The Hindu Vocabulary 7 October 2020

2020-10-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled “Mixed signals: On September GST data”.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Grim

Adjective

very serious or gloomy. (विकट)

Gloomy, Serious, Glum,Fierce

Bright, Gentle, Pleasant, Nice

The pandemic is a grim reminder of how deliberately we need policies to overcome such situations.

Albeit

Conjunction

though. (यद्यपि)

Even if, Even though

Likewise, Just, Similarly,

Like

I went out in the dark to see who it was, albeit I was horror-stricken.

Beleaguered

Verb

put in a very difficult situation. (परेशान)

Annoy, Pester, Beset, Nag, Tease, Vex

Aid, Please, Help, Soothe

The country was beleaguered by the hit of the tornado.

Strive

Verb

make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. (प्रयास करना)

Seek, Endeavour, Drive, Push, Urge,

Neglect, Repress, Rest, Discourage

Rajat has been striving hard to achieve his goal.

Semblance

Noun

resemblance; similarity. (दिखावा)

Pretence, Affinity, Alikeness, Aspect

Reality, Difference, Dissimilarity,

There was a slight between the two pillars at the centre of the museum.

Reclaim

Verb

retrieve or recover. (वापस मांगना)

Recover, Rescue, Redeem, Regenerate

Harm, Injure, Abandon, Forfeit

The lawyer and the litigant reclaimed their right to expression.

Accelerated

Verb

begin to move more quickly.  (त्वरित)

Quick, Increased, Fast, Swift

Lowered, Slow

The growth of our nation needs to be accelerated at a steady pace.

Buoyed

Verb

cause to rise to or remain at a high level.

(सीमित)

Bolster, Cheer, Boost, Encouraged, Raise, Uphold

Depress, Suppress, Bring down

My parents’ support buoyed my confidence.

Inched up

Phrasal verb

move upwards or ahead.

(ऊपर की ओर बढ़ना)

Increase, Rise, Grow, Expand

Decrease, Dwindle, Diminish, Falter

Sneha tried and inched up the tree slowly and gradually.

Correlate

Verb

have a mutual relationship or connection.

(सहसंबंधी)

Correspond, Associate, Connect, Coordinate

Separate, Disconnect, Differ, Disassociate

Jainie and I could correlate on the point of mental exhaustion.

Backdrop

Noun

the setting or background for a scene, event, or situation.

(पृष्ठभूमि)

Scrim, Scenery, Background

Foreground, Centre, Focus, Heart

The backdrop of the stage at the theatre was mesmerizing.

Slid

Verb

past form for ‘slide’. (गिरावट)

Fall, Shift, Shove, Skid, Glide

Ascend, Retard, Stay, Hold, Keep

The fruit slid into the basket as I kept it on the table.

Gauge

Verb

judge or assess (a situation, mood, etc.).

(नाप)

Guess, Ascertain, Assess, Determine, Calibrate

Subtract, Neglect, Avoid, Disapprove

The new labour asked me to gauge his work and give suggestions for improvement.

Cumulative

Adjective

increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions. (संचित)

Aggregate, Accumulative, Additive, Collective

Decreasing, Subtracting, Descending, Lowering

The cumulative report was still full of errors.

Contentious

Adjective

controversial (विवादास्पद)

Argumentative, Belligerent, Combative, Petulant

Agreeable, Calm, Cooperative, Submissive

Safety of women in our country is a contentious issue.

Recalibrated

Verb

calibrate (something) again or differently. (अंशांकित)

Amend, Improve, Debug, Adjust

Corrupt, Hurt, Worsen, Destroy

The design of the building was recalibrated as the king disapproved the former.

Prognostication

Noun

the action of prophesying future events. (भविष्यवाणी)

Auspice, Indication, Sign, Portent, Harbinger

Misinformation, Fact, Truth

His prognostication came true to the fullest.

Logjam

Noun

a situation that seems irresolvable. (गतिरोध)

Blockage, Congestion, Jam, Bottleneck

Open, Free, Overt, Freeway

We were exhausted struggling with the logjam at the tunnel.

 

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