The Hindu Vocabulary 2 September 2021

2021-09-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 2 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Rape and insensitivity: On the narrative of violence against women’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Insensitivity

Noun

A lack of feeling or sympathy for other people's feelings.

(संवेदनाहीनता)

Indifference, Alienation, Apathy, Disinterest

Attention, Esteem, Respect

Ramesh has shown insensitivity towards poor.

Narrative

Noun

A story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. (कथा)

Historical, Fictional, Reported

Rambling

A news narrative has been set by the Gold medal of Neeraj Chopra.

Predicate

Verb

To proclaim

(प्रतिपादित)

Affirm, Declare, Imply

Deny

Ramanujam’s Summation theory was the predicate for the string theory.

Assault

Verb

a sudden, violent attack (हमला करना)

Abuse, Invade, Violate

Praise, Respect, Retreat

Rahul was convicted in a case of an assault.

Stringent

Adjective

Rigid

(कठोर)

Binding, Demanding, Strict, Tight

Amenable, Easy, Flexible

Despite the stringent laws, the  crimes in India are on a rise.

Misogynist

Noun

A person who hates, dislikes, or mistrusts women. (महिला द्वेषी)

Sexist, Misanthrope, Anti-feminist

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Many top officials are misogynist but they need to change.

Inept

Adjective

Inappropriate or Unsuitable (अनुपयुक्त)

Absurd, Ridiculous, Unfit

Reasonable, Sensible, Competent

I think the players selected in the team are inept.

Warped

Verb

Distort

 (विकृत)

Corrupt, Pervert, Crook

Beautify, Praise, Clean

The sticks given by the shopkeeper were warped.

Evade

Verb

Get away from

(बचना)

Avoid, Bypass, Conceal, Elude

Confront, Disclose, Divulge, Encounter

I evaded the police challan.

Assailant

Noun

A person who attacks. (आक्रमण-संबंधी)

Aggressor, Mugger, Anatgonist

Ally, Friend

Assailant of Rajiv Gandhi in Srilanka was a security personnel.

Ensue

Verb

To follow as a consequence

(लागू)

Arise, Come up, Develop, Follow

Cause, Cease, Disregard, Halt

The situation in Afghanistan ensued from foreign policy of western countries.

Retracted

Noun

Take back

(पीछे हटना)

Back off, Cancel, Deny, Disown

Acknowledgment, Agree, Allow, Approve

Opposition party retracted their allegations.

Missive

Noun

A written message from an official source.

(राजनीतिक संदेश)

Memo, Dispatch, Memorandum

Speech

I received another missive from the Transport department.

Entrenched

Verb

To place in a position of strength (मोरचा करना)

Encroach, Impinge, Infringe, Interlope

Leave alone, Stay off

My grandmother always shown an entrenched resistance towards changing the house.

Paternalistic

Verb

In the manner of an overbearing father

(पैतृक)

Condescending, Patronising, Dismissive

Aggravate, Dissatisfy, Incite, Trouble

Many people in the society have paternalistic attitude towards freedom of girls.

Lacuna

Noun

A gap or missing part

(कमी)

Gap, Depression, Break

Closure, Continuity, Misfortune

Nobody can fill the lacuna created due to death of father.

 

 

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