The Hindu Vocabulary 21 January 2021

2021-01-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Poison and prison: On political importance of Navalny’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Oppositional

Adjective

relating to or denoting a group of opponents, especially in politics.

(खासकर राजनीति में विरोधियों के एक समूह से संबंधित या उसे नकारना)

Group, Category, Class, Set, Lot

Individual, Single, Separate, Discrete, Lone

The oppositional party came off with flying colors.

Unleash

Verb

cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.

(खोल देना)

Unrestricted, Unlimited, Open, Free, Unimpeded

Restricted, Limited, Finite, Bounded, Held

The illogical response might unleash major chaos.

Play down

Verb

represent something as being less important than it in fact is.

(वास्तव में जितना महत्वपूर्ण है उससे कम का प्रतिनिधित्व करना)

Gloss over, Underplay, Understate, Trivialize

Exaggerate, Overstate, Overstress, Overestimate, Overvalue

My colleague tried to play down the seriousness of the disease.

Belie

Verb

fail to give a true impression of (something).

(झुठलाना)

Contradict, Disprove, Discredit, Falsify

Justify, Reveal, Approve, Agree

His fit body belies his age.

Divert

Verb

cause (someone or something) to change course or turn from one direction to another.

(मोड़ना)

Reroute, Redirect, Deflect, Avert, Transfer

Same, Similar, Stable, Set

The river channel was diverted from the usual direction.

Embezzlement

Noun

theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer.

(किसी के भरोसे रखा गया धन की चोरी या हेराफेरी)

Misappropriation, Theft, Stealing, Robbing, Robbery

Genuine, Certain, Trust, Trustworthy

Hemant was the lead in embezzlement.

Defiance

Noun

open resistance; bold disobedience.

(आज्ञा न मानना)

Resistance, Opposition, Confrontation, Disobedience

Submission, Obedience, Compliance, Acquiescence

His defiance surprised us all.

Remand

Verb

place (a defendant) on bail or in custody, especially when a trial is adjourned.

(जेल वापसी)

-

-

Trilok was remanded in custody for two days.

Embodiment

Noun

a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling.

(अवतार)

Personification, Incarnation, Incorporation, Realization, Manifestation

Hiding, Conceal, Covert, Hideous

My mother is a living embodiment of liveliness.

Implicate

Verb

show (someone) to be involved in a crime.

(फंसाना)

Incriminate, Compromise, Involve, Connect, Embroil

Absolve, Relieve, Release, Exonerate

The cricketer was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

Allegation

Noun

a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

(आरोप)

Claim, Assertion, Declaration, Statement, Proclamation

-

After resigning, I put allegations of corruption against the company.

Perpetrator

Noun

a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.

(अपराधी)

Criminal, Offender, Villain, Delinquent, Malefactor

Lawful, Innocent, Legal, Licit

The perpetrators of this heinous crime should be punished.

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