The Hindu Vocabulary 17 April 2022

2022-04-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 April 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Take two: On dual degree programme.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dual

Adjective

Consisting of two parts, elements, or aspects.

(द्वैत)

Bifold, Binal, Coupled, Duplex, Paired

-

I opted for the dual degree programme to save time.

Pursuit

Noun

The action of pursuing someone or something.

(लक्ष्य)

Chasing, Pursuing, Stalking, Tracking, Trailing

Ignoring, Avoiding, Letting go, Denying

The pursuit of doing an MBA pushed her to clear the CAT exam in the first attempt.

Litigation

Noun

The process of taking legal action

(मुकदमेबाज़ी)

Action, Case, Dispute, Lawsuit, Prosecution

-

The litigation against the company was filed by Ranvijay.

Sanctity

Noun

The state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.

(पवित्रता)

Holiness, Sacredness, Spirituality, Piety, Piousness, Devotion

Meanness, Unholiness, Impiety

Those violating the legal sanctity of the bill would be punished.

Propose

Verb

Put forward (an idea or plan) for consideration or discussion by others.

(प्रस्ताव)

Make an offer of marriage to someone.

(विवाह के लिये प्रार्थना करना)

Advance, Bounce, Offer, Pose, Proffer, Propound, Suggest, Vote

Answer, Discourage, Deny, Dissuade, Ignore, Retreat

He proposed to launch a new product in the market.

Elena was proposed by Ethen on her birthday.

Mode

Noun

a particular form or variety of something

a possible, customary, or preferred way of doing something

(तरीका)

Method, Manner, Form, Situation, Style, Technique

Disorganisation

The mode of communication has changed over the years.

Pursue

Verb

Follow (someone or something) in order to catch or attack them.

(पाने की कोशिश करना)

Chase, Course, Follow, Hound, Run, Shadow, Trace, Track, Trail

Guide, Lead, Pilot

Do you really want to pursue Ph.D. in dynamic theory?

Statutory

Adjective

Required, permitted, or enacted by statute.

(वैधानिक)

Lawful, Legal, Judicial, Rightful

Illegal, Illicit, Unlawful, Illegitimate

National Commission for Women is a statutory body.

Eliminate

Verb


Completely remove or get rid of (something).

(हटाना)

Ban, Bar, Close Out, Count (Out), Debar, Except, Exclude, Freeze Out, Rule Out, Shut Out

Admit, Include, Establish, Create, Accept, Approve

I have eliminated all the unhealthy options from the menu.

Dubious

Adjective

That may not be honest or safe

(संदेहास्‍पद)

Debatable, Unclear, Fishy, Arguable

Clear, Believable, Definite, Certain

The dubious acts put up by the neighbours should be ignored.

Segment

Noun

Each of the parts into which something is or may be divided.

(खंड)

Member, Part, Piece, Portion, Sector, Slice

Whole

A large segment of the population abstained from voting in the general elections.

Verb

Divide (something) into separate parts or sections.

(अलग-अलग भागों या वर्गों में विभाजित करना)

Fragment, Division, Section

-

The students were segmented into two groups to perform the dance and drama.

Enhance

Verb

Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.

(वृद्धि करना)

Add to, Appreciate, Augment, Boost, Build up, Complement

Decrease, Diminish, Discourage, Hurt, Lessen

The current course will enhance my skills and scope for placement.

Evaluation

Noun

The making of a judgment about the amount, number, or value of something

(मूल्यांकन)

Assessment, Appraisal, Judgment, Gauging, Rating

-

The evaluation of the budget by the committee will take some time.

Accessibility

Noun

The quality of being able to be reached or entered.

(पहुँच)

Availability, Approachability, Obtainability, Nearness, Handiness, Readiness

Unappraochability

The lack of accessibility to quality education is one of the main hurdles in the growth of scientific temperament among students.

Proficient

Adjective

Competent or skilled in doing or using something.

(प्रवीण)

Accomplished, Ace, Adept, Educated, Experienced, Expert, Master, Professed, Skilled

Amateur, Amateurish, Inexperienced, Inexpert, Unprofessional, Unseasoned, Unskilled, Unskillful

He is highly proficient in the share market.

Wherewithal

Noun

The money or other means needed for a particular purpose.

(साधन)

Money, Cash, Capital, Finance, Funds, Reserves

Debt

The department was left with less wherewithal to meet future needs.

Pragmatic

Adjective

Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

(तथ्यात्मक)

Realistic, Practical, Logical, Sober, Efficient

Unrealistic, Impracticable, Inefficient

You should have a pragmatic approach to your career.

 

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