The Hindu Vocabulary 22 October 2021

2021-10-22

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 22 October 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Plugging the leak: On the GM rice controversy’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Controversy

Noun

Debate

Argument, Difference, Discussion, Quarrel

Agreement, Compliment, Concurrence, Peace

There is a controversy between the two factions of the party.

Assuage

Verb

Relieve

Allay, Appease, Lessen, Mitigate

Aggravate, Agitate, Dissatisfy, Incite, Increase

The government should assuage the farmers regarding the new bills passed by the Parliament.

Compliant

Adjective

Obedient

Docile, Flexible, Willing, Easy, Manageable

Inflexible, Stubborn, Obstinate, Unyielding

You should make your product that is compliant with international standards.

Uproar

Noun

Commotion

Bickering, Brawl, Chaos, Confusion, Strife

Calm, Peace, Harmony, Order

There was an uproar in the mall on reaching of the actress.

Contamination

Noun

Adulteration

Contagion, Corruption, Disease, Epidemic, Infection

Cleanliness, Purification, Sterility, Cleaning

I think the main issue is that of water contamination.

Deny

Verb

Disagree

Ban, Contradict, Oppose, Call on

Accept, Allow, Approve, Sanction, Ratify

He shouldn’t deny your offer.

Mandate

Noun

Authority

Authorization, Command, Decree, Directive

Breach, Break, Denial, Question

Narendra Modi got a clear mandate.

Fractious

Adjective

Grouchy

Irritable, Recalcitrant, Restive, Unruly

Happy, Obedient, Agreeable, Nice

Sunny and his sister fight like fractious children.

Casualty

Noun

Accident

Blow, Calamity, Catastrophe, Disaster

Blessing, Happiness, Wonder, Miracle

There were a few casualties in the operation conducted by the Army.

Prevalent

Adjective

Widespread

Common, Extensive, Frequent, Rampant

Abnormal, Limited, Peculiar, Exceptional, Infrequent

Child marriage is still prevalent in India.

 

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