The Hindu Vocabulary 3 December 2020

2020-12-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Regional priorities: On the SCO summit’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Communiqué

Noun

an official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.

(एक आधिकारिक घोषणा)

Press release, Bulletin, Message, Missive

-

The Committee gave a communiqué before the press release.

Overcome

Verb

succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty).

(जीतना)

Control, Defeat, Conquer, Master, Tame

Give up, Quit, Submit, Submissive

I could overcome the impact of recession easily with his help.

Influential

Adjective

having great influence on someone or something.

(प्रभावशाली)

Powerful, Authoritative, Dominant, Controlling, Strong

Weak, Debilitate, Vulnerable, Fragile

The minister’s speech was influential.

Ostensibly

Adverb

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

(प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर)

Seemingly, Apparently, On the face of it, Outwardly, Allegedly

Genuinely, Really, Truly, Obviously

Yuva samiti ostensibly worked for the society’s welfare.

Combat

Verb

take action to reduce or prevent.

(सामना)

Fight, Tackle, Battle, Attack, Oppose

Support, Give in, Submit, Agree

The army tried hard to combat the attack.

Endorse

Verb

Support.

(समर्थन करना)

Ratify, Favour, Sanction, Approve, Confirm

Oppose, Retaliate, Refuse, Reject

The actor endorsed the trivial brand for free.

Sidebar

Noun

a short article in a newspaper or magazine placed alongside a main article and containing additional or explanatory material.

(साइडबार)

-

-

The writer published a sidebar.

Eschew

Verb

deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

(त्याग करना)

Forgo, Forswear, Shun, Abstain, Away

Indulge, Involve, Interfere, Intrusive

I eschewed his idea.

Allege

Verb

to say that somebody has done something wrong, but without having any proof that this is true

(बिना प्रमाण के आरोप लगाना)

Plead, Charge, Cite, Declare, Affirm

Contradict, Object, Dissent, Repudiate

Himanshu alleged that I had been deceitful.

Gauge

Verb

to make a judgement or to calculate something by guessing

(किसी स्थिति का मूल्‍यांकन करना या अनुमान से हिसाब लगाना)

Benchmark, Barometer, Indicator, Criterion

Neglect, Avoid, Let go, Ignore

They made us gauge change in weather.

Incriminate

Verb

making someone appear guilty of a crime or wrongdoing.

(दोषी ठहराना)

Implicate, Indict, Allege, Attack, Blame, Charge

Pardon, Exonerate, Free, Exculpate, Ignore, Retreat

The boss incriminated all of us.

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