The Hindu Vocabulary 13 February 2022

2022-02-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Clearing the airways: On quarantine-free entry for travellers.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Equitable

Adjective

Fair and Impartial

(न्यायसंगत)

Decent, Fair, Honest, Proper, Reasonable

Biased, Intolerable, Unsuitable, Prejudiced

The government should focus on the equitable distribution of resources.

Reciprocity

Noun

The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.

(पारस्परिक)

Cooperation, Exchange, Mutuality

-

The two corporations were waiting for enhancing reciprocity.

Resume

Verb

Begin to do or pursue (something) again after a pause or interruption.

(फिर शुरू करना)

Recoup, Continue, Go on, Proceed, Regain, Reopen, Restart

Cease, End, Halt, Complete, Finish

The interrupted internet services were resumed quickly.

Trajectory

Noun

The path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

(प्रक्षेपवक्र)

 

 

The missile followed the right trajectory to reach its destination.

Mildness

Noun

Lack of intensity

(कोमलता)

Compassion, Kindness, Gentleness, Leniency

Cruelty, Hatred, Harshness, Meanness

The mildness of the juice enhanced its taste.

Reckoning

Noun

The action or process of calculating or estimating something.

(गणना)

Calculation, Estimation, Adding, Ciphering, Count, Tally

-

Whenever the time of reckoning comes, he takes off from the office.

Deter

Verb

Inhibit from action

(प्रतिरोध करना)

Avert, Block, Preclude, Prevent, Prohibit

Aid, Help, Allow, Assist

He was deterred to participate in the sports competition due to health problems.

Repelled

Verb

Drive or force (an attack or attacker) back or away

(पीछे हटाना)

Banned, Denied, Blocked, Disowned

Allowed, Permitted, Consented

His body repelled the medicine.

Breakthrough

Noun

A sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.

(अचानक और महत्वपूर्ण खोज या विकास)

Boost, Development, Discovery, Finding, Improvement

Decline, Loss, Decrease, Step back

The development of the COVID testing kit was a breakthrough in the medical field.

Rife

Adjective

(especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence

(फैला हुआ)

Abundant, Alive, Plentiful, Prevalent, Rampant

Limited, Uncommon, Scarce, Low

COVID-19 has been rife in the world for a long time.

Imply

Verb

Indicate

(संकेत करना)

Entail, Hint, Involve, Mention, Signify

Define, Explicate, Express, State

Getting vaccinated does not imply that one should become careless.

Remnant

Noun

A small remaining quantity of something.

(अवशेष)

Bit, Fragment, Particle, Remains, Residue

Whole, Core, Need, Lack, Base

The remnants of plants can be found in old rocks.

 

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