The Hindu Vocabulary 20 February 2021

2021-02-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dizzying climb: On retail inflation.'

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dizzying

Adjective

causing someone to feel unsteady, confused, or amazed.

(चकित कर)

Confused, Unsteady, Unstable, Wobbly, Rickety

Steady, Stable, Firm, Stiff, Strong

The dizzying rate of change affected us all.

Deceleration

Noun

reduction in speed or rate.

(मंदी)

Depletion, Cutting, Dropping, Cutback

Increase, Promotion, Enhance, Improved

The deceleration in our economy has to be managed well.

Stubbornly

Adverb

in a manner that shows dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something.

(हठपूर्वक)

Obstinate, Headstrong, Wilful, Strong-willed

Weak, Submissive, Timid, Shy

He stubbornly refused our offer.

Appreciable

Adjective

large or important enough to be noticed.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Considerable, Substantial, Sizeable, Significant, Fair

Negligible, Trivial, Trifling, Insignificant

His kind gesture of managing things free of cost was appreciable.

Disinflation

Noun

reduction in the rate of inflation.

(मुद्रास्फीति की दर में कमी)

Decrease, Diminish, Drop, Lessen, Reduce

Increase, Rise, Raise, Enhance

The disinflation rate is increasing day by day.

Prospect

Noun

the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring.

(संभावना)

Likelihood, Hope, Expectation, Anticipation

Unexpected, Unlikely, Unwanted, Undesirable

He told me that there was no prospect of rectification.

Augur

Verb

portend a good or bad outcome.

(भविष्य बतलाना)

Bode, Portend, Herald, Presage, Signify

Avoid, Ignore, Neglect, Disregard

The end of the discussion seems to augur well.

Outbreak

Noun

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

(प्रकोप)

Eruption, Flare-up, Upsurge, Encourage

Diminish, Drop, End, Finish

The outbreak of the disease lasted for long.

Outlook

Noun

a person's point of view or general attitude to life.

(दृष्टिकोण)

Viewpoint, Angle, View, Interpretation, Opinion

-

His outlook towards things is way different.

Linger

Verb

stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.

(विलंब करना)

Stay, Remain, Wait, Loiter, Dawdle

Leave, Abandon, Quit, Back out

We lingered on the road for a year.

Inflationary

Adjective

characterized by or tending to cause monetary inflation.

(मौद्रिक मुद्रास्फीति का कारण या प्रवृत्ति)

Growing, Improving, Enhancing, Increasing

Decreasing, Diminishing, Dropping, Lessening

The inflationary rate couldn’t be controlled by the government.

Unrelenting

Adjective

not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.

(बेरहम)

Implacable, Inflexible, Unyielding, Unbending

Yielding, Producing, Supplying, Giving, Providing

The amendments made were unrelenting.

Vigil

Noun

a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.

(जागरण)

Observe, View, Eye, Scan, Study

Ignore, Disregard, Avoid, Neglect, spurn, Shun

These decorative vigils lasted for hours.

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