The Hindu Vocabulary 4 August 2021

2021-08-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 04 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The cusp: on disconcerting note of coronavirus story’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Cusp

Noun

a point of transition between two different states.

(नोक)

Edge, Verge, Border, Boundary, Fringe, Lip, Rim

-

The army summoned those on the cusp of adulthood.

Disconcerting

Adjective

causing one to feel unsettled.

(परेशान कर देने वाला)

Unsettling, Unnerving, Discomforting, Disturbing, Perturbing, Troubling

Reassuring, Encouraging, Certain, Satisfying, Pleasing

He had a disconcerting habit of annoying others.

Uptick

Noun

a small increase or slight upward trend.

(तेज़ी)

Increase, Lengthen, Surge, Rise, Grow, Enlarge

Reduction, Decrease, Lessen, Diminish, Retrench, Shrink

This year has witnessed an uptick in foreign tourism.

Concomitant

Noun

a phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something.

(सहवर्ती)

-

-

They tried to control the variations the necessary concomitant of hard work.

Curtail

Verb

reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

(कम करना)

Reduce, Cut, Cut down, Decrease, Lessen, Diminish, Retrench, Shrink

Increase, Lengthen, Surge, Rise, Grow, Enlarge

The civil liberties were further curtailed.

Runaway

Adjective

denoting something happening or done very quickly, easily, or uncontrollably.

(बहुत ही तेज़)

Easy, Effortless, Rampant, Unbridled, Unchecked, Uncontrolled

Controlled, Bridled, Checked, Restricted, Curbed

The runaway success of the book was known to all.

Vulnerable

Adjective

exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

(कमज़ोर)

Endanger, Risk, Jeopardize, Imperil, Unsafe, Unguarded

Safe, Protected, Guarded, Shielded, Resting, Resilient

We were in a vulnerable position.

Inoculate

Verb

treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate.

(टीका लगाना)

Immunize, Vaccinate, Inject, Protect, Safeguard, Shield

Hamper, Endanger, Risk, Jeopardize, Imperil

The vaccine is used to inoculate children against measles.

Descend

Verb

move or fall downwards.

(ढलना)

Down, Drop, Fall, Sink, Subside, Dive, Plunge, Plummet

Ascend, Rise, Surge, Climb, Upside, Upward

The aircraft began to descend in midway.

 

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