The Hindu Vocabulary 23 January 2021

2021-01-23

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 23 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Polls apart: On Uganda under Museveni’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Reinforce

Verb

strengthen or support.

(शक्ति बढ़ाना)

Fortify, Underpin, Prop, Strengthen

Diminish, Discourage, Destroy, Harm

The policy has been reinforced with new measures.

Alleged

Adjective

said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.

(कहा हुआ)

Supposed, So-called, Professed, Ostensible

Certain, Reality, Sure, Exact

The alleged criminals were called up.

Widespread

Adjective

found or distributed over a large area or number of people.

(बड़े पैमाने पर)

Extensive, Universal, Common, Global, Worldwide

Small, Restricted, Finite, Bounded

The war had received widespread support.

Accredit

Verb

give credit to (someone) for something.

(अधिकार देना)

Ascribe, Attribute, Chalk up, Attribute

Discredit, Disgrace, Dishonour, Compromise

Rahul was accredited with being the best dealer.

Irregularities

Noun

the state or quality of being irregular.

(अनियमितताएं)

Asymmetry, Contortion, Deformity, Indentation, Roughness

Uniformity, Regularity, Smoothness, Steadiness

Frauds and irregularities were the reasons of their downfall.

Restore

Verb

bring back or re-establish.

(पुनर्स्थापित)

Reinstate, Put back, Replace, Reinstitute

Abolish, End, Scrap, Stop

The order was restored after a week.

Wage

Verb

carry on.

(आगे बढ़ाना)

Conduct, Execute, Pursue, Undertake

Halt, Stop, Hinder, Obstruct, Impede

The Russian authorities tried their best to destroy Navalny’s capability of waging a protest.

Coup

Noun

a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

(तख्तापलट)

Overthrow, Takeover, Ousting, Deposition

-

The officer was overthrown in the coup.

Infamous

Adjective

well known for some bad quality or deed.

(बदनाम)

Notorious, Disreputable, Ill-famed, Fabled

Reputable, Respected, Respectable, Worthy, Prestigious

The student was expelled for his infamous conduct.

Consolidate

Verb

make (something) physically stronger or more solid.

(संघटित करना)

Strengthen, Nourish, Underpin, Support, Reinforce

Weaken, Ease off, Debilitate, Discourage

The organisation has made a decision to consolidate the old schemes as well.

Scrapping

Verb

Remove or abolish or cancel.

(समाप्त)

Abandon, Drop, Cancel, End, Withdraw

Start, Initiate, Begin, Preserve, Keep

I made a bold decision of scrapping the doll house.

Disregard

Verb

To disrespect.

(अनादर)

Disrespect, Dishonour, Discourage, Ignore, Avoid

Consider, Respect, Honour, Attentive, Careful

The seniors used to disregard their juniors in our college.

 

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