The Hindu Vocabulary 5 June 2021

2021-06-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 05 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Exam fear: On Class XII exam cancellation’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Carnage

Noun

the killing of a large number of people.

(नरसंहार)

Slaughter, Massacre, Mass murder, Butchery, Destruction, Annihilation

Safeguard, Protection, Guarding, Safety, Welfare, Security

The attack was timed to cause as much carnage as possible.

Wrought

Adjective

made or fashioned in the specified way.

(गढ़ा)

-

-

The well-wrought music was not known.

Traumatic

Adjective

deeply disturbing or distressing.

(घाव-संबंधी)

Disturbing, Shocking, Distressing, Upsetting, Damaging

Soothing, Calming, Successful, Pleasing, Appeasing

He was disturbed because of the traumatic divorce.

Superspreader

Noun

a person who transmits an infectious disease or agent to an unexpectedly or unusually large number of other people.

(एक व्यक्ति जो एक संक्रामक रोग या एजेंट को अप्रत्याशित रूप से या असामान्य रूप से बड़ी संख्या में अन्य लोगों तक पहुंचाता है।)

-

-

A superspreader can transform a single infection into a pandemic.

Dither

Verb

be indecisive.

(हिचकिचाना)

Hesitate, Falter, Waver, Teeter, Vacillate, Oscillate, Fluctuate

Stabilise, Firm, Solid, Steady, Secure, Fixed, Strong, Stout

Nobody can stand people who dither.

Subsequent

Adjective

coming after something in time; following.

(आगामी)

Following, Ensuing, Succeeding, Successive, Later, Future

Previous, Prior, Former, Prior to, Earlier

This policy was developed subsequent to the pandemic.

Formulate

Verb

create or prepare methodically.

(सूत्रित करना)

Plan, Prepare, Contrive, Devise, Construct, Make, Develop

Shun, Destroy, Debilitate, Reduce, Cut, Remove

The ministry has formulated a new policy.

Prickly

Adverb

likely to cause offence or controversy.

(समस्यात्मक)

Problematic, Awkward, Ticklish, Sensitive, Delicate, Irksome

Simple, Easy, Effortless, Pure, Plain, Clear

The debate is on a prickly subject.

Plight

Noun

a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.

(दुर्दशा)

Trouble, Problem, Mess, Difficulty, Predicament

-

After losing both his parents, his plight of being alone was never understood by anyone.

Interminable

Adjective

endless or apparently endless.

(अनंत)

Tedious, Long, Unending, Continual, Constant, Sustained

Short, Ending, Lasting, Small, Interrupted

My brother and I usually get involved in interminable discussions.

 

 

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