The Hindu Vocabulary 19 December 2020

2020-12-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Discouraging numbers: On National Family Health Survey 2019-20’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Debilitating

Adjective

making someone very weak and infirm.

(दुर्बल)

Weak, Frail, Feeble, Weakly, Weedy

Strong, Sturdy, Robust, Brawny

The renovation of the scheme had a debilitating effect.

Anecdotal

Adjective

not necessarily true or reliable.

(उपाख्यानात्मक)

Informal, Unreliable, Unscientific, Uncertain, Unsure

Sure, Certain, Reliable, Formal

We derived an anecdotal evidence against the officials.

Impoverished

Adjective

Made poor.

(गरीब)

Poor, Penniless, Destitute, Penurious, Indigent

Rich, Affluent, Wealthy, Moneyed, Cash rich

We should help the impoverished.

Gleaned

Verb

obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty.

(बटोरना)

Observe, Understand, Detect, Depict, Extract, Draw

Ignore, Reject, Repel, Avoid

I could glean that she needs help.

Exacerbation

Noun

the process of making a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling worse.

(गहरा हो जाना)

Worse, Poor, Bad, Filthy, Substandard

Good, Pleasing, Better, Fine, Superior, Satisfactory

Prime Minister’s ideas and mind set lead us to exacerbation and nothing else.

Fraught

Adjective

causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

(चिंता या तनाव से भरा हुआ)

Anxious, Worried, Upset, Distraught, Agitated

Calm, Composed, Settled, Pacified, Tranquil

We were fraught with the rising tensions at the border.

Noticeable

Adjective

easily seen or noticed; clear or apparent.

(Noticeable)

Perceptible, Detectable, Distinguishable, Observable, Palpable

Imperceptible, Unobtrusive, Inconspicuous, Unnoticeable

His wound was evidently noticeable.

Flip

Noun

Other.

(और)

Next, Turn, Upbend, Upturn, Overset

Same, Similar, Stay, Exact

The flip side of the diary has a cartoon character to show.

Outcome

Noun

the way a thing turns out; a consequence.

(परिणाम)

Result, Consequence, Upshot, Effect, Aftermath

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The outcome of the elections can be dramatic.

Refocus

Verb

adjust the focus.

(फिर से फ़ोकस)

Stress, Highlight, Point up, Refer again, Readdress

Shun, Avoid, Ignore, Let go, Forgo

The teacher asked students to refocus on the details of the chemical reaction.

Eradicate

Verb

destroy completely; put an end to.

(जड़ से मिटाना)

Eliminate, Get rid of, Remove, Suppress, Exterminate

Keep, Retain, Hold, Save, Store up

The NGO focuses on ways to eradicate poverty.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance.

(अनिवार्य)

Crucial, Important, Necessary, Vital, Required, Obligatory, Exigent

Unimportant, Optional, Trivial, Minor, Insignificant, Trifling, Piddling

It is imperative to thank the senior as he was of great help.

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