The Hindu Vocabulary 4 December 2020

2020-12-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 04 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Castes count: On T.N. caste-wise survey’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Quantifiable

Adjective

able to be expressed or measured as a quantity.

(मात्रात्मक)

Compute, Estimate, Size, Weigh, Assess, Survey

Guess, Estimate, Anticipate, Judge

The value of the income rates was quantifiable.

Census

Noun

an official count or survey, especially of a population.

(जनगणना)

Calculation, Tally, Reckoning, Counting

-

The census shared this year was not appropriate count.

Expediency

Noun

the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

(मुनाफ़ा)

Convenience, Advantage, Usefulness, Utility, Benefit

Disadvantage, Drawback, Snag, Downside, Pitfall

The recent poll is an example of political expediency.

Affirmative

Adjective

expressing approval or agreement.

(सकारात्मक)

Positive, Assenting, Agreeing, Consenting, Concurring

Negative, Dissenting, Differing, Demur, Diverging

The response of the senior official was affirmative.

Exclusive

Adjective

excluding or not admitting other things.

(विशिष्ट)

Complete, Total, Entire, Whole, Absolute

Partial, Incomplete, Limited, Restricted, Imperfect

The exclusive focus was on the dealings made for export.

Sobering

Adjective

creating a more serious, sensible, or solemn mood.

(अधिक गंभीर, समझदार, या गंभीर मूड बनाना)

Solemn, Serious, Sombre, Grave

Cheerful, Jolly, Merry, Joyful, Joyous

It was a sobering experience for us that the case got reopened.

Enumeration

Noun

the action of mentioning a number of things one by one.

(गणना)

Count, Census, Counting, Numbering

-

The detailed enumeration of the daily incomes is to be shared.

Deprivation

Noun

the lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.

(हानि)

Dispossession, Withholding, Withdrawal, Removal, Seizure

Possession, Ownership, Control, Keeping, Care

The deprivation of the decisiveness can trouble us a lot.

Presumably

Adverb

used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.

(शायद)

Probably, Supposedly, Undoubtedly, Apparently

Definitely, Certainly, Surely, Assuredly

Presumably, we will meet next week.

Expedient

Adjective

convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.

(ढंग)

Convenient, Advantageous, Beneficial, Useful, Helpful, Practical

Inexpedient, Ill-useful, Injudicious, Imprudent

It was expedient that she was unable to project the details.

Quell

Verb

put an end to.

(शांत करना)

End, Finish, Crush, Abolish, Repress

Prompt, Bring about, Cause, Induce

We had to quell the process amid the chaos.

Setback

Noun

a reversal or check in progress.

(नाकामयाबी)

Problem, Difficulty, Issue, Hitch, Complication, Upset

Breakthrough, Step forward, Advance, Development

The real setbacks that we had faced are the financial ones.

Seek

Verb

attempt to find (something).

(मांगना)

Pursue, look for, Solicit, Ask, Aspire

Discontinue, Cease, Stop, Halt, Pause, Capitulate

I am seeking help for my new venture.

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