The Hindu Vocabulary 15 December 2020

2020-12-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Breaking up: On lawsuits against Facebook’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Throttle

Verb

attack or kill.

(कुचलना)

Choke, Smother, Strangle, Strangulate, Inhibit, Control

Unleash, Help, Aid, Assist, Protect

The thieves throttled the old man to death,

Lawsuit

Noun

a claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication.

(मुकदमा)

Suit, Legal action, Case, Action, Trial

-

A new lawsuit against the Chief is bothering him a lot.

Dominant

Adjective

having power and influence over others.

(प्रमुख)

Presiding, Ruling, Leading, Controlling, Commanding

Submissive, Subservient, Deferential, Accommodative

The dominant section of the society hinders growth.

Acquisition

 

Noun

a purchase of one company by another.

(अभिग्रहण)

Purchase, Acquire, Take over, Buy, Investment

Abandon, Quit, Give in, Give up, Leave, Desert, Cast aside

Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp is a hint toward its expansion.

Wrath

Noun

extreme anger.

(क्रोध)

Anger, Rage, Annoyance, Fear, Outrage, Pique

Pleasure, Glee, Rapture, Joy, Delight

We had to face the wrath of Mr. Bose.

Fallout

Noun

the adverse results of a situation or action.

(विवाद)

Effect, Sequel, Consequence, End, Aftermath

Beginning, Positive, Cause, Start

The fallout of the election has stunned all.

Taint

Noun

a trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality.

(कलंक)

Trace, Touch, Tinge, Smear, Scar

Clean, Clear, Immaculate, Spotless

His ill-strategies brought taints to us.

Endanger

Verb

put (someone or something) at risk or in danger.

(जोखिम में डालना)

Imperil, Risk, Jeopardize, Peril, Damage

Save, Protect, Safeguard, Harm, Injure

The present situation endangers our survival.

Backlash

Noun

a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

(प्रतिक्रिया)

Counterblast, Comeback, Recoil, Retaliation, Fallout, Reverberation

-

We had to face the backlash after the war.

Futile

Adjective

incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.

(व्यर्थ)

Fruitless, Vain, Useless, Worthless, Ineffectual

Effective, Useful, Fruitful, Beneficial

All my efforts of getting him back were futile.

Startle

Verb

cause to feel sudden shock or alarm.

(डराना)

Surprise, Frighten, Alarm, Scare, Unsettle

Ease, Settle, Calm, Pacify

I startled my sister by winning gold at the Olympics.

Grandiose

Adjective

impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.

(दिखावटी)

Magnificent, Grand, Inspiring, Splendid, Lavish

Unimpressive, Humble, Unpleasant, Unstriking

It was a grandiose approach and nobody could make out.

 

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