The Hindu Vocabulary 7 December 2020

2020-12-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 07 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Star turn: On Rajinikanth’s party’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Charisma

Noun

compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.

(प्रतिभा)

Charm, Aura, Presence, Appeal, Allure

Repulsion, Disgust, Revulsion, Abhorrence

His charisma made him gain popularity.

Curt

Adjective

rudely brief.

(आकस्मिक)

Terse, Brusque, Abrupt, Blunt, Short

Polite, Expansive, Extensive, Extended

The response from the customer’s end was a curt one.

Coherent

Adjective

(of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.

(स्पष्ट)

Logical, Reasoned, Reasonable, rational

Incoherent, Muddled, Unclear, Confused, Unintelligible

The deliberation made was not coherent.

Outcome

Noun

the adverse results of a situation or action.

(परिणाम)

Fallout, Upshot, Outcome, Effect, Reaction

Cause, Root, Origin, Seed

The outcome of the vaccine infusion was not satisfactory.

Potential

Adjective

having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.

(क्षमता)

Possible, Likely, Prospective, Future, Probable

Unlikely, Improbable, Uncertain, Undesirable

The potential loss bearers finally gave up.

Coalition

Noun

a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Union, Partnership, Bloc, Caucus

Difference, Dissimilarity, Distinction, Deviation

Coalition between the two nations has brought peace..

Negotiate

Verb

obtain or bring about by discussion.

(बातचीत करना)

Arrange, Work out, Discuss, Hammer out

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The parties decided to negotiate the quote.

Intangible

Adjective

unable to be touched; not having physical presence.

(अमूर्त)

Impalpable, Untouchable, Non-physical, Bodiless

Tangible, Palpable, Material, Physical

Emotions are intangible.

Adherence

Noun

attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.

(अनुपालन)

Dedication, Devotion, Allegiance, Loyalty, Fidelity

Dedication, Devotion, Allegiance, Loyalty, Fidelity

We were asked to have adherence to the new rules.

Evoke

Verb

elicit (a response).

(आह्वान करना)

Summon, Invoke, Elicit, Induce, Kindle, Suggest

Obscure, Conceal, Darken, Veil, Shroud

The young boy made all his attempts to evoke truth from the thief.

Assertion

Noun

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

(अभिकथन)

Declaration, Contention, Statement, Claim, Submission

Ignorance, Inexperience, Incomprehension

Raghav made a clear assertion that he would not join us on the trip.

Vulnerable

Adjective

exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

(जो सहज में घायल हो सके)

At risk, Endangered, Unsafe, Unprotected

Safe, Protected, resilient, Tough, Strong, Hard

The kid was vulnerable to the glass bottle.

Stiff

Noun

a boring, conventional person.

(एक उबाऊ, पारंपरिक व्यक्ति।)

Tedious, Dull, Monotonous, Repetitious, Repetitive

Interesting, Absorbing, Engrossing, Fascinating, Riveting

The man at the book fair was such a stiff.

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