The Hindu Vocabulary 10 December 2020

2020-12-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Transparency is vital: On authorisation of coronavirus vaccines’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Efficacy

Noun

the ability of something like a drug or a medical treatment to bring about the results that are wanted.

(प्रभावकारिता)

Adequacy, Competence, Effectiveness, Ability, Capability

Failure, Inadequacy, Inefficiency, Lethargy, Unproductiveness

Irresponsibility will affect efficacy of the efforts you put in work.

Nod

Verb

lower and raise one's head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal.

(सिर का इशारा)

Incline, Bob, Bow, Dip, Duck

Still, Stay put, Unmoving, Motionless

Yogesh nodded when I asked him for help.

Interim

Adjective

in or for the intervening period; provisional.

(अन्तरिम)

Provisional, Acting, Makeshift, Temporary

Permanent, Fixed, Continual, Static

The interim leader gave unusual instructions.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Usual, Ordinary

The unprecedented failure lead us in depression.

Remarkable

Adjective

worthy of attention; striking.

(असाधारण)

Extraordinary, Exceptional, Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding

Ordinary, Commonplace, Mainstream, Average

The new policy seems to be having remarkable effect.

Stipulate

Verb

demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.

(मांग या निर्दिष्ट)

Specify, Set down, Set out, Lay down

Ignore, Disregard, Shun, Spum, Disdain

The writer has stipulated the end part as the best.

Desolate

Adjective

(of a place) uninhabited and giving an impression of bleak emptiness.

(निर्जन)

Barren, Bleak, Stark, Bare, Dismal

Fertile, Populous, Crowded, Congested, Full

I met a desolate poor woman at the street.

Reveal

Verb

make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.

(प्रकट करना)

Acknowledge, Affirm, Admit, Impart, Publish

Reject, Contradict, Hide, Conceal, Covert

I asked Abhinav to reveal the secret.

Respondent

Noun

a person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire or responding to an advertisement.

(प्रतिवादी)

-

-

Most of the respondents did not participate seriously.

Hesitancy

Noun

the quality or state of being hesitant.

(संदेह)

Uncertainty, Hesitation, Hesitance, Doubt, Indecision

Certainty, Resolution, Willingness, Will, Disposition, Wish

The hesitancy showcased by the little kid was unnecessary.

Merely

Adverb

just; only.

(केवल)

Only, Purely, Solely, Simply, Entirely

Mostly, Largely, Greatly, Bravely

The efforts put merely made any difference.

Seek

Verb

make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.

(प्रयास करना)

Aim, Endeavor, Tackle, Strive

Neglect, Repress, Rest, Surrender

We were seeking positive response to our plea.

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