The Hindu Editorial (Half done) Vocab – 15 Jan, 2019

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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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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