The Hindu Vocabulary 22 July 2023

2023-07-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Is the delimitation question settled?”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Delimitation

Noun

The marking or describing of the limits of something

(सीमांकन)

 

Custody, Detention, Internment, Repression, Limit, Bound, Demarcate

Freedom, Liberation, Liberty, Allowance, Unbound, Free

There is a delimitation of responsibilities between the legislative and judiciary,

Quantum 

Noun

The smallest amount or unit of something, especially energy

(मात्रा)

Amount, Portion, Measure, Sum, Total, Unit, Degree, Coefficient

Part, Whole

Shyam decided to make a quantum leap in the upcoming exams.

Echoed

Verb

 

To repeat details that are similar to, and make you think of, something else

(गूँजती)

Sounded, Rang, Resonated, Reverberated, Resounded, Reechoed,  Repeated

Quieted, Damped, Deadened, Dulled

After aborting the call, she echoed in a shaken tone.

Leeway

Noun

The amount of freedom to move or act that is available. (छूट)

Slack, Latitude, Licence, Allowance, Margin, Tolerance

Unpermissive, Deny, Intolerance, Narrow-mindedness

The trainees were given some leeway to finish their target.

Blinkered

Adjective

Narrow-minded and subjective; unwilling to understand another viewpoint

(सीमित दृष्टिकोण रखना)

Parochial, Reactionary, Bound, Blindfolded, Conservative, Partisan

Liberal, Progressive, Tolerant, Radical, Extreme

Raj got a very blinkered view of life after his graduation

Obliterate

Verb

To remove all signs of something, either by destroying it or by covering it so that it cannot be seen.

(किसी वस्तु के सब चिह्नों को मिटा देना)

Annihilate, Eliminate, Eradicate, Erase, Black out, Expunge, Destroy

 

Protect, Preserve, Save, Conserve, Create, Make

She joined yoga classes and her pain was totally obliterated.

Outright

Adverb 

Completely or immediately

(पूर्ण)

 

Absolute, Downright, Pure, Wholesale, Unconditional, Sheer, Absolute, Complete

imperfect, Indefinite, Mixed, Partial, Uncertain, Doubtful, Questionable

Advertising of cigarettes and alcohol should be banned outright. 

Devise

Verb

To invent a plan, system, object, etc., usually using your intelligence or imagination.

(तैयार)

Arrange, Construct, Concoct, Produce, Create, Craft, Manufacture

Reproduce, Duplicate, Imitate, Copying,       Mimic

The scheme is devised for elderly people over 65 years.

Proportionate

Adjective

Increasing or decreasing in size, amount or degree according to changes in something else

(संतुलित)

Commensurate, Comparable, Corresponding, Equitable, Reciprocal, Comparative

Disproportionate, Dissimilar, Unlike, Uneven, Unequal, Irregular

The extra field cultivated in Ram’s farm meant a proportionate increase in man work.

Normative

Adjective

Relating to rules, or making people obey rules, especially rules of behaviour.

(निर्देशात्मक)

Regulating, Prescriptive, Regularizing, Controlling, Standardizing

Descriptive, Improper, Unregulating, Uncontrollable

The questions of management cover both positive and normative aspects.

 

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Which of the following festivals of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Muruga? / तमिलनाडु का निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा त्योहार भगवान मुरुगा को समर्पित है? 


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