The Hindu Vocabulary 13 September 2021

2021-09-13

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Nipah amidst a pandemic’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Amidst

Noun

Between

(बीच में)

Betwixt, Amid, Halfway, During

Beyond, Separate, Away from

The government conducted the meeting amidst the COVID situation.

Pandemic

Adjective

Universal

(सर्वव्यापी महामारी)

Board, Common, Comprehensive, Generic

Abnormal, Exclusive, Incomplete, Infrequent

The COVID pandemic has caused heavy destruction of life.

Fatality

Noun

An occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease. (विपत्ति)

Accident, Casualty, Disaster, Mortality

Birth, Beginning

The discovery of new drugs has reduced the fatality of the disease.  

Exotic

Adjective

Not native or usual

(अनोखा)

Alien, Strange, Unusual, Weird, Curious

Native, Familiar, Standard, Common

Exotic flowers grew here in great abundance.

Barely

Adverb

By a very small margin

(मुश्किल से)

Almost, Scarcely, Hardly, Just

Easily, Significantly, Vastly, Substantially

He was so angry with me that he barely talked to me.   

Contagion

Noun

Infection

(स्‍पर्श या संपर्क से फैलने वाला रोग)

Contamination, Illness, Pollution, Virus, Plague

Purification, Advantage, Cleanliness

Parents have been warned to keep children out of school to avoid contagion.

Aspect

Noun

Visible feature

(पहलू)

Attitude, Condition, Appearance, Prospect, Feature

Whole

The teacher covered every aspect of the subject.

Competent

Adjective

Able

(सक्षम)

Adequate, Capable, Decent, Efficient, Proficient

Impotent, Incapable, Insufficient, Unable

The competent students will achieve first prize in the quiz competition.

Peter

Verb

Decrease

(समाप्त होना)

Fade away, Decay, Decline, Curb

Aid, Ascend, Assist, Build, Develop

The college fest soon petered out of lack of food.

Evoke

Verb

Induce

(आह्वान)

Arouse, Conjure, Elicit, Provoke, Excite

Calm, Ignore, Repress, Stop

Akash evoked me to build my own house.

Anticipatory

Adjective

Expectant

(अग्रिम)

Awaiting, Hopeful, Agape

Apathetic, Indifferent, Unmoved

The children couldn’t control their anticipatory excitement on Diwali morning.

Elusive

Adjective

Mysterious

(मायावी)

Ambiguous, Fleeting, Deceptive, Puzzling

Definite, Understandable, Stable, Honest

Success will become more elusive if one fails to work hard.

Tweaked

Verb

Adjust

(मोड़)

Tease, Twist, Jerk, Pull

Fixation, Stabilisation

After a minor tweak, the laptop worked properly.

Coaxed

Verb

Persuade

(मनाना)

Cajole, Induce, Entice, Tempt, Flatter

Discourage, Repel, Disgust, Repulse

During the pandemic, greater pay isn’t coaxing workers to work in offices.

 

 

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