The Hindu Vocabulary 30 June 2021

2021-06-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘War of words: On Twitter's blocking of Ravi Shankar Prasad account’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Vindictive

Adjective

having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

(प्रतिशोधी)

Vengeful, Revengeful, Avenging, Resentful, Implacable, Acrimonious

Forgiving, Merciful, Humane, Tolerant, Generous, Kind

His vindictive approach amazed us all.

Censure

Noun

the formal expression of severe disapproval.

(निंदा)

Condemnation, Criticism, Attack, Abuse, Disapproval, Reprimand

Approval, Commendation, Praise, Congratulation, Acclaim, Acclamation

His censure was enough for us to get back to work.

Needless

Adjective

not necessary because avoidable.

(अनावश्यक)

Unnecessary, Inessential, Non-essential, Unneeded, Undesired

Necessary, Desired, Essential, Needed, Useful, Indispensable

It was needless to ask for his prosecution.

Arbitrary

Adjective

based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.

(मनमाना)

Capricious, Whimsical, Random, Chance, Erratic, Unpredictable

Rational, Reasoned, Logical, Sensible, Cogent

The arbitrary decision did not satiate his belief.

Ruffle one’s feather

Phrase

cause someone to become annoyed or upset.

(परेशान करना)

Irritate, Vex, Anger, Exasperate, Irk, Pique, Ruffle, Rankle, Enrage

Please, soothe, Gratify, Gladden, Delight, Appease, Satisfy

Unnecessary blocking of his account ruffled his feathers.

Deterioration

Noun

the process of becoming progressively worse.

(बिगाड़)

Worsening, Decline, Decay, Collapse, Failure, Fall, Drop

Improvement, Enhancement, Attainment, Growing, Developing, Brightening

The deterioration of the project is the effect of the mishandling of the data.

Defiance

Noun

open resistance; bold disobedience.

(अवज्ञा)

Resistance, Opposition, Confrontation, Non-compliance, Disobedience, Dissent

Submission, Obedience, Agreement, Concord, Concurrence

He was convicted for an act of defiance.

Raise the pitch

Phrase

to move, cause to move, or elevate to a higher position or level.

(स्थानांतरित करने का कारण, या उच्च स्थिति या स्तर पर ऊपर उठाना)

Elevate, Raise, Upraise, Hoist, Boost, Enhance, Hike

Lower, Lessen, Bottom, Bottommost, Underneath, Lesser

We believe we need to raise the pitch of the campaign.

Cantankerous

Adjective

bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

(लड़ाका)

Irascible, Irritable, Grouchy, Crotchety, Grumpy, Bad-tempered

Good-natured, Affable, Amiable, Genial, Cordial, Pleasant

His constant nagging made me cantankerous.

Strained

Adjective

not relaxed or comfortable; tense or uneasy.

(तनावपूर्ण)

Awkward, Tense, Uneasy, Uneasy, Uncomfortable, Fraught, Edgy

Relaxed, Comfortable, Friendly, Ease, De-stress, Laze, Luxuriate

Our strained relationship was further ruined because of the misunderstanding.

 

 

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