The Hindu Vocabulary 11 May 2021

2021-05-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Lockdown gains: On need to augment health system’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Augment

Verb

make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

(बढ़ाना)

Increase, Raise, Intensify, Multiply, Amplify

Decrease, Dwindle, Diminish, Reduce, Drop, Lessen

The share price augmented within a week.

Calamitous

Adjective

involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous.

(नुक़सानदेह)

Disastrous, Catastrophic, Devastating, Dire, Tragic, Fatal

Good, Advantageous, Superior, Powerful, Commanding, Excellent

The country couldn’t bear the calamitous events.

Staggering

Adjective

deeply shocking; astonishing.

(चौंका देने वाला)

Appalling, Horrifying, Dreadful, Awful, Frightful, Terrible

Admirable, Wonderful, Delightful, Commendable, Praiseworthy

His staggering behaviour appalled everyone.

Manifold

Adjective

many and various.

(विविध)

Many, Numerous, Multifarious, Multitudinous, Multiplex

Single, Lone, Alone, Only, Few

He manifold attempts were not helpful.

Insistence

Noun

the fact or quality of insisting that something is the case or should be done.

(आग्रह)

Demand, Bidding, Command, Dictate, Instruction, Requirement

-

His insistence on washing dishes was no helpful.

Vending

Verb

offer (small items) for sale, either from a stall or from a slot machine.

(बिक्री के लिए प्रस्ताव (छोटे आइटम))

-

-

At the street, there was a man who was vending candies.

Commendably

Adverb

in a way that is deserving of praise.

(भली भाँति)

Admirable, Praiseworthy, Laudable, Estimable, Meritorious, Creditable

Reprehensible, Deplorable, Disgraceful, Discreditable, Disreputable

The novel is commendably resistant of the current situation.

Incumbent

Adjective

necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.

(निर्भर)

Binding, Obligatory, Mandatory, Necessary, Compulsory, Required

Optional, Voluntary, Non-compulsory, Discretionary, Free, Non-mandatory

The government realized that it was incumbent on them to act up now.

Fritter away

Phrase

to spend or use up (something) in a slow and usually foolish way.

(समय नष्ट करना)

Disburse, Squander, Waste, Splurge, Expend

Save, Keep, Persistent, Hoard, Contain, Sustain, Maintain

They frittered away all the money on wasteful things.

Lag

Verb

fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development.

(पीछे रह जाना)

Fall behind, Straggle, Linger, Dally, Dawdle

Lead, Keep up, Hurry, Guide, Conduct, Usher

They did not wait for those who were lagging behind.

Disbursement

Noun

the payment of money from a fund.

(अदायगी)

Payment, Spending, Expending, Disposal, Donation, Outlay

Accepting, Taking, Receiving, Gathering, Keeping

The disbursement of the amount was based on the ratio of males and females.

Descent

Noun

an act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling.

(अवतरण)

Drop, Fall, Sinking, Subsiding, Dive, Sink, Diminish

Rise, Increase, Develop, Enhance

The plank went into a steep descent.

 

 

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