The Hindu Vocabulary 30 November 2020

2020-11-30

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 30 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Tech tact: On India’s apps blocking spree’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Spree

Noun

a spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.

(आनंद का उत्सव)

Orgy, Binge, Splurge, Activity

-

He thought he was on a camping spree at the sports meet.

Prejudicial

Adjective

harmful to someone or something; detrimental.

(हानिकारक)

Detrimental, Damaging, Injurious, Harmful, Disadvantageous

Advantageous, Beneficial, Favourable, Helpful, Useful

His decision proved to be prejudicial for us.

Immensely

Adverb

to a great extent; extremely.

(बेहद)

Extremely, Exceedingly, Exceptionally, Especially

Slightly, Rather, Moderately, Faintly, Vaguely

I was immensely surprised with the step that my father took.

Fate

Noun

the development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.

(नसीब)

Destiny, Providence, Nemesis, Kismet

-

Maybe it was my fate that brought me here.

Ironical

Adjective

pertaining to, of the nature of, exhibiting, or characterized by irony.

(विडंबना)

Mockery, Derision, Sneering, Contempt, Scorn

Commend, Praise, Applaud, Compliment

It is ironical how government is befooling farmers and still stating that it is working for them.

Hunky-dory

Adjective

fine; going well.

(उत्तम)

Fine, Great, Worthy, Admirable, Praise-worthy

Poor, Poverty-stricken, Beggarly, Penurious

I told them that everything was hunky-dory.

Unconventional

Adjective

not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.

(अपरंपरागत)

Unusual, Irregular, Unfamiliar, Uncommon

Conventional, Orthodox, Ordinary, Usual, Normal

It is extremely unconventional to be treated this way.

Realm

Noun

a field or domain of activity or interest.

(क्षेत्र)

Domain, Sphere, Area, Field, Arena

-

The realm of our palace is serene.

Sideline

Noun

an activity done in addition to one's main job, especially to earn extra income.

(अप्रधान व्यवसाय)

Side job, Subsidiary, Diversion, Distraction

Centre, Focal, Focus, Hub, Pivot

We had to resort to a side line business in order to fulfil our expenses.

Discriminatory

Adjective

making or showing an unfair or prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things.

(भेदभावपूर्ण)

Prejudicial, Biased, Preferential, Unfair, Unjust

Just, fair, impartial, Honest, Upright

The approach made was discriminatory.

Leverage

Noun

the power to influence a person or situation.

(उत्तोलन)

Influence, Power, Authority, Weight, Sway, Control

-

The bank has increased their power by leveraging the cash system over credit.

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