The Hindu Vocabulary 20 August 2021

2021-08-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Aftermath: On Afghanistan under the Taliban’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Backlash

Noun

a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

(पलटाव)

Counterblast, Comeback, Recoil, Reprisal, Fallout, Backwash

Relapse, Deterioration, Worsening, Decline, decay, Collapse

They expressed a public backlash against racism.

Reconcile

Verb

restore friendly relations between.

(सही कर लेना)

Reinstate, Restore, Replace, Reimpose, Reinstitute

Abolish, Cancel, Rescind, Abrogate, Stop, Terminate

The two countries’ relationship was reconciled.

Communiqué

Noun

an official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.

(सरकारी विज्ञप्ति)

Bulletin, Message, Press release, Missive, Report, Statement

-

The country's Prime ministry issued a communique.

Audacity

Noun

rude or disrespectful behaviour; impudence.

(साहस)

Impudence, Impertinence, Insolence, Presumption, Rudeness

Politeness, Humble, Soft, respect, Courtesy, Grace

She had the audacity of contradicting her seniors.

Jurisprudence

Noun

a legal system.

(विधिशास्त्र)

-

-

They followed American jurisprudence.

Dashed

 

Verb

destroy or frustrate.

(विनाश करना)

Shatter, Destroy, Wreck, Ruin, Crush, Devastate

Encourage, Enhance, Magnify, Inflate, Amplify

The disaster dashed the economy.

Naught

Pronoun

nothing.

(कुछ नही)

Nought, Zero, Nil, None, Nothing

All, Whole, Complete, Full, Total, Entire, Everybody

He’s naught but a fool.

Elucidated

Verb

make (something) clear; explain.

(स्पष्ट)

Explain, Illuminate, Clarify, Interpret, Explicate, Gloss, Resolve

Confuse, Obscure, Bewilder, Baffle, Mystify, Perplex

The writer elucidated the facts in the article.

Eschew

Verb

deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

(दूर रहना)

Forgo, Forswear, Shun, Renounce, Abjure

Indulge, Involve, Satisfy, Fulfil, Entail, Include, Take in

The governor appealed to eschew violence.

 

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