The Hindu Vocabulary 12 November 2022

2022-11-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 November 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Measuring trade: On the need for consistent export, import data.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Consistent

Adjective

Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.

(लगातार)

Dependable, Logical, Persistent, Rational, Steady, True

Dishonest, Irrational, Unreasonable, Unsteady, Untrustworthy

He has been a consistent performer till now.

Predictable

Adjective

Easy to foretell

(उम्मीद के मुताबिक)

Certain, Anticipated, Foreseeable, Expected

Improbable, Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unpredictable

The inflation is rising at a predictable rate.

Assessing

Verb

To determine something or to make a judgment.

To estimate officially the value or amount of something.

(आकलन)

Appraise, Check, Nick, Fix, Levy

Give, Remit

The team assessed the entire accounts of the company.

Revert

Verb

Return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.).

(उलटना)

Return, Go back, Retrogress, Regress

Continue, Proceed, Improve, Grow, Keep

The insurance company reverted to me as soon as they received my email.

Contraction

Noun

the process of becoming smaller.

(सिकुड़न)

Compression, Condensation, Constriction, Squeezing

Decompression, Expansion, Dissipation, Scattering, Inflation

There has been contraction in the growth as compared to pre-pandemic level.

Turmoil

Noun

A state of extreme confusion, disturbance and commotion.

(उथल - पुथल)

Anxiety, Confusion, Riot, Strife, Trouble, Unrest

Calm, Composure, Agreement, Contentment

The government is concerned over the ongoing turmoil in its neighbourhood.

Compile

Verb

To gather together.

(संकलित करना)

Anthologize, Amass, Arrange, Assemble, Collect, Gather, Glean, Organize

Destroy, Disarrange, Break, Disorder, Disorganize

She compiled all her work in a single folder.

Marred

Verb

To damage or harm.

(हानि करना)

Blight, Bruise, Harm, Impair

Aid, Assist, Build, Clean

The building was marred due to earthquake.

Refrain

Verb

Stop oneself from doing something.

(बचना)

Abstain, Desist, Holdback, Forbear, Forgo

Receive, Accept, Welcome, Take, Get

Shaun refrained from asking for help as he prefers to do tasks on his own.

Omit

Verb

Leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully.

(छोड़ देना)

Delete, Bypass, Discard, Edit, Eliminate, Ignore, Neglect, Overlook  

Attend, Respect, Accept, Keep, Note, Admit, Allow

He omitted my name from the visitor’s list.

Bolster

Verb

To support or give a boost to.

(समर्थन या मजबूत करना)

Bear, Brace, Support, Strengthen

Block, Decrease, Discourage, Hinder

My father bolstered me to apply for higher studies in USA.

Credibility

Noun

the quality of being trusted and believed in.

(विश्वसनीयता)

Trustworthiness, Reliability, Dependability, Integrity, Reputation

Implausibility, Betrayal, Cheating, Biased, Dishonesty

You may soon lose the credibility of your company given the present conditions.

Reliable

Adjective

consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.

(विश्वसनीय)

Dependable, Good, Well founded, Authentic, Definitive

Unreliable, Untrustworthy, Dodgy, Reckless, Fickle

You should start a project with Sameer as he is a reliable partner.

 

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