The Hindu Vocabulary 4 February 2021

2021-02-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 04 February 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Setback in Myanmar: on military coup’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Coup

Noun

a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

(तख्तापलट)

Overthrow, Takeover, Ousting, Deposition

Election, Vote, Poll, Ballot

The minister will be overthrown in this coup.

Undermine

Verb

lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Compromise, Diminish

Enhance, Improve, Strengthen, Boost

One unwise act might undermine years of hard work.

Condemnation

Noun

the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

(निंदा करना)

Criticism, Stricture, Denunciation, Damnation, Reproof

Praise, Plaudits, Appraise, Acclaim

People have expressed strong condemnation towards the new laws.

Contestation

Noun

the action or process of disputing or arguing.

(चुनौती)

Discussing, Arguing, Debating, Quarrelling

Accept, Agree, Approve, Bear, Adjust, Receive, Welcome

The contestation by the women resulted in an uproar.

Clout

Noun

influence or power, especially in politics or business.

(दबदबा)

Influence, Power, Pull, Sway, Control

Lenient, Leverage, Benefit, Easy, Let go

We all were aware that she carried a lot of clout.

Longevity

Noun

long existence or service.

(दीर्घायु)

Extended, Prolonged, Extensive, Wide

Intensive, Short, Concise, Precise

They asked for greater longevity of women as compared to men.

Gambled

Verb

take risky action in the hope of a desired result.

(साहसपूर्ण कार्य करना)

Venture, Risk, Chance, Peril

Safe, Protected, Guarded, Sheltered

They gambled their lives for money.

Unleashed

Verb

To set free.

(खोल देना)

Unrestrained, Free, Unrestricted, Release, Loose, Unbridle

Bridled, Restrict, Restrain, Constrain

They unleashed the dog in the park.

Pogrom

Noun

an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group.

(तबाही)

Massacre, Slaughter, Killing, Carnage, Shoah

-

The Nazis became a pogrom against Jewish back then.

Regime

Noun

a system or ordered way of doing things.

(व्यवस्था)

System, Order, Sequence, Scheme, Code

-

The regime to be followed was neglected completely.

Nudge

Verb

coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.

(कुहनी मारना)

Prompt, Encourage, Coax, Prod, Jog

Discourage, Disintegrate, Devalue, Diminish

The government should nudge the politicians towards betterment.

Suffice

Adjective

be enough or adequate.

(काफ़ी)

Sufficient, Enough, Adequate, Ample, Appropriate

Insufficient, Inadequate, Unequal, Inequality

I told them that good looks should not suffice the requirement.

 

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