The Hindu Vocabulary 6 February 2022

2022-02-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 6 February 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Sex and violence: On marital rape'.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Statutory

 

Adjective

Required, permitted, or enacted by statute.

(वैधानिक)

Lawful, Legal, Judicial, Rightful

Illegal, Illicit, Unlawful, Illegitimate

The authority has statutory powers to conduct its business.

Amendment

Noun

A minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.

(संशोधन)

Modification, Revision, Suggestion, Addendum

Repose, Rest, Worsening

The proposed amendment in the bill will be soon discussed.

Isolation

Noun

Seclusion

(अलगाव)

Separation, Segregation, Quarantine, Insulation, Confinement

-

He was kept in isolation so as to protect him from attack.

Condemn

Verb

Blame

(निंदा करना)

Castigate, Censure, Chide, Criticise

Approve, Laud, Endorse, Praise

The government condemned the terrorist attack.

Wary

Adjective

Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.

(सावधान)

Attentive, Circumspect, Considerate, Frugal

Careless, Certain, Inattentive, Inconsiderate, Indiscreet

Small children should be wary of strangers.

Myriad

Adjective

Innumerable

(बहुत बड़ी संख्या)

Countless, Endless, Multiple, Infinite

Bounded, Countable, Limited, Measurable

There are myriad problems in this business.

Sacrament

Noun

A thing of mysterious and sacred significance

(धार्मिक अनुष्ठान)

Communion, Liturgy, Celebration, Ceremony

Break, Denial, Divorce, Neglect

Marriage is considered a sacrament in India.

Brook

Verb

Endure

(बर्दाश्त करना)

Countenance, Tolerate, Abide, Allow

Disapprove, Avoid, Disallow, Hold

Rajneesh brooked all the pain because of his mother.

Ambivalence

Noun

The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

(दुविधा)

Doubt, Hesitancy, Indecision, Uncertainty

Certainty, Sureness, Decisiveness

He signed the deal but with ambivalence.

Ruin

Verb

Devastate

(बर्बाद)

Crush, Decimate, Demolish, Deplete

Build, Construct, Mend, Repair, Adorn

The shop was ruined by the robbers.

Hark

Verb

Listen

(सुनना)

Heed, Pay attention

-

The audience harked to the

Outdated

Adjective

Obsolete

(पुराना)

 

Old fashioned, Outmoded, Old, Former

Contemporary, Current, Modern, New

The outdated equipment was discarded by the school.

Restitution

Noun

Recompense for injury or loss

(मुआवज़ा)

Indemnity, Payment, Restoration, Rebate

Dissatisfaction, Penalty, Fee, Taking

The wife asked for restitution for all the losses she faced because of her husband.

Conjugal

Adjective

Relating to marriage or the relationship of a married couple

(वैवाहिक)

Marital, Matrimonial, Marriage, Wedded

-

The girl demanded her conjugal rights.

Anachronistic

Adjective

Belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.

(कालभ्रमित)

Archaic, Outmoded, Obsolete, Antique

Modern, Present, Fresh, Up-to-date

Raju rebelled against the anachronistic principles of his parents.

Coverture

Noun

The legal status of a married woman, considered to be under her husband's protection and authority.

(पनाह)

-

-

Earlier married women did not have the right to hold their own property because of coverture.

 

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