The Hindu Vocabulary 13 August 2021

2021-08-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Safe at school: On getting students back on campus’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Shuttered

Verb

close (a business).

(बन्द करना)

Off. Close, Shut, Slam, Bar, Lock

Open, Release, Unleash, Unlock, Unbolt, Unlatch

The small businesses were shuttered due to pandemic

Tempered

Verb

improve the consistency or resiliency of.

(बेहतर बनाना)

Strengthen, Harden, Toughen, Fortify, Anneal

Weaken, Lessen, Sap, Relax, Decrease, Undermine

The glass was tempered was strength.

Eligible

Adjective

having the right to do or obtain something; satisfying the appropriate conditions.

(योग्य)

Entitled, Permitted, Allowed, Qualified, Suitable

Ineligible, Unqualified, Disqualified, Disentitled, Incompetent

Not all customers are eligible for discounts.

Resultant

Adjective

occurring or produced as a result of something.

(योग्य)

Result, Consequence, Outcome, Upshot, Effect

Cause, Source, Root, Seed, Germ

The resultant of the reaction is harmful.

Mandate

Noun

an official order or commission to do something.

(जनादेश)

Instruction, Directive, Direction, Decree, Command, Order

-

A mandate looking forward to the release of prisoners was announced.

Attributed

Verb

regard something as being caused by.

(जिम्मेदार ठहराया)

Ascribe, Assign, Accredit, Credit, Allot, Impute, Allocate

Withdraw, Take, Remove, Extract, Take out, Discontinue

The features are attributed to the customised products.

Efficacy

Noun

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

(क्षमता)

Effectiveness, Success, Power, Potency, Virtue, Use

Inefficacy, Ineffective, Unsuccessful, Fruitless, Profitless

The efficacy of the software is doubted.

Lacuna

Noun

an unfilled space; a gap.

(कमी)

Opening, Aperture, Gap, Slit, Slot, Vent, Chink

-

The article has filled a lacuna.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Harmony, Concord, Concurrence, Consent, Unity, Unison, Oneness

Disagreement, Discord, Dispute, Dissent, Difference

There is a lack of consensus among the members.

 

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