The Hindu Vocabulary 5 May 2021

2021-05-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 05 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘A timely warning: On Supreme Court intervention against clampdown on information’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Clampdown

Noun

a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.

(शिकंजा कसना)

Suppression, Prevention, Stopping, Crackdown, Limitation

Hail, Increment, Development,  Enhancement, Upliftment

We have ben witnessing a clampdown on crime from the government’s end.

Dissemination

Noun

the action or fact of spreading something, especially information, widely.

(प्रचार)

Spreading, Circulation, Distribution, Dispersal, Diffusion, Proclamation

Curb, Curtail, Control, Restrict, Constrict, Barring, Controlling

They prohibited the dissemination of public information.

Besetting

Verb

trouble (someone or something) persistently.

(किसी को लगातार परेशान करना)

Plague, Bedevil, Attack, Assail, Afflict, Torment

Please, Appease, Glorify, Pacify, Appeal

There are multiple problems that beset India.

Despotic

Adjective

of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.

(नीच)

Autocratic, Dictatorial, Totalitarian, Authoritarian, Absolute

Democratic, Accountable, Autonomous, Republican

The government followed a despotic regime.

Malicious

Adjective

characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

(दुर्भावनापूर्ण)

Spiteful, Malevolent, Hostile, Bitter, Venomous, Poisonous

Benevolent, Kind, Warm-hearted, Gracious, Caring, Humane

His words did malicious damage to his image.

Profiteering

Verb

make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally or in a black market.

(मुनाफाखोरी)

Overcharge, Racketeer, Extortion, Exploitation, Rachmanism

Honesty, Straight, Candid, Open, Forthright

They were illegally profiteering from the business.

Tarnishing

Verb

make or become less valuable or respected.

(खराब)

Sully, Besmirch, Blacken, Stain, Blemish, Blot

Clear, Transparent, Spick, Span, Graceful, Gracious, Bright

It is true that silver tarnishes so easily.

Propensity

Noun

an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.

(झुकाव)

Tendency, Inclination, Proneness, Proclivity, Readiness

Aversion, Dislike, Disinclination, Abhorrence, Hatred

His propensity towards outdoor games is unmatched.

Affront

Noun

an action or remark that causes outrage or offence.

(अपमान)

Insult, Offence, Indignity, Slight, Snub, Slur

Compliment, Praise, Self-praise, Admiration, Acclamation

She took her brother’s statement on personal affront.

Stifle

Noun

restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).

(दबाना)

Suppress, Smother, Restrain, Hold back, Hold in

Let out, Release, Free, Unveil, Unleash

As the boss stepped in, she stifled her giggle.

Reluctance

Noun

unwillingness or disinclination to do something.

(अनिच्छा)

Disinclination, Hesitation, Hesitance, Timidity, Diffidence, Demurral, Resistance

Willingness, Eagerness, Readiness, Will, Wish, Desire

She could sense his reluctance to continue.

Calamitous

Adjective

involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous.

(नुक़सानदेह)

Disastrous, Catastrophic, Devastating, Dre, Tragic, Fatal

Good, Advantageous, Superior, Powerful, Important, Excellent

We should be all prepared for calamitous events.

 

 

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