Daily Vocabulary from The Hindu – 09th November, 2019

Daily Vocabulary from The Hindu – 09th November, 2019

1. Hesitancy (Noun): Meaning: The failure to do something immediately or quickly because you are nervous or
not certain. (संदेह).

Synonyms: Uncertainty, Indecision, Irresolution, Dithering

Antonyms: Decisiveness, Determination, Firmness, Certitude

Example: The PM is not known for his hesitancy in such matters.

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2. Repercussion (noun): Meaning: The effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a
bad effect. (प्रतितिया, प्रभाव)

Synonyms: Outcome, Consequence, Upshot, Corollary, Ramification

Antonyms: Cause, Reason, Origin, Basis

Example: Smoking regularly could have serious repercussions.

3. Misconception (noun): Meaning: An idea that is wrong because it has been based on a failure to understand a
situation. (ग़लिफ़हमी, तमथ्या धारणा)

Synonyms: Misunderstanding, Fallacy, Misconstruction, Misapprehension

Antonyms: Fact, Actuality, Verity, Truth

Example: We hope our work will help to change popular misconceptions about disabled people.

4. Fathom (verb): Meaning: Understand (a difficult problem) after much thought. (समझना, बूझना)

Synonyms: Comprehend, Grasp, Perceive, Interpret

Antonyms: Misunderstand, Misread, Misjudge

Example: I still can’t fathom out what she meant.

5. Debilitating (adjective): Meaning: Tending to weaken something. (कमजोरी लानेवाला)

Synonyms: Weakening, Enfeebling, Enervating, Sapping

Antonyms: Fortifying, Invigorating, Revitalising, Restorative

Example: He was hoping for a cure from his debilitating illness.

6. Stir (verb): Meaning: Arouse strong feeling in (someone); move or excite. (उत्तेतजि करना, घबरा देना)

Synonyms: Arouse, Kindle, Inspire, Agitate

Antonyms: Calm, Soothe, Mollify, Placate

Example: The story stirred many memories of my childhood.

7. Impetus (Noun): Meaning: Something that encourages a particular activity or makes that activity more
energetic or effective. (प्रेरणा, प्रोत्साहन)

Synonyms: Motivation, Goading, Stimulus, Incentive

Antonyms: Deterrent, Dissuasion, Damper, Hindrance

Example: The report may provide further impetus for reform.

8. Veer (verb): Meaning: Suddenly change a subject, opinion, etc. (तवषयान्तर करना)

Synonyms: Deviate, Digress, Drift, Diverge, Stray

Antonyms: Focus, Keep to The Point, Stick To The Point, Stay

Example: The conversation eventually veered away from theatrical things.

9. Hallowed (adjective): Meaning: Holy or highly respected. (पतवत्र)

Synonyms: Holy, Sacred, Consecrated, Revered

Antonyms: Profane, Impious, Sacrilegious, Disrespectful

Example: For Muslims, Mecca is hallowed ground.

10. Blithe (adjective): Meaning: Showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be improper. (बेपरवाह)

Synonyms: Carefree, Unthinking, Thoughtless, Devil-May-Care

Antonyms: Thoughtful, Considerate, Cautious, Heedful

Example: He shows a blithe disregard for danger.

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