The Hindu Vocabulary 3 January 2021

2021-01-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The second dose: On COVID-19 vaccine’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Greenlight

Verb

permission to go ahead with a project.

(किसी काम के प्रारंभ करने की अनुमति)

Authorization, Permission, Approval, Assent

Refusal, Forbid, Veto, Hinder, Impede

The variant for the vaccine has been given a greenlight.

Elicit

Verb

evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.

(प्रकाश में लाना)

Obtain, Extract, Evoke, Bring forth, Induce

Suppress, Subdue, Conquer, Defeat, Vanquish

The officer tried best to elicit a response from the thief.

Critical

Adjective

expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements.

(नाजुक)

Censorious, Deprecatory, Scathing, Serious, Intense

Safe, Easy, Protective, Shielded

The situation is critical and doctors have lost control over it.

Assent

Noun

the expression of approval or agreement.

(अनुमति)

Agreement, Acceptance, Approval, Approbation, Consent

Dissent, Refusal, Denial, Defy

We need our manager’s assent

Efficacy

Noun

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

(प्रभाव)

Success, Effectiveness, Potency, Power, Benefit

Inefficiency, Inefficacy, Ineffective, Inept

The efficacy of the process is doubted.

Jab

Noun

poke roughly or quickly, especially with something sharp or pointed.

(मोटे तौर पर या जल्दी से प्रहार)

Poke, Prod, Dig, Nudge

-

We fall prey to the jab.

Untested

Adjective

not subjected to examination, experiment, or experience.

(अपरीक्षित)

Unproven, Unwanted, Disproven

Proven, Tested, Wanted, Desired

The untested program was not permitted to go on air.

Delay

Verb

make (someone or something) late or slow.

(देरी करना)

Detain, Retard, Keep back, Hamper, Impede

Encourage, Push, Urge, Enhance

There was a delay of three hours for the flight.

Prolong

Verb

extend the duration of.

(लम्बा)

Lengthen, Extend, Draw out, Protract, Elongate

Shorten, Abbreviate, Abridge, Condense

The storm had a prolong effect on the city.

Efficacious

Adjective

successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.

(प्रभावशाली)

Successful, Effectual, Productive, Constructive

Inefficacious, Inefficient, Unsuccessful, Unproductive

It was his efficacious response that we could win.

Brunt

Noun

the worst part or chief impact of a specified action.

(एक निर्दिष्ट कार्रवाई का सबसे खराब हिस्सा या मुख्य प्रभाव)

Force, Impact, Shock, Burden, pressure, Strain

-

Entire nation had to bear the brunt of the catastrophe.

 

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