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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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Learning little) – Jan 18, 2019.
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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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