The Hindu Vocabulary 25 October 2020

2020-10-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 October 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Unrest in Pakistan: On movement against Imran Khan government’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Mammoth

Adjective

huge.

(विशाल)

Enormous, Gigantic, Giant, Colossal, Massive

Tiny, Small, Miniature, Petite

I saw a mammoth dinosaur at the jungle.

Agitation

Noun

a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

(व्याकुलता)

Anxiety, Perturbation, Distress, Concern, Trouble

Calmness, Relaxation, Tranquility, Easing

The illegal proceedings led to agitation among the crowd.

Puppet

Noun

a person, group, or country under the control of another.

(कठपुतली)

Pawn, Tool, Instrument, Poodle

Free, Unperjudiced

All the employees at my friend’s office are puppets in the hands of management.

Solidarity

Noun

unity or agreement of feeling or action.

(एकजुटता)

Unanimity, Unity, Agreement, Accord

Discord, Disagreement, Difference, Divergence

People swear by the bank’s solidarity.

Rigging

Verb

set up (equipment or a device or structure), typically in a makeshift or hasty way.

(हेराफेरी)

Improvise, Devise, Contrive, Knock up

Prepared, Rehearsed

The ballot for elections were set in a rigging manner.

Subvert

Verb

undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).

(पलट देना)

Destabilize, Unsettle, Overthrow, Overturn

Keep, Stabilize, Sustain, Preserve

The rich usually subvert the poor.

Omnipotent

Adjective

having unlimited power.

(सर्वशक्तिमान)

All-powerful, Supreme, Invincible, Almighty

Weak, Lax, Meek, Volatile, Vulnerable

Since my childhood, I always believed that my father is omnipotent and he could do anything that I wish.

Chafe

Verb

to be or become annoyed or lose patience because of rules or limits.

(झुंझुला देना)

Aggravate, Annoy, Bother, Exasperate, Itch

Appease, Oblige, Placate, Please, Delight, Satisfy

My brother is always chafing me with his lame pranks.

Prosecutor

Noun

a person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone.

(अभियोक्ता)

Agent, Analyst, Inspector, Auditor

-

The prosecutor asked the judge to leverage some more time.

Laundering

Verb

alter (information) to make it appear more acceptable.

(परिवर्तन (सूचना) इसे और अधिक स्वीकार्य दिखाने के लिए)

Amend, Mutate, Recast, Revamp

Stagnate, Maintain, Sustain, Retain

Ajay was not involved in the money laundering act.

Extradite

Verb

hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

(अपराधी देना)

Repatriate, Expel, Deport, Hand over

Abandon, Apprehend, Arrest, Surrender

The foreign minister asked the officials to extradite the case to the US.

Mausoleum

Noun

a stately or impressive building housing a tomb or group of tombs.

(समाधि)

Tomb, Vault, Crypt, Catacomb

-

The community went on a trip to an Arab mausoleum.

Echelon

Noun

a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.

(स्तर)

Level, Rank, Grade, Plane

Unemployment

His echelon did no good to us and we had to sit at the last row seats.

En masse

Noun

in a group; all together.

(कुल मिलाकर)

Altogether, Bodily, As one, Jointly

Single, Alone, Individual, One at a time

We decided to hit the gym en masse.

Mete out

Phrasal verb

to give (something) to the people who one decides should get it.

(बांटना)

Dispense, Apply, Deliver, Strike

Hold, keep, Take, Withold

The government has mete out the projects to the concerned NGOs.

Unprecedented

Adjective

never done or known before.

(अभूतपूर्व)

Novel, Unmatched, Unparalleled, Unrivalled

Normal, Usual, Common

COVID hit was an unprecedented one.

 

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