The Hindu Vocabulary 24 June 2022

2022-06-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘High office: On the Opposition and presidential polls’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Narrative

Adjective

In the form of story; chronological

(कथात्मक)

 

Fictional, Narrated, Historical, Reported

Rambling

The author’s narrative style helped him win the literary award.

Noun

Story

(वर्णन)

Account, Anecdote, Fiction, Chronicle

-

You need a strong narrative to cover up your misdeeds.

Poise

Verb

To hold steadily or in equilibrium.

(सन्तुलन करना)

Hover, Hold, Wait, Brood

Reject, Drop, Refuse, Release

He learned to poise the earthen pots on his head.

Noun

A stable and balanced state of equilibrium.

(सन्तुलन)

Aplomb, Calmness, Equanimity, Grace

Agitation, Confusion, Tactlessness, Imbalance

There is a lack of poise between the political parties in Maharashtra.

Significance

Noun

The quality of being worthy of attention; importance.

(महत्व)

Importance, Noteworthiness, Seriousness, Obviousness, Matter, Relevance

Insignificance, Disregard, Disrespect, Imperfection, Weakness

I understood the significance of the post after I assumed it.

Elevation

Noun

Promotion; Altitude of a place above sea level

(पदोन्नति; ऊंचाई)

Boost, Eminence, Raise, Advancement

Decrease, Demotion, Disdain

The elevation of the mountain increased by 2 metres within a century.

Pronounce

Verb

Declare or announce, typically formally or solemnly.

(घोषणा करना)

Announce, Proclaim, Rule, Decree, Ordain, Adjudicate, Affirm

Conceal, Hide, Mumble

Mr. Bhatia refrained from pronouncing his next successor.

Remarkable

Adjective

Worthy of attention

(उत्कृष्ट)

Exceptional, Important, Impressive, Miraculous, Momentous, Notable

Average, Bad, Common, Familiar, Normal, Ordinary

He was conferred with the prestigious award for his remarkable research in the field of medicine.

Testimony

Noun

A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.

(गवाही)

Affidavit, Demonstration, Witness, Deposition

Denial, Opposition, Veto

Professor William was not willing to give testimony against his student.

Notwithstanding

Preposition

In spite of.

(भले ही)

Nevertheless, Nonetheless, Withal, After all

-

Notwithstanding the new evaluation method, many students failed.

Conjunction

In spite of the fact that.

(हालांकि)

Although

-

Sheena could not crack the PCS exam, notwithstanding she has been a topper.

Subaltern

Adjective

Of lower status

(सब से नीचा)

Subordinate, Inferior

Superior

The people belonging to subaltern areas need not come close to the King.

Aboriginal

Adjective

Inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists.

(आदिवासी)

Indigenous, Native, Earliest, Original, Initial, Primordial

Modern, New, Foreign

The aboriginal leader decided to contest local elections.

Sustain

Verb


Strengthen or support physically or mentally.

Endure

(बनाए रखना)

Assist, Bolster, Continue, Feel, Suffer, Undergo, Withstand

Surrender, Evade, Stop, Hinder, Obstruct, Discourage, Condemn

He cannot sustain the strong cold winds blowing outside.

Incorporate

Verb

take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include/ Constitute (a company, city, or other organization) as a legal corporation.

(शामिल करना/ निगमित करना)

Assimilate, Consolidate, Cover, Embody, Fuse, Merge, Organise

Disconnect, Part, Disperse, Divide, Exclude

The government must frame policies to incorporate the tribal communities socially and politically.

Relentless

Adjective

Remaining strict or determined

(दयाहीन)

Determined, Dogged, Ferocious, Harsh

Compassionate, Easy, Gentle, Flexible

His relentless efforts led him to launch his own music album.

Critic

Noun

A person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something.

(समालोचक)

Faultfinder, Detractor, Expert, Reviewer, Judge

Amateur, Complimenter

He has been a strong critic of romantic novels.

Ideological

Adjective

Relating to ideology.

(विचारधारा)

Doctrinaire, Ideation, Quixotic, Visionary, Abstract, Cerebral, Imaginative, Analytical

Latitudinarian, Practical, Unsentimental, Broadminded

The ideological struggle between the two groups led to the formation of the Hinayana and Mahayana sects.

Radical

Noun

A person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles

(कट्टरपंथी)

Agitator, Anarchist, Extremist, Fanatic, Insurgent

Conservative, Moderate

The radical leaders were arrested before they could plan a raging protest.

Starkly

Adverb 

In a way that is harsh and blunt. 

(परस्पर विरोधी) 

Blunt, Simple, Abrupt, Arrant 

Clothed, Hidden, Complex, Covered 

His bidding contrasted with my interest starkly. 

Adrift

Adverb

So as to float without being either moored or steered.

(भटकते हुए)

Afloat, Loose, Drifting, Unanchored

Anchored, Determined, Stable, Purposeful

The boat went adrift and was found at the other end of the lake.   

Ensconce

Verb

Conceal

(स्थापित करना/ छिपाना)

Shelter, Establish, Settle, Stash, Cover, Bury

Depart, Destroy, Disorganise, Forget, Leave, Move

Some people do not want to ensconce from their cocoon.

Inclusive

Adjective

Including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required.

(समावेशी)

Broad, Comprehensive, All together, Full

Exclusive, Incomprehensive, Narrow

The price of the book is inclusive of GST.

Pursuit

Noun

The action of pursuing someone or something.

(लक्ष्य)

Chasing, Pursuing, Stalking, Tracking, Trailing

Ignoring, Avoiding, Letting go, Denying

The pursuit of becoming the Prime Minister has led him to betray his own party.

Exclusivist

Noun

The practice of excluding

(अलगाववादी)

 

 

One should not promote exclusivist views.

 

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