Chemistry, Rapport, Sympathy, Affinity

Distance, Misunderstanding, Interval, Space, Separation

It’s empathy that makes him relate to the man so well.

Chinks in its armour

Phrase

weak point where someone can be attacked.

(कमजोर बिंदु जहां किसी पर हमला किया जा सकता है।)

-

-

Regional agendas are chinks in the party’s armour.

Robust

Adjective

strong and healthy; vigorous.

(मजबूत)

Strong, Sturdy, Vigorous, Powerful, tough, Stern

Weak, Debilitate, Frail, Fragile, Sensitive

The actor’s family is a robust lot.

Boast

Noun

an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction.

(शेख़ी)

Brag, Self-praise, Exaggeration, Bragging, Overstatement, Crowing

Deprecation, Belittle, Chide, Disparage, Depreciate

I had already told him that I would win, it wasn’t an ideal boast.

Reckon

Verb

consider or regard in a specified way.

(अनुमान करना)

Consider, Judge, View, Deem, Rate, Gauge, Estimate, Repute

Ignore, Disregard, Avoid, Avoidance, Evade, Shun

He was always reckoned amongst the intellectuals.

Maximalist

Adjective

of or denoting an extreme opinion.

(अधिकतमवादी)

-

-

In our country maximalist approach is more promising.

Tussle

Noun

a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.

(संघर्ष)

Scuffle, Fight, Struggle, Skirmish, Brawl, Scrimmage, Scramble

Assent, Consent, Agreement, Accede, Concurrence

There was a tussle for the final speech.

Resentment

Noun

bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

(नाराज़गी)

Bitterness, Indignation, Irritation, Pique, Displeasure, Dissatisfaction

Contentment, Happiness, Pleasure, Pleasant, Pleasing

The moment he got demoted, his resentment could be seen.

Slew

Noun

a violent or uncontrollable sliding movement.

(एक हिंसक या बेकाबू स्लाइडिंग गिरावट)

Drop, Slant, Release, Fall, Drizzle, Flow

Rise, Increase, Arise, Ascend, Raise

I was petrified with the slew in the share price.

 

 

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