The Hindu Vocabulary 30 April 2021

2021-04-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Shortage and wastage: On cutting vaccine wastage’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Curtail

Verb

reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

(घटाना)

Reduce, Cut down, Decrease, Cut back, Decrease, Lessen, Diminish

Increase, Improve, Enhance, Lengthen, Drop, Destroy

They tried their best to curtail the ill-effects.

Administer

Verb

manage and be responsible for the running of.

(शासन करना)

Manage, Direct, Control, Operate, Regulate, Conduct

Disable, Damage, Incapacitate, Deactivate

Each section was administered separately there.

Guideline

Noun

a general rule, principle, or piece of advice.

(दिशानिर्देश)

Recommendation, Instruction, Direction, Suggestion, Advice, Regulation

-

The government has released new guidelines for tax payers.

Programmatic

Adjective

of the nature of or according to a programme, schedule, or method.

(कार्यक्रम संबंधी)

-

-

We need to have programmatic approach towards the cause.

Allowable

Adjective

allowed, especially within a set of regulations; permissible.

(स्वीकार्य)

Permissible, Permitted, Allowed, Admissible, Acceptable

Forbidden, Prohibited, Banned, Debarred, Proscribed

The validity has been extended allowable three weeks.

Fragile

Adjective

easily broken or damaged.

(नाज़ुक)

Breakable, Brittle, Frangible, Weak, Flimsy, Delicate

Robust, Sturdy, Strong, Stiff, Stern

The box has fragile items.

Exponential

Adjective

becoming more and more rapid.

(अधिक से अधिक तेजी से हो रहा है)

Quick, Fast, Swift, Speedy, Expeditious, Express

Slow, Sluggish, Low, Steady, Gradual

The rate grew at an exponential rate.

Logistics

Noun

the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.

(एक जटिल ऑपरेशन का विस्तृत संगठन और कार्यान्वयन।)

Organization, Planning, Management, Arrangement, Plans, Organization

Mismanagement, Mismatch, Unplanned, Unorganized

The logistics of the steel industry was not at all questionable.

Ancillary

Adjective

in addition to something else, but not as important.

(सहायक)

Additional, Auxiliary, Supporting, Assisting, Helping, Subsidiary

Primary, Main, Chief, Key, Prime, Central

The notes were ancillary to the main report.

Speedy

Adjective

done or occurring quickly.

(तीव्र)

Rapid, Swift, Quick, Fast, Immediate, Expeditious

Unhurried, Leisurely, Slowly, Deliberate, Moderate

We wished him a speedy recovery.

Rollout

Noun

the official launch or introduction of a new product or service.

(प्रक्षेपण)

Introduce, Inaugurate, Establish, Instigate

Abolish, End, Stop, Terminate, Scrap, Obliterate

The rollout of vaccine process was much awaited.

 

 

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Question Of The Day

It is predicted by the experts that water shortage is not far away, it would be a need of the hour to ____________ our water usage.

Select exactly two answer choices that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning.

i. limit

ii. intensify

iii. amplify

iv. assuage

v. curtail

vi. pacify