The Hindu Vocabulary 24 June 2021

2021-06-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A welcome spike: On India’s COVID-19 vaccination record’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Spike

Noun

a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something.

(वृद्धि)

Grow, Enlarge, Expand, Swell, Rise, Climb, Escalate, Surge

Decrease, Reduce, Lessen, Reduce, Drop

The spike in the price of shares is unexpected.

Inoculation

Noun

the action of inoculating or of being inoculated; vaccination.

(टीखाकरण)

Inoculation, Immunization, Vaccination, Injection, Booster, Shot

-

Inoculation has been made mandatory for travellers.

Feat

Noun

an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength.

(करतब)

Achievement, Accomplishment, Attainment, Coup, Master stroke, Triumph, Victory

Failure, Fail, Fall, Abortion, Breakdown

The unprecedented feat was much to celebrate.

Laggard

Noun

a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.

(सुस्त)

Straggler, Sluggard, Slug, Snail, Sluggish, Slow, Idler

Fast, Swot, Workaholic, Hard-working, Diligent, Industrious

He dismissed us all for the delay as there was no time for laggards.

Plausible

Adjective

seeming reasonable or probable.

(मुमकिन)

Credible, Reasonable, Possible, Likely, Feasible

Unlikely, Impossible, Improbable, Doubtful, Dubious

It wasn’t plausible to make the idea happen.

Jabs

Noun

a hypodermic injection, especially a vaccination.

(टीका)

Inoculation, Immunization, Vaccination, Injection, Booster, Shot

-

The jabs were rendered to one and all.

Quadrupled

Verb

increase or be increased fourfold.

(चार गुना)

-

-

The income quadrupled with the removal of the restriction.

Fivefold

Adjective

five times as great or as numerous.

(पांचगुना)

-

-

His profit soared fivefold after I joined in.

Hover

Verb

remain in one place in the air.

(मंडराना)

Hang, Float, Drift, Fly, Flutter, Linger, Loom

Unsteady, Unstatic, Instable, Rushing

The bees are hovering over the flower pots in my garden.

Rethink

Verb

consider or assess (something, especially a course of action) again

(पुनर्विचार)

Reconsider, Reassess, Recalculate, Revalue, Reexamine

Ignore, Avoid, Shun, Spurn, Reject

I believe we need to rethink the issue.

Speedy

Adjective

done or occurring quickly.

(तीव्र)

Rapid, Swift, Quick, Fast, Prompt, Immediate, Instant

Slow, Sluggish, Dilatory, Leisurely, Steady

I wished him a speedy recovery.

 

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