The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 9 December 2021
|Word||Part of Speech||Meaning||Synonyms||Antonyms||Example|
|Portability||Noun||the ability to be easily carried or moved
|Flexibility, Movability, Transportability, Adjustability||Immovability, Fixed||The government must ensure the portability of pensions.|
|Haul||Verb||propel or pull oneself with difficulty.
|Drag, Heave, Lift, Tow||Drop, Push, Keep, Lower||Sanuj hauled his car out of the pool.|
|Presumably||Adverb||used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.
|Apparently, Doubtless, Probably, Seemingly||Improbably, Uncertain, Questionably, Unlikely||It is not yet 8 o’clock, so presumably, he is still at the meeting.|
|Convenient||Adjective||Fitting in well with a person’s needs, activities, and plans. (सुविधाजनक)||Available, Agreeable, Available, Beneficial||Bad, Disadvantageous, Disagreeable, Harmful||What date would be convenient for you to get married?|
|Classy, Nifty, Flashy, Trendy||Old fashioned, Plain, Unstylish, Inelegant||I will definitely buy this snazzy silk dress for my engagement.|
|Insurmountable||Adjective||Impossible (दुर्गम)||Hopeless, Impassable, Invincible, Unbeatable||Beatable, Defeatable, Surmountable, Attainable||The task seems to be insurmountable.|
|Assorted, Complex, Diversified, Multiple||Same, Single, One, Sole||The problems related to poverty are manifold.|
|Glaze, Gleam, Gloss, Luster||Dullness, Darkness||The actors lose few followers after their sheen wears off.|
|Colossal, Enormous, Gargantuan, Gigantic||Insignificant, Miniscule, Minute, Little, Miniature||The ongoing COVID vaccination programme is a mammoth task.|
|Complicated, Delicate, Intricate, Modern, Refined, Subtle||Harsh, Simple Uncomplicated, Easy, Naive||Samar tried all manner of sophisticated manipulation techniques but could not change his friend’s behaviour.|