The Hindu Vocabulary 16 February 2023

2023-02-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 February 2023 is from the Editorial titled ‘Beyond limits: On the Supreme Court order upholding J&K Delimitation Commission.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Uphold

Verb

To give support or defend.

(बरकरार रखा)

Confirm, Defend, Support, Back, Promote

Attack, Deny, Oppose, Protest

The decision was upheld by the higher authorities.

Delimitation

Noun

An act of fixing the limits of something.

The resulting boundary.

(हदबंदी/ परिसीमन/ विभाजन करना/ सरहदबंदी)

Custody, Detention, Incarceration, Internment, Answer, Explanation, Interpretation, Rationale, Separation, Bound, Differentiation, Distinction

Freedom, Liberation, Liberty, Allowance, Question, Ambiguity

The delimitation of the state boundaries has been done by the Supreme Court.

Commission

Verb

To formally arrange for someone to work for you.

To order to be made.

(नियुक्त करना/ भाग करना/ प्रभाजन करना)

Instruct, Accredit, Appoint, Assign

Disallow, Discharge, Dismiss, Dodge

Kamlesh commissioned the author to write his biography.

Noun

A formal written warrant or authoritative order granting power to someone to do something.

A command to act in a prescribed manner.

(आयोग/ कमीशन/ दलाली/ समिति)

Agency, Authority, Delegation, Office

Increase, Whole, Dismissal, Discharge

INS Vikrant was commissioned in Indian Navy.

Reorganization

Noun

The act of reorganizing.

The state of being reorganized.

(पुनर्निर्माण/ पुनर्निर्माण करना)

Restructuring, Reconstitution, Reestablishment

-

The reorganization bill was presented in Parliament.

Provision

Noun

The action of providing or supplying something for use.

(प्रावधान)

Arrangement, Plan, Providing, Equipping

Removal, Taking

He asked the shopkeeper if there is a provision for returning the item.

Empower

Verb

To give power by legal means.

To enable or permit.

(सशक्तिकरण/ अधिकार देना)

Allow, Entitle, Entrust, Grant

Deny, Disallow, Disapprove, Refuse

The government has launched several schemes to empower women in the country.

Judicial

Adjective

About court proceedings.

Ordered by the court.

Sanctioned by a court.

Giving judgment.

Inclined to make judgments.

By a court or a judge.

(अदालती/ न्यायतंत्र/ न्यायालय-संबंधी)

Juridical, Administrative, Authoritative, Constitutional

Illegal

He was ordered into judicial custody for fifteen days.

Imprimatur

Noun

An official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc.

A sanction or approval.

(इजाज़त/ अनुमति/ आज्ञा)

Charter, Permission, Permit, Sanction

Prohibition, Veto

Our idea has got the company CEO’s imprimatur.

Electoral

Adjective

Relating to electors.

Relating to elections.

(निर्वाचन)

Elective, Constituent, Appointing, Appointive

-

The electoral process in Presidential elections in India and the US is different.

Territorial

Adjective

Associated with a particular area or territory.

(क्षेत्रीय)

Provincial, Sectional, National

Universal

There are territorial disputes between Israel and Palestine.

Noun

A member of the territorial army.

(प्रादेशिक सेना के एक सदस्य)

-

-

Shubhendu is a territorial person.

Legislature

Noun

The legislative body of a country or state.

(विधान मंडल)

Chamber, House, Parliament, Body, Council, Assembly, Diet, Senate, House of the representatives

-

Our state legislature is planning to pass a bill related to road safety.

Belated

Adjective

Coming after the customary or expected time.

Late or delayed.

Appearing past the normal time.

(विलंबित/ देर में आया हुआ)

Behind, Delinquent, Latish, Tardy, Delayed, Overdue, Late, Behind, Unhurried, Behindhand

Early, Punctual, Timely, Opportune, Inopportune, Premature, Seasonable, Precocious

He wished me a belated birthday this year.

Contention

Noun

A point advanced in an argument.

An act of contending.

(विवाद)

Disagreement, Dispute, Disputation, Argument, Variance, Discord

Agreement, Accord, Concurrence, Consensus

It is my contention that allowing nightclubs to be built would not be in the best interests of the city.

Census

Noun

An official count of a population.

(जनगणना)

Count, Tale, Tally. Enumeration, Poll

-

Government teachers are deployed in the field to conduct the census.

Inescapable

Adjective

Required by law or mandate; compulsory.

Incapable of being escaped.

(अनिवार्य)

Inevitable, Obligatory, Compulsory, Binding

Escapable, Unnecessary, Optional, Unwanted

Wearing a seat belt while driving is inescapable.

Concern

Noun

Something that relates to one.

Matter for consideration.

A matter that calls for a person’s attention.

(चिंता/ प्रसंग)

Care, Concernment, Consideration, Heed, Burden, Interest, Involvement, Matter

Calmness, Disregard, Neglect, Calm, Entertainment, Fun

The sudden change in weather is a concern for me.

Verb

To relate to something.

To care about some matter of trouble.

(चिंतित होना/ लगाव रखना)

Bother, Disturb, Interest, Involve, Perturb, Regard

Aid, Calm, Reassure, Help, Unconcern

It concerned my mother and other family members.

Fait Accompli

Noun

An accomplished fact.

A thing that is already done and cannot be changed.

(किया हुआ बात)

A truth, Accomplished fact, Certainty, Cold hard facts

-

They represented results to the investors as a fait accompli.

Statehood

Noun

The status of being a state.

(राज्य का दर्जा/ राज्यत्व)

-

-

The statehood days of different states are asked in the government jobs exams.

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