The Hindu Vocabulary 4 September 2021

2021-09-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 4 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled For a bona fide press: On weeding out ‘fake journalists’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Bona fide

Adjective

Authentic and genuine

(प्रामाणिक)

Genuine, Legitimate, Good-faith, Real

Illegitimate, Fake

Mrs. Braganza is our bona fide customer.

Indulge

Verb

To allow yourself to have or do something for pleasure.

(लिप्त)

Satiate, Revel in, Satisfy, Pamper

Ignore, Deprive, Neglect

You should not indulge in illegal activities.

Dubious

Adjective

That may not be honest or safe

(संदेहास्‍पद)

Debatable, Unclear, Fishy, Arguable

Clear, Believable, Definite, Certain

Rajesh was very dubious about the job.

Remedy

Noun

A way of solving a problem

(समस्‍या का समाधान)

Amend, Assuage, Rectify, Relieve

Aggravate, Damage, Injure, Neglect

My grandmother had a remedy for fever of any kind.

Malady

Noun

A serious problem (अप्रिय और गंभीर अवस्‍था)

Affliction, Illness, Disorder

Relief, Comfort, Strength

Megha’s knee pain has become a malady.

Allegation

Noun

Assertion placing blame

(आरोप)

Accusation, Charge, Statement, Claim

Exculpation, Denial

His colleagues made some serious allegations against their boss.

Masquerading

Verb

Disguise (मुखौटा धारण करना)

Dissemble, Impersonate, Pose, Mask

Be Honest, Unmask, Reveal

Many non-professional doctors were masquerading like professional one.

Obscure

Adjective

Not easily understood

(अस्पष्ट)

Block out, Blur, Confuse, Shroud

Clarify, Clear, Open, Reveal

Ravi is a good poet but an obscure one.  

Wangle

Verb

To get something that you want by persuading somebody or by having a clever plan. (अपना कामा निकालना)

Wriggle, Fake, Falsify, Manipulate

Leave Alone

He wangled a way to get money out of my pocket.

Accreditation

Noun

Official approval given by an organization when somebody/something achieves a certain standard

(प्रत्‍यायन)

Certificate, Deed, Authorization

Refusal, Disapproval

UGC approves accreditation to the universities.  

Substantive

Adjective

Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

(मूल)

Substantial, Significant, Essential, Real

Meaningless, Inessential

No substantive evidence was found to convict Sunny.

Encompass

Verb

surround and have or hold within.

(घेरना)

Beset, Compass, Encircle, Enclose

Free, Release, Escape, Unloose, Exclude

My plan for the organisation encompasses five aims of the owner.

 

 

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