The Hindu Vocabulary 23 November 2021

2021-11-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Sifting the pile: On inequity and Swachh cities’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Sift

Verb

Take out residue

(छानना)

Analyse, Winnow, Drain, Evaluate

Combine, Adulterate, Dirty, Join

It took months to sift through data gathered during the experiment.

Aggregate

Verb

Combine into a collection

(सकल)

Amass, Accumulate, Assemble, Combine

Detach, Dissipate, Disconnect, Disperse

The newly announced council will be an aggregate of all the regional committees.

Inequity

Noun

State of being unequal

(अन्याय)

Injustice, Unfairness, Wrong

Equity

Many argue that poor people are facing the inequities of the political system.

Predictable

Adjective

Easy to foretell

(उम्मीद के मुताबिक)

Certain, Anticipated, Foreseeable, Expected

Improbable, Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unpredictable

Your moves were predictable.

Segregate

Verb

Discriminate and separate

(अलग)

Disconnect, Divide, Isolate, Sequester

Attach, Connect, Couple, join, Link

The two groups were segregated to avoid further trouble.

Agglomeration

Noun

Collection

(ढेर)

Cluster, Heap, Jumble, Load, Pile

-

The town hall that has been newly made is an agglomeration of a movie theatre, banquet hall, playground and shopping mall.

Appeasement

Noun

Pacification

(मनौती)

Conciliation, Easing, Moderation, Abatement, Accommodation

Difference, Disagreement, Aggravation, Annoyance

The policy made by the previous government was focused towards appeasement of a particular section of the society in order to gain their vote.

Totem

Noun

Pole

(स्तंभ)

Emblem, Representation, Symbol, Token

-

The mobile phone these days are seen as a totem of modern science.

Intend

Verb

Have in Mind

(इरादा करना)

Aim, Contemplate, Destine, Expect

Disbelieve, Disregard, Forget, Neglect

I intend to make this company a very successful one.

Allocate

Verb

Assign

(आवंटित)

Allot, Apportion, Appropriate, Give, Set aside

Hold, Keep, Withhold

I am trying to allocate seats to the students for tomorrow’s exam.

Blunt

Verb

Make dull

(सुस्त बनाना)

Cripple, Dampen, Debilitate, Sap, Undermine

Aid, Assist, Encourage, Strengthen

She refused to my offer bluntly.

Induce

Verb

Encourage

(प्रेरित करना)

Activate, Breed, Bring about, Cause

Discourage, Dissuade, Stop, Delay

He induced her to study further.

 

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