The Hindu Vocabulary 1 April 2021

2021-04-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 01 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Good neighbours: On India-Bangladesh ties’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Commemorate

Verb

mark or celebrate (an event or person) by doing or producing something.

(स्मरण करना)

Celebrate, Honour, Observe, Mark, Salute, Remember, Memorize

Disregard, Disrespect, Ignore, Abhor, Avoid

The victory was commemorated in speeches.

Liberation

Noun

the action of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.

(मुक्ति)

Freeing, Release, Discharge, Deliverance, Relief, Rescue

Confinement, Slavery, Subjugation, Oppression

The women have always struggled for liberation.

Emotive

Adjective

arousing or able to arouse intense feeling.

(भावपूर्ण)

Controversial, Contentious, Sensitive, Emotional, Delicate, Inflammatory

Simple, Easy, Insensitive, Harsh, Strong, Sturdy

Religious topics are an emotive subject to deal with.

Homage

Noun

special honour or respect shown publicly.

(श्रद्धांजलि)

Respect, Acclaim, Esteem, Adulation, Tribute, Encomium,  Salute

Criticism, Criticize, Censure, Reproval, Condemnation, Disapproval

Many villagers came here to pay homage to the deity.

Posthumously

Adverb

after the death of the originator.

(मरणोपरांत)

-

-

A number of writings were posthumously published in his memory.

Mistrust

Noun

lack of trust; suspicion.

(संदेह)

Doubt, Suspicion, Wariness, Misgiving, Distrust

Faith, Belief, Trust, Confidence, Conviction, Credence, Reliance

I had my own reasons for having mistrust on him.

Dented

Verb

have an adverse effect on; diminish.

(पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव पड़ता है)

Diminish, Harm, Damage, Destroy, Impair, Undermine

Increase, Grow, Expand, Augment

Failures never dented her confidence.

Repercussion

Noun

an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Consequence, Result, Effect, Outcome, Reverberation

Beginning, Initiation, Initial, Start, Induce

The repercussion of the recession is always harsh.

Reprisal

Adjective

an act of retaliation.

(प्रतिहिंसा)

Attack, Counterattack, Comeback, Revenge, Retaliation

Defend, Protect, Preserve, Secure, Shield, Safeguard

Many people died in the reprisal.

Showcase

Verb

exhibit; display.

(प्रदर्शन)

Show, Reveal, Evince, Display, Manifest

Hide, Conceal, Covert, Secrete, Screen, Mask, Veil

We were asked to showcase our talent.

Regime

Noun

a system or ordered way of doing things.

(व्यवस्था)

System, Arrangement, Scheme, Code, Mechanism

-

We should follow the diet regime strictly.

 

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