The Hindu Vocabulary 16 April 2021

2021-04-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A small step: On medical termination of pregnancy law amendments’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Primacy

Noun

the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.

(प्रधानता)

Priority, Precedence, Pre-eminence, Preference

Disregard, Ignore, Belittle, Dissuade

The country’s primacy seems to be the poilitical agenda.

Emancipation

Noun

the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.

(मुक्ति)

Freeing, Liberation, Liberating, Release, Discharge

Enslavement, Slavery, Subjugation, Suppression

The government is looking forward to social and religious emancipation of women.

Linear

Adjective

arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.

(रैखिक)

Unswerving, Undeviating, Direct, Straight

Swaying, Diverting, Swerving, Winding, Zigzag

All the boxes were arranged in a linear sequence.

Entrenched

Verb

establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

(आरोपित)

Establish, Settle, Ensconce, Lodge, Set, Root

Dislodge, Remove, Displace, Replace, Shift

Biasedness is entrenched in our society.

Antediluvian

Adjective

ridiculously old-fashioned.

(पुराना)

Outdated, Outmoded, Ancient, Antiquated, Ancient, Old-fashioned

New, Nascent, Upcoming, Modern, Up to date, Updated

They decided to keep the antediluvian machinery.

Anomalies

Noun

something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.

(विसंगतियों)

Oddity, Peculiarity, Abnormality, Inconsistency, Irregularity

Regularity, Consistent, Similar, Alike, Sync

There are various anomalies in the present system.

Watchful

Adjective

watching someone or something closely; alert and vigilant.

(सावधान)

Observant, Alert, Vigilant, Attentive, Perceptive, Awake

Inattentive, Careless, Incautious, Negligent, Remiss, Forgetful

We attended the fair under the watchful eye of my father.

Nosedive

Noun

a sudden dramatic deterioration.

(अचानक नाटकीय गिरावट)

Dive, Drop, Plunge, Plummet, Decline, Tumble

Rise, Raise, Increase, Prosper, Flourish

My fortune took a nosedive this year.

Dramatis personae

Phrase

the characters of a play, novel, or narrative.

(किसी नाटक, उपन्यास या कथा के पात्र)

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I planned to send a little gift to him for bringing his dramatis personae to life.

Laborious

Adjective

requiring considerable time and effort.

(परिश्रमी)

Arduous, Hard, Effort, Difficult, Strenuous, Gruelling

Easy, Simple, Uncomplicated, Undemanding, Unchallenging

It took us years of laborious work to reach this level.

Surreptitiously

Adverb

in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.

(चुपके)

Secretly, Secretively, Silently, Hiding

Open, Free, Openly, Straightforward

I surreptitiously entered the board room.

Jagged

Verb

stab, pierce, or prick.

(छुरा, पियर्स या चुभन)

Hit, Spiky, Barbed, Ragged, Craggy, Nicked, Pointed

Smooth, Low, Lessen, Soft, Even, Level

The roads seemed to be jagged.

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It is predicted by the experts that water shortage is not far away, it would be a need of the hour to ____________ our water usage.

Select exactly two answer choices that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning.

i. limit

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