The Hindu Vocabulary 28 September 2021

2021-09-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Needless row: On amendment to Rajasthan marriage law.’

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Amendment

Noun

a part that is added or a small change that is made to a piece of writing, especially to a law

(किसी दस्‍तावेज़, क़ानून आदि में संशोधन)

Change, Modification, Reform, Alteration

Damage, Hurt, Harm, Injury

The ministers are discussing the required amendments in the law.

Legitimize

Verb

Legalize

(वैधता)

Codify, Constitute, Decriminalise, Legislate, Regulate

Disorganise, Disapprove, Prevent, Deny, Disallow

The government’s approval has legitimized the tribal occupation.

Memorandum

Noun

A written message in business or diplomacy. (ज्ञापन)

Announcement, Letter, Memo, Notice

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A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Govt. of India and Govt. of France.

Nullify

Verb

Invalidate

(अमान्य ठहराना)

Abolish, Abrogate, Annul, Offset

Approve, Enact, Establish, Institute, Legalize

The Delhi High court nullified the recent law passed by the government to criminalise beggars.

Deter

Verb

Inhibit from action

(रोकना)

Avert, Bloc, Prevent, Prohibit, Dissuade

Advance, Aid, Allow, Assist

The stringent action taken by the officer can deter people to commit a crime.

Prosecution

Noun

The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge. (अभियोजन)

Pursuit, Execution, Undertaking, Accomplishment

Defeat, Failure, Neglect

If you do not comply with the rules, you would be liable for criminal prosecution.  

Solemnize

Noun

duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage).

(उत्सव मनाना)

Perform, Celebrate, Formalize

Condemn, Denounce, Forget, Humiliate

Everyone was waiting for the priest to solemnize the marriage.

Wedlock

Noun

The state of being married.

(विवाह)

Marriage, Matrimony, Union, Alliance

Antagonism, Division, Separation, Divorce

The couples in wedlock should get a marriage certificate.

Void

Adjective

Not valid or legally binding.

(निरर्थक)

Invalid, Null, Inoperative, Terminated

Closure, Valid, Worthy,

The contract was declared null and void by the investigating officer. 

 

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