The Hindu Vocabulary 5 April 2021

2021-04-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 05 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Prudence prevails: on speculation about inflation’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Prudence

Noun

the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.

(विवेक)

Wisdom, Sagacity, Shrewdness, Caution, Sense

Folly, Foolishness, Recklessness, Carelessness

All we need to do is exercise prudence in such harsh times.

Terse

Adjective

sparing in the use of words; abrupt.

(संक्षिप्त)

Curt, Brusque, Clipped, Blunt, Gruff, Short, Brief

Long-winded, Verbose, Rambling, Polite

The politician gave a terse statement.

Quinquennium

Noun

a specified period of five years.

(पाँच वर्ष की अवधि)

-

-

It took him a quinquennium to reach this level.

Reiterating

Verb

say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

(दोहराते)

Repeat, Restate, Retell, Recapitulate

Ignore, Avoid, Shun, Spurn, Neglect

The teacher kept on reiterating my mistakes.

Lockstep

Noun

close adherence to and emulation of another's actions.

(दूसरे के कार्यों का पालन और अनुकरण करना।)

Adhere, Cling, Cohere, Bond, Attach

Flout, Ignore, Scorn, Defy, Disdain

They were in lockstep with the new rules.

Apposite

Adjective

apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.

(उपयुक्त)

Appropriate, Suitable, Fitting, Relevant, Pertinent

Irrelevant, Inappropriate, Unsuitable, Unfitting, Unseemly

The newspaper flashed an apposite quote.

Precarity

Noun

the state of being precarious or uncertain.

(अनिश्चित या अनिश्चित होने की स्थिति)

Uncertain, Unsure, Unreliable, Tricky, Risky, Hazardous

Safe, Secure, Fixed, Tight, Settled

The precarity of the share market is beyond my understanding.

Trajectory

Noun

the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

(पथ)

Course, Route, Path, Track, Line, Orbit, Ambit, Direction, Way

-

The trajectory followed by the new recruits is not appreciable.

Unwavering

Adjective

not wavering; steady or resolute.

(अटूट)

Steady, Fixed, Certain, Resolute, Firm, Resolved, Steadfast

Undecided, Unsteady, Irresolute, Wavering, Fluctuating

They fixed me with an unwavering stare.

Underscore

Verb

to emphasize.

(ज़ोर देना)

Highlight, Spotlight, Stress, Weight, Accentuate, Prioritize

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underrate

The judge underscored the need of quick change.

Deflationary

Adjective

characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation.

(आर्थिक अपस्फीति का कारण या प्रवृत्ति है।)

Depletion, Reduction, Cutback, Reducing, Trimming

Increasing, Enhancing, Improving, Promotion

The new rates have had a deflationary effect.

Engender

Verb

cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).

(पैदा करना)

Cause, Create, Lead to, Bring About, Incite, Kindle, Instigate

Suppress, Subdue, Oppress, Press

The issue engendered the rivalry.

Dampen

Verb

make less strong or intense.

(कमज़ोर करना)

Lessen, Decrease, Diminish, Reduce, Lower, Moderate, Calm, Pacify

Instigate, Kindle, Ignite, Incite, Infuriate

Advanced approach by the officer dampened their intentions.

 

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