The Hindu Vocabulary 18 January 2021

2021-01-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Private space: On public notices under Special Marriage Act’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Pushback

Noun

a negative or unfavourable reaction or response.

(एक नकारात्मक या प्रतिकूल प्रतिक्रिया या प्रतिक्रिया)

Retort, Return, Reply, Answer, Rejoinder

Question, Cause, Asking, Pose

We needed a pushback for the new policy.

Irritant

Noun

a thing that is continually annoying or distracting.

(उत्तेजक)

Annoyance, Irritation, Vexation, Torment

Help, Pleasure, Pleasant, Backing

My brother has been an irritant to my younger sister.

Mandatorily

Adverb

required by law or mandate; compulsorily.

(अनिवार्य)

Obligatory, Bindingly, Required, Inescapable

Escapable, Avoidable, Optional, Involuntarily

The agreement was signed mandatorily.

Solemnise

Verb

duly perform.

(विधिवत प्रदर्शन)

Celebrate, Perform, Formalize, Official

Waive, Optional, Ignore, Neglect

They needed a priest to solemnize the wedding.

Plea

Noun

a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.

(दलील)

Appeal, Entreaty, Prayer, Request

-

Dinesh made a plea to the bank to forego his interest amount.

 

Uphold

Verb

To support.

(सहयोग)

Increase, Raise, Rise, Uphold, Upward, Forward

Increase, Raise, Rise, Uphold, Upward, Forward

We upheld the team even in debilitating situation.

Invade

Verb

Enter by force.

(आक्रमण)

Occupy, Conquer, Seize, Capture, Annex, Win

Withdraw, Extract, Remove, Pull out

The Axis powers invaded the country in Second World War.

Explicit

Adjective

stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.

(स्पष्ट)

Clear, Direct, Obvious, Straightforward, Clear-cut

Vague, Unclear, Hazy, Indistinct, Indefinite

There were explicit symptoms that doctors could diagnose his disease.

Cite

Verb

cite or appeal to.

(आह्वान)

Adduce, Invoke, Instance, Evoke

Waive, Relinquish, Abandon, Reject, Disregard, Forgo

I cited all the necessary details in the application.

Verdict

Noun

a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

(निर्णय)

Judgement, Adjudication, Decision, Finding, Ruling

-

The court released its verdict last week.

Progressive

Adjective

happening or developing gradually or in stages.

(प्रगतिशील)

Continuing, Continuous, Increasing, Growing, Developing, Ongoing

Restricted, Cramped, Confined, Constricted, Compact

The plan seemed progressive and the government stuck to it.

 

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