The Hindu Vocabulary 6 January 2021

2021-01-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 06 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Maximum Governor: On Governor's role’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Undermine

Verb

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

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Compromise

Enhance, Improve, Strengthen, Intensify, Amplify

The hooligans made all possible efforts to undermine our plan.

Disruption

Noun

disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.

(दरार)

Disturbance, Disordering, Disarranging, Interference, Upset, Turmoil, Disarray

Encouragement, Enhancement, Booster, Improve

The disruption caused by the cyclone was unbearable.

Oratory

Noun

the art or practice of formal speaking in public.

(वाक-पटुता)

Rhetoric, Eloquence, Magniloquence, Declamation, Fluency

-

He is known for his oratory.

Encroachment

Noun

intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc.

(अतिक्रमण)

Intrusion, Intervention, Intercession, Involvement, Impinging

Free, Liberal, Freedom, Privilege,

The encroachment by the officials was not welcomed.

Convene

Verb

come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.

(बुलाना)

Summon, Call, Order, Hold, Convoke, Assemble

Disperse, Scatter, Disseminate, Spread, Broadcast

We could not convene them all for a decision.

Discretionary

Adjective

available for use at the discretion of the user.

(विवेकाधीन)

Optional, Non-compulsory, Voluntary, Non-mandatory, Elective, Open, Unrestricted

Compulsory, Restricted, Obligatory, Compulsory, Mandatory

The step was taken in a haste at his discretionary.

Disingenuous

Adjective

not candid or sincere.

(स्पष्ट या ईमानदार नहीं)

Dishonest, Deceitful, Underhand, Duplicitous

Ingenuous, Frank, Naïve, Innocent, Simple

Yash’s approach was disingenuous.

Besmirching

Verb

Damage.

(हानि करना)

Sully, Tarnish, Blacken, Stain, Taint

Honour, Enhance, Improve, Better

The effects were besmirching and the citizens were all upset.

Overshadow

Verb

appear more prominent or important than.

(से अधिक प्रमुख या महत्वपूर्ण दिखाई देते हैं)

Outshine, Eclipse, Surpass, Exceed, Excel

Subdue, Suppress, Defeat, Vanquish, Repress

His thought overshadowed mine.

Repeal

Verb

revoke or annul.

(भंग)

Revoke, Rescind, Cancel, Reverse, Abrogate

Introduce, Enact, Ratify, Confirm, Approve

I had to repeal my decision as he did not approve it.

Arbitrarily

Adverb

on the basis of random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.

(मनमाने ढंग से)

Indiscriminately, Autocratically, Voluntarily, Willingly

Unwillingly, Involuntarily

We decided arbitrarily to put yellow color.

 

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