The Hindu Vocabulary 9 October 2023

2023-10-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 9 October 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Revenue riddles: On GST inflows and areas of concern".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Riddle

 Noun

A puzzling question, problem, or statement that requires creative thinking to solve, often with a hidden or unexpected meaning.

(पहेली)

Puzzle, Enigma, Mystery, Conundrum, Brainteaser, Paradox, Clue, Problem, Mystery, Quandary, Teaser

Solution, Answer, Explanation, Clarification, Comprehension, Clarity, Transparency, Simplicity, Certainty, Truth

The ancient scroll contained a riddle that had baffled scholars for centuries.

Scrutiny

 Noun

Close examination, careful inspection, or critical evaluation of something.

(छांटना)

Examination, Inspection, Analysis, Assessment, Evaluation, Investigation, Observation, Surveillance, Review, Audit

Neglect, Disregard, Inattention, Indifference, Omission, Overlook, Ignore, Nonchalance, Inattention, Carelessness

The financial records of the company were under scrutiny to identify any irregularities.

Tad

 Noun

A small amount or a trace of something.

(थोड़ा सा)

Bit, Smidgen, Trace, Dash, Speck, Modicum, Slight amount, Fragment, Scintilla, Jot

Abundance, Plentitude, Excess, Surfeit, Profusion, Deluge, Flood, Overflow, Surplus, Ample

He added just a tad of sugar to his coffee to sweeten it slightly.

Persist

 Verb

To continue firmly or obstinately in an action or belief despite opposition or difficulties.

(दृढ़ रहना)

Continue, Endure, Persevere, Persist, Carry on, Remain, Prevail, Stick, Keep going, Hang on, Sustain

Quit, Give up, Surrender, Yield, Abandon, Discontinue, Cease, Relinquish, Stop, Halt

She decided to persist in her efforts to master the challenging skill.

Stem

 Verb

To stop the flow or growth of something, or to originate from a particular source.

(रोकना)

Halt, Check, Stop, Block, Arrest, Quell, Restrain, Control, Slow, Cease, Stem from

Promote, Encourage, Foster, Accelerate, Boost, Escalate, Spur, Advance, Facilitate, Aid

They worked to stem the spread of the disease by implementing strict hygiene measures.

Spare

 Verb

To refrain from harming or using something, or to have extra without using it.

(बचाना)

Save, Preserve, Conserve, Protect, Reserve, Hold back, Keep, Retain, Sustain, Hoard

Waste, Consume, Use, Squander, Deplete, Expend, Spend, Utilize, Exhaust, Dispose

He decided to spare some time for his family after a busy week at work.

resilience

 Noun

The ability to withstand adversity, bounce back from challenges, or recover quickly from setbacks.

  (प्रतिरोधक्षमता)

Toughness, Adaptability, Flexibility, Endurance, Strength, Fortitude, Stamina, Robustness, Tenacity, Pliability

Vulnerability, Fragility, Weakness, Helplessness, Sensitivity, Susceptibility, Delicacy, Frailty, Infirmity, Instability

Her resilience in the face of adversity inspired everyone around her.

discernible

 Adjective

Perceptible or noticeable; capable of being seen, heard, or understood.

(प्रत्यक्ष)

Perceptible, Observable, Apparent, Detectable, Evident, Clear, Noticeable, Discernable, Visible, Recognizable

Imperceptible, Hidden, Obscure, Invisible, Unnoticeable, Indiscernible, Unseen, Concealed, Inconspicuous, Undetectable

There was a discernible improvement in her performance after receiving additional training.

Remit

 Verb

To send money as payment, to forgive or cancel a debt, or to return a matter to a lower court for further consideration.

(भेजना)

Send, Transmit, Transfer, Pay, Settle, Pardon, Forgive, Cancel, Clear, Relinquish, Dispatch

Receive, Withhold, Retain, Keep, Charge, Collect, Keep, Hold, Retain, Maintain

He will remit the payment for the services rendered by the contractor.

Mandatory

 Adjective

Required or compulsory, often by law or rule.

(अनिवार्य)

Compulsory, Obligatory, Required, Necessary, Essential, Prescribed, Binding, Enforced, Prerequisite, Involuntary

Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary, Elective, Non-compulsory, Permissive, Unforced, Volitional, Facultative, Unnecessary

Wearing a helmet is mandatory for all motorcycle riders in this city to ensure their safety.

Leakage

 Noun

The unintended escape or release of a substance or information through a crack, hole, or other opening.

(छिपकली)

Seepage, Drip, Escape, Spillage, Discharge, Outflow, Emanation, Percolation, Oozing, Overflow

Containment, Closure, Sealing, Retention, Blockage, Stoppage, Prevention, Confinement, Holding, Restraint

The leakage from the water pipe caused damage to the ceiling of the room below.

 

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