The Hindu Vocabulary 5 July 2021

2021-07-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 05 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Relief and recompense: On ex gratia for the pandemic-hit’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Ex gratia

Noun

given as a favour or from a sense of moral obligation rather than because of any legal requirement.

(अनुग्रहपूर्वक)

-

-

Some companies may offer ex gratia payment amid the pandemic.

Assert

Verb

state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.

(जोर देना)

Declare, Maintain, Contend, Argue, State, Claim, Propound

Shun, Evade, Avoid, Neglect, Eschew, Elude, Ignore

The data asserts the need of overhaul.

Kin

Noun

one's family and relations.

(रिश्तेदार)

Relatives, Relation, Family, Kindred, Connection

-

Many elderly people here have no kin.

Slew

Verb

turn or slide violently or uncontrollably.

(ढलकना)

Glide, Slip, Skim, Glissade, Creep, Drop, Fall

Ascend, Rise, Awake, Increase, Surge

The car slewed in the snow.

Come close on heels

Phrase

to happen very soon afterward.

(घटित होना)

Shortly, Early, Quickly, Promptly, Speedily

Slowly, Gradually, Sluggishly, Inactively, Slacking, Depressingly

The actress’s second movie came close on the heels of the debut one.

Untenable

Adjective

not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

(असमर्थनीय)

Indefensible, Undefendable, Unarguable, Insupportable, Flimsy, Weak

Tenable, Defensible, Strong, Stout, Sturdy, Supportable

The argument at the board meeting was untenable.

Evade

Verb

escape or avoid (someone or something), especially by guile or trickery.

(टाल जाना)

Elude, Avoid, Dodge, Steer, Escape, Shake, Deceive, Trick

Confront, Run into, Challenge, Oppose, Resist, Defy

Her friends helped her evade the capture.

Impetus

Noun

the force or energy with which a body moves.

(प्रेरना)

Momentum, Propulsion, Impulsion, Drive, Thrust, Energy, Force

-

Try to hit the target before the wheel loses its impetus.

Suo motu

Noun

relating to an action taken by a court of its own accord, without any request by the parties involved.

(स्वः प्रेरणा)

-

-

The high court has taken suo motu notice of the case.

Apathy

Noun

lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

(उदासीनता)

Indifference, Unconcern, Passivity, Phlegm, Detachment, Lassitude, Torpor

Interest, Passion, Enthusiasm, Attentiveness, Attachment

The root cause of violence is the widespread apathy among all.

Lackadaisical

Adjective

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.

(निरुत्साहपूर्ण)

Careless, Lazy, Lax, Unenthusiastic, Half-hearted, Uninterested, Sluggish, Feeble

Enthusiastic, Excited, Energetic, Vibrant, Lively, Stout, Sturdy, Active

His lackadaisical behaviour lost him the job.

Rejuvenation

Noun

the action or process of giving new energy or vigour to something.

(कायाकल्प)

Revival, Renewal, Betterment, Amelioration, Advance, Upturn, Resurgence, Comeback

Destruction, Downturn, Decline, Decrease, Reduce, Lessen, Dwindle, Plummet

The society is planning the rejuvenation of the area.

 

 

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