The Hindu Editorial – Time for change (Apr 19, 2022)

by VIJAY BANCO

Posted on 19-April-2022 4:35:10 PM    0 Comments    76 view(s)



  1. Stress (verb) – emphasize, highlight, underline, underscore  जोर देना
  2. Forecast (noun) –  prediction, indication, projection, speculation पूर्वानुमान
  3. India Meteorological Department (IMD) (noun) – The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology.
  4. Long period average (LPA) (noun) – LPA of rainfall is the rainfall recorded over a particular region for a given interval (like month or season) average over a long period like 30 years, 50 years, etc
  5. Little (determiner) – Hardly any, no much, negligible, small, almost no अल्प, नगण्य
  6. Detail (verb) – Specify, describe, notify विवरण देना
  7. Lopsided (adjective) – irregular, unbalanced, uneven, asymmetrical एकतरफा/असमान 
  8. Evenly (adverb) – Equally, regularly, consistently  समान रूप से   
  9. Around the time (phrase) – the same time, at the moment  उसी समय
  10. Imminent (adjective) – Impending, forthcoming, close, looming  निकट
  11. Thus (adverb) – Therefore, so, accordingly, as a result, as a consequence इस प्रकार
  12. Utility (noun) – Usefulness, helpfulness, advantage, benefit उपयोगिता
  13. Predicate (on) (verb) – base, ground establish, found, premise. आधारित होना
  14. EI Nino (noun) – El Niño is a climate pattern that describes the unusual warming of surface waters in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. Trade winds and atmosphere are also impacted by El Niño.
  15. Dry up (phrasal verb) – (a continuous flow or source) decrease, stop, dwindle, wane, disappear घटना/ सुखना
  16. Parameter (noun) – criterion, guideline, factor, limit, specification मापदण्ड
  17. Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) (noun) – The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is defined by the difference in sea surface temperature between two areas (or poles, hence a dipole) – a western pole in the Arabian Sea (western Indian Ocean) and an eastern pole in the eastern Indian Ocean south of Indonesia.
  18. Make public (phrase) – publish, publicize, release, expose  सार्वजनिक करना
  19. Norms (noun) – Standards, criterion, guideline, measure, benchmark  मानक
  20. World Meteorological Organization (noun) – The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics.
  21. Signatory (noun) –   participant, countersigner (who signed an agreement) हस्ताक्षरकर्ता
  22. Stick with (phrasal verb) – Continue with, persist with, stay with टिकना
  23. Reflect (verb) – indicate, show, display, demonstrate प्रदर्शित करना
  24. Count for (phrasal verb) – to be valid for something योग्य होना
  25. On the surface (phrase) – visibly, apparently, ostensibly  जाहिर तौर पर
  26. Decade (noun) – a period of ten years. दशक
  27. Conceal (verb) – hide, cover up, disguise, dissemble छिपाना
  28. Shift (noun) –  change, modification, move, transferal, alteration बदलाव
  29. Compute (verb) – calculate, reckon, evaluate, assess गणना करना
  30. Uneven (adjective) – Unequal, Imbalanced, Asymmetrical, Irregular असमान
  31. Epoch (noun) – era, period, age, eon, time युग
  32. Global warming (noun) – a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.
  33. Tendency (noun) –  Inclination, proclivity, disposition, predisposition प्रवृत्ति
  34. Play a role (phrase) – be a factor in, contribute to भूमिका निभाना
  35. Lay stress on (phrase) – emphasize, highlight, underline, underscore जोर देना
  36. Fortnight (noun) – A period of two weeks.
  37. Rather than (phrase) – instead of के बजाय
  38. Anachronistic (adjective) – Outdated, old-fashioned, outmoded, obsolescent  कालानुक्रमिक/ पुराना


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