The Hindu Vocabulary 24 October 2020

2020-10-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘A crucial season: On festivals in the time of COVID-19’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Crucial

Adjective

of great importance.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Central, Vital, Acute, Dire

Inessential, Minor,

Dealing with the pandemic with utmost sincerity is crucial.

Throng

Verb

(of a crowd) fill or be present in.

(भीड़)

Bunch, Mass, Horde, Collection, Assemblage

Individual, Single, Alone, Isolated

All the members thronged around the centre table.

Grasp

Verb

seize and hold firmly.

(पकड़ना)

Clamp, Clasp, Clutches, Grapple, Clinch

Avoidance, Ignorance, Release, Misunderstanding

I asked Akash to grasp the pickle jar.

Mosaic

Noun

a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole.

(पच्चीकारी)

Patchwork, Checker, Motley, variegation, Plaid

Identical, Exact, Lookalike, Duplicate

The artist displayed all his creations and the best was the mosaic.

Lax

 

Adjective

not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.

(ढीला)

Careless, Indifferent, Negligent, Casual, Indefinite

Careful, Attentive, Concerned, Caring, Strict

Lax approach toward economy has led to recession.

Drown

Verb

be overwhelmed by a large amount of something.

(एक बड़ी राशि से अभिभूत)

Flood, Engulf, Overflow, Overcome

Dry, Underwhelm, help, Yield, Rescue

I was drowned with love when I returned home after five months.

Endemic

Noun

regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

(स्थानिक)

Local, regional

Global, Overall

Government said that we need to learn to live with the endemic.

Inconsequential

Adjective

not important or significant.

(महत्वपूर्ण नहीं)

Insignificant, Trivial, Worthless, Unimportant, Casual

Important, Consequential, Useful, Significant

Thinking of negative impacts is inconsequential at the moment.

Predominantly

Adverb

mainly; for the most part.

(मुख्य रूप से)

Broadly, Chiefly, Generally, Mostly

Insignificantly, Negligibly

I focussed on every section, predominantly the women one.

Jeopardy

Noun

danger of loss, harm, or failure.

(ख़तरा)

Peril, Risk, Hazard, Liability

Assurance, Certainty, Safety, Protection

I had almost put myself in a jeopardy after saying yes to another rigorous task.

Steep

Adjective

rising or falling sharply.

(खड़ी)

Abrupt, Arduous, High, Lifted

Calm, Gradual, Lowly, Cheap

I had a steep fall while climbing up.

Efficacy

Noun

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

(प्रभावकारिता)

Adequacy, Ability, Capability, Sufficiency

Inadequacy, Inefficiency, Uselessness, Inability

Due to lack of efficacy, I couldn’t live up to my parents’ expectations.

 

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