The Hindu Vocabulary 9 November 2021

2021-11-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 9 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fuel price optics: On petrol, diesel excise duty cut’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Surge

Noun

A sudden strong movement in a particular direction by a large number of people or things

(लहर उठना)

Deluge, Growth, Swell, Gush

Decline, Decrease

There was a sudden surge in the price of fuel.

Relent

Verb

To become less determined

(नरम पड़ जाना)

Acquiesce, Cave in, Come around, Comply

Grow, Advance, Ascend, Free

Shalu’s father finally relented and allowed her to marry Rohan.

Assert

Verb

To say something clearly and firmly

(स्‍पष्‍ट रूप से और बलपूर्वक कुछ कहना)

Affirm, Allege, Argue, Cite

Deny, Disavow, Negate, Question

He asserted that the theory propounded by him is correct.

Fillip

Noun

Stimulant

(प्रोत्साहन)

Boost, Flip, Charge, Incentive

Curb

Reducing taxes on fuel would provide a fillip to economy.

Commensurate

Adjective

Corresponding in size, importance, quality, etc.

(आकार, महत्व, योग्‍यता आदि के अनुरूप)

Compatible, Comparable, Consistent, Sufficient

Incompatible, Unsuitable, Inappropriate, Unacceptable

Rahul was informed that his promotion would be commensurate with his quality of work.

Salutary

Adjective

Promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being

(लाभदायक)

Healthful, Aiding, Beneficial, Healing

Unwelcome, Irrelevant

The low interest rates should have a salutary effect on MSMEs.

Tenuous

Adjective

Very Weak or uncertain

(बहुत कमज़ोर या अनिश्‍चित)

Dubious, Flimsy, Dubious, Questionable

Certain, Definite, Strong, Substantial

The tenuous behaviour of Mohit is beyond my understanding.

Bump

Verb

Collide

(टक्कर)

Bang, Crash, Jerk, Punch

Miss

Yesterday I bumped into an old friend of mine.

Onus

Noun

Something that is one's duty or responsibility

(भार)

Blame, Blot, Blur, Brand

Advantage, Benefit, Blank, Blessing

The onus of this situation is on you.

Cue

Noun

Signal to act

(संकेत)

Clue, Suggestion, Hint, Catchword

Answer, Solution

Taking a cue from the economic situation, the policymakers are making changes.

 

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