The Hindu Vocabulary 16 January 2021

2021-01-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Terror trail: On Pakistan action against terrorists’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Trail

Noun

a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.

(पगडंडी)

Series, String, Chain, Line, Succession, Row

-

The officer noticed that there was a trail of blood on the floor.

Streamline

Verb

make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods.

(संगठित)

Efficient, Smooth, Organized, Slick

Inefficient, Ineffective, Inefficacious, Inept

The leader should have streamlined the processes.

Extortion

Noun

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

(जबरन वसूली)

Exaction, Extraction, Blackmail, Shakedown

Please, Appease, Amiable, Amicable

Tushar has used all wrong means and extortion to create this empire.

Trafficking

Verb

deal or trade in something illegal.

(तस्करी)

Trade, Deal, Peddle, Bargain, Smuggle

-

Raj is involved in drug trafficking.

Loophole

Noun

an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.

(एक अस्पष्टता या अपर्याप्तता)

Ambiguity, Flaw, Fault, Defect, Crack, Dodge

Correct, Accurate, Absolute, Perfect

The company exploited the tax loopholes.

Anonymity

Noun

the condition of being anonymous.

(गुमनामी)

Unnamed, Nameless, Incognito, Unidentified

Identified, Known, Named, Signed

It was on the condition of anonymity that they signed up.

Wilfully

Adverb

with the intention of causing harm; deliberately.

(जान-बूझकर)

Intentionally, Purposely, Knowingly, On purpose

Ignorantly, Accidentally, Hastily, Hurriedly

The argument was started wilfully.

Haven

Noun

a place of safety or refuge.

(सुरक्षा या शरण का स्थान।)

Shelter, Refuge, Retreat, Harbour

Dangerous, Risky, Hazardous, Endangered

Government needs to come up with havens for wildlife.

Affinity

Noun

a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.

(लगाव)

Empathy, Accord, Harmony, Bond

Dislike, Aversion, Antipathy, Detest

Kavit has a special affinity with horses.

Stringent

Adjective

strict, precise, and exacting.

(कठोर)

Firm, Rigid, Strict, Serious, Intense

Lenient, Flexible, Easy, Pliable, Supple

The stringent guidelines were opposed by many.

Plenary

Adjective

unqualified; absolute.

(परिपूर्ण)

Unconditional, Unlimited, Unrestricted, Absolute

Restricted, Partial, Qualified

The team offered me a plenary indulgence.

Conviction

Noun

a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offense.

(धारणा)

Sentence, Judgement, Acumen, Verdict, Belief

Acquittal, Absolution, Exoneration, Clearing

My conviction made her reach our goal.

 

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Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

 

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