The Hindu Editorial (Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events) Vocab – 19 Nov, 2018

Tamil Nadu was more prepared than before to deal with Cyclone Gaja when it made landfall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, but it still took a toll of at least 45 lives.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events) – Nov 19, 2018


  • Resilience (noun)लचीलापन 
    Meaning – The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    Synonyms – Flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, elasticity, springiness, spring, give.
    Sentence – Family therapists may be their best allies in passing on resilience.
  • Landfall (noun) – भूस्खलन
    Meaning – A collapse of a mass of land; a landslide.
    Sentence – He made landfall and fixed his position.
  • Take its toll (phrase)
    Meaning – have an adverse effect. 
  • Pay off (phrasal verb)
    Meaning – be successful, be effective, get results. 
  • Bureaucracy (noun) – नौकरशाही
    Meaning – A system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
    Synonyms – government, the establishment, administration.
    Sentence – Most bureaucracies encourage their people to be the first and only line of defense.
  • Mitigate (verb)कम करना, घटाना
    Meaning – Make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
    Synonyms – diminish, reduce, lessen.
    Sentence – One is to develop a serious plan for mitigating extreme poverty.
  • Catastrophic (adjective)आपत्तिजनक, प्रलयंकर
    Meaning – Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering.
    Synonyms – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
    Sentence – Officials say the hurricane could cause catastrophic damage.
  • Classify (verb)वर्गीकृत, श्रेणीबद्ध करना
    Meaning – Arrange (a group of people or things) in classes or categories according to shared qualities or characteristics.
    Synonyms – categorize, list, group.
    Sentence – Soils within the park have been classified into 29 types.
  • Vulnerability (noun)दोष पूर्णता, अतिसंवेदनशीलता
    Meaning – The quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
    Synonyms – weakness, defencelessness, frailty, susceptibility.
    Sentence – The report stresses the vulnerability of farmers in the marketplace.
  • Partisan (adjective) – पक्षपातपूर्ण, कट्टर
    Meaning – A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
    Synonyms – biased, prejudiced, one-sided.
    Sentence – True democracy is dreaded by partisans of the old left and right alike.
  • Get in the way of (phrase)
    Meaning – to obstruct something. 
  • Rehabilitation (noun)पुनर्वास
    Meaning – the action of bringing (someone or something) back to a normal.
    Sentence – He tells of raising four siblings alone while his mother took drug rehabilitation.
  • Contrast (noun) – विरोध
    Meaning – The state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.
    Synonyms – difference, dissimilarity, contradiction/incongruity.
    Sentence – The contrast between the two men couldn’t be more distinct.
  • Livestock (noun) – पशु, मवेशी
    Meaning – Farm animals regarded as an asset.
    Sentence – The government took the initiative to send seed and livestock to these farms.
  • Provision (noun) – प्रावधान
    Meaning – The action of providing or supplying something for use.
    Synonyms – supplying, giving, providing, allocation, distribution.
    Sentence – The Government’s provision of a limited amount of more money is welcome.
  • Far fewer (phrase)
    Meaning – much less (with a large difference).
  • Casualty (noun) दुर्घटना, दुर्घटना का शिकार
    Meaning – A person killed or injured in a war or accident.
    Synonyms – victim, fatality, dead and injured.
    Sentence – Regardless of this, the casualty figures for the Black Death were massive.
  • Hazard (noun) – जोखिम
    Meaning – A danger or risk.
    Synonyms – danger, risk, peril.
    Sentence – The 1998 case is a notorious example of the hazards of credit risk.


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