The Hindu Editorial (Learning little) Vocab – 18 Jan, 2019

The latest assessment of how children are faring in schools in rural areas indicates there has been no dramatic improvement in learning outcomes.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Learning little) – Jan 18, 2019


  • Dismal (adjective) – निराशाजनक
    Meaning – Pitifully or disgracefully bad.
    Synonyms – bad, awful, terrible.
    Sentence – He shuddered as he watched his team’s dismal performance.
  • Fare (verb) 
    Meaning –  Perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period.
    Synonyms – perform, progress, proceed/get along.
    Sentence – The party fared badly in the elections.
  • Moribund (adjective) मरणासन्न
    Meaning –  (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour.
    Synonyms – declining, dying, decaying.
    Sentence – The moribund commercial property market.
  • Let down (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning –  fail to support, disappoint, abandon/neglect. 
  • Corresponding (adjective) – अनुरूप
    Meaning –  Analogous or equivalent in character, form, or function;
    Synonyms – comparable.
    Sentence – He is confident that average grades have risen beyond the corresponding rise in abilities.
  • Uptick (noun) इजाफा
    Meaning – a small increase.
    Sentence – The economy has shown a few upticks.
  • Barrier (noun) – अवरोध
    Meaning – A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.
    Synonyms – obstacle, hurdle, impediment/hindrance.
    Sentence – The mountain barrier between Norway and Sweden.
  • Mechanism (noun) क्रियाविधि
    Meaning – A system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery.
    Synonyms – method, process, system.
    Sentence – A third motor powers the tape eject mechanism.
  • Deficit (noun) – घाटा
    Meaning –  The amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small.
    Synonyms – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
    Sentence – He promises to cut the nearly $500 billion deficit in half in four years.
  • Enactment (noun) कानून
    Meaning –  The process of passing legislation.
    Synonyms – making law, ratification, endorsement/adoption.
    Sentence – The enactment of equal pay legislation.
  • Empower (verb) – सशक्त
    Meaning –  Give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
    Synonyms – authorize, allow, entitle.
    Sentence – All uniformed Metro offices are empowered to issue traffic fines.
  • Framework (noun) ढांचा
    Meaning –  An essential supporting structure of a building, vehicle, or object.
    Synonyms – structure, scheme/system, organisation.
    Sentence – A conservatory in a delicate framework of iron.
  • Cater (verb) – पूरा, सेवा करना
    Meaning – Provide with what is needed or required.
    Synonyms – fulfil, satisfy; serve.
    Sentence – The school caters for children with learning difficulties.
  • Rely on (phrasal verb)
    Meaning –  depend on; resort to, have recourse to.
  • Numeracy (noun) – संख्यात्मक
    Meaning – understanding of numbers and quantitative basics.
    Sentence – Another hidden group is people with poor literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Ambitious (adjective) महत्त्वाकांक्षी
    Meaning –  (of a plan or piece of work) intended to satisfy high aspirations and therefore difficult to achieve.
    Synonyms – difficult, exacting, formidable/challenging.
    Sentence – An ambitious enterprise.
  • Incentivise (verb) प्रोत्साहित
    Meaning –  Motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.
    Synonyms – encourage, motivate, galvanize.
    Sentence – We should be incentivizing people to build estates and create wealth and encouraging that.
  • Lie in (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning –  be present, be contained, exist. 
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