The Hindu Vocabulary 22 November 2020

2020-11-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Reinventing cities: On urban planning and disease spread’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Paradigm

Noun

a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.

(मिसाल)

Model, Criterion, Pattern, Sample

-

The ministry shared a paradigm of how to balance the economy and health of the people amid the dire need.

Liveable

Adjective

worth living.

(बड़ी जीवन-शक्ति का)

Likeable, Manageable, Balanced, Well

Awful, Bad, Fallacious, Incorrect

The house was in a shambolic state and was not at all liveable.

Decrepit

Verb

worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

(पुराना)

Battered, Obsolete, Creaky, Fragile

Firm, Good, Healthy, Strong, Solid

The machinery at the warehouse was decrepit.

Spike

Noun

a sharp increase.

(वृद्धि)

Fasten, Rise, Raise, Spear

Detach, Loosen, Release, Unfasten

There was a huge spike in the rates of vegetables.

Inevitable

Adjective

certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अनिवार्य)

Imminent, Unavoidable, Impending, Irresistible

Avoidable, Distant, Doubtful, Uncertain, Distant

It was inevitable to curb the disaster.

Epidemiologist

Noun

a person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.

(जानपदिक रोग विज्ञानी)

Researcher, Analyst, Analyzer, Tester

-

No epidemiologist could figure out the cause.

Cornerstone

Noun

an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.

(आधारशिला)

Essential, Foundation, Keystone, Base

Trivial, Negligible, Paltry, Minute, Minor

The cornerstone of the experiment is this chemical.

Speculative

Adjective

engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge.

(काल्पनिक)

Analytical, Presumed, Uncertain, Imaginary

Proven, Certain, Sure, Authentic, Confirm

The weather department have a speculative that it would rain today.

Affluent

Adjective

having a great deal of money; wealthy.

(धनी)

Moneyed, Prosperous, Rich, Flush, Upscale

Destitute, Poor, Impoverished, Needy, Suffering

The affluent dominate the poor.

Imperative

 

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Important, Necessary, Unavoidable, Urgent, critical

Inessential, Avoidable, Trivial, Free, Insignificant

It is imperative to realize the value of nature.

Tokenism

Noun

the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing.

(किसी विशेष चीज़ को करने के लिए केवल एक सिद्ध या प्रतीकात्मक प्रयास करने का अभ्यास)

Hypocrisy, Duplicity, Insincerity, Sham

Authentic, Original, Real, Sincere

The tokenism will lead us nowhere and will ultimately have to bear huge losses.

Scourge

Noun

a person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.

(विपत्ति)

Terror, Curse, Affliction, Infliction

Reward, Advantage, Boon, Delight

The past scourges have anyways caused great damage.

 

Watch Video of The Hindu Editorial Vocab 22 November 2020

 

Share Blog


Current Affairs

Attempt Daily Current
Affairs Quiz

Attempt Quiz


Question Of The Day

What was the main focus of the First Five Year Plan?