The Hindu Vocabulary 23 October 2020

2020-10-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘The triumph of hope: On Jacinda Ardern's election victory’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Predict

Verb

say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.

(भविष्यवाणी करना)

Forecast, Foretell, Foresee, Anticipate, Speculate

Ignore, Disbelief, Measure, Misunderstand

The pundit predicted my future to be prosperous.

Project

Verb

estimate or forecast.

(योजना बनाना)

Gauge, Reckon, Anticipate, Speculate

Destroy, Disregard, Neglect, Disorganize

The growth rate projected by IMF seems to be unrealistic.

Coalition

Noun

a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Union, Caucus, Partnership

Difference, Disassociation, Uncooperative

The coalition between the two parties will lead to some positive outcome.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Novel, Unmatched, Unparalleled, Unrivalled

Normal, Usual, Common

COVID hit was an unprecedented one.

Outbreak

Noun

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

(प्रकोप)

Eruption, Upsurge, Flare-up, Outburst

Calmness, Peace, Finish, Harmony

The outbreak has caused severe damages to the environment and economy.

De facto

Adverb

in fact, whether by right or not.

(वास्तव में)

In fact, In reality, Really, Actually

In theory, De jure

De facto, I was about to quit.

Referendum

Noun

a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.

(जनमत संग्रह)

Ballot, Poll, Popular vote

-

The referendum released has no substantial value.

Fatality

Noun

an occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease.

(विपत्ति)

Death, Casualty, Loss, Victim, Dead

Birth, Beginning, Creation, Commencement

The fatalities due to COVID are increasing day by day.

Normalcy

Noun

the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.

(सामान्य स्थिति)

Order, Regular, Routine, Balance

Imbalance, Insanity, Disorder, Mismanagement

Everyone wishes that life should restore to normalcy soon.

Buck

Verb

oppose or resist (something oppressive or inevitable).

(किसी चीज का विरोध या विरोध करना)

Resist, Oppose, Defy, Contradict

Support, Aid, Stand by, Assist

The opposition bucked the current government.

Empathetic

Adjective

showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

(सहानुभूति)

Kind, Generous, Compassionate, Sensitive

Merciless, Indifferent, Unfeeling

None of my friends were empathetic toward the poor kid on the street.

Alleviate

Verb

make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.

(कम करना)

Reduce, Lessen, Relieve, Deaden

Aggravate, Intensify, Increase, Encourage

I asked my friend not to discuss about the results and alleviate my problems.

Vigorously

Adverb

Forcefully.

(शक्तिपुर्वक)

Strenuously, Strongly, Powerfully, Forcibly

Easily, Smoothly, Flexibly

My parents vigorously made me pursue science.

Looming

Verb

appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.

(अस्पष्ट देख पड़ना)

Emerging, Appearing, Taking shape, Materializing

Vanishing, Ending

The looming danger frightened us all.

 

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