The Hindu Vocabulary 25 May 2021

2021-05-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Another challenge: On the rise in mucormycosis cases’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Cumulative

Adjective

increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.

(संचयी)

Increasing, Accumulative, Growing, Progressive, Accruing

Decreasing, Diminishing, Dissolving, Finishing, Ending

The researchers are studying the cumulative effect of the two year drought.

Notifiable

Adjective

denoting something, typically a serious infectious disease, that must be reported to the appropriate authorities.

(सूचनीय)

Communicable, Transmissible, Transferable

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CoVid infection is a notifiable disease.

Susceptible

Adjective

likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

(अतिसंवेदनशील)

Susceptive, Inclined, Disposed, Subject to, Prone

Immune, Resistant, Unaffected, Against, Anti

Kids below ten years of age may be susceptible to the risk of danger.

Inflammatory

Adjective

arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.

(भड़काऊ)

Provocative, Provoking, Inflaming, Inciting, Agitating

Uncontroversial, Anodyne, Undisputed, Undebatable, Easy, Resolved

His speech was inflammatory.

Dysfunction

Noun

abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system.

(रोग)

Malformation, Deformity, Irregularity, Oddity, Flaw, Peculiarity

Regularity, Methodical, Well-ordered, Efficient, Orderly

He is facing bowel dysfunction.

Repurpose

Verb

adapt for use in a different purpose.

(पुनर्उद्देश्य)

Modify, Alter, Change, Adjust, Restyle, Redesign, Reshape

Preserve, Conserve, Maintain, Protect, Save, Safeguard

They have taken the product and repurposed it for the new network.

Judiciously

Adverb

with good judgement or sense.

(विवेकपूर्ण तरीके से)

Sensibly, Prudently, Carefully, Cautiously, Safely

Illogically, Irrational, Unsound, Unreasoned, Groundless

The file was judiciously edited.

Ramp up

Phrase

increase the level or amount of something sharply.

(बढ़ाना)

Increase, Grow, Enlarge, Expand, Swell, Rise, Climb

Drop, Diminish, Dwindle, Decrease, Reduce

We were asked to ramp up the production.

Augment

Verb

make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

(बढ़ाना)

Aggravate, Elevate, Increase, Grow, Enlarge, Expand, Swell, Rise

Alleviate, Drop, Diminish, Dwindle, Decrease, Reduce

He augmented his income by taking up another job.

Typical

Adjective

having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing.

(ठेठ)

Classic, Archetypal, Model, Regular, Standard

Unusual, Abnormal, Exceptional, Atypical, Exceptional

It was a typical day.

Indiscriminate

Adjective

done at random or without careful judgement.

(अंधाधुंध)

Unreasonable, Inordinate, Uneven, Unfair, Undue

Reasonable, Logical, Fair, Even, Just, Proportional

The indiscriminate use of resources will cause a huge loss.

 

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