The Hindu Vocabulary 15 July 2021

2021-07-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘An unproductive idea: On U.P.’s new population policy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Coercion

Noun

the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

(जोर जबरदस्ती)

Force, Compulsion, Constraint, Duress, Oppression, Enforcement, Harassment

-

It was his coercion that I applied for the job.

Prevalence

Noun

the fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness.

(प्रचलन)

Pervasiveness, Ubiquity, Popularity, Familiarity, Regularity, Common

Rareness, Infrequent, Scarce, Sparse, Scattered, Unusual, Uncommon

The prevalence of his kindness was felt by many.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Agreement, Accord, Harmony, Concurrence, Consent, Unison, Unanimity, Oneness

Disagreement, Discord, Dissent, Dispute, Difference, Variance

There was a lack of consensus among the players.

Untangle

Verb

free from a tangled or twisted state.

(सुलझाना)

Disentangle, unravel, Unsnarl, Sort out, Resolve, Untwine, Undo, Unknot

Knot, Tangle, Mingle, Twist, Twine, Complicate, Jumble

My mother asked me to untangle all the knots in the thread.

Incentivise

Verb

motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.

(प्रोत्साहित)

Prompt, Drive, Push, Urge, Stimulate, Influence, Lead

Suppress, Demotivate, Drop, Dishearten, Dispirit, Demoralize

We should know how to incentivize the opportunity.

Mulling

Verb

think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length.

(विचार करना)

Ponder, Consider, Think, Contemplate, Deliberate, Reflect, Evaluate

Ignore, Avoid, Shun, Spurn, Neglect, Abandon, Miss, Forsake

After my parents left, I kept mulling over what they said.

Denounce

Verb

publicly declare to be wrong or evil.

(दोषारोपण करना)

Condemn, Criticize, Attack, Censure, Castigate, Decry, Revile

Support, Praise, Commend, Acclaim, Bolster, Brace, Assist, Aid

The court denounced the use of violence.

Coercive

Adjective

relating to or using force or threats.

(बलपूर्वक)

Forceful, Vigorous, Powerful, Assertive, Harsh, Insistent, Pushing

Weak, Soft, Subtle, Kind, Submissive, Feeble, Lame, Useless

CBI resorted to coercive measures to get the truth out.

Discernible

Adjective

able to be discerned; perceptible.

(समझने योग्य)

Visible, detectable, Substantial, Noticeable, Perceptible, Observable

Imperceptible, Unnoticeable, Undetectable, Indiscernible, Unapparent, Invisible, Unobtrusive

The debate has no discernible effect on my decision.

Demography

Noun

the statistical study of human populations.

(जनसांख्यिकी विज्ञान)

-

-

Demography examines the size, structure, and movements of populations over space and time.

 

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