The Hindu Vocabulary 19 February 2022

2022-02-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Wrong solution: On urban-rural divide and reservation.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Disparities

Noun

A difference, especially one that is caused by unfair treatment.

(असमानता)

Distinction, Discrepancy, Gap, Inequality, Variation

Agreement, Equality, Harmony, Similarity, Likeness

Not having access to quality health services among the vulnerable groups has widended the existing disparities.

Panacea

Noun

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

(रामबाण)

Elixir, Nostrum, Catholicon, Cure, Relief, Remedy

Disease, Injury, Pain

Government thinks reservation as a panacea to uplift the conditions of vulnerable sections of society.

Domiciled

Verb

Treat a specified country as a permanent home.

(अधिवासित)

Occupied, Accomodated, Bestowed, Reside

Departed, Dislodged, Turned away, Went

Raju is domiciled in Germany.

Glaring

Adjective

Highly obvious

(स्पष्ट)

Blatant, Conspicuous, Egregious, Noticeable, Gross

Concealed, Hidden, Secret, Inconspicuous, Mild

The most glaring truth is that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

Giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light.

(चकाचौंधा)

Dazzling, Blinding, Blazing, Flourescent

Dark, Dull, Hidden, Plain

She was wearing a glaring necklace.

Bleak

Adjective

An area of land lacking vegetation and exposed to elements.

(सूना)

Austere, Chilly, Cold, Desolate, Dreary, Dark, Dismal, Gloomy, Somber, Harsh

Bright, Cheerful, Friendly, Happy, Warm

The island was bleak and deserted and no one ever wanted to go there.

Depressing

(निराशाजनक)

His bleak face was searching for some hope.

Faraway

Adjective

Distant in space or time.

(बहुत दूर)

Distant, Remote, Far flung, Outlying, Far off

Close, Near

The resort was exotic but was faraway from the main city.

Hurdle

Noun

An obstacle or difficulty

(बाधा)

Barrier, Bar, Snag, Obstruction, Impediment, Problem

Solution, Aid, Help, Assistance, Advantage

One faces many hurdles in setting up a business.

Prescribe

Verb

(of a medical practitioner) advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment) for someone, especially in writing.

(सलाह देना)

Define, Determine, Dictate, Establish, Impose

Confuse, Disallow, Misguide, Mislead, Leave

The doctor did not prescribe any medicine to me.

Criterion

Noun

Gauge for judgment

(मापदंड)

Benchmark, Norm, Precedent, Principle, Proof, Basis

Change, Fancy, Guess, Possibility

The criteria for safety was violated

Aggrieved

Adjective

Very distressed

(पीड़ित)

Disturbed, Grieving, Oppressed, Persecuted, Depressed

Comforted, Happy, Pleased

The aggrieved widow approached the district headquarters to seek help.

Adversely

Adverb

In a way that prevents success or development; harmfully or unfavorably.

(प्रतिकूलता से)

Negatively, Skeptically, Resentfully, Unsympathetically

Positively

The development of dam has adversely affected the lives of people living around.

Impinge

Verb

Trespass

(अतिचार)

Encroach, Infringe, Intrude, Affect, Invade

Leave alone, Avoid, Dodge

He did something that impinge my privacy.

Exemption

Noun

The process of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

(छूट)

Immunity, Exception, Dispensation, Indemnity, Exclusion

Accountability, Liability, Answerability, Responsibility

The farmers in India enjoy exemption from personal income tax.

 

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