The Hindu Vocabulary 24 April 2023

2023-04-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 April 2023 is from the Editorial titled “No small change: on the raising of returns on small savings schemes”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Fillip

 

Noun

Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

(प्रोत्साहन)

Incentive, Encouragement, Stimulus, Stimulation, Boost, Provoke

Dull, Dampen, Hamper, Deaden, Drain

His entry gave a big fillip to the event.

Verb

A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument

(आगे बढ़ना)

Blow, Swipe, Punch, Hit, Stroke, Smack

Retreat, Back, Behind, Stay, Inactive

Your win was a fillip to the Boxing team of India.

Extant

Adjective

Still in existence; surviving

(वर्तमान)

Current, Present, Extant, Living, Operating

Dead, Extinct, Gone

The Sculptures at Khajuraho are still extant.

Meagre

 Adjective

Too small in amount

(बहुत कम, स्‍वल्‍प)

Scant, Little, Diminutive, Sparing, Insignificant, Pinpoint, Frivolous

Adequate, Ample, Plentiful, Rich, Sufficient, Wealthy

One should eat a meagre of breakfast and plenty of lunch.

Marginal

Adjective

Small in size or importance

(मामूली)

Insignificant, Minimal, Negligible, verging, Low

Important, Significant, Core, Internal, Central

Nothing has improved except marginal features.

Fetch

 

Verb

To go to a place and bring back somebody/something

(कहीं जाकर कुछ लाना)

 Go for, Obtain, Produce, Retrieve, Yield, Bring, Produce

Avoid, Deny, Discourage, Dissuade, Maintain, Retain

If you throw it, Sammy will fetch it again to you.

Verb

In the sense of sell for (Used about goods) to be sold for the price mentioned

(सामान निर्दिष्ट मूल्‍य पर बिकना)

Make, Raise Earn, Yield

Retain, Withhold, Hide, Conceal, Keep, Fix, Stay

The Buffalo fetched more than we assumed.

Inclined 

Adjective

Wanting to behave in a particular way

(प्रवृत्त, इच्‍छुक, प्रवृत्तियुक्त)

Inclined, Prone, Inclinable, Engaged, Occupied, Willing, Disposed, Given, Predisposed, Tending

Disinclined, Likely, Unwilling, Reluctant, Averse

I am not inclined to argue with Rahim.

Ostensible

Adjective

Seeming or stated to be real or true, but not necessarily real or true

(निर्दिष्ट, दिखावटी)

Avowed, Plausible, Professed, Purported, Apparent, Demonstrative Exhibited

 

Hidden, Improbable, Real, Actual, Impossible

The ostensible reason for his visit was to meet Dr. Abhimanyu, not the surgery.

Looms

Verb

To be about to happen

(होने वाला हो)

Brew, impend, Approach, Threaten, Advance,

Fall, Disappear, Vanish, Fade, Diminish, Lessen, Dwindle

We should try to deal with the problems that loom ahead.

Quinquennial

Adjective

Recurring every five years

(आवर्ती हर पांच साल)

Pentagonal, Pentamerous,     Quinary, Quinate, Quinquereme, Quinquevalent

 

The first election for a quinquennial period of time will take place in August.

Bouts

Noun

A short period of great activity

(उत्‍कट क्रियाशीलता का छोटा दौर)

Spell, Period, Time, Stint, Turn, Session, Streak, Spot, Cycle

Unify, Arrive, Wholly

After a drinking bout at the party, a fight is normal.

Cap

 

Verb

To cover the top of something

(ढकना, आच्‍छादित करना)

Hat, Helmet, Headgear, Skullcap, Bonnet, Lid, Top, Cover, Roof

-

The mountains in Shimla were capped with snow.

Verb

To limit the amount of money that can be spent on something

(ख़र्च पर रोक लगाना)

Limit, Restrict, Tighten, Confine, Hinder, Hamper, Impede

Exceed, Expand, Broaden, Widen, Overreach

One should cap the money spent on shopping.

Surplus

 

Noun

An amount that is extra or more than you need

(ज़रूरत से अधिक या अतिरिक्त मात्रा)

Excess, Overflow, Abundance, Surfeit, Oversupply, Bounty, Plethora

Deficit, Deficiency, Lack, Scarcity, Dearth

The trade surplus is a favourable condition for any country.

Adjective

More than the amount that is needed: constituting a surplus

(अतिरिक्त, फ़ालतू, ज़रूरत पूरी होने के बाद बचा हुआ)

Excess, Extra, Spare, Additional, Unwanted, Superfluous, Redundant, Unnecessary

Insufficient, Scarce, Deficient, Scanty, Meagre, Inadequate

I sell my surplus stock to the other Shop Keeper.

Abandoned

Adjective

Left completely and no longer used or wanted

(अनचाही वस्‍तु को पूर्ण रूप से त्‍यागा या छोड़ा हुआ)

Desert, Forsake, Forego, Discard, Relinquish, Repudiate, Waive, Renounce, Abdicate

Retain, Maintain, Continue, Cherish

I abandoned the Activa scooter after an accident.

 

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