The Hindu Vocabulary 14 December 2020

2020-12-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Connecting more people: on PM WANI’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Remote

Adjective

situated far from the main centres of population; distant.

(दूरस्थ)

Faraway, Distant, Far, Far off, Isolated

Close, Near, Central, Adjacent

The remote places need sheer attention.

Accountability

Noun

the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

(जवाबदेही)

Responsibility, Liability, Answerability, Reporting

Carelessness, Dereliction, Laxity, Neglect

The variation in the values was his accountability.

Transparency

Noun

the condition of being transparent.

(पारदर्शिता)

Lucidity, Liquidity, Clarity, Visibility, Blatant

Opacity, Obscurity, Ambiguity, Cunning, Secrecy

Transparency in the process is much needed.

Outline

Verb

give a summary of.

(रूप-रेखा)

Indicate, Draft, Block out, Rough out

Neglect, Avoid, Ignore, Negligent

The officials outlined a new plan to follow.

Spectrum

Noun

a wide range.

(स्पेक्ट्रम)

Gamut, Sweep, Scope, Span, Scale, Variety

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The control over work hours was beyond our spectrum.

Elegant

Adjective

graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

(शिष्ट)

Stylish, Graceful, Tasteful, Refined

Inelegant, Gauche, Unrefined, Uncouth

The show was an elegant and exuberant piece.

Robust

Adjective

strong and healthy; vigorous.

(मजबूत)

Strong, Sturdy, Tough, Powerful

Weak, Frail, Infirm, Feeble, Enfeeble

The cricket bat was a robust one.

Unbundling

Verb

Split.

(विभाजित)

Open, Reveal, Separate, Chop, Cut

Together, Mix, Grab, Collect

The community unbundled the secrets.

Compel

Verb

force or oblige (someone) to do something.

(विवश करना)

Force, Pressure, Impel, Drive

Ease, Release, Relieve, Give

My brother compelled me to bake a cake.

Underscore

Verb

Emphasize.

(बल देना)

Highlight, Point up, Spotlight, Foreground, Stress

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underrate

I underscored the need of renovation.

Empower

Verb

give (someone) the authority or power to do something.

(सशक्तिकरण)

Authorize, License, Entitle, Permit, Allow, Sanction

Forbid, Prohibit, Outlaw, Ban, Proscribe

The new scheme empowers the weaker section of the society.

 

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