The Hindu Vocabulary 9 December 2020

2020-12-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 09 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Tenuous tack: On RBI holding interest rates’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tenuous

Adjective

very weak or slight.

(तुच्छ)

Slight, insubstantial, Flimsy, Negligible, Weak

Convincing, Substantial, Strong, Sturdy

The party made a tenuous effort to put things into place.

Fraught

Noun

causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

(भारयुक्त)

Anxious, Worried, Upset, Distraught, Agitated

Calm, Quiet, Serene, Settled, Still, Pacific, Peaceful

The case filed against us was fraught to us in all ways.

Status quo

 

Noun

The previously existing state of affairs

(यथा स्थिति)

-

-

The two of the dealers tried their best to retain status quo between each other.

Incumbent

Adjective

necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility

(निर्भर)

Binding, Obligatory, Mandatory, Necessary

Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary, Non-compulsory

The NGO realized really late that it was incumbent to take a step.

Fallout

Noun

the adverse results of a situation or action.

(विवाद)

Upshot, Outcome, Effect, Reaction

Cause, Root, Origin, Seed

It is rightly said that the fallout of the pandemic will take a lot to recover.

Ostensibly

Adverb

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

(जाहिरा तौर पर)

Apparently, Seemingly, On the face of it

Really, Genuinely, Truly, Exactly

It was ostensibly known that we would reach the destination late.

Sanguine

Adjective

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.

(आशावादी)

Optimistic, Bullish, Hopeful, Buoyant, Positive

Negative, Pessimistic, Dull, Gloomy

I have sanguine approach toward everything.

Primacy

Noun

the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.

(प्रधानता)

Authority, Command, Power, Domination

Inferiority, Submission, Weakness, Surrender

None of the dealers projected the real value and neglected the primacy of honesty.

Prognosticate

Verb

foretell or prophesy (a future event).

(भविष्य बतलाना)

Forecast, Foretell, Divine, Presage, Predict

-

One of my paternal uncles is good at prognostication.

Transient

Adjective

lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

(क्षणिक)

Transitory, Short-lived, Ephemeral, Temporary

Permanent, Long-lasting, Enduring, Constant, Perpetual

The effect of the night cream was transient.

Onus

Noun

Responsibility.

(दायित्व)

Duty, Obligation, Charge, Liability, Culpability

Advantage, Benefit, Blank, Exoneration, Aid

It was my onus to fill the forms.

Disruption

Noun

the act or process of disrupting something.

(विघटन)

Break, Damage, Destruction, Interruption, Severance

Advancement, Improvement, Elevation, Progress, Increase

It was a vague attempt which lead to disruption of the company.

Mandate

Noun

a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way.

(एक अदालत के नाम पर लिखित आदेश का एक रूप)

Writ, Summons, Command, Mandate, Prescript, Warrant

-

The court issued a mandate against the pre-order.

 

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