The Hindu Vocabulary 2 June 2021

2021-06-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 02 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Ending encryption: On enforcing traceability on popular messaging apps’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Traceability

Noun

the capability to trace something.

(पता लगाने की क्षमता)

-

-

The traceability of the funds was difficult.

Mandate

Noun

an official order or commission to do something.

(शासनादेश)

Instruction, Order, Command, Warrant, Ruling, Decree, Bidding, Statute, Directive

-

The government has issued a mandate regarding the right to speech.

Intermediary

Noun

a person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement; a mediator.

(मध्यस्थ)

Mediator, Go-between, Negotiator, Intercessor, Arbitrator, Peacemaker

-

The deal was closed on the guarantee of the intermediary.

Contention

Noun

heated disagreement.

(विवाद)

Disagreement, Dispute, Disputation, Argument, Variance, Discord

Agreement, Accord, Harmony, Consensus, Accordance, Unity

There was tough competition and contention between the two parties.

Prosecution

Noun

the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit.

(अभियोजन)

-

-

My neighbours are facing prosecution for noise nuisance.

Encryption

Noun

the process of converting information or data into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.

(कूट लेखन)

-

-

In order to protect the data, we used encryption.

Assertion

Noun

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

(अभिकथन)

Declaration, Contention, Claim, Statement, Submission, Postulation

-

His assertion for the role was neglected.

Decryption

Noun

conversion of encrypted data into its original form.

(डिक्रिप्शन)

-

-

Decryption is the reverse process of encryption.

Vague

Adjective

not clearly expressed.

(अस्पष्ट)

Indistinct, Hazy, Unclear, Cloudy, Fuzzy, Indefinite

Definite, Certain, Specific, Precise, Firm, Clear, Sharpness

Her story was vague in narration.

Anonymity

Noun

the condition of being anonymous.

(गुमनामी)

Unnamed, Nameless, Incognito, Unidentified, Unknown, Mystery

Known, Identified, Signed, Familiar, Studied

The anonymity of the thought process was not spoken about.

Undermine

Verb

lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Compromise, Diminish

Enhance, Encourage, Improve, Strengthen, Magnify, Amplify

This failure could undermine years of hard work.

 

 

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Match the contents given in List-I with List-II.

List-I

List-II

I. Comptroller and Auditor General

A. Kolkata

II. National Stock Exchange of India Limited  

B. New Delhi

III. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited  

C. Mumbai

IV. Geological Survey of India     

D. Dehradun

 

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