The Hindu Vocabulary 19 June 2021

2021-06-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Terrorising dissent: On bail for student activists’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Dissent

Noun

the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

(मतभेद)

Disagreement, Argument, Dispute, Demur, Objection, Protest

Agreement, Acceptance, Accord, Concurrence, Consensus, Accordance

The dissent didn’t let us arrive at a conclusion.

Indictment

Noun

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

(कलंक)

Charge, Accusation, Arraignment, Citation, Summons, Allegation

Acquittal, Absolution, Clearing, Exoneration, Exculpation, Release

The indictment imposed on him is serious.

Embargo

Noun

an official ban on any activity.

(निषेध)

Ban, Bar, Prohibition, Stoppage, Interdict, Proscription

Free, Freedom, Allowed, Permitted, Unrestricted

There was an embargo on inter-state transactions.

Impediment

Noun

a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

(बाधा)

Hindrance, Obstruction, Obstacle, Barrier, Bar, Handicap, Block

Benefit, Good, Sake, Aid, Assistance, Utility

The major impediment in processing the payment was the pending approval.

Invoke

Verb

cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.

(आह्वान)

Cite, Adduce, Instance, Use, Refer

Waive, Relinquish, Renounce, Reject, Surrender

His harsh words invoked the anger within.

Foment

Verb

instigate or stir up.

(भड़काना)

Instigate, Incite, Provoke, Excite, Agitate, Urge

Pacify, Appease, Calm, Conciliate, Assuage, Mollify

He is the one who fomented the issue.

Prima facie

Noun

based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise.

(प्रथम दृष्ट्या)

-

-

The prima facie evidence was the only basis.

Onerous

Adjective

involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.

(कष्टदायक)

Burdensome, Heavy, Inconvenient, Troublesome, Awkward

Easy, Effortless, Simple, Easy-going

I find my duties to be increasingly onerous.

Invincibility

Noun

the quality of being too powerful to be defeated or overcome.

(अजेयता)

Powerful, Strong, Sturdy,

Defeated, Powerless, Coward, Meek, Weak

He has this nature that creates an aura of invincibility.

Upheld

Verb

confirm or support (something which has been questioned).

(सही ठहराया)

Confirm, Endorse, Sustain, Validate, Ratify, Verify

Overturn, Oppose, Reverse, Rescind, Revoke, Repeal

I was asked to upheld the sole responsibility of dealing with the kids.

 

 

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