India won global acclaim for its “Beat Plastic Pollution” resolve declared on World Environment Day last year, under which it pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Half done: on the ban on plastic) – Jan 15, 2019.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Half done: on the ban on plastic) – Jan 15, 2019
- Half done (adjective) – अधूरा छोड़ा हुआ
Meaning – Unfinished or only partly completed.
Sentence – He pointed to the half-done piece of sewing.
- Acclaim (noun) – वाह-वाह करना
Meaning – Enthusiastic and public praise.
Synonyms – acclamation, praise, commendation.
Sentence – The novel won her international acclaim, earning her a Whitbread nomination.
- Resolve (noun) – संकल्प
Meaning – Firm determination to do something.
Synonyms – determination, resolution, strength of character.
Sentence – She received information that strengthened her resolve.
- Pledge (verb) – प्रतिज्ञा
Meaning – A solemn promise or undertaking.
Synonyms – promise, vow/swear, give an assurance.
Sentence – The boys took a solemn pledge at a nondescript hockey stadium in Poland.
- Cutlery (noun) – छुरी-कांटा आदि
Meaning – Knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food.
Synonyms – silverware, plate, silver plate
Sentence – They were at the same table, with the same food and cutlery.
- Sort (verb) – क्रम में लगाना
Meaning – Arrange systematically in groups; separate according to type.
Synonyms – arrange, dispose, clear up.
Sentence – She sorted out the clothes, some to be kept, some to be thrown away.
- Paradigm (noun) – मिसाल
Meaning – A typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
Synonyms – sample, exemplar, exemplification, instance, case
Sentence – Society’s paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’.
- Diligently (adverb) – लगन से, परिश्रमपूर्वक
Meaning – In a way that shows care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.
Synonyms – rigorously, constantly, heedfully.
Sentence – I searched diligently for a remedy.
- Depressing (adjective) – निराशाजनक
Meaning – Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection.
Synonyms – upsetting/distressing, painful, heart-rending/dismal.
Sentence – That thought is too depressing for words.
- Unwilling (adjective) – अनिच्छुक
Meaning – Not ready, eager, or prepared to do something.
Synonyms – reluctant, unenthusiastic, resistant.
Sentence – He was unwilling to take on that responsibility.
- Take forward (phrase)
Meaning – manage/address, tackle/deal with, take responsibility.
- Anomalous (adjective) – नियमविरूद्ध, असंगत
Meaning – Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
Synonyms – non-typical, irregular, odd.
Sentence – Sentences which are grammatically anomalous.
- Enforcement (noun) – प्रवर्तन
Meaning – The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation.
Synonyms – imposition, implementation, execution.
Sentence – The strict enforcement of environmental regulations.
- In favour of (phrase)
Meaning – giving support to, for all, approving of.
- Prohibition (noun) – निषेध
Meaning – The action of forbidding something, especially by law.
Synonyms – embargo, restriction, ban.
Sentence – They argue that prohibition of drugs will always fail.
- Flimsy (adjective) – कमज़ोर
Meaning – Insubstantial and easily damaged.
Synonyms – easily damaged, fragile, breakable/delicate.
Sentence – Suddenly they all seem desperately flimsy for the job.
- Call for (phrasal verb)
Meaning – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
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