The Hindu Vocabulary 13 May 2023

2023-05-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Asymmetry and power: on Delhi government and administrative services.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Asymmetric

Adjective

Having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry

(असममिति‍क)

Lopsided, Unsymmetrical, Crooked, Uneven, Unbalanced, Skewed

Symmetrical, Balanced, Regular, Uniform

I don’t like the dress due to its asymmetric design.

Pragmatic

Adjective

Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

(व्यावहारिक)

Businesslike, Practical, Realistic, Sober, Efficient

Excited, Impractical, Irrational, Inefficient

You have to favour a pragmatic approach to solving your kid’s problem.

Harmonious

Adjective

Free from disagreement or dissent

(सामंजस्यपूर्ण)

Friendly, Amicable, Cordial, Agreeable, Cooperative, Compatible, Balanced

Hostile, Discordant, Incompatible, Unbalanced, Disordered, Irregular

My family had a harmonious relationship with my in-laws.

Wrangle

 Noun

Engagement in a long, complicated dispute or argument

(तकरार)

Argument, Conflict, Controversy, Dispute, Rivalry, Struggle

Get along, Accept, Agree, Coexist, Consent

The wrangle between the two brothers worsened with time.

Saga

Noun

A story or narrative about a place, group or event.

(कथा)

Adventure, Chronicle, Epic, Narrative

Truth, Fact, Reality, Actuality, Non- Fiction

I told him the saga of the rise and fall of the Chola Empire.

Lay Down

Phrasal Verb

Formulate and enforce or insist on a rule or principle

(निर्धारित करना)

Formulate, Stipulate, Frame, Prescribe, Ordain, Announce, Proclaim, Enact

 Repeal, Revoke, Kill, Rescind, Cancel

The conditions that have been laid down are very strict.

Indeed

Adverb

Used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested

(वास्तव में)

Certainly, Surely, Definitely, Sure, Clearly, Probably, Really, Undoubtedly, Likely, Truly

 

Doubtfully, Dubiously, Indefinite, Questionably

 

He told me not to believe her, and indeed she betrayed me.

Unanimous

Adjective

(Of two or more people) fully in agreement

(एकमत)

Compatible, United, Agreeable, Amicable, Peaceful, Congenial

Disagreeable, Incompatible, Hostile, Conflicting, opposite

The leaders were unanimous in their decision.

Sui generis

Adjective

Constituting a class alone: unique, peculiar

(अद्वितीय)

Only, One, Lone, Special, Unique, Sole, Alone, Distinctive

Myriad, Varied, Mixed, Miscellaneous

The sui generis nature of medicine makes it more costly.

Embroil

Verb

To involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation (झगड़ाना)

Tangled, Trapped, Mired, Enmeshed, Broiled, Ensnared, Entrapped

Released, Freed, Liberated, Emancipated

The team from both sides were embroiled in the fight.

Prolonged

Adjective

Continuing for a long time or longer than usual

(दीर्घकालीन)

Protracted, Longish, Persistent, Overlong, Interminable, Endless, Everlasting, Permanent

Short, Brief, Little, Sudden, Mini

The prolonged struggle between families in my village has resulted in an environment of Sadness.

Elated

Adjective

Ecstatically happy

(उल्लसित)

Delighted, Ecstatic, Enchanted, Euphoric, Excited, Exultant

Depressed, Sad, Unhappy, Dejected, Disheartened

After the movie, I felt elated.

Abate

Verb

(Of something unpleasant or severe) To become less intense or widespread

(कम करना)

Subside, Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Decline, Vanish, Shrink

Increase, Rise, Grow, Intensify, Build, Escalate,

The strong rain suddenly abated.

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