The Hindu Editorial (Death traps: on Meghalaya’s illegal mines) Vocab – 08 Jan, 2019

The tardy response of the Centre and the State of Meghalaya to the plight of at least 15 workers trapped in a rat-hole coal mine since mid-December has exposed the extraordinary indifference in government to labour welfare and the law.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Death traps: on Meghalaya’s illegal mines) – Jan 08, 2019


  • Trap (noun) – फँसाना
    Meaning – unescapable & very bad situation.
    Synonyms – lure, decoy, bait
    Sentence – This morning I almost fell into the trap of wishing for quieter times.
  • Tardy (adjective) – मंदा, धीमा
    Meaning – Delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time
    Synonyms – slow, sluggish, not to be done on time/delayed.
    Sentence – They’re very strict about being absent and tardy.
  • Plight (noun) – दुर्दशा
    Meaning – A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
    Synonyms – trouble/difficulty, quandary.
    Sentence – Unfortunately Evan’s conclusion distracts us from the plight of refugees.
  • Extraordinary (adjective) – असाधारण
    Meaning – Very unusual or remarkable.
    Synonyms – unusual, uncommon, strange/odd.
    Sentence – There followed a remarkable journey for an extraordinary man.
  • Indifference (noun) – उदासीनता
    Meaning – Lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.
    Synonyms – disregard, lack of interest, apathy/unconcern.
    Sentence – People are not approaching them due to lack of education or indifference.
  • Account for (phrasal verb)
    Meaning – explain, elucidate, clean up.
  • Levy (verb) – उगाही, वसूल करना
    Meaning – Impose (a tax, fee, or fine)
    Synonyms –  charge, demand.
    Sentence – A tax of two per cent was levied on all cargoes.
  • Punitive (adjective) – दंडात्मक
    Meaning – Inflicting or intended as punishment.
    Synonyms – disciplinary, corrective, correctional.
    Sentence – He called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc.
  • Evasive (adjective) – कपटपूर्ण
    Meaning – Tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly.
    Synonyms – indeterminate/inexplicit, equivocal, ambiguous.
    Sentence – She was evasive about her phone number.
  • In spite of (phrase)
    Meaning – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  • Adverse (adjective) – विपरीत
    Meaning – Preventing success or development
    Synonyms – dangerous, unfavourable, disadvantageous.
    Sentence – The adverse publicity generated by the hijacking was the last thing the airline needed.
  • In the wake of (phrase) 
    Meaning – aftermath, as a result of, as a consequence of.
  • Rehabilitate (verb) – पुनर्वास
    Meaning – Return (something, especially a building or environmental feature) to its former condition.
    Synonyms – restore to health/normality.
    Sentence – The campaign aims to rehabilitate the river’s flood plain.
  • Impoverished (adjective) – गरीब
    Meaning – (of a person or area) made poor.
    Synonyms – poor/poverty-stricken, weakened, exhausted.
    Sentence – Impoverished villages.
  • Undertake (verb) – कार्य
    Meaning – Commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on.
    Synonyms – begin, start, embark on.
    Sentence – A firm of builders undertook the construction work.
  • Flagrant (adjective) – खुला, निन्दनीय
    Meaning – (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
    Synonyms – glaring, obvious, blatant/transparent.
    Sentence – A flagrant violation of the law.
  • Diversify (verb) – विविधता
    Meaning – Make or become more diverse or varied.
    Synonyms – enlarge/expand, widen, branch out.
    Sentence – The economy is well diversified on this base.
  • Primitive (adjective) – आदिम, प्राचीन
    Meaning – Relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something.
    Synonyms – basic/elementary, undeveloped, unsophisticated.
    Sentence – This included vaulting, which was more durable than the more primitive, earlier building methods.
  • Overdue (adjective) – अतिदेय, ठीक समय पर अदा न किया हुआ
    Meaning – Not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time.
    Synonyms – latebehind schedule/timedelayed/outstanding.
    Sentence – The rent was nearly three months overdue.


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