The Hindu Vocabulary 3 April 2022

2022-04-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 April 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Quota and data: On Vanniyar quota verdict.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Verdict

Noun

The finding of a jury on a matter.

A decision.

(निर्णय/ अधिमत)

Answer, Award, Conclusion, Decision

Accusation

The jury has finally reached a verdict.

Exclusive

Adjective

Limited to the objects designated.

Shutting out all others from a part.

(अनन्य/ विशिष्ट)

Absolute, Exclusionary, Fashionable, Licensed

Open, Poor, Public, Unfashionable

We granted the exclusive right of sales to the store at Phoenix Mall.

Noun

An exclusive right.

(एक विशेष अधिकार।)

-

-

We aim to get an exclusive on providing water to the area.

Reservation

Noun

The act of withholding.

An agreement to have something held for one’s use.

(आरक्षण/ रोक/ दुराव)

Doubt, Restriction, Skepticism, Catch, Booking, Restriction, Reserve, Territory

Openness, Assurance, Belief, Certainty

We have a reservation at the restaurant at 7 PM.

Quash

Verb

To suppress or extinguish completely.

To make void or null.

(मिटा देना/ दबाना)

Crush, Quell, Repress, Squash, Annul, Invalidate

Compliment, Encourage, Praise, Release, Allow, Approve

The armed forces have quashed the rebellion forces.

Quantifiable

Noun

Able to be measured.

(मात्रात्मक / नापने योग्य)

Perceptible, Quantitative, Significant, Measurable

Imperceptible, Undeterminable, Unmeasurable, Insignificant

The goal for your exercise should be quantifiable.

Identification

Noun

Something that identifies a person.

An instance of identifying.

(पहचान)

Description, Passport, Recognition, Testimony

-

Every employee needs to carry an identification card during office hours.

Pertinent

Noun

Relating to the matter at hand.

(उचित)

Applicable, Apposite, Apropos, Germane

Improper, Inapplicable, Unfitting, Inappropriate

Send me all pertinent details about the issue.

Contemporaneous

Adjective

Living or occurring during the same time period.

(समसामयिक)

Coetaneous, Coeval, Coexisting, Coexistent, Coincident, Concurrent

Asynchronous, Noncontemporary, Nonsimultaneous, Nonsynchronous

The contemporaneous release of the movies on the same topic hurts each other.

Relief

Noun

A means that relieves pain or distress.

(राहत)

Cheer, Comfort, Consolation, Solace, Alleviation, Happiness

Hindrance, Hurt, Injury, Stop

It was such a relief for us to have you on board.

Competent

Adjective

Having sufficient or suitable skill.

Having requisite ability.

(सक्षम/ सामथर्यवान)

Able, Capable, Equal, Fit, Decent, Efficient

Impotent, Incapable, Incompetent, Inept

My team is competent enough to handle this new project.

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 prescribed me a few medicines for 15 days.

Census

Noun

An official count of a population.

(जनगणना)

Count, Tale, Tally. Enumeration, Poll

-

The recent census was held in 2011.

Adequate

Adjective

As much as necessary.

Barely sufficient.

(पर्याप्त)

Acceptable, Decent, Fine, Capable, Competent, Decent, Satisfactory, Comfortable

Inadequate, Poor, Inappropriate, Unable, Incapable, Incompetent, Inept, Insufficient

We should carry an adequate amount of food items and water on our hiking trip.

Pie

Noun

A whole that can be divided.

An activity.

A baked food has a filling of fruit.

(जटिलता)

Cake, Candy, Confection, Cookie, Doughnut, Brew, Soup

Calm, Control

Kamlesh has his finger in the political pie as well.

 

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