The Hindu Vocabulary 13 January 2021

2021-01-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A safety net: On Union Education Ministry's directive’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dropout

Noun

a person who has abandoned a course of study or who has rejected conventional society to pursue an alternative lifestyle.

(ख़ारिज किया हुआ)

Beatnik, Hippy, Bohemian, idler, Eccentric

Busy, Hectic, Strenuous, Active, Energetic

He is a college dropout.

Apprehensive

Adjective

anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

(भयभीत)

Anxious, Alarmed, Worried, Uneasy, Nervous

Confident, Assured, Positive, Serene, Relaxed

I was apprehensive of getting vaccinated.

Tertiary

Adjective

relating to or denoting education at a level beyond that provided by schools, especially that provided by a college or university.

(तृतीयक)

-

-

The tertiary sector needs much attention and upgradation.

Deploy

Verb

bring into effective action.

(प्रभावी कार्रवाई में लाना)

Use, Utilize, Employ, Exploit

Unused, Unutilized, Unemployed, Unexploited

The branch deployed ten guards immediately.

Irrevocable

Adjective

not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.

(स्थिर)

Irreversible, Irremediable, Irreparable, Unrepairable

Reversible, Temporary, Interim, Non-permanent

The decision of the Prime Minister was irrevocable.

Fate

Noun

the course of someone's life, or the outcome of a situation for someone or something, seen as outside their control.

(किस्मत)

Future, Destiny, Outcome, Issue, Upshot

-

It was his fate that he got saved.

Rigidity

Noun

inability to be changed or adapted.

(कठोरता)

Stiff, Hard, Firm, Inflexible

Flexible, Yielding, Easy, Simple

The rigidity in pursuing his dreams was unmatched.

Aggravate

Verb

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.

(भड़काना)

Irritate, Exasperate, Anger, Irk, Vex

Calm, Conciliate, Appease, Placate

My plea did nothing but aggravated our trouble.

Exacerbate

Verb

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

(ख़राब करना)

Aggravate, Worsen, Inflame, Compound, Intensify

Calm, Reduce, Lessen, Lower, Decrease

Lack of perfection exacerbated her troubles.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Usual, Ordinary

The unprecedented failure lead us in depression.

Semblance

Noun

the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.

(दिखावा)

Appearance, Approximation, Show, Guise, Facade

-

The semblance of thoughts were forced onto us.

Deprivation

Noun

the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.

(वंचन)

Poverty, Lack, Dearth, Hardship, Destitution

Affluence, Wealth, Full, Prosperity, Opulence

It was deprivation of interest that she could not make it to finale.

 

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