The Hindu Vocabulary 19 March 2021

2021-03-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Allaying concerns: On public trust and vaccination programmes’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Allaying

Adjective

diminish or put at rest.

(कम होनेवाला)

Reduce, Drop, Diminish, Decrease, Lessen, Abate

Increase, Intensify, Strengthen, Sharpen

His words had an allaying effect on my misery.

Flurry

Noun

a sudden short period of activity or excitement.

(हड़बड़ी)

Outbreak, Spurt, Spell, Bout, Rash, Blaze

Dearth, Trickle, Lack, Scant

We witnessed a slurry of snow.

Cascade

Noun

a mass of something that falls or hangs in copious quantities.

(किसी चीज का द्रव्यमान)

Group, Category, Batch, Lot, Section, Clique

Individual, Sole, Only, Solely

A cascade of pink flowers was presented to us.

Halt

Noun

An obstacle.

(विराम)

Stop, Cessation, Stoppage, Pause, Respite, Suspension

Continuance, Start, Continuation, Prolongation

The halt in the processing can be removed only with his help.

Accelerate

Verb

increase in rate, amount, or extent.

(गति बढ़ाना)

Intensify, Speed up, Stimulate, Promote, Expedite

Decelerate, Drop, Delay, Diminish, Decrease, Descend

His assistance accelerated the outcomes.

Replete

Adjective

filled or well-supplied with something.

(परिपूर्ण)

Filled, Full,  Crammed, Overflowing, Teeming, Solid, Abounding

Lacking, Less, Absent, Unavailable

The series was replete with obscenity.

Untoward

Adjective

unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.

(अप्रत्याशित और अनुचित)

Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unpredictable, Unwelcome

Expected, Timely, Appropriate, Suitable

Nothing untoward as such has ever happened.

Outweigh

Verb

be heavier, greater, or more significant than.

(अतिभार होना)

Exceed, Dominate, Outbalance, Offset, Supersede

Subdue, Repress, Supress, Crush, Conceal

The advantages of the scheme outweigh the disadvantages.

Exemplify

Verb

be a typical example of.

(उदाहरण देना)

Typify, Example, Epitomize, Symbolize, Personify

-

The best deal is exemplified by him.

Prompt

Noun

cause or bring about.

(प्रेरित करना)

Cause, Elicit, Create, Induce, Provoke

Deter, Restrain, Prevent, Stop, Keep

They prompted us to quit.

Efficacy

Noun

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

(प्रभावकारिता)

Ability, Capability, Effectiveness, Use, Virtue

Inefficacy, Inefficient, Ineffective, Incompetent, Inept

The efficacy of the system is dependent on funding.

Adverse

Adjective

preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

(विपरीत)

Unfavourable, Inauspicious, Unfortunate, Poor

Favourable, Beneficial, Positive, Friendly

Increased taxes are having adverse impact on the people.

Zealous

Adjective

having or showing zeal.

(उत्साही)

Fervent, Ardent, Enthusiastic, Fiery, Fervid

Apathetic, Indifferent, Mediocre, Ordinary

His zealous attitude brought him applauds.

 

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Question Of The Day

Match the contents given in List-I with List-II.

List-I

List-II

I. Comptroller and Auditor General

A. Kolkata

II. National Stock Exchange of India Limited  

B. New Delhi

III. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited  

C. Mumbai

IV. Geological Survey of India     

D. Dehradun

 

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