The Hindu Vocabulary 8 January 2021

2021-01-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 08 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Moribund governance: On Ghaziabad disaster’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Moribund

Adjective

in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour.

(मरता हुआ)

Declining, Waning, Dying, Stagnating

Flourishing, Moving, Expanding, Continuing, Thriving

The idea was a moribund one.

Underscore

Verb

emphasize.

(बल देना)

Highlight, Point up, Spotlight, Deepen, Underscore

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underestimate, Ignore

We underscored the need of change in policy.

Anarchy

Noun

a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.

(अराजकता)

Lawlessness, Nihilism, Mobocracy, Revolution

Government, Order, Administration, Executive, Regime

The system followed back then was anarchy.

Crumble

Verb

break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration.

(टुकड़े टुकड़े करना)

Disintegrate, Fall down, Collapse, Fragment, Decay

Mix, Blend, Intermingle, Commingle, Intermix

Rituraj crumbled the well-built process.

Distraught

Adjective

very worried and upset.

(व्याकुल)

Worried, Upset, Distressed, Fraught, Devastated

Relaxed, Unwind, Slow down, De-stressed, Slacken

Shrey was in distraught when he did not get selected.

Breadwinner

Noun

a person who earns money to support their family, typically the sole one.

(कमानेवाला)

-

-

Raj is the breadwinner for his family.

Destitute

Adjective

extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself.

(बेसहारा)

Penniless, Impoverished, Poor, Indigent

Rich, Affluent, Full, Wealthy

Usha said that she is in destitute state.

Alacrity

Noun

brisk and cheerful readiness.

(तत्परता)

Eagerness, Willingness, Readiness, Ardour, Fervour

Apathy, Indifference, Unconcern, Passivity, Coolness

The alacrity with which they worked was commendable.

Culpable

Adjective

deserving blame.

(अपराधिक)

Guilty, Blameable, Blameworthy, Liable, Accountable

Blameless, Innocent, Guilt-free, Guiltless

As per the new rules, the telecom industries were culpable.

Deterrence

Noun

the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

(निवारण)

Dishearten, Dispirit, Demoralize, Depress, Disappoint

Encourage, Hearten, Encouraged, Promising

The deterrence in sharing the details was required.

Appal

Verb

greatly dismay or horrify.

(बहुत निराश या भयभीत करना)

Horrify, Shock, Dismay, Outrage, Scandalize

Please, Appease, Agreeable, Satisfying

It was appalling to me that she did not come.

Deplorable

Adjective

deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.

(गवारा नहीं)

Disgraceful, Shameful, Dishonourable, Discreditable

Admirable, Commendable, Praiseworthy, Laudable

It was deplorable on their part to address such minor issues.

Impel

Verb

drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.

(प्रेरित करना)

Force, Compel, Constrain, Oblige, Require

Ease, Release, Relieve, Facilitate

Rohan impelled us to perform well.

 

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