The Hindu Vocab (Lead Article – A language ladder for an education roadblock) – August 05, 2021

  1. Roadblock (noun) – barrier, hindrance, obstruction.
  2. Seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  3. Pursue (verb) – work towards, try for, seek, search for, strive for.
  4. Revolutionary (adjective) – new, novel, creative, innovative, ingenious.
  5. Show the way (phrase) – guide, lead, steer.
  6. In tune with (phrase) – in agreement, in accord, in keeping, in accordance.
  7. Momentous (adjective) – significant, important, historic, crucial/critical.
  8. Monumental (adjective) – huge, terrible, dreadful, awful, colossal.
  9. Hail (verb) – praise, applaud, commend, speak highly of.
  10. Emphasis (noun) – importance, significance; priority, insistence.
  11. Instil (verb) – introduce, inspire, implant, inculcate.
  12. In this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred to earlier.
  13. Scale up (phrasal verb) – increase, expand, augment; step up.
  14. Underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  15. Cognitive (adjective) – mental, emotional, intellectual, rational.
  16. Hinge upon (verb) – depend on, be based, be dependent.
  17. Formative (adjective) – developmental, developing, growing.
  18. Lay emphasis on (phrase) – to emphasize the importance of something.
  19. Germane (adjective) – relevant, pertinent, applicable.
  20. Self-esteem (noun) – self-respect, self-regard, dignity.
  21. Accord (verb) – give, grant, present.
  22. Unquestioned (adjective) – unchallenged, undisputed, undoubted, unequivocal.
  23. Primacy (noun) – importance, priority, preference.
  24. End up (phrasal verb) – come/appear, find oneself (to a particular course of action in the end).
  25. Pertinent (adjective) – relevant, appropriate, applicable.
  26. Recall (verb) – remember, recollect, call to mind, think of.
  27. Laureate (noun) – a person who is honoured with an award for outstanding achievement.
  28. Exemplary (adjective) – perfect, ideal, flawless, impeccable, consummate.
  29. Highbrow (adjective) – intellectual, scholarly, cultured, sophisticated, academic, educated, well informed, erudite, learned.
  30. Phenomenal (adjective) – exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable.
  31. Repute (noun) – fame, renown, distinction, high standing, stature, eminence.
  32. Humanities (noun) – arts, literature.
  33. Paradoxically (adverb) – contradictorily, inconsistently, incongruously.
  34. Impede (verb) – hinder, obstruct, hamper, disrupt.
  35. Content with (verb) – be satisfied, satisfy oneself.
  36. Languish (verb) – suffer, experience hardship; be abandoned, be neglected, be forgotten.
  37. Cursory (adjective) – casual, brief.
  38. Look at (verb) – inspect, scrutinize, analyse, review.
  39. G20 – G20 comprises Argentina, Australia, brazil, Canada, China, EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, south Korea, Turkey, UK and USA.
  40. Impart (verb) – communicate, pass on, convey, transmit; give, provide.
  41. State-of-the-art (adjective) – modern, advanced/highly developed, sophisticated.
  42. For instance (phrase) – as an example.
  43. Play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  44. Proficiency (noun) – skill, expertise, ability, capability.
  45. Mandarin (noun) – the official standard language of china.
  46. Insight (noun) – understanding, appreciation, revelation.
  47. Predominantly (adverb) – mainly, mostly
  48. Linguistic (adjective) – relating to language; lingual.
  49. Diversity (noun) – the state/condition of having many different types of something; variety, variation, difference, range.
  50. Province (noun) – territory, region, state (of a country).
  51. Context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  52. Ironic (adjective) – strange, unexpected, odd, paradoxical.
  53. Overwhelming (adjective) – very large, huge, formidable.
  54. Bleak (adjective) – unpromising, unfavourable, disadvantageous.
  55. Grim (adjective) – distressing, upsetting, worrying, unpleasant, dismal/awful.
  56. Outline (verb) – indicate, define, summarize.
  57. Road map (noun) – plan/strategy to do something successfully.
  58. Commendable (adjective) – admirable, praiseworthy, laudable.
  59. To begin with (phrase) – at first, at the outset, at the beginning.
  60. Bottleneck (noun) – a condition which appears as not solvable and so delays the process; setback, problem, issue, snag, difficulty.
  61. Take up (phrasal verb) – engage in, participate in, take part in, practise, follow.
  62. Lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, unavailability.
  63. Leverage (verb) – use, make use of, utilize (to maximum gain).
  64. Ecosystem (noun) – complex situation/environment.
  65. Nascent (adjective) – just beginning, developing, emerging, rising, burgeoning.
  66. Skew (verb) – distort, change, alter.
  67. Swayam (noun) – a sanskrit acronym that stands for “study webs of active-learning for young aspiring minds” is an indian mooc (massive open online course) platform.
  68. Curriculum (noun) – syllabus, course of studies, subjects. (curricula is the plural form of the curriculum).
  69. Exclusivist (noun) – the doctrine/belief that only one particular belief or system is true.
  70. Lay/put stress on (phrase) – emphasis, to give importance to; to give attention to.
  71. Advocate (Verb) – recommend, prescribe, advise, support, uphold, subscribe to, champion.
  72. Vista (noun) – view, prospect, aspect, perspective.
  73. Inferiority (noun) – lowliness, inferior status, inferior position, secondary status, subordination.
  74. Deprive of (verb) – dispossess, strip of, deny, prevent from having.
  75. Root (noun) – source, origin, reason.
  76. Heritage (noun) – tradition, history, background, culture.
  77. Seeming (adjective) – apparent, outward; pretended, supposed, alleged, purported, ostensible.
  78. Backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.

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