The Hindu Vocabulary 8 April 2021

2021-04-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 08 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Mayhem in Myanmar: On the violence during Myanmar's Armed Forces' Day’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Condemn

Verb

express complete disapproval of; censure.

(निंदा करना)

Decry, Deplore, Denounce, Criticize, Berate, Chastise

Praise, Commend, Appraise, Praiseworthy

Most of the ex-officers condemn the policy.

Attaché

Noun

a person on the staff of an ambassador having a specialized area of responsibility.

(सहचारी)

-

-

All the naval and air attaches were invited.

Gun down

Phrase

to shoot (someone) with a gun.

(शूट करना)

Injure, Hit, Wound, Cut down, Harm, Fell, Slay

Support, Aid, Bolster, Foster, Boost, Underpin

The robbers gunned the young man down and left with his belongings.

Prolonged

Adjective

continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.

(लंबा)

Lengthen, Extend, Elongate, Sustain, Continue

Shorten, Narrow, Concise, Terse

The prolonged drought has impacted the region in the worst way.

Unperturbed

Adjective

not perturbed or concerned.

(बेफिक्र)

Untroubled, Undisturbed, Unworried, Unconcerned, Unmoved, Unflustered, Unruffled

Perturbed, Anxious, Worried, Concerned, Fearful, Uneasy

Anuj seemed unperturbed by the news.

Repression

Noun

the action of subduing someone or something by force.

(दमन)

Suppression, Quelling, Quashing, Subduing, Crushing

Freedom, Liberty, Free, Unrestrained, Unrestricted

The event ended in a brutal suppression from the exploits.

Usurped

Verb

take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.

(हड़पना)

Seize, Expropriate, Appropriate, Oust, Overthrow

Free, Let go, Rescue, Disentangle, Unbridle, Detach

Richard usurped the thrown.

Brink

Noun

a point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.

(कगार)

Verge, Edge, Threshold, Dawn, Point, Start

-

The pandemic is on the brink of second wave.

Insurgent

Adjective

a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

(विद्रोही)

Rebel, Revolutionary, Mutineer, Agitator, Subversive, Anarchist

Loyalist, Loyal, Faithful, Devoted, Trusted, Reliable

The border faced a sudden attack by the insurgents.

Vying

Verb

compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.

(बराबरी करने वाला)

Compete, Contend, Contest, Struggle, Fight, Battle, Feud

Support, Settle, Aid, Help

The students have been vying for the competition.

Ambivalent

Adjective

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

(उभयभावी)

Equivocal, Uncertain, Unsure, Doubtful, Indecisive, Inconclusive

Unequivocal, Certain, Sure, Fixed

Not all of us but some were definitely ambivalent about her.

Antagonise

Verb

cause (someone) to become hostile.

(विरोध करना)

Alienate, Estrange, Disaffect, Anger, Annoy

Pacify, Placate, Peace, Settle, Calm

The sole aim of the team was to antagonise the opposite.

 

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