The Hindu Editorial (Left out, abused) Vocab – 05 Jan, 2019

Child care institutions in India have been trapped in an administrative blind spot, as revelations of the sexual abuse of inmates in a balika grih at Muzaffarpur in Bihar showed last year.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Left out, abused: on the state of child care institutions) – Jan 05, 2019


  • Left out (adjective) – छोड़ा हुआ
    Synonyms – omitted, excluded.
  • Neglect (noun) – उपेक्षा
    Meaning – Failure to do something.
    Synonyms – negligence, carelessness, unconcern/laxity.
    Sentence – He was reported for neglect of duty.
  • Trap (verb) फँसाना
    Meaning – Catch
    Synonyms – confine, get caught, get stuck.
    Sentence – It seems the rats got worse when the cats were trapped.
  • Inmate (noun) निवासी
    Meaning – a person living in an institution (like hospital, prison, etc).
    Synonyms – inhabitant, occupant,
    Sentence – If a man who is in charge of inmates breaks prison regulations, he should be charged.
  • Rescue (verb) बचाव
    Meaning – save from danger/difficulty.
    Synonyms – save from danger, save the life of, come to the aid of
    Sentence – Firemen rescued a man trapped in the river’.
  • Exploitation (noun) शोषण
    Meaning – The action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work.
    Synonyms – misuse, ill treatment, unfair treatment.
    Sentence – The exploitation of migrant workers.
  • Den (noun) मांद, गुफा
    Meaning – A wild mammal’s hidden home
    Synonyms – hiding place/hideout, shelter, lodge.
    Sentence – A female mink had set up her den there.
  • Predation (noun) शिकार
    Meaning – physical attack (on one’ own people).
    Sentence – An effective defence against predation.
  • Rot (noun) – दुर्गन्ध
    Meaning – A process of deterioration; a decline in standards.
    Synonyms – deterioration, decline; cancer.
    Sentence – There is enough talent in the team to stop the rot.
  • Juvenile (adjective) – किशोर
    Meaning – For or relating to young people.
    Synonyms – young, teenage, underage.
    Sentence – I never had the shape for juvenile leads so I’ve always had to play character parts.
  • Lacunae – plural of lacuna (noun) – अभाव
    Meaning – a gap/empty space; missing part of something.
    Synonyms – space, absence, lack, deficiency, blank
    Sentence – The journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies.
  • Semblance (noun) – दिखावा
    Meaning – The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
    Synonyms – resemblance, likeness, similarity/similar nature.
    Sentence – She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order.
  • Traffick (verb) 
    Meaning – buying and selling goods/animal/people illegally;
    Synonyms –  trading, dealing.
  • Vent (verb) बाहर निकलने देना
    Meaning – Give free expression to (a strong emotion)
    Synonyms – reveal, express, communicate.
    Sentence – We vent our spleen on drug barons.
  • Grievance (noun) – शिकायत
    Meaning – A feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair.
    Synonyms – complaint, criticism, objection/protest.
    Sentence – He was nursing a grievance.
  • Virtually (adverb) – वास्तव में
    Meaning – Nearly; almost.
    Synonyms –  effectively, all but, more or less, practically
    Sentence – The college became virtually bankrupt.
  • Depressing (adjective) – निराशाजनक
    Meaning – Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection.
    Synonyms – dismal, cheerless, gloomy.
    Sentence – That thought is too depressing for words.
  • Scrutiny (noun) संवीक्षा, छानबीन
    Meaning – Critical observation or examination.
    Synonyms – observation, inspection, examination.
    Sentence – Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny.
  • Empanel (verb) सूची में सम्मिलित करना
    Meaning – enrol
    Synonyms – sign up, apply
    Sentence – On the day fixed for trial the jury was empanelled.
  • Sans (preposition) – बिना, सिवाय
    Meaning – Without
    Synonyms –  devoid, bereft, deprived, in need
    Sentence – A picture of Maughan sans specs.
  • Sanitation (noun) स्वच्छता
    Meaning – Conditions relating to public health, especially the provision of clean drinking water and adequate sewage disposal.
    Synonyms – personal hygiene, personal cleanliness, purity, sterility
    Sentence – At this point, the lack of clean drinking water and sanitation is the main threat.
  • Distress (noun) संकट
    Meaning – Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    Synonyms – anguish, suffering, pain.
    Sentence – Her fingers flew to her throat in distress.
  • Lay something bare (phrase) 
    Meaning – reveal, disclose, divulge.
  • Imperative (noun) – अनिवार्य
    Meaning – An essential or urgent thing.
    Synonyms – necessary condition, essential, requirement.
    Sentence – Free movement of labour was an economic imperative.
  • Credentialed (adjective) 
    Meaning – relating to something given credentials.
  • Hold someone to account (phrase) 
    Meaning – to require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
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