The Hindu Vocabulary 7 October 2021

2021-10-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Detail in relief: On SC order on financial assistance to kin of COVID-19 families’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Plight

Noun

Difficulty

(दुर्दशा)

Condition, Predicament, Quandary, Trouble

Advantage, Benefit, Solution, Boon

Government is trying to relieve the plight of children who lost their parents due to COVID-19.

Caveat

Noun

Warning

(चेतावनी)

Admonition, Forewarning, Alarm, Caution

-

There are a number of caveats regarding the handling of critical equipment.

Assertive

Adjective

Confidently aggressive or self-assured

(निश्चयात्मक)

Confident, Decisive, Emphatic, Forceful, Insistent

Indefinite, Meek, Unsure, Unconfident

He is too assertive as a lawyer.

Wariness

Noun

Caution about possible dangers or problems.

(सावधानी)

Alertness, Vigilance, Carefulness, Deliberation, Attention

Carelessness, Disregard, Ignorance, Neglect

He acted with wariness so that he do not land in jail again.

Ex-gratia

Adjective

As a favour rather than as a matter of right

(अनुग्रहपूर्वक)

-

-

Many private companies offer an ex gratia payment for employees with less than 3 years of service.

Discard

Verb

Get rid of

(त्याग दिया)

Abandon, Cancel, Dispose of, Ditch, Dump

Accept, Allow, Approve, Keep, Ratify

She discarded the newspaper as it was of no use to her.

Disburse

Verb

Spend money

(व्यय करना)

Contribute, Dispense, Distribute, Expend, Divide

Hold, Combine, Take, Keep, Attach

Government disbursed loans to the street vendors under PM Svanidhi Scheme.

Consolation

Noun

Relief

Comfort, Compassion, Encouragement, Pity, Solace

Disdain, Indifference, Mercilessness, Stop

Your support has been a consolation to me.

Buttress

Verb

Give Support

(सहारा देना)

Reinforce, Strengthen, Uphold, Sustain

Weaken, Let down

Huge buttresses support the structure of the fort built 100 years ago.

Succor

Noun

Assistance

(राहत)

Sustenance, Help, Aid, Relief

Blockage, Hurt, Obstruction, Hindrance, Injury

I did not expect succor from the authority during the disaster.

 

 

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