The Hindu Vocabulary 24 December 2022

2022-12-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 24 December 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Fighting cancer: On cervical cancer vaccine for girls.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Cervical

Adjective

Relating to the cervix or neck.

(ग्रीवा/ गरदन का/ ग्रीवा संबंधी)

-

-

A vaccine for cervical cancer is a blessing for women.

Earnest

Noun

A portion of something given as an assurance of the remaining portion. (बयाना)

Intentness, Seriousness

Flippness

Mr. Patel came and spoke in earnest about his first international flight.

Adjective

Characterized by seriousness and zealousness in intention or effort.

(ईमानदार जोशीला)

Ardent, Diligent

Apathetic, Cold

Shravani is an earnest worker.

Critical

Adjective

Inclined to criticize severely.

Exercising judicious evaluation.

Of the nature of a crisis.

Some important juncture.

(गंभीर/ आलोचनात्मक/ नाजुक/ फुलाना/ आलोचनावादी)

Demanding, Analytical, Belittling, Biting, Crucial, Dangerous, Decisive, Dire, Carping, Rejective

Complimentary, Praising, Trivial, Laudatory, Certain, Inessential, Minor, Safe, Uncritical

The manager scolded Daniel for missing out on critical information in the client report.

Juncture

Noun

A point of time of critical importance.

A serious state of crisis.

An instance of joining.

(समय/ अवसर/ उचित वेल/ उचित समय)

Crossroad, Choice, Circumstance, Condition, Contingency, Crisis

Advantage, Certainty, Peace, Blessing, Calm, Solution

I am at a critical juncture in my life.

Eliminate

Verb

Completely remove or get rid of (something).

(हटाना)

Ban, Bar, Close Out, Count (Out), Debar, Except, Exclude, Freeze Out, Rule Out, Shut Out

Admit, Include, Establish, Create, Accept, Approve

I am planning to eliminate all the unhealthy practices from my routine.

Immunisation

Noun

The action of making a person or animal immune to infection, typically by inoculation.

(प्रतिरक्षा)

Booster Dose, Vaccine, Recall Dose

-

Immunization against Covid-19 may help India fight the upcoming wave.

Maternal

Adverb

Pertaining to the qualities of a mother.

(माता का)

Parental, Affectionate, Mother, Motherly

Paternal

She had very little maternal instincts.

Neonatal

Adjective

Relating to newborn children.

(नवजात)

-

-

Their newborn was kept in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Indigenous

Adjective

Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.

(स्वदेशी)

Native, Original, Local, First, Initial, Ancient, Aboriginal

Expatriate, Migrant, Adventitious, Emigrant, Migrant, Non-native

India is making many indigenous weapons.

Clarify

Verb

To free from confusion or explain.

To make something pure.

(स्पष्ट करना)

Clear, Fine, Analyze, Define, Clean, Cleanse, Rarefy, Refine

Dirty, Muddle, Pollute, Confuse

The Chief Minister clarified his view on the recent violent activities.

Outreach

Noun

If we describe a program as outreach, it means that the program tries to reach out to people who need help or advice rather than waiting for those people to come and ask for it. (पहुँचने की क्रिया)

Outstrip, Top

Lose, Surrender

Shyamal is responsible for the campaign’s outreach to the common public.

 

Verb

To surpass in reach.

(आगे निकल जाना)

Exceed, Transcend

Surrender, Yield

His talent outreaches the menial activities he was asked to perform.

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