The Hindu Vocabulary 26 June 2021

2021-06-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Engage Iran: On U.S. blocking Iran-linked websites’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Revive

Verb

restore to life or consciousness.

(पुनर्जीवित)

Resuscitate, Rescue, Save, Recover, Awake

Torpefy, Numb, Weak, Suppress, Weaken, Lifeless

The economy can be revived with the implementation of the new scheme.

Provocation

Noun

action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.

(उकसावा)

Goading, Prodding, Rousing, Stimulation, Prompting, Urging

Placate, Pacify, Assuage, Conciliate, Calm, Propitiate

The provocation was the result of the use of ill words.

Disinformation

Noun

false information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.

(दुष्प्रचार)

Misinformation, Deception, Lie, Fib, Disinfo

Truth, Honesty, Veracity, Verity, Candour, Sincerity

They were manipulated with clever disinformation.

Muzzle

Verb

prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.

(दबाना)

Censor, Silence, Suppress, Inhibit, Restrain, Curb

Free, Release, Set free, Deliver, Unleash, Unchain, Untie

The dog was muzzled in the park.

Knee-jerk

Adjective

automatic and unthinking.

(असोच)

Thoughtless, Uncaring, Heedless, Unmindful, Regardless

Thoughtful, Careful, Intentional, Planned, Considerate

The announcement had a knee-jerk reaction from the public.

Hostile

Adjective

showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

(शत्रुतापूर्ण)

Antagonistic, Aggressive, Belligerent, Bellicose, Unkind, Vicious

Friendly, Mild, Moderate, Affable, Amiable, Genial

His approach towards all my colleagues was hostile.

Hardline

Noun

uncompromising adherence to a firm policy.

(कट्टरपंथी)

Adherence, Cling, Coherence, Attachment, Glued

Separated, Parted, Divided, Sever

He has taken a hard line to disclose the reality.

Embattle

Verb

provide (a place) with defensive works as protection against attack.

(सुदृढ़)

Secure, Protect, Rampart, Toughen, Strengthen

Endanger, Weaken, Enfeeble, Debilitate, Incapacitate

The rocky wall embattles the fort.

Centrifuge

Noun

a machine using centrifugal force for separating substances of different densities, for removing moisture, or for simulating gravitational effects.

(अपकेंद्रित्र)

-

-

They used centrifuges to separate the fluids.

Outright

Adverb

wholly and completely.

(पूर्ण)

Completely, Entirely, Fully, Totally, Absolutely

In part, Partly, Partially, Somewhat, Moderately

Fishing in this area has been banned outright.

Pragmatic

Adjective

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

(तथ्यात्मक)

Practical, Realistic, Sensible, Expedient, Rational, Reasonable

Impractical, Unrealistic, Idealistic, Unfeasible, Silly, Senseless, Unviable

We need to have a pragmatic approach towards the legal system.

 

 

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Consider the statements given below:

  1. Incenter is the only center that is at an equi-perpendicular distance from all the sides of the triangle.
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