The Hindu Vocabulary 15 June 2021

2021-06-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Origin unclear: On the source of the coronavirus’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Vital

Adjective

absolutely necessary; essential.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Essential, Indispensable, Crucial, Key, Necessary, Needed

Unimportant, Peripheral, Secondary, Optional, Discretionary

Water and sunlight are vital for plants to grow.

Outbreak

Noun

a sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.

(प्रकोप)

Eruption, Upsurge, Flare-up, Epidemic, Breakout, Outburst, Blaze

-

The Covid outbreak has caused great damage to our economy.

Spillover

Noun

an unexpected consequence or repercussion.

(अप्रत्यक्ष परिणाम)

Result, Upshot, Outcome, Out-turn, Sequel, Effect, Reaction

Cause, Beginning, Starter, Initiator

The negative spillover is caused because of the work-life imbalance.

Fuelled

Verb

Ignite.

(सुलग़ना)

Stimulate, Boost, Intensify, Instigate, Fortify, Support

Dampen, Settle, Put down, Placate, Appease, Propitiate

His words fuelled my anger.

Hypothesis

Noun

a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

(अनुमान)

Theory, Theorem, Thesis, Proposition, Supposition, Speculation

-

He came up with the hypothesis that every action has a cause.

Civet

Noun

the ring-tailed cat or cacomistle.

(गंधबिलाव)

-

-

The civet cat was seen in the woods behind our house.

Harbour

Verb

shelter or hide.

(पनाह)

Shelter, Conceal, Cover, Hide, Protect, Shield, House

Hand over, Uncover, Reveal, Disclose, Overt, Open

I was suspected to be harbouring a criminal.

Bioengineer

Verb

create or carry out using bioengineering techniques.

(जैवइंजीनियरी)

-

-

The bed is made of bioengineered wood.

Virulence

Noun

bitter hostility.

(उग्रता)

Rancour, Unfriendliness, Hate, Malice, Hatred, Spite

Friendly, Amicably, Amiable, Together, Affable, Cordial

He was perturbed with the virulence of doubt.

Conclusive

Adjective

having or likely to have the effect of proving a case; decisive.

(निर्णायक)

Incontrovertible, Incontestable, Irrefutable, Unquestionable, Undeniable

Inconclusive, Deniable, Unconvincing, Indecisive

The conclusive evidence was lost.

Politicise

Verb

make (someone) politically aware or active.

(जानकारी लेना)

Inform, Announce, Enlighten, Knowledgeable

Ignorant, Unaware, Oblivious, Spurn, Shun, Ignore

Raj politicised his agenda of serving the NGO.

 

 

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