The Hindu Vocabulary 15 November 2021

2021-11-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Focus on full vaccination: On India’s COVID-19 inoculation pace’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Inoculation

Noun

Immunisation

(टीकाकरण)

Injection, Shot, Prevention, Vaccination

  •  

The inoculation of adults began last year and now the children’s version is about to be released.

Slacken

Verb

Decrease

(कम करना)

Abate, Diminish, Loosen, Mitigate, Weaken

Extend, Grow, Increase, Intensify, Rise

The rise of electric vehicles would result in a slackening of oil demand.

Uptick

Noun

Increase

(इजाफा)

Accretion, Accrual, Addendum, Addition

Abatement, Decline, Decrease, Decrement

There was an uptick in demand for handmade products.

Sublineage

Noun

A subordinate part of a lineage.

(उप वंश)

-

-

Research showed that there were many sublineage variants of the new bacteria found last year.

Staggering

Adjective

Overwhelming

(चौंका देने वाला)

Amazing, Astonishing, Shocking, Astounding

Unimpressive, Uninspiring, Boring, Dull

The performance by the group was staggering for all.

Epidemiology

Noun

The study, assessment, and analysis of public health concerns in a given population

(महामारी विज्ञान)

Hygiene, Sanitation

-

Richa was not ready to study epidemiology.

Outcompeted

Verb

Surpass (someone) in competition.

(प्रतिस्पर्धा से बाहर)

Subdued, Trounced, Defeated, Crushed

-

They were outcompeted by their juniors.

Complacency

Noun

Contentment

(शालीनता)

Satisfaction, Smugness, Sense of security

Humbleness, Humility, Modesty

He was criticised for his complacency.

Relentlessly

Adverb

Ad infinitum

(लगातार)

At length, continuously, Endlessly, Forever

Discontinuously

Rakesh worked relentlessly to save his job.

Hesitancy

Noun

Slowness in acting or deciding due to doubt or uncertainty

(संदेह)

Indecision, Reluctance, Skepticism, Uncertainty

Inclination, Willingness

There was hesitancy among the students to participate in state level quiz competitions.

 

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