The Hindu Vocabulary 27 August 2023

2023-08-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial August 27, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Concrete alliance: On the BRICS grouping and its expansion.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Grouping

 Noun

Grouping refers to the act of arranging things together based on shared characteristics, qualities, or criteria

(समूहन)

Categorization, Classification, Arrangement, Segmentation, Sorting, Division, Cluster, Organization, Formation, Compilation.

Disarray, Disorganization, Unsorting, Disarrangement, Disjointedness, Unsystematic, Disorder, Chaos, Scattering, Randomness.

The teacher asked the students to work in pairs for the project, allowing them to practice collaboration and groupings of their choice.

Evince

 Verb

To show or display clearly; demonstrated

(जताना)

Demonstrated, Displayed, Exhibited, Revealed, Manifested, Indicated, Expressed, Established, Showcased, Illustrated

Concealed, Suppressed, Obscured, Hidden, Masked, Meiled, Camouflaged, Withheld, Covered, Shrouded

The scientist's experiment evinced the theory's validity, leaving no doubt about its accuracy.

Substantially

Adjective

A great or significant extent; considerably.

(प्रमुख रूप से)

Considerably, Significantly, Greatly, largely, Extensively, Substantially, Notably, Seriously, Abundantly, Massively

Slightly, Insignificantly, Minimally, Negligibly,Marginally, Barely, Scarcely, Trivially, Inadequately, Sparingly

The recent tax reforms have substantially reduced the burden on small businesses, allowing them to thrive.

Contingent

Noun

Dependent on something that may happen in the future; a group that is part of a larger one.

(आकस्मिक)

Dependent, Conditional, Subject to, Reliant, Based on, Reliant on, Determined by, Hinging on, Contingent Upon, Connected to

Independent, Unrelated, Certain, Definite, Absolute, Unconditional, Predetermined, Unconnected, Disconnected, Isolated

The success of the project was contingent upon securing additional funding from the investors.

Mechanism

Noun

Mechanical devices or systems designed to perform specific tasks; the processes or methods used to achieve a particular result.

(तंत्र)

Systems, Devices, Apparatus, Instruments, Contraptions, Setups, Structures, Machinery, Implements, Tools

Disorganization, Disorder, Chaos, Confusion, Randomness, Inconsistency, Unpredictability, Inefficiency, Inadequacy, Haphazardness

The clock's intricate mechanisms work together to ensure accurate timekeeping.

Unilateral

Adjective

Involving or done by only one side or party; one-sided.

(एकपक्षीय)

One-sided, Independent, Autonomous, Solitary, Isolated, Single-Handed, Individual, Exclusive, Solo, Soloist

Bilateral, Mutual, Collaborative, Shared, Reciprocal, Joint, Cooperative, Collective, Interactive, two-Sided

The company's decision to cut down its workforce was met with criticism due to its unilateral nature.

Strategic

Adjective

Relating to the planning and execution of long-term goals or actions to achieve a specific result.

(रणनीतिक)

Tactical, Calculated, Planned, Deliberate, Purposeful, well-Thought-out, Systematic, Methodical, well-Planned, Organized

Unplanned,

Haphazard, Random, Thoughtless, Impulsive, Reactive, Uncoordinated, Disorganized, Casual, Unplanned

The company formulated a strategic approach to enter new markets and increase its global presence.

Approximately

Adverb

Roughly, about, nearly, close to an exact amount or value.

(लगभग)

Roughly, About, Nearly, Around, Close to, Roughly Speaking, More or Less, Almost, Virtually

Precisely, Exactly, Accurately, Specifically, Definitely, Clearly

The journey took approximately two hours to complete, considering the traffic and road conditions.

Overpower

Verb

To overcome or defeat with superior force or strength; to conquer or overwhelm.

(परास्त करना)

Conquer, Defeat, Subdue, Vanquish, Crush, Overwhelm, Overcome, Dominate, Master, Overpower

Surrender, Yield, Submit, Succumb, Give In, Underwhelm,  Capitulate, Succumb, Bow

The hero managed to overpower the villain, saving the city from destruction.

Eventually

Adverb

At some point in the future, after a period of time or progress.

(आखिरकार)

Ultimately,

Eventually,

In the end, Finally,

Gradually, Over time

Immediately,

Instantly,

Promptly,

Right away,

At once,

Quickly,

Straightaway

After years of dedication, John eventually reached the mountain's summit, relishing the breathtaking view.

Concrete

Noun

It's commonly used in construction for various purposes like building structures, roads, and more.

(ठोस)

Solid, Real,

Tangible,

Substantial,

Material, Firm,

Unyielding, Hard,

Dense, Compact

Abstract,

Intangible, Unreal, Ethereal

Insubstantial

Flimsy, Fragile

Weak, Liquid,

Soft

The architect presented a detailed plan with concrete measurements and specifications for the new building.

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