The Hindu Vocabulary 16 August 2021

2021-08-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Slanting posts: On social media and level playing field’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Allegedly

Adverb

used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.

(कथित रूप से)

Knowingly, Reportedly, Purportedly, Apparently

Unknowingly, Unintentionally, Unwantedly, Unknown, Unwillingly

The actor allegedly denied his involvement in the conspiracy.

Mandate

Noun

an official order or commission to do something.

(जनादेश)

Instruction, Directive, Direction, Decree, Command, Order

-

The mandate released had no major impact.

Substantive

Adjective

having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

(वास्तविक)

Notably, Substantial, Appreciable, Significant, Prominent, Tolerable

Paltry, Minor, Trivial, Insignificant, Meaningless, Slight, Small

His substantive effort did not make any difference.

Transgress

Verb

go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable).

(उल्लंघन करना)

Err, Lapse, Defy, Disobey, Breach, Infringe, Break, Violate

Obey, Follow, Abide, Stay, Uphold, Direct

They have transgressed the law.

Qualifier

Noun

a person or team that qualifies for a competition or its final rounds

(योग्यता परीक्षण)

-

-

We were the fourth fastest qualifier.

Manipulated

Verb

handle or control (a tool, mechanism, information, etc.) in a skilful manner.

(चालाकी से)

Operate, Handle, Work, Control, Utilize, Employ

Mishandle, De-operate, Mismanage, Unemploy, Uncontrolled

The officers manipulated all the products.

Unilaterally

Adverb

used to indicate that something is done by only one person, group, or country involved in a situation, without the agreement of others.

(एकतरफ़ा)

Single, One, Lone, Only, Barely

Multi, Multiple, Many, Various, Variety

The region unilaterally declared independence.

Invoke

Verb

give rise to; evoke.

(आह्वान करना)

Induce, Cause, Kindle, Elicit, Evoke

Ignore, Neglect, Avoid, Avoidance, Negligence

They tried their best to invoke a response.

Wilfully

Adverb

with the intention of causing harm; deliberately.

(जान बूझ कर)

Purposely, Intentionally, Knowingly, Consciously, Carefully

Accidentally, Hastily, Mistakenly, Fortuitously, Inadvertently

She wilfully neglected the decision.

Reassure

Verb

say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).

(आश्वासन देना)

Encourage, Hearten, Comfort, Soothe, Inspirit

Alarm, Unnerve, Demoralize, Discourage, Deject

We had reassured the customers of the amount.

 

 

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