The Hindu Editorial (Death by design: on Jallikattu) Vocab – 22 Jan, 2019

In situations involving humans and animals, Murphy’s law takes a strong hold: if things can go wrong, they most likely will.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Death by design: on Jallikattu) – Jan 22, 2019


  • Regulation (noun)  विनियमन
    Meaning – An official rule or the act of controlling something.

    Synonyms – ruling, order, directive, act, law, by-law, statute.
    Sentence – I do know there is a provision in the regulations relating to length of sailing vessels.
  • Intrinsic (adjective)  स्वाभाविक
    Meaning – Belonging naturally; essential.

    Synonyms – innate, inborn, inbred, congenital, natural, native
    Sentence – Access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.
  • Likely (adjective)  उपयुक्त, संभावित
    Meaning – if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected

    Synonyms – probable, distinctly possible, to be expected, odds-on
    Sentence – Speculation on the likely effect of opting out.
  • Activist ()  कार्यकर्ता 
    Meaning – A person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.

    Sentence – Police arrested three activists.
  • Innumerable (adjective)  असंख्य
    Meaning – too many to be counted.

    Synonyms – countless, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous.
    Sentence – Innumerable flags of all colours.
  • Ledger (noun)  खाता बही
    Meaning – a book in which things are regularly recorded.

    Synonyms – book, account book, record book, register.
    Sentence – The total balance of the purchases ledger.
  • Survive (verb)  बना रहना
    Meaning – to continue to live or exist, especially after coming close to dying or being destroyed or after being in a difficult or threatening situation.

    Synonyms – remain alive, live, sustain oneself, cling to life, pull through, get through, hold on.
    Sentence – Against all odds the child survived.
  • Ordeal (noun)  परख, कड़ी परीक्षा
    Meaning – a very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience.

    Synonyms –  unpleasant experience, trial, tribulation, test, nightmare, trauma.
    Sentence – The ordeal of having to give evidence.
  • Tragedy  शोकपूर्ण घटना, त्रासदी
    Meaning – a very sad event or situation, especially one involving death or suffering

    Synonyms – disaster, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm, devastation.
    Sentence – His life had been plagued by tragedy.
  • Gore (verb)  सींग घुसाना
    Meaning – (of an animal such as a bull) pierce or stab (a person or other animal) with a horn or tusk.

    Synonyms – pierce, stab, stick, impale, puncture.
    Sentence – He was gored to death by a charging bull.
  • Precaution (noun)  एहतियात 
    Meaning – an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening.

    Synonyms – safeguard, preventative measure, preventive measure.
    Sentence – He had taken the precaution of seeking legal advice.
  • Rampaging (verb)  उन्मादी, क्रोध में इधर-उधर दौड़ना
    Meaning – to go through an area making a lot of noise and causing damage.

    Synonyms – rush madly, rush wildly, riot, run riot, go on the rampage, run amok.
    Sentence – Several thousand demonstrators rampaged through the city.
  • Arena (noun)  अखाड़ा
    Meaning – a large, flat area surrounded by seats used for sports or entertainment.

    Synonyms – stadium, amphitheatre, theatre, coliseum
    Sentence – An arena demonstrating traditional sports such as kabaddi will give fans a chance to test their skills.
  • Accommodate (verb)  समायोजित
    Meaning – to provide space or a place for a group.

    Synonyms – lodge, house, put up, billet, quarter, board, take in.
    Sentence – The cottages accommodate up to six people.
  • Barricade  आड़
    Meaning – a line or pile of objects put together, often quickly, to stop people from going where they want to go.

    Synonyms – barrier, obstacle, blockade, bar, fence.
    Sentence – 
    As with any structure, only vigilance, guards, and barricades could prevent such attacks.
  • Bull-tamers
    Meaning – people who try to control bull.
  • Rein (noun)  लगाम 
    Meaning – A long, narrow strap attached at one end to a horse’s bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse in riding or driving.

    Sentence – Sir Evelyn’s squire bowed, holding out the reins to the horse.
  • Spectator (noun)  दर्शक
    Meaning – A person who watches at a show, game, or other event.

    Synonyms – onlooker, watcher, looker-on, fly on the wall, viewer.
    Sentence – It was as if my trip had become a movie and I was a spectator watching.
  • Pierce (verb)  प्रवेश करना
    Meaning – to go in or through something, esp. with a pointed object, making a hole.

    Synonyms – punch holes in, put holes in, perforate, puncture, prick, hole
    Sentence – The doctor had dreadlocks, pierced ears and nose and tattoos everywhere.
  • Abdomen (noun)  पेट
    Meaning – The part of the body of a vertebrate containing the digestive and reproductive organs; the belly.

    Synonyms – stomach, belly, gut, middle, midriff, intestines.
    Sentence – Girls with ovarian tumors may have abdominal pain and masses that can be felt in the abdomen.
  • Regulate (verb)  विनियमित 
    Meaning – to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way.

    Synonyms – control, adjust, manage, balance, set, synchronize, modulate, tune.
    Sentence – A hormone which regulates metabolism.
  • Deploy (verb)  तैनात
    Meaning – Move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.

    Synonyms – position, station, post, place, install, locate
    Sentence – Forces were deployed at strategic locations.
  • Makeshift (adjective)  अस्थायी 
    Meaning – temporary and of low quality, but used because of a sudden need.

    Synonyms – temporary, make-do, provisional, stopgap, standby.
    Sentence – Arranging a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed.
  • Blood sport (noun)  खून का खेल
    Meaning – A sport involving the hunting, wounding, or killing of animals.

    Sentence – Blood sports such as dogfighting and cockfighting.
  • Unpredictability (noun)  अनिश्चितता
    Meaning – the quality or fact of being unpredictable (= likely to change suddenly and without reason)

    Sentence – The unpredictability of the British weather.
  • Intrinsic (adjective)  स्वाभाविक 
    Meaning – being an extremely important and basic characteristic of a person or thing.

    Synonyms – innate, inborn, inbred, congenital, natural, native
    Sentence – access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.
  • On the ground (phrase) 
    Meaning – among the general public.
  • Inseparable (noun)  अवियोज्य
    Meaning – if two or more people are inseparable, they are such good friends that they spend most of their time together

    Sentence – We are two good old enemies, Edith and I, inseparables, in fact.
  • Ordinance (noun)  अध्यादेश
    Meaning – a law or rule made by a government or authority.

    Synonyms – edict, decree, law, injunction, fiat, command, order, rule.
    Sentence – The ordinance also says government authorities cannot ‘request forced labor.’
  • Exempt (adjective)  मुक्त 
    Meaning – Free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.

    Synonyms – free from, not liable to, not subject to.
    Sentence – These patients are exempt from all charges.
  • Ensure (verb)  सुनिश्चित करें
    Meaning – to make something certain to happen.

    Synonyms – make sure, make certain, see to it.
    Sentence – This guarantee ensures the full value is repayable should any structural issues arise.
  • Well-being (noun)  भलाई
    Meaning – the state of feeling healthy and happy.

    Synonyms – welfare, health, good health, happiness, comfort, security.
    Sentence – An improvement in the patient’s well-being.
  • Danger life and limb (phrase) 
    Meaning – to be put, or to put yourself, in physical danger.
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