The Hindu Vocabulary 1 December 2020

2020-12-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 1 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Closer to punishment: On Tahawwur Rana's role in 26/11 attacks’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dastardly

Adjective

wicked and cruel.

(नीच)

Evil, Iniquitous, Heinous, Villainous, Diabolic

Noble, Praiseworthy, Commendable, Laudable, Admirable

He made a dastardly attempt to impress us.

Prominent

Adjective

important; famous.

(प्रसिद्ध)

Well-known, Eminent, Pre-eminent, Noted

Unimportant, Obscure, Unknown, Minor, Insignificant

Presence of intellectual people at the meeting was prominent.

Conspire

Verb

make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.

(एक गैरकानूनी या हानिकारक कार्य करने के लिए संयुक्त रूप से गुप्त योजना बनाएं)

Plot, Scheme, Plan, Collude, Connive

Fair, Just, Impartial, Honest, kind

I was conspiring against the group in the last project.

Extradition

Noun

the action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime.

(अपराधी का प्रत्यर्पण)

Handover, Deportation, Expulsion, Refoulement

Accept, Take over, Receive, Take, Welcome

The US police resorted to extradition of Indian criminals post war.

Plea

Noun

a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.

(दलील)

Appeal, Entreaty, Prayer, Request

-

Yogesh made a plea to the bank to forego his interest amount.

 

Acquit

Verb

free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.

(बरी करना)

Absolve, Clear, Exonerate, Exculpate

Convict, Sentence, Send down

The court had to acquit the criminal.

Reaffirm

Verb

state again strongly.

(पुष्टि करना)

Express, Utter, Declare, Affirm, Assert

Undefined, Irregular, Tacit, Actual

We reaffirmed our decision.

Collusion

Noun

secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others.

(आपसी साँठ - गाँठ)

Conspiracy, Connivance, Complicity, Intrigue

Uprightness, Honour, Integrity, Morality, Ethics

The farmers have thought that the ministers are planning a collusion against them.

Modus operandi

Noun

a particular way or method of doing something.

(काम करने का ढंग)

Method, Way, Manner, Technique

-

The modus operandi of the new branch is inappropriate.

Elude

Verb

escape from or avoid.

(बचना)

Evade, Avoid, Dodge, Flee

Caught, Seize, Grab, Snatch

The prisoners eluded once the jailer neglected.

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