India, as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, may well be catching up with the richer economies in terms of absolute size.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (The gap within: on inter-State disparities) – Jan 24, 2019.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (The gap within: on inter-State disparities) – Jan 24, 2019
- Inter-State (adjective) – अन्तर्राज्यीय
Meaning – existing or taking place between states
Sentence – He was traveling on a dark interstate road with a 75 Km/H posted speed limit
- Disparity (noun) – असमानता
Meaning – a difference between things
Synonyms – discrepancy, inconsistency, imbalance, inequality, incongruity, unevenness.
Sentence – Economic disparities between different regions of the country.
- Catch up (phrasal verb)
Meaning –Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one.
- Absolute – पूर्ण
Meaning – Not qualified or diminished in any way; total.
Synonyms – very great, or complete
Sentence – To River’s total and absolute horror, Adam’s fingers caught and fastened around his neck.
- Convergence (noun) – संमिलन
Meaning – a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar
Synonyms – junction, fork, branching, intersection, interchange, confluence, meeting point
Sentence – The convergence of communications processing is an issue.
- Widen (verb) – विस्तृत बनाना
Meaning – to (cause something to) become larger or to include a larger amount or number
Synonyms – broaden, open up, open out, spread, expand, extend, enlarge
Sentence – The lane widened out into a small clearing.
- Evaluate (verb) – मूल्यांकन करना
Meaning – to think carefully about something before making a judgment about its value, importance, or quality
Synonyms – assess the worth of, put a price on, put a value on
Sentence – The study will assist in evaluating the impact of recent changes.
- Bridge the gap (idiom)
Meaning – to reduce the differences that separate two things or groups.
- Sustained (adjective) – निरंतर
Meaning – continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
Sentence – Several years of sustained economic growth.
- For instance (phrase)
Meaning – for example
- Albeit (conjunction) – यद्यपि, हालांकि
Meaning – Though
Synonyms – although, even if, even though, in spite of the fact that.
Sentence – He was making progress, albeit rather slowly.
- Subsequent (adjective) – आगामी
Meaning – happening or coming after something else
Synonyms – following, ensuing, succeeding, successive, later, future,.
Sentence – It is noted that there was an episode of enuresis subsequent to this report.
- Significant (adjective) – महत्वपूर्ण
Meaning – very large or noticeable
Synonyms – notable, noteworthy, worthy of attention, remarkable, outstanding, important.
Sentence – A significant increase in sales.
- Divergence (noun) – विचलन
Meaning – A difference in opinions, interests, etc.
Synonyms – dissimilarity, variance, polarity, disparity, contrast, difference
Sentence – A fundamental divergence of attitude.
- Fortune (noun) – संपत्ति
Meaning – money and success
Synonyms – wealth, riches, substance, property, assets, resources.
Sentence – He inherited a substantial fortune.
- On the other hand (phrase)
Meaning – used for giving two different opinions about something
- Burgeon (verb) – तेजी से बढ़ना
Meaning – growing or developing quickly
Synonyms – increase exponentially, increase rapidly, expand, spring up, shoot up
Sentence – Manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand.
- Breach (noun) – उल्लंघन
Meaning – to break a law, rule, or agreement
Synonyms – contravention, violation, breaking, non-observance, infringement.
Sentence – I am talking about gross breaches of code of conduct.
- Deficit (noun) – घाटा
Meaning – The amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small.
Synonyms – shortfall, deficiency, shortage, undersupply, slippage.
Sentence – They had turned a five-point deficit into a one-point lead inside six minutes.
- Profligate – अपव्ययी, भ्रष्टाचरण
Meaning – Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Synonyms – wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, improvident, prodigal, immoderate.
Sentence – The combined loss of possession and position is profligate to the point of wasteful.
- Uphold (verb) – कायम रखना
Meaning – Maintain (a custom or practice)
Synonyms – sustain, continue, preserve, protect, keep, hold to, keep alive.
Sentence – They uphold a tradition of not causing distress to living creatures.
- Thrive (verb) – कामयाब होना, बढ़ना
Meaning – to become very successful
Synonyms – happy, healthy, developing, blooming
Sentence – Education groups thrive on organization.
- Crucial (adjective) – महत्वपूर्ण
Meaning – something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something
Synonyms – pivotal, critical, key, climacteric, decisive, deciding, determining
Sentence – I see the next 18 months as crucial to the long-term development of the game.
- Determinant (noun) – सिद्ध, निर्धारक
Meaning – something that controls or decides how something else will develop or what result it will have
Synonyms – factor, issue, point, concern, item, matter, element.
Sentence – Pure force of will was the main determinant of his success.
- Long-run (noun) – आगे जाकर
Meaning – not immediately but at some time in the future.
- Prospect (noun) – आशा, संभावना
Meaning – the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
Synonyms – hope, expectation, anticipation, chance, good chance, poor chance
Sentence – It is not a prospect which he anticipates with much enthusiasm.
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