The Hindu Vocabulary 21 May 2022

2022-05-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 May 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘By the book: On OBC quota in M.P. local body polls.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Quota

Noun

Portion allotted to something

(अंश)

 

Allocation, Allotment, Allowance, Chunk, Division

Juncture, Whole

The government has set the quota limit for the import of certain items.

Reservation

Noun

The act of withholding.

An agreement to have something held for one’s use.

(आरक्षण/ रोक/ दुराव)

Doubt, Restriction, Skepticism, Catch, Booking, Restriction, Reserve, Territory

Openness, Assurance, Belief, Certainty

He got the benefit of reservation in taking admission in government college.

Divisiveness

Noun

A tendency to cause disagreement or hostility between people.

(विभाजन)

Animosity, Antagonism, Argument, Bickering, Clash, Hostility

Accord, Agreement, Concord, Concurrence

The ongoing crisis may cause social divisiveness.

Implement

Verb


Put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.

(लागू)

Achieve, Carry out, Complete, Enforce, Realize

Fail, Forget, Give up, Ignore, Neglect

The officers implemented the scheme and the outcomes were desirable.

Reassure

Verb

Tell someone something positively or confidently to dispel any doubts they may have.

(आश्वस्त करना)

Encourage, Persuade, Assure, Satisfy

Discourage, Dissuade, Distress

He reassured his support to the government.

Contemporaneous

Adjective

Living or occurring during the same time period.

(समसामयिक)

Coetaneous, Coeval, Coexisting, Coexistent, Coincident, Concurrent

Asynchronous, Noncontemporary, Nonsimultaneous, Nonsynchronous

Hieun Tsang was contemporaneous to King Harshavadhana.

Empirical

Adjective

Originating in or based on observation or experience

(प्रयोगसिद्ध)

Existential, Experiential, Experimental, Objective, Observational

Nonempirical, Theoretical, Unempirical

The government has prepared the guidelines based on empirical evidence.

Ceiling

Noun

the overhead inside lining of a room

an upper usually prescribed limit

 

Bound, Boundary, Cap, Confines, End, Extent, Limit, Limitation, Line, Termination

-

The ceiling of the room is too low to walk for me.

There should be ceiling on the prices of food items.

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

The judicial orders have arrived at the Police station.

Scrutiny

Noun

A searching study, inquiry, or inspection.

(छानबीन)

Analysis, Audit, Surveillance, Inquiry

-

Scrutiny of each transaction is being conducted in our office.

Quantum

Noun

Quantity or amount.

A share or portion.

(मात्रा/ परिमाण/ हिस्सा/ भाग)

Amount, Portion, Sum, Measure

Part, Whole

There is so much to learn that a fully dedicated person can only learn a tiny quantum.

Adjective

Sudden and significant.

(अचानक और महत्वपूर्ण)

-

-

There is a quantum improvement in production and sales.

Controversial

Adjective

Arousing controversy.

Subject to debatable.

Given to controversy.

(विवादित/ विवादास्पद)

Contentious, Disputed, Dubious, Questionable

Certain, Definite, Sure

The controversial statements given by the minister led to his removal from the post.

Evolve

Verb

To develop gradually.

To produce by natural process.

(विकसित करना)

 

Develop, Elaborate, Unfold, Expand, Get, Grow, Mature, Increase

Leave, Lessen, Diminish, Stop

His personality has evolved in positive ways in the last few years

Criteria

Noun

A standard by which something may be judged.

(मानदंड)

Belief, Conduct, Specification, Benchmark, Scale, Principle

Aberrations, Abnormalities, Deviations

As per the required safety criteria, your machine cannot be approved.

Litigate

Verb

To contest a law.

To carry on a legal contest.

(मुकदमा करना/ अदालत लड़ना/ मुकदमेबाज़ी करना)

Prosecute, Appeal, Contest, Sue, Dispute

Agree

As per the agreement, all disputes will be litigated in the company’s nearby court.

Clamour

Noun

A large public outcry.

Noisy shouting.

A loud continuous noise.

(कोलाहल/ शोर)

Agitation, Buzz, Ferment, Noise

Calm, Peace, Silence, Order

There was a clamour of children at the park.

Verb

To shout loudly and make a public demand.

(शोर मचाना/ चिल्लाना/ धूम मचाना)

 

 

The public clamoured the Prime Minister out of office in Sri Lanka.

Tandem

Noun

A group of two or more acting in conjunction.

(मिलकर)

Club, Company, Gang, Lineup

Individual, Single, One, Alone

Our team consists of a tandem of talented workers.

Adverb

One following the other.

-

-

I rode a tandem to Phoenix.

Adjective

Consists of things arranged one behind another.

-

-

This contest involves tandem rides for dogs and their owners.

 

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