The Hindu Vocabulary 15 May 2021

2021-05-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Protecting prisoners: On overcrowding of prisons’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Overcrowding

Noun

the presence of more people or things in a space than is is comfortable, safe, or permissible.

(भीड़)

Packed, Jammed, Filled, Overfilled, Congested

Empty, vacant, Clear, Loose, Spacious

The overcrowding at the hall ruined the plan.

Perennial

Adjective

lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.

(चिरस्थायी)

Everlasting, Perpetual, Eternal, Continuing, Unending, Never-ending

Ending, Lasting, Peripheral, Temporary, Momentary

People had perennial trust in Mr. Oli.

Salience

Noun

the quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

(प्रमुखता)

Importance, Prominence, Fame, Distinction, Eminence

Fake, False, Fallacious, Forgery, Hoax

The substantial salience of the verdict could not be sensed.

Raging

Adjective

continuing with great force or intensity.

(प्रकोप)

Angry, Furious, Enraged, Incensed, Infuriated, Irate

Calm, Placid, Equable, Tranquil, Unexcitable

The disaster brought a raging torrent.

Parole

Noun

the temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour.

(कारावकाश)

-

-

The criminal is on the parole of fifteen days.

Congested

Adjective

so crowded.

(भीड़ भरा)

Crowded, Full, Overfull, Overflowing, Thronged, Packed

Clear, Free, Loose, Fine, Uncrowded

We cycled in the congested streets of the village.

Vulnerability

Noun

the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

(भेद्यता)

-

-

The terrorists have been able to comprehend the vulnerability of the locals.

Inmate

Noun

a person confined to an institution such as a prison or hospital.

(कैदी)

Patient, Inpatient, Convalescent, Resident, Inhabitant

-

Inmates of the embassy visited recently.

Stringent

Adjective

strict, precise, and exacting.

(कठोर)

Strict, Firm, Rigid, Rigorous, Severe, Harsh, Tough

Lenient, Flexible, Sparing, Forgiving, Kind, Pitying

The government needs to establish stringent rules on the pollution control.

Complicity

Noun

the fact or condition of being involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.

(सहापराध)

Collusion, Involvement, Collaboration, Connivance, Conspiracy

Ignorance, Unconsciousness, Inexperience, Innocence, Stupidity

The opposition’s complicity could not be appreciated.

Adhere

Verb

closely follow, observe, or represent.

(पालन ​​करना)

Stick to, Hold, Stand by, Follow, Uphold, Support

Flout, Ignore, Neglect, Avoid, Defy, Scorn, Disdain

The accountant adhered firmly to the regime.

Undertrial

Noun

a person who is being held in custody awaiting trial for a crime.

(विचाराधीन कैदी)

Lawbreaker, offender, Criminal, Delinquent, Culprit

Lawful, Legal, Legit, Legitimate, Law-abiding

The constable guarded the undertrials.

Arbitrarily

Adverb

on the basis of random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.

(मनमाने ढंग से)

Randomly, Indiscriminately, Unmethodical, Haphazardly, Unarranged

Systematic, Planned, Arranged, Structured, Ordered

The leader was chosen arbitrarily.

 

 

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