The Hindu Lead Article (A new framework around caste and the census) – Jan 23, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (A new framework around caste and the census) – Jan 23, 2021

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A new framework around caste and the census) – Jan 23, 2021:

  1. framework (noun) – structure, system organization.
  2. census (noun) – an official survey, particularly of a population.
  3. engagement (noun) – participation, taking part, involvement.
  4. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  5. socio-economic (noun) – relating to the interaction of social (position, rank, or importance) and economic (income, pay, and wealth) aspects.
  6. Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) (noun) – The Ministry of Rural Development Government of India, commenced the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011, in June 2011 through a comprehensive door to door enumeration (counting) across the country. This is the first time such a comprehensive exercise has been carried out for both rural and urban India. It is also expected to generate information on a large number of social and economic indicators relating to households across the country.
  7. enumerate (verb) – list, itemize, mention, count (things one by one).
  8. in this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred earlier.
  9. demographic (adjective) – the statistical study/structure of populations, especially human beings.
  10. in a vacuum (phrase) – in total isolation (isolated from others).
  11. synchronous (adjective) – concurrent, coincident, happening at the same time.
  12. decennial (adjective) – recurring every ten years.
  13. evolve (verb) – develop, progress, advance gradually.
  14. over time (phrase) – it describes something which happens gradually.
  15. academic (noun) – scholar, lecturer/professor, educator, instructor.
  16. map (verb) – outline, plan, work out (the details of something).
  17. point out (phrasal verb) – indicate, specify, detail, mention.
  18. immensely (adverb) – extremely, exceedingly, especially.
  19. blunt (adjective) – dull, simple.
  20. instrument (noun) – mechanism, apparatus, system, means (to achieve/attain something).
  21. unsuited (adjective) – incompatible, inharmonious, conflicting, inconsistent.
  22. surface (verb) – emerge, arise, appear.
  23. critique (noun) – analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal.
  24. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, expert/pundit, learned person.
  25. comprehensive (adjective) – all-inclusive, broad-based, complete/thorough.
  26. anthropologist (noun) – an expert in or student of anthropology (the study of human beings (humanity)).
  27. epistemological (noun) – relating to the study of (human) knowledge.
  28. disregard (verb) – ignore, overlook, dismiss, take no notice of, pay no attention to.
  29. with regard to (phrase) – regarding, concerning, with respect to, in respect of, with reference to.
  30. delimitation (noun) – an act of fixing boundary or limits.
  31. enumeration (noun) – the action of establishing the number of something; counting, numbering, tally.
  32. aggregate(d) (adjective) – total, whole, complete, overall, comprehensive.
  33. traction (noun) – popularity, acceptance.
  34. necessity (noun) – (essential) requirement, prerequisite, indispensable thing.
  35. contemporary (adjective) – current, present-day, present-time.
  36. remedy (verb) – set right, rectify, retrieve, solve.
  37. inequality (noun) – Inequality is simply defined as “the state of not being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities; imbalance, unevenness, disproportion, disparity.
  38. untenable (adjective) – unjustified, unacceptable; faulty/flawed; illogical/irrational.
  39. disingenuous (adjective) – dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing.
  40. emotive (adjective) – sensitive, emotional, controversial, inflammatory.
  41. repercussion (noun) – consequence, result, effect, outcome.
  42. solidify (verb) – make stronger, reinforce, consolidate.
  43. context-specific (adjective) – relating to a particular situation within which something exists or happens.
  44. counterargument (noun) – counter-statement, rebuttal, disconfirmation, disproof.
  45. thanks to (phrase) – as a result of, owing to, due to, because of.
  46. acute (adjective) – severe, intense, serious.
  47. mark out (phrasal verb) – define, describe, outline.
  48. illuminate (verb) – clarify, elucidate, explain, reveal, make clear.
  49. take into account (phrase) – consider, take into consideration, have regard to, reckon with.
  50. nuance (noun) – fine distinction, subtle difference/subtlety/nicety, subtle variation.
  51. the Census Act of 1948 (noun) – An Act to provide for certain matters in connection with the taking of census.
  52. household (noun) – family, house.
  53. portrait (noun) – representation, depiction, impression, image.
  54. beneficiary (noun) – recipientreceiver, assignee.
  55. state support (noun) – government support.
  56. road map (noun) – plan/strategy to do something successfully.
  57. utility (noun) – usefulness, advantage, benefit, value, helpfulness, effectiveness, efficacy.
  58. National Sample Survey (NSS) (noun) – It is one of the oldest continuing household sample surveys in the developing world. The survey is conducted on a regular basis by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), India’s premier data collection agency. Since 1972, the NSSO has fallen under the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation of the Government of India (GOI).
  59. National Family Health Survey (NFHS) (noun) – a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. Three rounds of the survey have been conducted since the first survey in 1992-93. The survey provides state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality, the practice of family planning, maternal and child health, reproductive health, nutrition, anaemia, utilization and quality of health and family planning services.
  60. maternal health (noun) – maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
  61. utilisation (noun) – an effective use of something.
  62. statistician (noun) – an expert in the preparation and analysis of statistics.
  63. go through (phrasal verb) – undergo, experience, be subjected to, live through.
  64. inclusive (adjective) – all-embracing, all-inclusive, with everyone included, comprehensive.
  65. non-discriminatory (adjective) – fair, judicial, unbiased.
  66. time lag (noun) – a period of time between two related events.
  67. inherent (adjective) – implicit, intrinsic, fundamental, basic.
  68. sizeable (adjective) – substantial, considerable, significant.
  69. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  70. stocktaking (noun) – the process of accessing/reviewing one’s situation.
  71. exclusionary (adjective) – special.
  72. criterion (noun) – basis, standard; specification, guideline. (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  73. facilitate (verb) – make easy, make possible; assist, help/aid.
  74. reflection (noun) – opinion, thought, view, assessment.
  75. relevance (noun) – significance, importance.
  76. rigour (noun) – hardship, severity, adversity, suffering.
  77. dissemination (noun) – spreading, circulation, distribution.
  78. set up (phrasal verb) – establish, start/begin, initiate, institute, create.


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