The Hindu Vocabulary 25 March 2021

2021-03-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Mumbai muckraking: On allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Muckraking

Noun

the action of searching out and publicizing scandal about famous people.

(प्रसिद्ध लोगों के बारे में पता लगाने और घोटाले को सार्वजनिक करने की कार्रवाई)

Criticism, Defamation, Disparagement, Libel, Smear

Approval, Compliment, Flattery, Nicety, Praise

The muckraking in which the minister was involved has gone to an extreme level.

Probe

Noun

a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.

(जांच)

Inquiry, Investigation, Examination, Scrutiny, Inquest, Exploration

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There is a need of a serious probe of the persisting issue.

Extortion

Noun

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

(जबरन वसूली)

Exaction, Extraction, Shakedown, Blackmail

Please, Pleasurable, Satisfying, Affable, Nice

The police resorted to intense extortion to get the truth.

Nexus

Noun

a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.

(बंधन)

Link, Relation, Relationship, Interrelation, Association, Bond

Disparity, Disagreement, Disassociation, Difference, Inequality

The nexus between the left wing and right wing party can prove to be dangerous.

Inglorious

Adjective

causing shame or a loss of honour.

(लज्जाजनक)

Shameful, Dishonourable, Ignominious, Discreditable, Disgraceful, Disparaging

Appreciating, Appreciable, Glorious, Respectful, Appl

His inglorious acts have put him in a risky situation.

Put on the mat

Phrase

being reprimanded by someone in authority.

(अधिकार में किसी के द्वारा फटकार लगाई जा रही है।)

Rebuke, Admonish, Chastise, Chide, Upbraid, Reprove, Reproach

Praise, commend, Compliment, Please, Flatter

The sales executive was put on the mat after witnessing his insensible way of dealing.

Retaliatory

Adjective

characterized by a desire for revenge.

(मुंहतोड़)

Revengeful, Aggressive, Hostile, Belligerent, Truculent

Meek, Friendly, Peaceful, Tranquil, Harmonious

His retaliatory behaviour dropped a hint of the disclosure of the secret.

Henchman

Noun

a faithful follower or political supporter.

(एक वफादार अनुयायी या राजनीतिक समर्थक)

Follower, Supporter, Assistant, Aider, Helper, Adjutant

Leader, Chief, Head, Principal, Captain

The minister’s henchmen were no longer in his support.

Manoeuvring

Verb

move skilfully or carefully.

(पैंतरेबाज़ी)

Steer, Guide, Move, Plan, Navigate, Engineer

Pause, Halt, Hinder, Obstruct

China manoeuvred the other nations to start consuming its products.

Embattled

Adjective

beset by problems or difficulties.

(समस्याओं या कठिनाइयों से घिरे)

Troubled, Difficult, Problematic, Unsettled, Perturbed, Disturbed

Unworried, Unperturbed, Carefree, Nonchalant, Blithe

All blamed the embattled player for the loss.

Onslaught

Noun

a fierce or destructive attack.

(हमला)

Assault, Attack, Offensive, Aggression, Advance, Onrush

Calm, Peaceful, Settled, Pleasant, Soothing, Harmonious

The city witnessed a series of onslaughts in a year.

Bruised

Adjective

hurt.

(चोट लगा हुआ)

Injured, Damaged, Weakened, Spoilt, Upset

Cheerful, Happy, Solid, Strong, Healthy, Sturdy

The leader through his speech nursed the bruised pride.

Sordid

Adjective

involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives.

(घिनौना)

Sleazy, Unsavoury, Foul, Vile, Tawdry

High-minded, Respectable, Reputable, Upright

The movie involved  a sordid picture of abandoned kids.

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