The Hindu Vocabulary 23 December 2020

2020-12-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Virus variant: On temporary travel ban from U.K.’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Variant

Noun

a form or version of something that differs in some respect from other forms of the same thing or from a standard.

(प्रकार)

Variation, Form, Modification, Alteration, Variance

Similarity, Identical, Similar, Alike, Uniform

A new variant of COVID has been detected.

Intervention

Noun

the action or process of intervening.

(हस्तक्षेप)

Involvement, Intercession, Interceding, Interposing

Continuance, Continual, Unbroken, Ceaseless

The government’s intervention was not of any use.

Novel

Adjective

interestingly new or unusual.

(नया)

New, Original, Unusual, Unfamiliar, Unconventional

Old, Traditional, Mature, Elderly, Aged

The novel corona virus has done a lot of damage.

Mutation

Noun

the action or process of mutating.

(परिवर्तन)

Change, Alteration, Variation, Modification, Transformation

Similar, Alike, Similarity, Alike

Mutation in genes is to be studied in detail.

Affinity

Noun

a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.

(आत्मीयता)

Harmony, Accord, Rapport, Bond, Relationship

Dislike, Aversion, Antipathy, Detest, Hate

The close affinity between the two nations resolve the misunderstanding.

Consortium

Noun

an association, typically of several companies.

(संघ)

Alliance, Coalition, Union, League, Guild

Individual, Single, Separate, Discrete, Sole

The consortium between us established a strong base.

Preliminary

Adjective

preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important.

(प्रारंभिक)

Introductory, Initial, Prefatory, Prior, Preparatory

Concluding, Closing, final, Finish

It is preliminary to have strong key skills.

Severity

Noun

the fact or condition of being severe.

(तीव्रता)

Gravity, Grave, Serious, Somber

Simple, Plain, Easy, Light, Slight

The severity of the pandemic should be underestimated.

Spike

Verb

To rise.

(शूल)

Increase, Raise, Rise, Prosper, Ascend

Descend, Decrease, Diminish, Adjourn

The spike in the number of cases is to be noticed.

Tweak

Verb

twist or pull (something) sharply.

(झटक)

Twist, Twig, Tug, Pinch

Settle, Set, Keep, Hold, Behold

It has given a tweak to the process.

Prolonged

Adjective

continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.

(लंबा)

Long, Continued, Unstoppable, Rigorous

Short, Temporary, Light, Small, Little, Low, Squat

The prolonged effect of the virus is deadly.

Immunocompetence

Noun

having a normal immune response.

(एक सामान्य प्रतिरक्षा प्रतिक्रिया होना)

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My immunocompetence is strong.

 

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