The Hindu Vocabulary 24 July 2021

2021-07-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Dealing with denial: On playing down the COVID-19 tragedy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Play down

Phrase

represent something as being less important than it in fact is.

(कम महत्त्व देना)

Downplay, Minimize, Underplay, Decry, Slight, Belittle, Underrate

Exaggerate, Overstate, Overemphasize, Overstress, Overestimate, Overvalue, Amplify, Magnify

Rajesh played down the seriousness of the discussion.

Incessantly

Adverb

without interruption; constantly.

(लगातार)

Constantly, Continually, All the time, Consistently, Ceaselessly, Perpetually

Occasionally, Sometimes, Infrequently, Sporadically, Irregularly

The prices kept on increasing incessantly.

Specious

Adjective

misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.

(सत्याभासी)

Misleading, Deceptive, False, Fake, Fallacious, Unsound

Sound, Real, Original, Genuine, Authentic, Reality, Obvious

His statement seems to be specious.

Overrun

Verb

run over or beyond.

(बढ़ जाना)

Exceed, Beyond, Overshoot, Run over, Longer, Stretch

Subside, Subdue, Drop, Diminish, Decrease

The final number overran the base.

Explicable

Adjective

able to be accounted for or understood.

(स्पष्ट)

Definable, Understandable, Comprehensible, Accountable, Intelligible

Inexplicable, Unaccountable, Unexplainable, Incomprehensible, Unfathomable

The topic was not explicable enough for the kids.

Causative

Adjective

acting as a cause.

(कारणवाचक)

Source, Root, origin, Cause, Seed

Effect, Result, Conclusion, Consequence

His denial was the causative factor of my sadness.

Appalling

Adjective

causing shock or dismay; horrific.

(भयावह)

Shocking, Horrific, Horrifying, Horrible, Terrible, Awful, Dreadful

Admirable, Excellent, Superb, Magnificent, Outstanding, Exceptional

The biker suffered appalling injuries.

Repurpose

Verb

adapt for use in a different purpose.

(पुनरुद्देशित)

Readapt, Readjust, Reset, Renovate, Refurbish

-

The product launched was repurposed for the other client.

Bewildering

Adjective

confusing or perplexing.

(हक्का बक्का करने वाला)

Baffling, Puzzling, Mystifying, Perplexing, Confusing, Complex, Complicated

Straightforward, Comprehensible, Easy, Clear, Digestible, Intelligible

His bewildering reaction made be a bit apprehensive.

Chastened

Verb

have a restraining or moderating effect on.

(निग्रह करना)

Subdue, Deflate, Bring down, Mortify, Restrain, Tame, Curb, Check

Happy, Elated, Enthusiastic, Excited, Up, Enthsued

The manager was a tad chastened because of the failure of my ideas.

Serology

Noun

the scientific study or diagnostic examination of blood serum, especially with regard to the response of the immune system to pathogens or introduced substances.

(सीरम विज्ञान)

-

-

I am not much informed about serology.

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