The Hindu Vocabulary 11 February 2021

2021-02-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Law and compassion: On remission to life convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Remission

Noun

the cancellation of a debt, charge, or penalty.

(छूट)

Cancellation, Suspension, Revocation, Repeal, Abrogation

Free, Absolved, Independent, Unrestricted

The newly announced scheme allows for the partial remission of tuition fees.

Assassination

Noun

the action of assassinating someone.

(हत्या)

Murder, Killing, Slaughter, Butchery, Homicide

Defence, protection, Shelter, Shield, Preservation

That was a failed assassination attempt.

Clemency

Noun

mercy; lenience.

(दया)

Mildness, Indulgence, Forbearance, Kindness, Charity

Ruthlessness, Strictness, Severity, Harshness, Rigidity

He is known for clemency.

Convict

Verb

declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.

(अपराधी घोषित करना)

Sentence, Implicate, Incriminate, Declare

Acquit, Absolve, Clear, Release

Our neighbour has been convicted in the robbery case.

Probe

Noun

a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.

(जांच)

Inquiry, Investigation, Scrutiny, Examination, Inquest

-

He is indulged deeply in the probe.

Remit

Verb

cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).

(छोड़ना)

Cancel, Revoke, Rescind, Abrogate

Ongoing, Unrestricted, Start, Begin, Catch, Keep

The excess amount was remitted.

Defunct

Adjective

no longer existing or functioning.

(कमी)

Unused, Inoperative, Disused, Unusable, Extinct, Unusable

Working, Extant, Surviving, Abiding

 

Intervene

Verb

to interfere.

(हस्तक्षेप करना)

Intercede, Intrude, Arbitrate, Conciliate

Ignorant, Untutored, Untrained, Unlearned, Uninformed

Educated, Informed, Knowledgeable, Literate, Schooled

Speculate

Verb

form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence.

(कल्पना करना)

Conjecture, Theorize, Surmise, Postulate

Ignore, Avoid, Shun, Spurn, Disregard

The scientists speculated the impact of the natural disaster.

Incarceration

Noun

the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.

(अव्यवस्था)

Internment, Confinement, Detention, Custody, Imprisonment

Freedom, Privilege, Prerogative, Due

It was evident that the team would not be served by her incarceration.

Notwithstanding

Adverb

nevertheless; in spite of this.

(के होते हुए भी)

Nonetheless, However, Still, Yet

-

I didn’t like his act. Notwithstanding, I remained calm.

 

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