The Hindu Vocabulary 8 November 2020

2020-11-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 08 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled 'Uncivil proposal: On laws to curb 'love jihad'.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Ruse

Noun

an action intended to deceive someone; a trick.

(चाल)

Sham, Hoax, Subterfuge, Dodge, Gambit, Artifice

Frankness, Honesty, Reality, Openness, Truth

It was a ruse to make them have false imagination.

Astounding

Adjective

surprisingly impressive or notable.

(आश्चर्यजनक रूप से प्रभावशाली)

Astonishing, Breathtaking, Eye-popping, Startling, Shocking, Wondrous

Common, Usual, Habitual, Casual

He gave me an astounding birthday present.

Reek

Verb

be suggestive of something unpleasant or undesirable.

(किसी बात का विचारोत्तेजक होना)

Indicative, Symbolic, Suggestive, Characteristic

Moral, Simple, Clean, Straight

The increased bill amount reeks that there has been greater consumption of electricity this month.

Vicious

Adjective

deliberately cruel or violent.

(शातिर)

Atrocious, Cruel, dangerous, Barbarous, Depraved

Calm, Civilized, Gentle, Generous, Innocent

Life is a vicious cycle.

Detestable

Adjective

deserving intense dislike.

(घिनौना)

Abhorrent, Abhorred, Accursed, Atrocious, Gross

Admirable, Adorable, Adore, Likeable, Loveable, Respected

His way of treating people is detestable.

Blatant

Adjective

done openly and unashamedly.

(ज़बरदस्त)

Flagrant, Glaring, Outright, Overt,

Obstrusive

Hidden, Secret, Quiet, Silent, Covert

I was blatant enough to point out his mistakes in front of him.

Slur

Verb

pass over (a fact or aspect) so as to conceal or minimize it.

(छुपाना या कम करना)

Blemish, Bluster, Denigrate, Blot, Calumniate, Malign

Approve, Beautify, Flatter, Settle

The minister slurred his responsibility to the other.

Ostensible

Adjective

stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.

(ख़याली)

Avowed, Plausible, Purported, Apparent, Likely, Outward

Improbable, Obscure, Unlikely, Vague

Visiting a park amid the lockdown was ostensible.

Zealous

Adjective

having or showing zeal.

(उत्साही)

Ardent, Avid, Earnest, Dedicated, Earnest, Fanatical, Fervent

Cold, Apathetic, Frigid, Indifferent, Unexcited

I was zealous to meet my father after 2 months.

Consent

Noun

permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

(सहमति)

Approval, Assent, Permission, Permit, Accord, Compliance

Denial, Dissent, Rejection, Disapprove, Dissension, Protest

The judge gave his consent to pass the order.

Allegedly

Adverb

used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.

(कथित तौर पर)

Purportedly, Supposedly, Assertedly, Avowedly

Confimed, Surely, certainly, Assuredly

The reporter allegedly accused the writer for misleading comments.

Communal

Adjective

shared by all members of a community; for common use.

(सांप्रदायिक)

Communistic, Mutual, Public, Group

Personal, Individual, Private, Unshared

The communal riots have ignited every individual’s brain and soul.

Go out on a limb

Phrase

isolated.

(अकेला)

Alone, Lonely, Solo, Only, Abandoned, Lonesome

Together, Stable, Well-adjusted, Well-organized

I decided to go out on a limb when my mother scolded me.

Consensual

Adjective

relating to or involving consent or consensus.

(सह संवेदी)

Consistent, Unified, United, Agreed

Divided, Split, Discord, Cleft, Damage

The agreement shared was a consensual one.

Writ

 

Noun

a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way.

(एक अदालत के नाम पर लिखित आदेश का एक रूप)

Summons, Command, Mandate, Prescript, Warrant

-

The court gave the writ and approved it in advance.

Bonafide

Noun

genuine; real.

(प्रामाणिक)

Absolute, Actual, Positive, Official, Palpable

Doubtful, Dubious, Unsure, Deceptive, Misleading

The stamp paper at the post office did not seem to be bona fide.

Tenet

Noun

a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.

(सिद्धांत)

Assumption, Creed, Doctrine, Faith, Maxim

Disbelief, Doubt, Reality, Scepticism, Unbelief

I believe in sticking to the tenets of my family.

Derogate

Verb

disparage (someone or something).

(छोटा बनाना)

Denigrate, Detract, Discredit, Insult, Slander

Commend, Compliment, Flatter, Laud, Praise

Nobody should derogate others publicly.

 

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