The Hindu Vocabulary 2 February 2021

2021-02-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 02 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Growth with inequality: On Economic Survey 2021’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Privilege

Noun

a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.

(विशेषाधिकार)

Advantage, Right, Benefit, Prerogative, Entitlement

Constraint, Restriction, Control, Curb, Limitation

The privilege of working with the guards was not bestowed on many.

Disparity

Noun

a great difference.

(असमानता)

Discrepancy, Difference, Imbalance, Inequality, Incongruity

Parity, Similarity, Likeness, Resemblance

The government has made the economic disparity visible.

Expansive

Adjective

covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive.

(विस्तार करने वाला)

Extensive, Sweeping, Rolling, Spacious, Wide-ranging

Limited, Intensive, Restricted, Confined, compact

The reach should be expansive.

Outlook

Verb

a person's point of view.

(दृष्टिकोण)

Viewpoint, Slant, Interpretation, Opinion

-

Our outlook on the project is completely different.

Treacherous

Adjective

guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.

(कपटी)

Disloyal, Unfaithful, Dishonest, Perfidious

Honest, Loyal, Faithful, Constant

His treacherous attempts put him a difficulty.

Shoal

Noun

a large number of people or things.

(बड़ी संख्या में लोग या चीजें)

Group, Crowd, Hoard, Gathering

Individual, Single, Unit, Sole, Lone, Alone

The shoal at the theatre rushed towards the hall.

Unfathomable

Adjective

incapable of being fully explored or understood.

(पूरी तरह से पता लगाने या समझने में असमर्थ)

Inscrutable, Incomprehensible, Incalculable, Obscure

Clear, Blatant, Evident, Comprehensible

The idea laid was unfathomable.

Trade-off

Noun

a balance achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; a compromise.

(अदला - बदली)

Agreement, Understanding, Terms, Settlement, Accommodation

Intransigence, Refusal, Denial, Deny, Reject

The trade-off could not be settled at the eleventh hour.

Deleterious

Adjective

causing harm or damage.

(हानिकारक)

Harmful, Damaging, Detrimental, Injurious, Inimical

Safe, Protective, Unharmed, Beneficial, Advantageous

The desired steps seemed to have deleterious effects on the society.

Proactive

Adjective

creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

(सक्रिय)

Energetic, Driven, Bold, Dynamic

Sulk, Dull, Slow, Sluggish

All his approaches are proactive.

Prognosis

Noun

a forecast of the likely outcome of a situation.

(भविष्य-कथन)

Forecast, Prediction, Projection, Prophecy

-

The disease and pandemic had poor prognosis.

Exacerbate

Verb

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

(ख़राब करना)

Aggravate, Worsen, Inflame, Compound, Intensify

Reduce, Absolve, Diminish, Dwindle, Devalue

All the attempts simply exacerbated the situation.

 

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