The Hindu Vocabulary 23 June 2022

2022-06-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Progress without limits: On clearing of decks for the first auction of radio spectrum’.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Auction

Noun

A public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.

(नीलामी)

Sell-off, Bargain, Jam

-

Many business tycoons participated in the coal auction.

Spectrum

Noun

A wide range.

(स्पेक्ट्रम)

Gamut, Sweep, Scope, Span, Scale, Variety

-

The spectrum is not apt for providing 6G services.

Facilitate

Verb

Make an action or process easy or easier

(सुगम बनाना)

Aid, Ease, Expedite, Further, Promote, Speed, Simplify

Block, Cease, Check, Delay, Halt, Hinder

The current government scheme to provide financial assistance to the farmers has facilitated growth in the sector.

Promptly

Adverb

Immediately

(तत्काल)

 

Directly, Hastily, Instantly, Quickly, Rapidly, Speedily

Slowly, Late, Negligently

She promptly announced that she is going to throw a party in the evening.

Specifics

Adjective

clearly defined or identified.

(विशिष्ट)

Minutiae, Particulars, Technicalities, Fine points

-

He did not mention to me the specifics of the project. How am I supposed to complete it by tomorrow?

Bid

Verb

Offer a certain price for something, especially at auction.

(बोली लगाना)

Propose, Submit, Tender, Present, Venture

Take

India bid for hosting International Olympics Association meeting.

Noun

Offering of money or services

(बोली)

Advance, Offer, Price, Proposal, Request, Amount

Withdrawal, Denial, Refusal

The bid for the road construction tender will start on 27 July.

Commendable

Adjective

Deserving praise and commendation.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Praiseworthy, Laudable, Admirable, Meritorious, Worthy, Deserving

Blameworthy, Shameful, Culpable, Indefensible, Guilty, Criminal

Your performance at the national games was commendable.

Keenness

Noun

The quality of being eager or enthusiastic.

(इच्छा)

Acumen, Intelligent, Eagerness, Judgment

Ignorance, Ineptness, Inability

It’s good to show keenness as it is the first step to learning new things.

Vanguard

Noun

A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.

(अग्र-दल)

Forefront, Lead, Leaders

Followers, Rear

Carol was in the vanguard of developing the latest technology.

Underscore

Verb

Emphasize.

(बल देना)

Highlight, Point up, Spotlight, Foreground, Stress

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underrate

The faculty underscored the objectives of the new course introduced in the college.

Perceptibly

Adverb

Clearly

(प्रत्यक्ष रूप से)

Evidently, Officially, Plainly, Manifestly, Patently, Expressly

Vaguely, Dubiously, Improbably, Equivocally, Uncertain

Jamie is perceptibly the strongest contender for this competition.

Stagger

Verb

astonish or deeply shock.

(चौंका देना)

 

Astonish, Amaze, Shock, Astound, Surprise, Stupefy, Startle

Aware, Clear, Orient, Understand

He was staggered to find that it was his best friend who attacked him.

Duopoly

Noun

A situation in which two suppliers dominate the market for a commodity or service.

(द्वयधिकार)

-

-

The new policy will end the duopoly in the market.

Resort

Noun

Habitual or general going.

Use of appeal for aid.

(मानदंड)

Chance, Course, Opportunity, Possibility, Rendezvous

Permanent

The refugees crossed the border as a last resort to avoid being killed.

Viability

Noun

The ability to live or grow under specific conditions.

The ability to sustain.

(जीवन क्षमता)

Activity, Growth, Soul, Body, Existence, Living, Man, Survival

Apathy, Inactivity, Indifference, Dullness, Abstract, Concept

We need to ensure the economic viability of your project before offering you a deal.

Leverage

Noun

Use (something) to maximum advantage.

(लाभ लें)

Advantage, Clout, Weight, Authority

Weaknesses

I can’t harm you as you are my leverage.  

Autonomous

Adjective

Having the power of self-government.

Carried on without outside control.

Subject to its own laws.

Having autonomy.

(स्वायत्तशासी/ स्वायत्त/ स्वशासी/ स्वराज्य के अधीन)

Self-governing, Free, Self-determining, Sovereign

Subservient, Dependent, Subject, Dependent, Non-autonomous

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous body.

Infancy

Noun

Babyhood/ Preliminary stage

(प्रारंभिक अवस्था)

Inception, Beginning, Childhood, Minority, Immaturity

Completion, Conclusion, End, Finish

The project is still in its infancy and will take time to complete.

Captive

Noun

A person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined.

(बंदी)

Prisoner, Convict, Detainee, Inmate, Hostage

Independent, Free

The captives were freed in an exchange of arms.

Confine

Verb

Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, quantity, or time).

(सीमित)

Enclose, Trap, Imprison, Keep, Cage, Lock up, Impound

Free, Liberate, Let go, Release, Open, Permit, Unbind

She was confined in a box so that no one could ever find her.

Roil

Verb

Be in a state of turbulence or agitation

(क्रोधित करना)

Disturb, Rile, Agitate, Annoy, Bother, Disquiet

Aid, Please, Calm, Quiet, Soothe

Elena could not make a decision to move on as emotions were roiling inside her.

Niche

Noun

a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.

(जीवन या रोजगार में एक आरामदायक या उपयुक्त स्थिति)

Slot, Section, Part, Place, Function

-

Every species has its own ecological niche.

Undermine

Verb

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Diminish

Push, Urge, Stimulate, Boost, Enhance, Improve, Strengthen

The big companies undermine the economics of small companies.

Cater

Verb

To supply what is required or desired

(आवश्यकताएं पूरी करना)

Board, Feed, Provision, Victual, Gratify

Ignore, Neglect, Disappoint

5G technology will cater to the demands of a large section of the population.

 

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