The Hindu Vocabulary 14 May 2021

2021-05-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘State action: On Centre’s role in COVID-19 fight’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Facilitator

Noun

a person or thing that makes an action or process easy or easier.

(सुविधा)

Spur, Stimulus, Stimulant, Impetus, Prompt, Prod

Deterrent, Discouragement, Dissuasion, Damper, Curb

An honest teacher acts as a facilitator for society.

Faltering

Adjective

moving unsteadily or hesitantly.

(डगमगाता)

Wavering, Unsteady, Stumbling, Stuttering, Moving, Shaking

Steady, Straight, Stable, Balanced, Secure

He couldn’t manage his faltering steps.

Macabre

Noun

disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.

(परेशान है क्योंकि मौत का डर है या उसके साथ संबंध है)

Gruesome, Grisly, Grim, Gory, Morbid, Ghastly

Positive, Complacent, Optimist, Cheerful, Sanguine, Hopeful

He narrated a macabre series of murders.

Reminiscent

Adjective

suggesting something by resemblance.

(याद ताजा)

Similar, Remembrance, Relatable, Related

Dissimilar, Different, Abhorrent, Afar, Distinct

These flowers are reminiscent of my childhood.

Nosedive

Noun

a sudden dramatic deterioration.

(भारी गिरावट आना)

Drop, Plunge, Plummet, Tumble, Decline, Slump

Rise, Increase, Raise, Ascend, Arise, Upward

The share price took a sharp nosedive this month.

Wreak havoc

Phrase

To cause damage.

(नुकसान पहुंचाना)

-

-

The flood wreaked havoc.

Burnished

Verb

enhance or perfect (something such as a reputation or a skill).

(चमकता हुआ)

Enhance, Intensify, Inflate, Amplify, Magnify

Diminish, Mar, Decrease, Decline, Lessen, Reduce

We took the best attempt at the opportunity to burnish our image.

Mainstay

Noun

a person or thing on which something else is based or depends.

(आधार)

Centrepiece, Linchpin, Pillar, Cornerstone, Bulwark

Optional, Discretionary, Non-compulsory, Unnecessary, Unwanted

Farming is said to be the mainstay of the economy.

Equitably

Adverb

in a fair and impartial manner.

(समान रूप से)

Justly, Equally, Impartially, Unbiasedly, Satisfactorily

Dissatisfying, Insufficiently, Unfairly, Unjust

His wealth was equitably distributed among the brothers and sisters.

Potential

Adjective

having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.

(सशक्त)

Capability, Likely, Prospective, Probable, Budding

Incapable, Unwilling, Impotent, Powerless, Incapacitated

We need to impress our potential clients.

 

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