The Hindu Vocabulary 15 February 2021

2021-02-15

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 15 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Regulation lite: On self-regulation code for OTT channels’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Foster

Verb

to nurture something

(प्रोत्साहन देना)

Nourish, Support, Aid, Help, Strengthen

Diminish, Decrease, Derogate, Disapprove, Disparage

The amendments foster the policy’s term.

Inexorable

Adjective

impossible to stop or prevent.

(कठोर)

Relentless, Unstoppable, Inescapable, Inevitable, Unavoidable

Avoidable, Inconsistent, Unsteady, Uneven, Irregular

We had to face the inexorable entry of the cryptocurrency.

Vested

Verb

confer or bestow.

(प्रदान करना या देना)

Give, Invest, Grant, Bestow, Confer

Withdraw, Take, Receive, Reject

They vested all their money and interest in the scheme.

Crass

Noun

showing no intelligence or sensitivity.

(मूर्ख)

Stupid, Vacuous, Insensitive, Dense

Intelligent, Knowledgeable, Smart, Adept

People have crass assumptions about our neighbours.

Taboo

Noun

a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.

(पाबंदी)

Prohibition, Proscription, Interdiction, Ban

Permission, Allow, Permit, Approval

The government has imposed a taboo on the exports to China.

Tacit

Adjective

understood or implied without being stated.

(बिना बताए समझे या निहित)

Implicit, Understood, Implied, Inferred, Hinted, Suggested

Explicit, Stated, Quoted, Marked, Defined

He made a tacit move.

Obscenity

Noun

extremely offensive.

(बेहूदापन)

Curse, Indecency, Immorality, Impropriety, Rudeness

Softness, Kind, Generosity, Generous, Jubilant

The play was full of obscenity.

Derogatory

Adjective

showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.

(अपमानजनक)

Disparaging, Belittling, Diminishing, Slighting

Complimentary, Flattering, Appreciative, Congratulatory, Admiring

The opponents have been making derogatory remarks against our team.

Oppressive

Adjective

inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.

(अत्याचारी)

Harsh, Cruel, Rude, Brutal, Repressive, Tyrannical

Lenient, Humane, Kind, Generous

The king is oppressive in nature.

Outrage

Noun

an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

(क्रोध, सदमा या आक्रोश की एक अत्यंत तीव्र प्रतिक्रिया)

Fury, Anger, Rage, Disapproval, Wrath, Shock

Peace, Quiet, Calm, Settled, Composure, Tranquil

My voice trembled with outrage.

Aegis

Noun

the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.

(रक्षा)

Patronage, Sponsorship, Backing, Protection, Shelter

Disrespect, Disparage, Devalue, Demean

The agreement was made under the aegis of the apex authority.

Arbitrary

Adjective

Random.

(मनमाना)

Chance, Whimsical, Random, Erratic, Capricious

Rational, Reasoned, Reasonable, Logical

He made an arbitrary decision.

Repugnant

Adjective

extremely distasteful; unacceptable.

(गवारा नहीं)

Abhorrent, Revolting, Repulsive, Disgusting

Attractive, Agreeable, Pleasant, Pleasing

His opinion seems repugnant to me.

Egregious

Adjective

outstandingly bad; shocking.

(बहुत बुरा)

Shocking, Appalling, Horrific, Horrible, Hideous, Ghastly

Marvellous, Amazing, Astounding, Awesome

He said that he was done with the egregious abuses of his book.

Unimpeachable

Adjective

not able to be doubted, questioned, or criticized; entirely trustworthy.

(स्पष्ट)

Trustworthy, Reliable,

Dependable, Unquestionable

Questionable, Dubious, Unreliable, Doubtful, Fickle

Rohan will serve to be an unimpeachable witness for our party.

Monoculture

Noun

the cultivation of a single crop in a given area.

(किसी दिए गए क्षेत्र में एक ही फसल की खेती)

Single, Sole, Standalone, Lone, Only, Monotonous

Group, Multiple, Many,  Varied, Various

The farmers believed in monoculture farming.

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