The Hindu Vocabulary 24 August 2022

2022-08-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 August 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Sporting trouble: On Supreme Court terminating mandate to manage the football body.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Terminate

Verb

To bring to an end.

To come to an end. (समाप्त/ अंत करना)

Abolish, Abort, Adjourn, Annul

Allow, Begin, Continue, Encourage

He had to terminate the contract because of his other commitments.

Mandate

Noun

A command from a higher authority to a lower one.

The power that voters give to their elected leader.

(जनादेश)

Authorization, Commission, Delegation, Empowerment

Breach, Break, Denial, Question

As per the Exit Poll, there is not going to be a clear mandate.

Verb

To officially require something.

(अनिवार्य)

Call, Command, Dictate, Direct

Request, Veto

The office bearers have been mandated to wear ID Cards at all times.

Administration

Noun

The management of any office or organization.

A body of administrators.

(प्रशासन/ प्रबंधन)

Agency, Authority, Control, Government

Disorganization, Disregard, Failure, Ignorance

The college administration has decided to postpone the fest.

Pave

Verb

To lay or cover with some material like concrete.

To prepare a smooth and easy way.

(मार्ग बनाना/ पत्थर बैठाना/ फ़र्श लगाना)

Brick, Cobblestone, Flagstone, Gravel

Dig up, Strip

The whole road of 1 km has been paved in 2 days.

Noun

A setting of precious stones placed so closely together that no metal shows.

A paved street.

(प्रशस्त/ नगीना जड़ना/ पक्का रास्ता/ पट्टियां या ईंट जडना/ फर्श बन्दी करना)

-

-

A beautiful pave of multiple colours was laid in front of our building.

Isolation

Noun

Seclusion

(अलगाव)

Separation, Segregation, Quarantine, Insulation, Confinement

-

Nowadays being in isolation has become a necessary step if you are coming from a foreign country.

Repeal

Verb

Revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament).

(भंग)

Rescind, Reverse, Cancel, Abrogate, Nullify

Introduce, Enact, Ratify, Initiate

No government dares to repeal the reservation laws.

Amendment

Noun

 

The process of altering a law in a constitutional procedure.

A material that aids plant growth by improving the soil condition.

(संशोधन)

Change, Modification, reform, Remedy, Act, Bill, Measure, Motion

Damage, Harm, Injury, Repose

The amendment bill failed in Parliament.

Rehabilitation

Noun

Restoration

(पुनर्वास)

Improvement, Reconstruction, Repair, Recovery

Damage, Harm, Hurt, Injury

All drug addicts are required to go into rehabilitation for a few months.

Apprehension

Noun

Anticipation of some misfortune in the future.

Fear of future evil.

Seizure by legal process.

(आशंका)

Alarm, Disquiet, Doubt, Dread, Booking, Capture, Awareness, Perception

Belief, Calm, Calmness, Certainty, Liberation, Release, Ignorance, Misunderstanding

The whole idea of relocating filled my wife with apprehension.

Tenure

Noun

The holding of anything like a position or office.

Status granted to an employee.

(कार्यकाल)

Tenancy, Incumbency, Term of office, Residence, Possession

Misconception, Misunderstanding, Release

Indian President has a tenure of 5 years.

Verb

Give (someone) a permanent post, especially as a teacher or lecturer.

(किसी को स्थायी पद देना, विशेषकर शिक्षक या व्याख्याता के रूप में।)

-

-

You are hereby tenured as a post-doc researcher.

Albeit

Conjunction

Even though

(हालांकि)

Although, Even if, Notwithstanding, Even though

-

Chandigarh is a nearby destination for Delhites, albeit five hours away.

Enormous

Adjective

Greatly exceeding the common size.

Huge or immense.

(विशाल/ असाधारण)

Colossal, Excessive, Gargantuan, Gigantic

Common, Insignificant, Little, Miniature

He has won an enormous amount of money in the stock market.

Erstwhile

Adjective

In the past.

(भूतपूर्व)

Once, Bygone, Ex, Late, Past, Preceding

Present, Future

They are erstwhile friends.

Prudent

Adjective

Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

(विवेकी)

Wise, Well-judged, Judicious, Sagacious, Shrewd, Sage, Advisable

Unwise, Imprudent, Incautious, Extravagant

No prudent manager would allow their subordinates to violate the laws of the organization.

Stakeholder

Noun

A person with an interest or concern in something, especially a business.

(हितधारक)

Collaborator, Colleague, Partner, Shareholder, Associate

-

All the stakeholders have agreed to our proposal.

Dock

Noun

A landing pier.

An artificial basin for the reception of the ships.

(गोदी/ बंदरगाह)

Berth, Harbour, Jetty, Pier

-

We work at the dock.

Verb

To haul alongside a dock.

To become docked.

(बाल छोटा करना/ संक्षिप्त करना)

Anchor, Berth, Hook up, Moor

Ship out

Our ship has been docked at San Fransisco.

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