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 origin or mode of formation of something.
Synonyms: origin, source, root, beginning, commencement, start, outset.
Example: A reading of Kautilya’s Arthashastra will help one understand the genesis of the state and how it needed to legitimise its authority through the evolution of the police as we know it today.
Meaning: existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
Synonyms: plentiful, copious, ample, profuse, rich, lavish, liberal, generous, bountiful, large, huge, great, bumper, overflowing, superabundant, infinite, inexhaustible, opulent, prolific.
Example: Crime was petty in those days, not requiring any sophisticated methods of investigation and detection. Now, it is not only widespread and violent but also sophisticated with the abundant use of technology.
Meaning: a measuring rod a yard long, typically divided into inches., a standard used for comparison.
Synonyms: standard, measure, gauge, scale, guide, guideline, indicator, test, touchstone, barometer, specification, criterion, norm, average, benchmark, point of reference, model, pattern, rule, principle, paradigm, convention, ideal
Example: It is my conviction that the police force must address this fear in a focussed manner. It is my lament that many unenlightened governments in our country do not evaluate police performance by this yardstick.
Meaning: the quality of being easily bent; flexibility.
Synonyms: flexibility, pliancy, elasticity, suppleness, malleability, plasticity, springiness, ductility.
Example: It is my lament that many unenlightened governments in our country do not evaluate police performance by this yardstick. Police pliability to serve political ends rates higher in their agenda.
5. Aloof (adjective)
Meaning: : not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Synonyms: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote,
Example: “they were courteous but faintly aloof
6. Allure (noun)
Meaning: : the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.
Synonyms: attraction, lure, draw, pull, appeal, glamour
Example: people for whom gold holds no allure”
Meaning: : wary and unwilling to take risks.
Synonyms: chary, guarded
Example: “the officials were very circumspect in their statements”
Meaning: : characterized by or causing cohesion
Example: “a cohesive social unit”
Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
Synonyms: dodge, shun
Example: “I do not shirk any responsibility in this matter”
Meaning: the state or condition of being preoccupied or engrossed with something.
Synonyms: pensiveness, concentration, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, musing, thinking, thinking of other things, deep thought, brown study, brooding.
Example: The strongest criticism against the police is of their preoccupation with the problems of the political party in power and those of the rich and famous.
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