The Hindu Vocabulary 26 November 2020

2020-11-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Diplomatic offensive: On Nagrota encounter and after’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Diplomatic

Adjective

of or concerning diplomacy.

(कूट-नीतिक)

Tactful, Subtle, Discreet, Judicious

Indiscreet, Tactless, Inconsiderate, Thoughtless

His answer was diplomatic and we did not like it.

Infiltrate

Verb

enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually.

(घुसपैठ)

Penetrate, Invade, Creep in, Dive into

Exclude, Away, Elsewhere, Absent

The monk infiltrated the corporate world.

Envoy

Noun

a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.

(राज-दूत)

Representative, Delegate, Deputy, Agent, Intermediary

-

The envoy was advised not to visit the President.

Nefarious

Adjective

wicked or criminal.

(बेईमान)

Wicked, Evil, Sinful, Iniquitous, Heinous

Good, Admirable, Commendable, Creditable, Laudable

His action against the lawyer was nefarious.

Grassroots

Noun

the most basic level of an activity or organization.

(संकुचित विचारवाले)

Beginning, Conception, Inception, Generation, Start

End, Conclusion, Finish, Closure

The grassroots level was hit hard in the pandemic.

Apprise

Verb

inform or tell (someone).

(सूचना देना)

Notify, Tell, Advise, Brief, Intimate

Hide, Conceal, Bury, Secrete, Stash

The ministry apprised us about the upcoming policies.

Imperative

Adjective

of vital importance; crucial.

(अनिवार्य)

Vital, Crucial, Critical, Essential

Unimportant, Optional, Insignificant, Trivial

It is imperative to give due importance to women in the society.

Abort

Verb

bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault.

(बीच में बंद करें)

Terminate, End, Halt, Stop, Discontinue

Continue, Complete, Accelerate, Succeed

We had to abort the process because it was late.

Retaliatory

Adjective

characterized by a desire for revenge.

(मुंहतोड़)

Vengeance, Retaliation, Reprisal, Redress

Love, help, Aid, Assist, Succour

His response was retaliatory in sense.

Allegation

Noun

a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

(आरोप)

Claim, Assertion, Declaration, Proclamation

-

The allegation of theft was unnecessary.

Invoke

Verb

cite or appeal to.

(आह्वान)

Appeal, Cite, Adduce, Instance

Waive, Relinquish, Reject, Surrender

They invoked us to vote in their favour.

Interventionary

Noun

the act or fact of intervening.

(हस्तक्षेप करना)

Intercede, Mediate, Arbitrate, Conciliate

Disregard, Unbiased, Snub, Slight

The political act of interventionary brought us down.

Derail

Verb

obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.

(पटरी से उतरना)

Disarrange, Muddle, Disorganize, Mix up

Organize, Order, Arrange, Sort, Assemble

The plan was derailed because of natural disaster.

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