The Hindu Vocabulary 22 October 2020

2020-10-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Heckler’s veto: On Vijay Sethupathi's withdrawal from Muralitharan biopic '800‘.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Heckler’s veto

Phrase

the suppression of speech by the government, because of [the possibility of] a violent reaction by hecklers.

(सरकार द्वारा भाषण का दमन)

Suppression, Subduing, Vanquishing, Crushing

Raising, Supporting, Encouraging, Uplifting

Owing to the chaos in the country, heckler’s veto had to prevail.

Stymie

Verb

prevent or hinder the progress of.

(रोकने या प्रगति में बाधा)

Hinder, Obstruct, Impede, Inhibit

Aid, Assist, Help, Support

The change in the rules will stymie the current rights.

Whitewash

Verb

deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something).

(जानबूझकर छुपाने की कोशिश)

Cover up, Suppress, Hide, Conceal

Show, Reflect, Expose, Reveal

The ministry made all possible efforts to whitewash the so far erroneous decisions made.

Jeopardise

Verb

put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.

(ख़तरे में डालना)

Threaten, Risk, Menace, Endanger

Safeguard, Defend, Protect, Shelter

Impulsive decisions will make him jeopardise his company’s condition.

Alienate

Verb

make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.

(हटाना)

Isolate, Detach, Divide, Sever, Disunite

Unite, Together, Merge, Mingle

After testing positive for COVID, her mother as alienated.

Unrelenting

Adjective

not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.

(कठोर)

Inflexible, Unyielding, Unbending, Relentless

Flexible, Cooperative, Yielding, Easygoing

Both the mangers were unerelenting.

Traitor

Noun

a person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle.

(गद्दार)

Renegade, Betrayer, Defector, Cheater

Loyalist, Patriot, Honest

Even after giving all his blood and sweat, he was termed to be a traitor.

Onslaught

Noun

a fierce or destructive attack.

(हमला)

Assault, Attack, Offense, Foray

Calm, Peace, Serenity, Tranquil

The onslaught at the centre of the city shook every citizen.

Aficionado

Noun

a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.

(ज्ञानी और उत्साही)

Expert, Genius, Specialist, Pundit, Savant

Illiterate, Unknowledgeable, Commoner, Average

Our maths teacher was regarded to be an aficionado.

Bewitch

Verb

enchant and delight (someone).

(मोहित करना)

Captivate, Enchant, Charm, Enrapture

Repel, Push back, Repulse, Keep at bay, Rebuff

The new design and interior bewitched all the guests.

Cow down

Verb

be intimidated.

(भयभीत होना)

Terrified, Frightened, Alarmed, Scared

Satisfied, Pacified, Placate, Placid

The announcement of the lack in compensation cess cowed down the states ministries.

Resurrect

Verb

restore (a dead person) to life.

(मरे हुए को जीवित करना)

Revive, Rejuvenate, Regenerate, Revitalize, Renovate

End, Perish, Vanish, Vanquish

Government need to make plans to resurrect the economy.

Detractor

Noun

a person who disparages someone or something.

(निन्दा करनेवाला)

Critic, Attacker, Disparager

Supporter, Fan, Friend, Ally

The detractor imposed unnecessary accusation on me.

 

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