The Hindu Vocabulary 1 January 2022

2022-01-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 1 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Killing the licence: On NGOs and funding.’

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Enhance

Verb

To raise to a higher degree.

To increase or improve.

(वृद्धि करना)

Ameliorate, Better, Enrich, Boost

Decrease, Hurt, Diminish, Lower

His overall performance has been enhanced during last month.

Squeeze

Verb

To press forcibly or to compress.

(निचोड़)

Crush, Express, Mash, Pack

Release, Uncompress, Loose, Allow, Expansion

He squeezed the juice out of the lemon.

Scrutinize

Verb

To examine in detail with critical attention.

(जाँचना)

Analyze, Check, Comb, Explore

Forget, Neglect, Ignore, Misunderstand

He closely scrutinizes every move of the competitors.

Missionary

Noun

A person who believes in a certain set of principles and attempts to make others follow the same.

(प्रचारक)

Clergy, Evangelist, Pastor, Preacher

-

He worked as a missionary of the Baptist church.

Revelation

Noun

The act of disclosing.

 (रहस्योद्घाटन)

Exposure, Disclosure, Divulgence, Discovery

Concealment, Cover, Hiding, Quiet

He made certain revelations against the captain in the press conference.

Contrary

Adjective

Opposite in direction or position.

(प्रतिकूल)

Antipodal, Antithetical, Diametric, Contradictory

Agreeable, Consistent, Friendly, Equal, Noncontradictory

Your findings of the experiment are contrary to the facts.

Noun

Something that is the opposite.

(विरोध)

Counter, Negative, Opposite, Reverse

Conforming, Friendly, Similar, Agreeable

He presented many logical arguments to prove the contrary of the statements of his boss.

Dissent

Verb

To differ in sentiment or opinion.

(मतभेद करना)

Discord, Disunity, Objection, Schism

Agree, Assent, Concur

The two judges of the panel were dissenting about the rules.

Noun

Disagreement with the philosophy.

(मतभेद)

Conflict, Discord, Division, Inharmony

Accord, Agreement, Concord, Harmony

The dissents coming from senior doctors should not be ignored.

Hypothetical

Adjective

Based on a suggested idea.

(काल्पनिक)

Debatable, Imaginary, Speculative, Theoretical

Certain, Definite, Real, Factual, Actual, Sure, Reliable, Truthful

He described a hypothetical case to prove his point.

Vulnerable

Adjective

Open to attack or criticism.

Easily hurt or harmed physically.

(जो सहज में घायल हो सके)

Endangered, Liable, Open, Susceptible, Accessible

Insusceptible. Unexposed, Safe, Secure

This is a vulnerable section of society.

Philanthropic

Adjective

For humanitarian purposes.

(परोपकारी)

Altruistic, Beneficent, Charitable, Patriotic

Misanthropic, Miserly, Stingy, Uncharitable, Selfish

The organization is well known for its philanthropic work.

 

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