The Hindu Vocabulary 8 December 2020

2020-12-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 08 December 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Culture and peace: On India’s stand against ‘UN’s selectivity on religions’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Selectivity

Noun

the quality of carefully choosing someone or something as the best or most suitable.

(चयनात्मकता)

Pick, Choice, Desire, Wish

Reject, Decline, Turn down, Ignore

The provision was made on the basis of selectivity.

Seek

Verb

make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.

(प्रयास करना)

Aim, Endeavor, Tackle, Strive

Neglect, Repress, Rest, Surrender

The officials seek medical help at this stage.

Delegate

Noun

a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.

(राज-दूत)

Envoy, Representative, Delegate, Deputy, Agent, Intermediary

-

The delegate was not at all bothered for the leniency.

Islamophobia

Noun

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

(इस्लामोफोबिया)

-

-

It is advised not to promote Islamophobia.

Christianophobia

Noun

an irrational animosity towards or hatred of Christians, or Christianity in general.

(ईसाइयों के प्रति एक तर्कहीन दुश्मनी या घृणा)

-

-

We should not believe in Christianophobia for betterment of society.

Contravention

Noun

an action which offends against a law, treaty, or other ruling.

(उल्लंघन)

Breach, Violation, Infringement, Breaking, Neglect, Transgression

Support, Aid, Heal, Better, Assist, Facilitate

Revealing the secrets was contravention of the policy.

Foster

Verb

To promote.

(प्रोत्साहन देना)

Promote, Advance, Assist, Benefit

Ruin, Wreck, Spoil, Disrupt, Mar, Undo

The encouragement rendered by her father fostered her growth.

Inevitable

Adjective

certain to happen; unavoidable.

(अनिवार्य)

Imminent, Unavoidable, Impending, Irresistible

Avoidable, Distant, Doubtful, Uncertain, Distant

It was inevitable to avoid the cyclone.

Thwart

Verb

prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

(बिगाड़ना)

Foil, Smash, Derail, Scupper, Impede

Assist, Facilitate, Ease, Enable, Aid

The insignificant fertilisers thwarted the plant growth.

Insidious

Adjective

proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.

(कपटी)

Stealthy, Subtle, Surreptitious, Sneaking, Cunning

Straightforward, Uncomplicated, Simple, Easy, Effortless, Painless

The NGO workers explained the scheme in an insidious manner.

Intrusive

Adjective

causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited.

(हस्तक्षेप करने वाले)

Intruding, Invasive, Unwelcome, Interrupting, Trespassing

Low-key, Modest, Restrained, Subtle, Quiet

The army men did like the media person being intrusive.

Flank

Verb

be on each or on one side of.

(पार्श्व)

Edge, Bound, Side, Fringe, Skirt

Complete, Cover, Total, Broad, Far

The wet soil was to flanked around the pot.

Alliance

Noun

a temporary coalition for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Union, Partnership, Bloc, Caucus

Difference, Dissimilarity, Distinction, Deviation

The alliance shared by the two brothers was unbreakable.

Adversary

Noun

one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.

(विरोधी)

Antagonist, Enemy, Attacker, Competitor, Rival

Ally, Friend, Assistant, Helper, Backer

Donald trump addressed his adversaries with strange names.

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