The Hindu Vocabulary 7 June 2021

2021-06-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 07 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Two cheers: On India’s Sustainable Development Goals index score’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tinker

Verb

attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

(सुधारना)

Fiddle, Mend, Play, Toy with, Tamper, Mess

Fix, Set, Settle, Rest, Rectify

My brother had spent hours tinkering with the tape recorder.

Eradication

Noun

the complete destruction of something.

(नाश)

Elimination, Removal, Suppression, Extermination, Destruction, Annihilation

Creation, Construction, Support, Formation, Production

All that we need is the eradication of poverty.

Impose

Verb

force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone.

(थोपना)

Foist, Thrust, Inflict, Force, Urge, press

-

The government has imposed increased tax rates.

Stark

Adjective

severe or bare in appearance or outline.

(निरा)

Sharp, Blunt, Clear, crisp, Striking, Evident, Obvious, Gloomy

Fuzzy, Indistinct, Comfortable, Ornate, Pleasant

There is a stark difference in the behaviour of the two.

Disparity

Noun

a great difference.

(असमानता)

Discrepancy, Inconsistency, Imbalance, Inequality, Incongruity

Parity, Similarity, Uniformity, Consistency, Equivalence

The researcher discussed the disparity between the two economies.

Exacerbate

Verb

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

(ख़राब करना)

Aggravate, Worsen, Inflame, Compound, Intensify

Settle, Pacify, Subdue, Calm, Reduce

The increased prices of oil and petroleum only exacerbated the situation.

Weightage

Noun

emphasis or priority.

(महत्व)

Importance, Value, Priority, Preference, Primacy

Insignificant, Unimportant, Trivial, Minor, Slight, Trifling

The opinions of the young ones were also given due weightage.

Coefficient

Noun

a multiplier or factor that measures a particular property.

(गुणक)

-

-

They knew about the drag coefficient.

Glaring

Adjective

highly obvious or conspicuous.

(स्पष्ट)

Obvious, Clear, Obtrusive, Striking, Unmistakable

Minor, Unclear, Inconspicuous, Unremarkable

There is a glaring chance of missing out on this.

Endeavour

Noun

an attempt to achieve a goal.

(प्रयास)

Attempt, Try, Effort, Bid, Venture, Trial

-

His endeavour towards achieving his goal should be respected.

Despair

Noun

the complete loss or absence of hope.

(निराशा)

Hopelessness, Desperation, Distress, Anguish, Pain

Hope, Joy, Aspiration, Desire, Wish, Expectation

His voice was full of despair.

 

 

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