The Hindu Vocabulary 9 June 2021

2021-06-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 09 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘School ranks: On Performance Grading Index’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Nudge

Noun

a light touch or push.

(एक हल्का धक्का)

Poke, Dig, Prod, Jab, Push

-

Shibani gave my shoulder a nudge.

Transformative

Adjective

causing a marked change in someone or something.

(परिवर्तनकारी)

Exchange, Adjust, Different, Amend, Customize, Tailor

Preserve, Keep, Behold, Stay put

We need a transformative power of technology.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Crucial, Vital, Critical, Essential, Important

Insignificant, Unimportant, Optional, Discretionary

An immediate supply of water was imperative.

Merely

Adverb

just; only.

(केवल)

Only, Simply, Just, Solely, Entirely

-

Gary who was not present at the meeting merely nodded.

Tweak

Verb

twist or pull (something) sharply.

(मरोड़ना)

Twist, Tug, Nip, Twitch, Squeeze, Jerk

Properly, Straighten, Align, Adjust, Set, Tidy, Arrange

The mother tweaked his ears on not following her order.

Regress

Verb

return to a former or less developed state.

(पतन होना)

Revert, Lapse, Backslide, Relapse, Retrogress

Progress, Improve, Advance, Headway, Passage, Going

The team decided not to regress to the old technologies.

Middling

Adjective

moderate or average in size, amount, or rank.

(मध्य श्रेणी का)

Average, Standard, Normal, Medium, Moderate, Ordinary

Specific, Specialised, Customised, Deliberate

The scheme is for people with middling incomes.

Deprive

Verb

prevent (a person or place) from having or using something.

(वंचित करना)

Dispossess, Strip, Divest, Bereave, Rob, Deny

Possess, Hold, Have, Own, Possession

The town was deprived of basic services.

Laudable

Adjective

deserving praise and commendation.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Praiseworthy, Commendable, Admirable, Meritorious, Worthy, Deserving

Blameworthy, Shameful, Culpable, Indefensible, Guilty, Criminal

His efforts towards the settlement were laudable.

Renaissance

Noun

a revival of or renewed interest in something.

(पुनर्जागरण)

Revival, Renewal, Resurrection, Reawakening, Re-emergence

Downturn, Decline, Drop, Reduce, Lessen

Theatre acts are more of a renaissance.

Envisage

Verb

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

(परिकल्पना करना)

Foresee, Predict, Forecast, Foretell, Expect, Anticipate

Ignore, Disregard, Spurn, Shun, Disdain

The new scheme envisaged the public not being on the streets for their rights anymore.

 

 

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