The Hindu Vocabulary 23 March 2021

2021-03-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Junk inefficiency: On vehicle scrappage policy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Scrappage

Noun

the action of scrapping old or inoperative vehicles, vessels, or machines.

(खुरचन)

Abandoning, Withdrawing, Abolishing, Throwing away

Keeping, Restoring, With-holding, Having

A new car scrappage scheme has been launched.

Confine

Verb

keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, or time).

(सीमित करना)

Enclose, Incarcerate, Imprison, Impound, Hurdle

Release, Free, Let go, Liberate, Ransom, Manumit

I am confined within the policies of the organisation.

Mandatory

Adjective

required by law or mandate; compulsory.

(अनिवार्य)

Obligatory, Compulsory, Binding, Required, Inescapable, Unavoidable

Optional, Voluntary, Non-compulsory, Discretionary

The change or amendment is mandatory.

Roadworthy

Adjective

fit to be used on the road.

(सड़क पर चलने योग्य)

-

-

Only a few antique vehicles are roadworthy.

Envisage

Verb

contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

(परिकल्पना करना)

Foresee, Predict, Foretell, Anticipate, Expect, Forecast

Ignore, Avoid, Disregard, Omit, Pass, Neglect

I have envisaged that we will reach the top within an hour.

Sweeten

Verb

make more agreeable or acceptable.

(अधिक सहमत या स्वीकार्य बनाना)

Soften, Ease, Relieve, Mitigate, Alleviate, Embellish

Harsh, Cruel, Severe, Bitter

There was no other way to sweeten the statement.

Spurt

Noun

a sudden marked burst or increase of activity or speed.

(उछाल)

Gush, Rush, Increase, Rise, Stimulus, Increment

Drop, Diminish, Dwindle, Decrease, Lower

The processing was put on a spurt later.

Rejuvenate

Verb

give new energy or vigour to; revitalize.

(फिर से युवा करना)

Revive, Renew, Regenerate, Restore, Revivify

Deplete, Debilitate, Weaken, Worsen

We tried our best to rejuvenate the present condition.

Spanning

Verb

extend across (a period of time or a range of subjects).

(फैलाना)

Extend, Spread, Wide, Cover, Compass

Narrow, Confined, Restricted, Constricted

Our ideas span almost all the principles.

Nascent

Adjective

just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

(नया)

Budding, Developing, Growing, Fledgling, Emerging, Rising, Advancing

Dropping, Declining, Waning, Fading

The nascent edtech industry is taking a toll.

Mandate

Noun

an official order or commission to do something.

(शासनादेश)

Instruction, Directive, Direction, Decree, Command

Option, Choice, Alternative, Possibility

A mandate for launching new policies pertaining to taxation system.

Downstream

Adjective

moving downwards.

(नीचे की ओर बढ़ रहा है)

Downwards, Bottom, Down, Lower

Upward, Up, Upside, Uplift

She decided to be a part of the downstream chain.

 

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Question Of The Day

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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