The Hindu Vocabulary 20 October 2020

2020-10-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘No great escape: On India’s low rank on nutritional indices’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tackle

Verb

make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).

(निपटाना)

Accept, Manage, Deal with, Try, Undertake

Forget, Neglect, Avoid, Reject

Tackling such great issues is not my cup of tea.

Revamp

Verb

give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.

(सुधार)

Overhaul, Refurbish, Rehabilitate, Restore

Damage, Break, Destroy, Ruin, Hurt

Revamping the store might attract customers.

Hubris

Noun

excessive pride or self-confidence.

(अभिमान)

Vanity, Audacity, Nerve, Ostentation

Humility, Modesty, respect, Timidity

There was a sheer lack in hubris after the first failure.

Persisting

Adjective

continuing, prolonged.

(क़ायम रहना)

Ongoing, Enduring, Lasting, Advancing

Temporary, Brief, Ephemeral, Short, Volatile

The impact of the floods will be persisting for long.

Stunting

Verb

preventing from growing or developing properly.

(बढ़ने से रोकना)

Curtail, Decrease, Abate, Hinder, Impede

Develop, Facilitate, Lengthen, Aid

The stunting among children is because of lack of micronutrients.

Unedifying

Adjective

distasteful; unpleasant.

(अप्रिय)

Hateful, Obnoxious, Painful, Bitter, Odious

Attractive, Delightful, Savory, Friendly

The new policy seeems to be unedifying.

Critique

Verb

evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way.

(आलोचना करना)

Criticism, Judgement, Flak, Review

Compliment, Flattery, Praise, Applaud

Mass population critiqued the concept developed lately.

Determinant

Noun

a factor which decisively affects the nature or outcome of something.

(निर्धारक)

Stimulator, Stimulus, Force, Push

Deterrent, Dislike, Prevention, Hindrance

The major determinant for the index is participation of elderly.

Deprivation

Noun

the lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.

(किसी चीज की कमी या नकार को एक आवश्यकता माना जाता है)

Dispossession, Deficiency, Absence, Distress

Wealth, Affluence, prosperity, Riches

The poor face deprivation of basic nutrients.

Aggravate

Verb

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.

(भड़काना)

Worsen, Infuriate, Offend, Piss off

Calm, Conciliate, Placate, Pacify, Mollify

The pandemic has aggravated all our problems.

Acute

Adjective

present or experienced to a severe or intense degree.

(तीव्र)

Severe, Critical, Dire, Drastic, terrible, Awful

Negligible, Trivial, Minor, Unimportant, Insignificant

After her surgery, she was in acute pain.

Underscore

Verb

emphasize.

(बल देना)

Stress, Highlight, Accentuate, Intensify

Understate, Play down, Lower, Neglect

I deliberately underscored the sue of sanitizer.

Pursuit

Noun

the action of pursuing someone or something.

(लक्ष्य)

Chasing, Pursuing, Tracking, Trailing

Avoiding, Rejecting, Neglecting

In pursuit of peace, I went to the hills.

Supplemental

Adjective

provided in addition to what is already present or available to complete or enhance it.

(पूरक)

Additional, Extra, Added, Auxiliary

Usual, Normal, Lack, Standard

The cheese toppings were supplemental for us.

 

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