The Hindu Vocabulary 11 November 2021

2021-11-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 November 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Overlapping interests: On U.P. Police probe into Lakhimpur Kheri violence’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tardy

Adjective

Late

(मंदा)

Belated, Delayed, Detained, Overdue

Early, Prompt, Ready, Punctual

The teacher scolded the student for his tardy submission of work.

Apprehension

Noun

Anxiety

(डर)

Alarm, Disquiet, Doubt, Mistrust

Belief, Confidence, Calm, Faith

I have an apprehension that he will not come tomorrow.

Ostensibly

Adverb

Apparently

(प्रकट रूप से)

Evidently, Officially, Seemingly, Supposedly

Improbably, Obscurely, Unlikely

Ostensibly, he was wearing a mask to hide his real identity.

Exculpatory

Adjective

Excusable

(रिहाई)

Condonable, Defensible, Explainable, Okay, Pardonable

Blameable, Unallowable, Unforgivable, Inexcusable

The prosecutor failed to produce exculpatory evidence.

Mow

Verb

Cut

(काटना)

Shear, Trim, Clip, Scythe

-

The father punished his child by asking him to mow the lawn.

Retaliatory

Adjective

(of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge.

(मुंहतोड़)

Disciplinary, Penal, Punishing, Vindictive

Beneficial, Rewarding

The allied forces planned a retaliatory attack against the axis powers.

Lynch

Verb

Kill by hanging

(वध करना)

Execute, Kill, Hang, Murder

Bear, Create

The man was lynched infront of the whole village.

Keenness

Noun

Insight

(इच्छा)

Acumen, Intelligence, Sharpness, Acuteness

Ignorance, Ineptness, Inability, Stupidity

Seeing the keenness of the child, his father took him to the science exhibition.

Oblique

Adjective

Evasive

(परोक्ष)

Backhanded, Vague, Circular, Collateral

Direct, Forthright, Straigthforward

We sat in the hall oblique to each other.

Redound

Verb

come back upon; rebound on

(वापस आना)

React, Resound, Recoil, Return

-

He will definitely face redounding of his actions.

Exonerate

Verb

Clear of responsibility or blame

(भारमुक्त करना)

Absolve, Vindictive, Acquit, Discharge

Blame, Condemn, Convict, Damn

The Judge should not exonerate these men from crime.

Herculean

Adjective

Powerful

(अत्यंत कठिन)

Almighty, Gigantic, Colossal, Forceful

-

Bringing inflation in control is a herculean task.

 

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