The Hindu Vocabulary 5 December 2020

2020-12-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 05 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Timing it right: On reopening schools’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Reasonable

Adjective

having sound judgement; fair and sensible.

(वाजिब)

Sensible, Rational, Logical, Fair, Just, Decent

Unreasonable, Illogical, Unsound, Unfounded, Groundless

His contradiction or point was reasonable.

Prolonged

Adjective

continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.

(लंबा)

Extended, Long-lasting, Extensive, Overlong, Long

Short, Brief, Concise, Succinct, Incisive

The prolonged effect of the pandemic is impacting us all to a great extent.

Optimism

Noun

hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.

(आशावाद)

Hope, Confidence, Buoyancy, Cheer, Cheerfulness

Pessimism, Negativity, Gloom, Hopelessness, Despair

You should always bear optimism.

Vigour

 

Noun

effort, energy, and enthusiasm.

(शक्ति)

Robustness, Hardiness, Strength, Stamina, Fitness, Bloom

Weakness, Lethargy, Slowness, Torpor, Dullness

He dived into a new field with great vigour.

Ambit

Noun

the scope, extent, or bounds of something.

(सीमा)

Scope, Extent, Bounds, Limits, Range

-

The discussion as within the ambit of one book.

Expatriate

Noun

denoting or relating to a person living outside their native country.

(प्रवासी)

Non-native, Emigrant, Displaced, Exiled

Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Local, Original

The expatriates were sent to jail immediately.

Bellwether

Noun

something that leads or indicates a trend.

(ऐसा कुछ जो किसी प्रवृत्ति की ओर जाता है या इंगित करता है)

Fad, Rage, Mania, Craze

Outdated, Outmoded, Unfashionable, Old, Outworm

It’s a bellwether that people have started planting trees.

Fortuitously

Adverb

by a lucky chance; fortunately.

(भाग्यवश)

Luckily, Happily, Mercifully, Thankfully

Sadly, Regrettably, Unhappily, Woefully

Fortuitously, he made it to the finals.

Dilemma

Noun

a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.

(दुविधा)

Quandary, Predicament, Difficulty, Problem

Clarity, Coherence, Simplicity, Precision, Lucidity

I am in a dilemma whether I should go abroad or not.

Consensus

Noun

a general agreement.

(आम सहमति)

Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Concurrence, Consent

Disagreement, Dissent, Dispute, Variance

There was no consensus among the top leaders.

Adherence

Noun

attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.

(अनुपालन)

Dedication, Devotion, Allegiance, Loyalty, Fidelity

Carelessness, Laxity, Inattention, Neglect

They asked us to have adherence to the shared policies.

Jeopardise

Verb

put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.

(ख़तरे में डालना)

Threaten, Endanger, Imperil, Menace, Risk

Safeguard, Protection, Defence, Shelter, Screen, Buffer

The negligence jeopardise us in a tough situation.

Conflict

Noun

a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

(संघर्ष)

Dispute, Quarrel, Squabble, Disagreement, Strife

Agreement, Accord, Harmony, Accordance, Unity

The conflict between the two rivals did not come to an end until 2 years.

Derail

Verb

obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.

(रोकना)

Jam, Choke, Barricade, Cumber, Occlude

Clear, Intelligible, Obvious, Evident, Apparent

The inconsistent approach derailed the project.

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