The Hindu Vocabulary 7 November 2020

2020-11-07

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 07 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Vienna’s woes: On Islamist terror attack’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Woe

Noun

great sorrow or distress.

Misery, Distress, Sadness, Unhappiness

Happiness, Joy, Contentment, Pleasure, Satisfaction

The beggar couldn’t get over his woes and committed suicide.

Underscore

Verb

Emphasize

Highlight, Indicate, Stress, Mark,

Disregard, Ignore, Avoid, Snub, Shun

In my speech, I underscored the importance of health and sanitisation.

Transnational

Adjective

extending or operating across national boundaries.

Foreign, International, Multinational, Strange

Local, Native, Indigenous, Natal

All the policies announced are against transnational concerns.

Behead

Verb

cut off the head of (someone), especially as a form of execution; kill.

Execute, Head, Decollate, Kill, Trim

Join, Release

The king gave the order to behead the peasant.

Synagogue

Noun

the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction.

House of worship, Chapel, Abbey, Shrine, Temple

-

They met me near the synagogue.

Conviction

Noun

a firmly held belief or opinion.

Faith, Confidence, Dogma, Doctrine, Tenet

Distrust, Doubt, Disbelief, Unbelief, Overturning

I had made affirm conviction to achieve this year’s target.

Loophole

Noun

an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.

Escape clause, Drawback, Outlet

-

The team couldn’t locate the loophole and continued to bear the losses.

Cohesion

Noun

the action or fact of forming a united whole.

Coherence, Adherence, Attachment, Close, Togetherness

Detachment, Difference, Discord, Divide

The paragraph written lacked cohesion.

Fiery

Noun

Intense

Blazing, Violent, Vehement, Fervid, Ignited

Apathetic, Cool, Cold, Moderate, Passive, Peaceful

He responded in a fiery manner.

Barbarity

Noun

extreme cruelty or brutality.

Brutality, Cruelty, Inhumanity, Savageness, Ruthlessness

Kindness, Generosity, Niceness, Humanity

One should abstain barbarity and spread kindness.

Islamophobic

Noun

having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force

-

-

There are many countries that have grown islamophobic now.

Leeway

Noun

the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.

Extent, Margin, Scope, Space

-

The leeway of the new enactment was not strong enough.

Bolster

Verb

support or strengthen.

Aid, Boost, Reinforce, Sustain, Assist

Block, Discourage, Hinder, Halt, Obstruct

My father’s assertion bolstered my confidence.

Cue

Noun

a signal for action.

Hint, Suggestion, Catchword, Key

Neglect, Ignorance, Rejection, Avoidance

I had the cue to the puzzle.

Clamp down

Phrasal verb

suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner.

Suppress, Prevent, Stop, Restrain, Restrict, Control

Loose, Free, Unfasten, Untie, Unfix, Let go

They had clamped down the group’s decision.

 

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