The Hindu Vocabulary 9 January 2021

2021-01-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 09 January 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘The pursuit of Assange: On U.S. efforts to WikiLeaks founder’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Pursuit

Noun

the action of pursuing someone or something.

(लक्ष्य)

Chasing, Pursuing, Stalking, Tracking, Trailing

Ignoring, Avoiding, Letting go, Denying

The pursuit of happiness is all we strive for.

Benign

Adjective

gentle and kindly.

(सौम्य)

Kind, Generous, Friendly, Warm, Affectionate

Unfriendly, Hostile, Enmity, Disagreeable

He was of benign nature and everyone adored him.

Extradition

Noun

the action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime.

(किसी अभियुक्त या किसी अपराध के दोषी व्यक्ति को प्रत्यर्पित करने की कार्रवाई।)

Deportation, Handover, Repatriation, Refoulment, Expulsion

-

The extradition of Muslim accused was completed.

Setback

Noun

a reversal or check in progress.

(नाकामयाबी)

Problem, Difficulty, Issue, Hitch

Step forward, Breakthrough, Advance, Quantum leap

The pandemic has proven to be a major setback.

Oppressive

Adjective

inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.

(अत्याचारी)

Harsh, Cruel, Brutal, Crushing, Repressive

Kind, Gentle, Humble, Generous

Yash is of oppressive nature.

Detention

Noun

the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.

(निरोध)

Custody, Imprisonment, Confinement, Internment

Relaxation, Relieved, Composure, Calm

Their detention called for commotion.

Espionage

Noun

the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.

(जासूसी)

Spying, Surveillance, Intelligence, Infiltration

-

The espionage of the spy was a failure at the end.

Encrypt

Verb

convert (information or data) into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access or conceal.

(छिपाना)

Hide, Conceal, Secrete, Screen, Cover

Uncover, Reveal, Open, Overt

They encrypted the code.

Relentlessly

Adverb

in an unceasingly intense or harsh way.

(लगातार)

Intensely, Harshly, Forcibly, Rigorously

Slowly, Gradually, Moderately, Gently, Gingerly

I relentlessly urged him to opt for Science.

Assertion

Noun

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

(अभिकथन)

Declaration, Contention, Claim, Statement

-

My father’s assertion was the one we all had to agree to.

Sweep under the carpet

Phrase

To hide.

(छिपाना)

Secrete, Hide, Camouflage, Bury, Cover, Covert

Overt, Open, Disclose, Reveal, Release

We decided to sweep the new bag under the carpet.

 

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