The Hindu Vocabulary 28 July 2023

2023-07-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled "Resilient, but just: On the IMF’s economic outlook and lopsided growth."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Resilient

Adjective

Strong enough to deal with illness, a shock, change, etc.

(रोग, आघात, परिवर्तन आदि से सँभलने में समर्थ)

Flexible, Strength, Persistence, Persistency, Tenacity, Potency, Perseverance, Power, Stubbornness

Weakness, Helplessness, Inadequacy, Impotence, Reliance, Dependence

 

We all were impressed by his resilient nature.

Lopsided

Adjective

With one side lower or smaller than the other.

(एकतरफ़ा)

One-Sided, Unbalanced, Unequal, Askew, Asymmetrical, Crooked, Oblique, Skewed, Slanted

Straight, Level, Regular, Uniform, Even

I am aware of his lopsided smile.

Slump

Verb

To fall suddenly in price, amount, or value.

(अचानक भारी गिरावट आ जाना)

Collapse, Crash, Depreciation, Dip, Downtrend, Downturn, Recession, Depression, Stagnation

Development, Growth, Boom, Progress, Recovery, Advancement

There is a slump in market prices due to recession.

 

Flounder

Verb

To experience great difficulties or be completely unable to decide what to do or say next.

(अशुद्धि करना/ कीचड़ में तड़फड़ाना)

Failing, Struggling, Dying, Languishing, Declining, Unsuccessful, Depressed, Insolvent

Successful, Thriving, Flourishing, Booming, Healthy

A helping hand can stop one from floundering in distress.

Wake

Verb

To cause someone to become awake and conscious after sleeping.

(जगा देना)

Consciousness, Wakefulness, Insomnia, Sleeplessness, Awaken, Awake Rouse

Rest, Sleep, Bed, Slumber, Dozing, Napping, Snoozing

Finally, he woke up from his unconsciousness.

Ceiling

Noun

Top limit.

(ऊपरी सीमा)

Limit, Limitation, Confines, Boundary, End, Line, Extent, Cap, Bound, Barrier

Minimum, Unrestrained, Unrestricted, Floor

The inflation should not rise the ceiling limit.

Appreciable

Adjective

Distinctly discernible by the senses or definitely measurable.

(सराहनीय)

Distinguishable, Noticeable, Audible, Discernible, Detectable, Perceptible, Visible

Indistinguishable, Imperceptible, Invisible, Intangible, Insensible

The work done by you is really appreciable.

 

Surplus

Noun

An amount that is extra or more than you need.

(अतिरिक्त मात्रा)

Excess, Leftover, Unused, Over, Spare, Supernumerary, Excess, Extra, Additional, Superfluous

Insufficient, Scarce, Inadequate, Short, Deficient, Meager, Poor, Scanty

 

You should shift the surplus stock to the godown.

 

Distress

Noun

The state of being very upset or of suffering great pain or difficulty.

(अत्यधिक पीड़ा और कष्ट)

Agony, Misery, Suffering, Troubled, Perturbed, Agitated, Disturbed, Unsettled, Restless, Upset

Calm, Easy, Quiet, Peaceful, Restful, Relaxing

She was in a situation of distress.

Wrought

Noun

Made or done in a careful or decorative way.

(बनाया हुआ)

Shaped, Created, Molded, Fashioned, Formed, Manufactured, Processed

Unformed, Amorphous, Formless, Unshaped

The days of Sheetal were long but peaceful, wrought with duty and rest.

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