The Hindu Vocabulary 17 April 2021

2021-04-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Probing the sleuths: On the ISRO spy case’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Probe

Verb

physically explore or examine (something) with the hands or an instrument.

(जांच)

Examine, Explore, Prod, Poke, Check, Investigate

Ignore, Reject, Disregard, Neglect

The CBI is deeply probing the tax case.

Sleuth

Noun

a person who investigates crimes; a detective.

(गुप्तचर)

Detective, Investigator, Snoop, Peeper, Sherlock

-

The regional officer looked like a sleuth.

Espionage

Noun

the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.

(जासूसी)

Spying, Surveillance, Infiltration, Bugging, Eavesdropping

-

They were all involved in the espionage questioned then.

Suspicion

Noun

cautious distrust.

(संदेह)

Misgiving, Doubt, Wariness, Qualm, Reservation

Confidence, Sure, Certainty, Conviction, Reliability

He was booked on mere suspicion.

Grave

Adjective

giving cause for alarm; serious.

(गंभीर)

Profound, Significant, Momentous, Serious, All-important, Dire

Light, Slight, Trivial, Insignificant

It is a matter of grave concern.

Accountability

Noun

the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

(जवाबदेही)

Liability, Reliability, Reporting, Obedience, Answerability

Unaccountability, Ignorance, Inexplicable, Insoluble, Unsolvable

Lack of accountability and trust mislead us.

Mandate

Verb

require (something) to be done; make mandatory.

(अधिदेश)

Obligatory, Important, Necessary, Required, Unavoidable

Avoidable, Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary, Non-compulsory

Wearing helmets has been mandated by law.

Outcome

Noun

the way a thing turns out; a consequence.

(परिणाम)

Result, Upshot, Effect, Consequence, Wake, Offshoot, Aftermath

Beginning, Start, Initial, Inceptive

The victory is outcome of hard work.

Malicious

Adjective

characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

(दुर्भावनापूर्ण)

Spiteful, Harmful, Baneful, Venomous, Poisonous

Good, Positive, Benevolent, Kind, Generous

We were aware of the malicious thoughts of his manager.

Persuasive

Adjective

good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.

(प्रेरक)

Convincing, Effective, Compelling, Potent, Forceful, Eloquent

Unconvincing, Weak, Improbable, Unlikely

The scientist delivered a persuasive speech.

Erring

Adjective

having failed to adhere to the proper or accepted standards; having done wrong.

(पापी)

Offending, Guilty, Culpable, Delinquent, Lawless

Innocent, Well-behaved, Guiltless, Blameless

The erring officers should be punished.

Restorative

Adjective

having the ability to restore health, strength, or well-being.

(मज़बूत कर देनेवाला)

Reinstate, Replace, Reinstitute, Reimpose

Abolish, End, Scrap, Stop, Terminate

The restorative power of the yoga was underestimated.

 

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