The Hindu Vocabulary 24 December 2021

2021-12-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 December 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Warning bells: On Omicron cases in India’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Forebode

Verb

Predict

(भविष्य बताना)

Presage, Foresee, Augur, Foretell, Portend

Assure, Determine, Insure, Prove

The weather doesn’t forebode well for the wheat harvest.

Transmissible

Adjective

Contagious

(संक्रामक)

Deadly, Infectious, Spreading, Endemic

Harmless, Noncommunicable

The new Omicron variant is highly transmissible.

Vigilant

Adjective

Watchful

(जागरूक)

Anxious, Attentive, Aware, Cautious

Careless, Heedless, Ignorant, Rash

After the pandemic, people are vigilant towards going out in public.

Exhort

Verb

To give advice

(परामर्श देना)

Admonish, Beseech, Caution, Call upon, Advise

Deter, Discourage, Dissuade, Answer

The NGO was exhorting voters to take the correct decisions.

Pre-emptive

Adjective

Preventive

(रिक्तिपूर्व)

Deterrent, Defensive, Precautionary, Averting, Discouraging

 

Our army took preemptive measures by attacking the terrorist camps.

Ebb

Verb

Subside

(क्षीण हो जाना)

Abate, Degenerate, Deteriorate, Die out

Develop, Enlarge, Expand, Grow

The quality of work has reached an ebb.

Noun

Regression

(अवनति)

Backflow, Decay, Decrease, Depreciation

Advance, Development, Improvement, Expansion

The share market is at an ebb these days.

Consternation

Noun

Dismay

(आतंक)

Alarm, Amazement, Anxiety, Awe, Fright, Horror

Assurance, Beauty, Calm, Clamness, Confidence

They both looked at each other with consternation.

Harbinger

Noun

One that announces or indicates the later arrival of another

(अग्रदूत)

Angel, Foregoer Precursor, Forerunner, Herald

-

The initial rise in number of people getting infected was the harbinger of something bad.

Overwhelmingly

Adjective

Violently

(अत्यधिक रूप से)

Fiercely, Forcefully, Forcibly, Powerfully

Weakly, Gently, Mildly, Peacefully

One year ago Australian team defeated India overwhelmingly in a test match but the series was won by India.

Mingling

Verb

To mix with other things or people

(घुलना मिलना)

Flowing, Joining, Concurrent, Convergent

-

Her joy was mingled with sadness after the result announcement.

 

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