The Hindu Vocabulary 26 November 2022

2022-11-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 November 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘A deeper message: On Nepal elections’.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Favourable

Adjective

Expressing approval

(अनुकूल)

Encouraging, Positive, Supportive, Sympathetic, Advantageous, Helpful, Appropriate

Harmful, Unsuitable, Useless, Disadvantageous, Unacceptable

The outcome of our research was favourable.

Proportional

Adjective

Corresponding in size or amount to something else.

(आनुपातिक)

Comparable, Corresponding, Comparative, Equal, Correlative

Biased, Disproportionate, Unequal, Unlike, Different

The President of India is elected through proportional representation system.

Alliance

Adjective

An association between two or more persons, groups or countries.

(गठबंधन)

Accord, Affiliation, Affinity, Engagement

Detachment, Hatred, Disagreement, Disconnection

Our partnership alliance will end in two months.

Noun

A union between people, groups, countries, etc.

(सन्धि)

Accord, Compact, Convention, Pact

-

India is eager to join the new alliance formed to address the issues of Indo-Pacific region.

Coalition

Noun

A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Federation, Consortium, Merger, Union, Partnership

Severance, Dispensation, Disbursement, Allotment, Apportionment

We defeated our opposition coalition in the panchayat elections.

Helmed

Noun

Lead

(संचालन)

Affect, Conduce, Encourage, Excite

Discourage, Dissuade, Hinder, Mismanage

Mr. Jack helmed company will earn profit soon.

Mandate

Noun

A command from a higher authority to a lower one.

The power that voters give to their elected leader.

(जनादेश)

Authorization, Commission, Delegation, Empowerment

Breach, Break, Denial, Question

You have to resign as of now as the mandate of the higher authority is very clear.

Verb

To officially require something.

(अनिवार्य)

Call, Command, Dictate, Direct

Request, Veto

The government mandated wearing masks in public places.

Vague

Adjective

Of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.

(अस्पष्ट)

Indistinct, Indefinite, Indeterminate, Unclear, Hazy, Cloudy, Fuzzy, Blurred

Clear, Precise, Firm, Sharpness, Accurate, Pinpoint

Don’t give me vague ideas for my birthday party.

Federalism

Noun

The distribution of power into the central authority and the constituent units.

The federal form of government.

(संघवाद/ संघीयता)

Unionism, Unitarianism, Republicanism

Antifederalism

There should be more focus on cooperative federalism than competitive federalism.

Legacy

Noun

An amount of money left to someone in a will.

Something transmitted from an ancestor.

(परंपरा)

Inheritance, Heritage, Estate, Gift, Tradition, Bequest

-

I doubt that he would be able to carry the legacy of his father.

Opportunist

Noun

A person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans

(अवसरवादी)

Carpetbagger, Bounder, Vacillator

-

Many political leaders are opportunists in taking a religious stance.

Secularism

Noun

Indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations

Separation of the state from religious institutions

(धर्मनिरपेक्षता)

Blasphemy, Fallacy, Apostasy, Atheism, Disbelief

Belief, Agreement, Orthodoxy

Secularism is part of the basic structure of the Indian constitution.

Wane

Noun

To decrease in size, extent, or degree

To become less brilliant or powerful

(पतन)

Diminish, Dwindle, Ebb, Decrease, Abate, Slacken, Subside, Taper off, Subside, Weaken

Develop, Enhance, Extend, Grow, Increase, Expand, Enlarge

We witnessed their power wane this past year.

Buoy

Verb

To keep afloat

To support or uplift

(समर्थन करना)

Encourage, Boost, Cheer, Encourage, Lift, Hearten

Discourage, Depress, Bring down

The economy was buoyed by the growth in the IT industry.

Veteran

Noun

A person who has had long experience in a particular field.

(अनुभवी व्यक्ति)

Old-time, Skilled, Trained, Adept, Expert, Old, Steady

Unskilled, Amateur, Green, Inexperienced

The veteran doctor is the best heart surgeon in the town.

Beleaguered

Adjective

In a very tough situation.

Surrounded by military forces or overburdened by troubles.

(परेशान)

Abandoned, Blockaded, Close, Deserted, Hidden, Cloistered, Lonely, Quiet, Remote, Uninhabited

Extroverted, Open, Seen, Friendly, Inhabited, Sociable, Outgoing, Populated

Due to the financial crisis, the beleaguered house is on the verge of getting sold.

Unleash

Verb

Cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.

(खोल देना)

Release, Free, Loose, Unbridle, Untie

Tie, Constrain, Constrict, Restrict, Confine

The CBI unleashed the truth regarding the scam.

Deserve

Verb

Do something or have or show qualities worthy of (reward or punishment).

(योग्य होना)

Merit, Earn, Warrant, Rate, Justify, Be worthy of

Fail, Lose, Miss, Pass, Spend, Forfeit

Everyone deserves to be happy.

Stance

Noun

A mental position towards something or someone.

The position of the body while standing.

(उदेश्य/ आसन)

Attitude, Posture, Viewpoint, Poise

-

The coach is working on the stance of the batsman while playing defensive shots.

Comprehensive

Adjective

Of large scope.

Covering completely. (विस्तृत)

Complete, Embracive, Encyclopaedic, Exhaustive

Empty, Incomplete, Limited, Narrow

PendulumEdu provides a comprehensive study of current affairs.

Ensure

Verb

To secure or make certain.

To guarantee.

(सुनिश्चित करना)

Assure, Guarantee, Secure, Protect

Endanger, Harm, Ignore, Injure

The Government ensured that our demands will be considered in the next session.

Diversity

Noun

The state of being diverse

The condition of having or being composed of differing elements

(विविधता)

Diverseness, Heterogeneity, Multiplicity, Variety, Variousness, Heterogeneousness, Assortment

-

The diversity of opinions is fruitful in planning and formulating an idea.

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