The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy fields) Vocab – 04 Dec, 2018

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers reached Delhi for a two-day Kisan Mukti Morcha and held the country’s attention. 

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy fields: on Kisan Mukti Morcha) – Dec 04, 2018


  • Address (verb) – संबोधित करना, निवेदन करना
    Meaning –  Speak to (a person or an assembly)
    Synonyms –  attend to, tackle, deal with. 
    Sentence – She addressed the open-air meeting.
  • Distress (noun) – संकट, कठिनाई
    Meaning –  Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    Synonyms – anguish,pain, suffering, hardship.  
    Sentence – Her fingers flew to her throat in distress.
  • Hold someone’s attention (phrase)
    Meaning –  attract, inspire. 
  • Agrarian (adjective)कृषि
    Meaning – Relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
    Sentence – Colleges of Agriculture have drawn from a historically shrinking agrarian population base.
  • Unqualified (adjective) – अयोग्य, बेहुनर
    Meaning – (of a person) not officially recognized as a practitioner of a particular profession or activity through having satisfied the relevant conditions or requirements.
    Synonyms – total, complete/entire; unconditional, unlicensed, untrained, inexperienced
    Sentence – He was totally unqualified for his job as a senior house doctor.
  • Loan waiver (noun) – ऋण छूट
    Meaning – it is the waiving of the real or potential liability of the person or party who has taken out a loan through the voluntary action of the person or party who has made the loan. 
  • Mitigate (verb) – कम करना, घटाना
    Meaning – Make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
    Synonyms – reduce, lessen, alleviate/ease.  
    Sentence – To say that statistics mitigate murder is obviously contemptible.
  • Indebtedness (noun) – ऋण, कर्जदारी
    Meaning – The condition of owing money.
    Synonyms – financial obligation, financial liability, debt.  
    Sentence – The industry is taking steps to reduce indebtedness and cut costs.
  • Remuneration (noun) – पारिश्रमिक, मेहनताना
    Meaning – Money paid for work or a service.
    Synonyms – payment, earnings, wages.  
    Sentence – They work in excess of their contracted hours for no additional remuneration.
  • Produce (noun) – उत्पादन, पैदावार
    Meaning – Agricultural and other natural products collectively.

    Synonyms – products, commodities, (crops, fruits/vegetables).
    Sentence – As of now, there is no facility to predict trends in marketing agricultural produce.
  • On paper (phrase) 
    Meaning – in theory, theoretically, hypothetically. 
  • Precarious (adjective) – अनिश्चित, संदिग्ध
    Meaning – Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
    Synonyms – uncertain/unsure, insecure, unreliable/risky.  
    Sentence – Execute this one correctly or risk putting your shoulders in a very precarious position.
  • Fragmented (adjective) – खंडित
    Meaning – Break or cause to break into fragments.
    Synonyms – divided, fractured, separated.  
    Sentence – The fact that air traffic control is fragmented is resulting in flight delays all over Europe.
  • Restrained (adjective) – नियंत्रित किया हुआ
    Meaning – Characterized by reserve or moderation; unemotional or dispassionate.
    Synonyms –  controlled, sober, quiet, calm. 
    Sentence –This is simply too much visual clutter for a site that should be treated with restrained dignity.
  • Unruly (adjective) – अनियंत्रित 
    Meaning –  Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.

    Synonyms –  disorderly, uncontrollable, wild/troublemaking.
    Sentence – A group of unruly children.
  • Tangible (adjective) – वास्तविक, असली
    Meaning – Perceptible by touch.
    Synonyms – real/actual, definite, substantial.  
    Sentence – The atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible.
  • By far (phrase) 
    Meaning – considerably, significantly, noticeably.
  • Galvanise (verb) – प्रेरित करना
    Meaning – Shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
    Synonyms – inspire, spur, encourage.  
    Sentence – 
  • Palpable (adjective) – स्पर्शनीय
    Meaning – (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.
    Synonyms – noticeable, appreciable, discernible.  
    Sentence – A palpable sense of loss.
  • Clock (verb) – कालद
    Meaning – Attain or register (a specified time, distance, or speed)
    Synonyms – register, record, attain.  
    Sentence – Thomas has clocked up forty years service.
  • Preceding (adjective) – पूर्ववर्ती
    Meaning – Coming before something in order, position, or time.
    Synonyms – previous, prior, earlier.  
    Sentence – A growth in sales above those of the preceding year.
  • Put something in perspective (phrase)
    Meaning – to compare something with a similar thing to give a clearer, more accurate idea. 
  • Implode (verb) – फटना
    Meaning – Collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards.
    Synonyms – collapse, fail suddenly, break up.  
    Sentence – The plasma implodes the fuel.
  • Aftermath (noun) – परिणाम
    Meaning – The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
    Synonyms – consequence, repercussion, effects.
    Sentence – The international laws that served us in the aftermath of the Second World War are overdue for reform.
  • 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.
  • Reiterate (verb) – बार बार दुहराना
    Meaning – Say something again or a number of times.
    Synonyms – repeat, say again, restate.  
    Sentence – He reiterated the points made in his earlier speech.
  • Jibe (noun) –  हंसी, मज़ाक
    Meaning – An insulting or mocking remark
    Synonyms – insult, taunt; contemptuous/insulting remark.  
    Sentence – His replies were peppered with small gibes.
  • Aversion (noun) – घृणा
    Meaning – A strong dislike or disinclination.
    Synonyms – dislike, disinclination, hatred.  
    Sentence – They made plain their aversion to the use of force.
  • Angst (noun) – गुस्से
    Meaning – A feeling of deep anxiety or dread
    Synonyms – anxiety, fear, apprehension/worry.  
    Sentence – The audience is propelled into the existential angst of everyday living.
  • Breezy (adjective) – समीरिक
    Meaning – Appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk.
    Synonyms – easy, casual, informal.  
    Sentence – the text is written in a breezy matter-of-fact manner.
  • Handout (noun) –  विज्ञप्ति पत्र
    Meaning – A quantity of financial or other material aid given to a person or organization.
    Synonyms –  (financial) support, free offering/freebie. 
    Sentence – Dependence on central government handouts.
  • Lip service (noun) – दिखावटी प्रेम
    Meaning – a method of expressing approval/support without taking any significant action.
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