The Hindu Vocabulary 12 May 2021

2021-05-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Outreach and overreach: On judicial intervention during COVID-19 crisis’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Outreach

Noun

the extent or length of reaching out.

(बढ़ जाना)

Extent, Stretch, Range, Scope, Compass, Dimension

-

His loving outreach to the improvement.

Usurp

Verb

take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.

(हड़पना)

Seize, Take over, Expropriate, Take, Wrest, Steal

Give, Provide, Extend, Grant

Jack decided to usurp the throne.

Flailing

Adjective

wave or swing wildly.

(लहर या स्विंग बेतहाशा)

Wave, Swing, Windmill, Beat about, Thrash, Flap

Stable, Static, Fix, Steady, Changeless, Unchanging

My arms flailed as I started to jog.

Apotheosis

Noun

the highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax.

(किसी चीज़ के विकास में उच्चतम बिंदु; एक परिणति या चरमोत्कर्ष।)

Culmination, Climax, Peak, Pinnacle, Summit, Apex, Zenith

Nadir, Zero, Bottom, Low, Lowest

Being the CEO was the apotheosis of his career.

Equitable

Adjective

fair and impartial.

(न्याय्य)

Fair, Just, Impartial, Unbiased, Proper, Rightful, Neutral

Unequitable, Unfair, Prejudiced, Discriminatory, Preferential

The public demanded equitable distribution of the resources.

Remit

Verb

cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).

(छोड़ना)

Cancel, Revoke, Set aside, Rescind, Abrogate, Suspend

Allow, Permit, Let, Sanction, Authorize

The act of reimbursement was remitted.

Set off

Phrase

begin a journey.

(प्रस्थान करना)

Set out, Set forth, Leave, Embark, Start, Depart

Stop, Prohibit, Cancel, End, Prevent

They set off their journey with full energy.

Calibrated

Verb

carefully assessed, set, or adjusted.

(ध्यान से मूल्यांकन, सेट, या समायोजित)

Evaluated, Gauged, Appraised, Estimated, Rated

Ignore, Neglected, Rejected, Avoided

Core policies need calibrated reforms.

Encroaching

Verb

intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.).

(अतिक्रमण)

Intrude, Trespass, Impinge, Cut in, Obtrude

Withdraw, Quit, Give up, Remove, Take back

He is always encroaching in the decisions made.

Obliged

Verb

make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.

(आभारी)

Required, Compelled, Bind, Make, Constrain, Obligate, Force, Binding

Liberal, progressive, Modern, Free, Unrestrictive, Unhindered

They obliged us with their help.

Succour

Noun

assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.

(परेशानी में सहायता)

Aid, Help, Assistance, Ministration, Comfort, Ease, Relief

-

The wounded soldier had little succour.

Suo motu

Noun

relating to an action taken by a court of its own accord, without any request by the parties involved.

(किसी भी पक्ष के अनुरोध के बिना, अपने स्वयं के अदालत के द्वारा की गई कार्रवाई के साथ जुड़े हुए)

-

-

The court has taken suo motu notice of the case.

 

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