Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.
Meaning: the action or fact of complying with a wish or command.
Example: Evidently, the requirement for the ombudsman to make public the periodic
reports on compliance will exert pressure on States to meet their obligations.
Meaning: not having any serious purpose or value.
Example: In an encouraging sign, the Supreme Court has ruled against patent extensions on frivolous grounds, putting the generic drugs industry, so crucial
for HIV treatment, on a firm footing.
Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness.
Example: The HIV and AIDS Bill may not be the answer to every need, but it would
be a folly not to see its potential to make further gains.
Meaning: not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
Synonyms: irreversible, unrectifiable, irremediable, irreparable, unrepairable,
Example: Anyone scanning the headlines for the past month would conclude that India is in the throes of irrevocable human-wildlife conflict.
Meaning: (of an animal such as a dog) make an aggressive growl with bared teeth.
Example: Rather than only focussing on a wild, snarling animal, a greater understanding of crowd dynamics is also called for.
Meaning: the area near or surrounding a particular place.
synonyms: surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale,
local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place
Example: The fact that it is dangerous to be in the vicinity of a panicked leopard is belied only by the absurdity of the fact that most wanted to see the animal and take pictures.
Meaning: (of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently.
Synonyms:yell, shout loudly, bay, scream, shriek, roar
Example: “the surging crowds clamoured for attention”
Example: Other mobs that have gathered around wildlife have clamoured for instant ‘justice’, gratification or resolution — in the form of killing the animal, beheading it, or parading it after its death.
Meaning: move with a smooth wave-like motion.
Synonyms: rise and fall, surge, wave, billow, roll, swell, ripple, heave, flow, wind, swing, whirl, wobble, oscillate
Example: “her body undulated to the thumping rhythm of the music”
Example: The forest department was caught in a human conflict situation — a crowd of people did not allow officials to do their difficult job of catching the tiger. The terrain was undulating.
Meaning: causing repulsion or horror; grisly.
Synonyms: grisly, ghastly, frightful, horrid, horrifying, fearful, hideous,
Example: “the most gruesome murder”
Example: The results were gruesome — the tiger was hit repeatedly by the JCB, and crushed to death, all part of its ‘rescue’.
Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound;
Example: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Example: Many cases of conflict or aggression towards animals are exacerbated by
carelessness and existing human-human conflict or tensions.