The Hindu Vocabulary 20 June 2023

2023-06-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Safety first: on Indian pharma products and drug safety.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Trickle

Verb

To flow slowly in a thin stream or fall in drops.

(रिसना)

Dribble, Spatter, Tear, Raindrop, Drip, Dewdrop, Teardrop, Droplet

Spurt, Spout, Gush, Stream, Pour, Run

She was having a trickle of blood from her mouth during the match.

Administer

Verb 1

Manage and be responsible for the running of (a business, organization, etc.).

(शासन करना)

Administrate, Carry out, Conduct, Manage, Supervise, oversee, Control, Govern, Regulate

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In Delhi, the LG administers all the matters of the state.

Verb 2

To dispense or apply (a remedy or drug).

(वितरित करना)

 

Distribute, Dispense, Provide, Allocate, Divide, Assign, Supply, Furnish, Donate

Refuse, Deny, Reject, Withhold, Disallow, Decline

The medicine was administered directly to his body.

Anesthetic

Noun

A substance that induces insensitivity to pain.

(संवेदनाहारी)

Sedative, Analgesic, Tranquilizer, Tranquillizer, Painkiller, Anodyne, Dope, Hypnotic, Narcotic, opiate, Shot

Painful, Stressful, Unsettling, Tiresome, Stimulant, Troubling

The dentist gave me a treatment after the anesthetic effect.

Adverse

Adjective

Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

(प्रतिकूल)

Conflicting, Detrimental, Disadvantageous, Inimical, Injurious, Unfavorable, Negative, Hostile, Harmful

Favorable, Positive, Advantageous, Sympathetic, beneficial, Supportive

The adverse publicity is bad for the image of all celebrities.

Ingredient

Noun

Any of the foods or substances that are combined to make a particular dish.

(संघटक)

Component, Factor, Element, Member, Constituent, Basis, Additive, Piece, Fixing

 

Whole, Compound, Mass, Composite, Aggregate, Total, Sum, Mixture

Add all the important ingredients and then taste the dish.

Culprit

Noun

A person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.

(अपराधी)

Criminal, Felon, Fugitive, Miscreant, Offender, Wrongdoer, Defendant, Lawbreaker, Suspect, Perpetrator

Lawman, Gangbuster

The police caught the culprit.

Violation

Noun

The action of violating someone or something.

(उल्लंघन)

Abuse, Contravention, Encroachment, Infraction, Infringement, Offence, Crime, Sin, Felony, Breach, Trespass, Error, Wrongdoing

Innocence, Blamelessness, Morality, Virtue, Non-crime, Guiltlessness

The violation of treaty has many adverse consequences

Offensive

Adjective

Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed.

(आक्रामक)

Disrespectful, Insulting, Disgusting, Ugly, Awful, Horrible, Sickening, Obscene, Shocking, Dreadful, Nasty

Inoffensive, Innocuous, Acceptable, Attractive, Desirable, Pleasant, Appealing

The smell coming is very offensive.

Expose

Verb

To make (something) visible by uncovering it.

(उघाड़ना)

Uncover, Disclose, Discredit, Unmask, Demolish, Debunk, Undress, Unveil

Disguise, Mask, Hide, Conceal, Veil, Camouflage

His article exposed all the hypocrisies of the management.

Watchdog

Verb

Monitor (a person, activity, or situation).

(निगरानी)

Patrol, Observer, Sentinel, Guardian, Watcher, Spotter, Watchman, Warden, Keeper

Bystander, Onlooker, Viewer, Watcher, Witness, Beholder, Eyewitness, Looker

We should watchdog our investments.

Facilitator

Noun

Someone who helps to bring about an outcome by providing assistance.

(सहायक)

Coordinator, Designer, Developer, Promoter, Supervisor · Foreman, Arranger, Comptroller, Planner, Developer, Designer 

Barrier, Hindrance, Blockage, Restraint, Obstruction, Inhibitor

Ram acted as a facilitator in accomplishing the success of Rajiv.

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