The Hindu Vocabulary 24 June 2023

2023-06-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial June 24, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Bridging the gap: On India and Gender Gap Report”.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bridging

Verb

To make the difference or division between two things smaller 

(खाई पाटने)

Associating, Attaching, Combining Coupling, Fastening, Fusing, Linking, Spanning, Traversing

Disjoining, Disuniting, Detaching, Disconnecting

There is a need to bridge the digital divide in the country.

Disparity

Noun

A difference in level or treatment, especially one that is seen as unfair.

(असमानता)

Distinction, Divergence, Gap, Distinctness, Diversity, Contrast, Discrepancy, Dissimilarity

Similarity, Resemblance, Analogy, Sameness, Likeness, Agreement

There is a huge disparity in the lives of the Poor and the rich.

Earnest

Adjective

Serious and determined.

(गंभीर)

Grave, Serious, Ardent, Diligent, Fervent, Heartfelt, Impassioned, Passionate, Purposeful

Polite, Courteous, Civil, Cold, Apathetic, Indifference, Unconcerned

He is an earnest young cop.

Cheer

Verb

To give a loud shout of approval or encouragement: 

(खुश करना)

Delight, Encouragement, Glee, Joy, Optimism, Applaud, Praise, Hail

Knock, Blame, Slam, Pan, Disparage, Put down

We went there to cheer them up.

Empowerment

Noun

Authority or power given to someone to do something.

(अधिकारिता)

Approval, Assent, Blessing, Clearance, Consent, Accreditation, Authorization, Delegation, Facilitation

Denial, Rejection, Prohibition, Refusal, Disenfranchisement, Disapprove

There a strong need for women empowerment in India.

Populous

Adjective

Densely populated.

(घना बसा हुआ)

Crowded, Vibrant, Busy, Thriving, Teeming, Lively, Swarming

Sleepy, Dead, Inactive, Lifeless

I once got a chance to visit the most populous state in the USA.

Inaugural

Adjective

Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.

(अभिषेकात्मक)

First, Initial, Original, Maiden, Foremost, Earliest, Previous, Premier

Last, Final, Latest, Latter, Ultimate, Terminal

The inaugural even of the museum was attended by me.

Parity

Noun

The state or condition of being equal, especially as regards status or pay.

(समानता)

Equivalence, Similarity, Par, Correlation, Sameness, Uniformity, Closeness, Unity

Inequality, Disparity, Diversity, Difference, Divergence, Distinction

 

There should be parity in wages of Men and Women.

Imperative

Adjective

Of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Compulsory, Important, Urgent, Critical, Crucial, Vital

Inessential, Insignificant, Optional, Trivial, Non-essential, Unnecessary

Some things are counted as the moral imperative.

Assured

Adjective

Characterized by certainty or security, guaranteed.

(आश्वासित)

Confident, Sure, Certain, Positive, Guaranteed, Settled

Doubtful, Uncertain, Unsure, Hesitant, Indecisive

The MLA seems very assured of his victory.

Vicious

Adjective

Highly reprehensible or offensive in character, nature, or conduct.

(शातिर)

Brutal, Cruel, Savage, Ruthless, Murderous, Dangerous, Depraved, Barbarous

Calm, Good, Mild, Civilized, Gentle, Nice, Pure

Rahul became a cruel and vicious man.

Fragility

Noun

The state of being easily damaged, broken, or harmed.

(भंगुरता)

Exquisiteness, Fineness, Weakness Brittleness, Daintiness, Delicacy, Breakable,

Roughness, Solidity, Rudeness, Crudeness, Strength, Firmness

It is a web series about the fragility of relations.

Stall

Verb

To stop or cause to stop making progress.

(अवस्र्द्ध)

Stop, Halt, End, Regress, Recede, Delay, Postpone, Prolong

Advance, Forward, Furthered, Hurried, Hastened

The project was stalled due to a delay in papers.

 

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Which of the following waterways separates India from Sri Lanka? / निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा जलमार्ग भारत को श्रीलंका से अलग करता है?


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