The Hindu Vocabulary 21 November 2020

2020-11-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Curbing on-air bigotry: On free speech, hate speech and regulation’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bigotry

Noun

stubborn and complete intolerance.

(कट्टरता)

Bias, Discrimination, Prejudice, Racism

Fairness, Impartiality, Tolerance, Bear

We couldn’t bear the bigotry anymore.

Distinction

Noun

a difference or contrast between similar things or people.

(भेद)

Difference, Contrast, Discrepancy, Divergence, Division

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Conformity, Similarity

It is important to know the distinction between biased and unbiased.

Communally

Adverb

belonging to the people of a community.

(सामुदायिक रूप से)

Collectively, Unanimously, Together, Cooperatively, Unitedly

Individually, Solely, Separately, Alone

The agenda was supported communally.

Elicit

Verb

evoke or draw out.

(प्रकाश में लाना)

Evoke, Exhort, Extort, Extract, Obtain, Evolve

Give, Placate, Soothe, Hide, keep

The police officer elicited the truth from the criminal.

Inflammatory

Adjective

arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.

(भड़काऊ)

Angering, Instigative, Incendiary, Rabid, Rebellious

Calming, Mitigating, Placating, Pleasing

Her inflammatory remarks instigated the group.

Portrayal

 

Noun

a depiction of someone or something in a work of art or literature; a picture.

(वर्णन)

Description, Depiction, Imitation, Portrait, Copy, Likeness

Original, Novelty, New

The portrayal was not well though of.

Vicious

Adjective

deliberately cruel or violent.

(शातिर)

Atrocious, Barbarous, Vile, Violent, Wicked

Calm, Civilized, Gentle, Good, Honourable

The strategy she prepared was extremely vicious.

Reluctant

Adjective

unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.

(अनिच्छुक)

Afraid, Averse, Cautious, Wary, Hesitating

Bold, Careless, Certain, Confident, Incautious

I was reluctant to lie to my parents.

Affidavit

Noun

a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.

(शपथ पत्र)

Testimony, Affirmation, Oath

-

They shared but did not dispatch the affidavit.

Predominantly

Adverb

mainly; for the most part.

(मुख्य रूप से)

Broadly, Chiefly, Majorly, Primarily, Supremely

Apparently, Casually, Carelessly, Hastily, Frivolously

At present, we should predominantly focus on our health.

Partisan

Noun

a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.

(पक्षपातपूर्ण)

Biased, One-sided, Sectarian, Exclusive, Prejudiced

Fair, Unbiased, Disinterested, Uninterested

She knew she would fail, so she resorted to a partisan approach.

Leniency

Noun

the fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency.

(ढील)

Compassion, Mercy, Tolerance, Lenience

Cruelty, Strict, Meanness, Strictly

Leniency extended by the teacher did more harm.

Egregious

Adjective

outstandingly bad; shocking.

(भयंकर)

Extreme, Atrocious, Gross, Monstrous, Nefarious

Concealed, Good, Hidden, Mild, Minor

Her thinking is egregious.

Flagrant

Adjective

(of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.

(दुष्ट)

Brazen, atrocious, Disgraceful, Shameful, Shameless

Good, Timid, Moral, Silent

It was flagrant from his response that he disliked the taste.

Breach

Verb

break or fail to observe.

(उल्लंघन)

Rupture, Break, Crack, Discontinue, Disrespect

Follow, Abide, Closure, Support

We were conveyed not to breach the contract.

 

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