The Hindu Vocabulary 19 October 2021

2021-10-19

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 19 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A murder most foul: On the lynching at a farmer protest site’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Agitation

Noun

Shaking

(घबराहट)

Disturbance, Turbulence, Turmoil, Unrest

Calm, Order, Peace, Harmony

There was agitation in public against the new laws.

Apprehend

Verb

Understand

(अनुभव करना)

Believe, Catch, Absorb, Accept, Appreciate

Disregard, Exclude, Fail, Forget, Lose

The police were planning to apprehend the thief.

Blatant

Adjective

(of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.

(ज़बरदस्त)

Conspicuous, Flagrant, Glaring, Outright

Concealed, Hidden, Moral, Secret

My motive was blatant.

Nonchalance

Noun

Apathy

(विरक्ति)

Casualness, Indifference, Disregard, Composure

-

His approach towards life is nonchalant.

Perpetrator

Noun

Wrongdoer

(अपराधी)

Culprit, Miscreant, Trespasser, Violator

Police, Law abiding citizen

Police won’t spare the perpetrators of this horrific act.

Agglomeration

Noun

Collection

(ढेर)

Cluster, Jumble, Heap, Load

-

The new convention centre is an agglomeration of the exhibition hall, theatre and a huge auditorium.

Unwittingly

Adverb

Inadvertently

(बेइरादा)

Accidently, Unintentionally, Ignorantly

Advisedly, Knowingly

I am sorry, it happened unwittingly.

Detractor

Noun

Derogator

(आलोचक)

Critic, Censor, Defamer, Depreciator

-

My friend is a detractor for me.

Denigrate

Verb

Belittle

(बदनाम करना)

Defame, Disparage, Impugn, Slander

Approve, Commend, Compliment, Flatter

I was surprised when I saw him denigrating his own son.

Reductive

Adjective

Serving to simplify or abridge

(आसान)

Diminishing, Diminutive, Minimal, Subtractive

Enhancing, Enlarging

Your version of the law is reductive.

 

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