The Hindu Vocabulary 9 March 2022

2022-03-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 9 March 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘A house of cards: on NSE probe.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Probe

Noun

A crucial investigation.

(तहक़ीक़ात)

Examination, Exploration, Inquest, Research

Answer, Misunderstand

A probe was demanded by the ailing mother on his son’s murder.

Verb

To search and explore thoroughly.

(परख करना)

Dig, Examine, Inquire, Penetrate

Ignore, Reply

The CBI probed into the matter concerning telecom minister.

Stemming

Verb

Originate in or be caused by

(उत्पन्न होना)

Appearing, Deriving, Ensuing, Flowing, Emanating

-

The current economic situation stemmed from the government’s policy.

Stop or restrict (flow of something)

(रोकना)

Staunch, Stop, Check, Halt, Hold Back

Allow, Let go, Stay

The doctor tried his best to stem the bleeding from head.

Misdeeds

Noun

A wicked or illegal act.

(कुकर्म)

Wrongdoing, Evil deed, Crime, Felony, Sin, Offence

Behavior, Manners, Obedience

Shanoo was guilty of all her misdeeds.

Evince

Verb

Reveal the presence of a quality or feeling.

(जताना)

 

Attest, Declare, Demonstrate, Display, Reveal

Conceal, Cover, Deny, Hide, Secrete, Withhold

His face evinces how excited he is to go for a holiday.

Lacklustre

Adjective

Lacking in vitality force, or conviction

(मंद)

Uninspired, Dull, Muted, Dim, Dry, Obscure

Bright, Lively, Enthusiastic, Shining

Our college cricket team gave lackluster performance in the finale.

Allege

Verb

To assert without proof.

(आरोप)

Charge, Cite, Declare, Maintain, Recount, Testify, Adduce, Affirm

Deny, Withdraw, Contradict, Disagree

Rishi Raj was alleged of offences he never conducted.

Jarring

Adjective

Causing a physical shock, jolt, or vibration

(झटका या कंपन पैदा करना)

Harsh, Rasping, Crushing, Unsettling, Shaking

Firm, Smooth, Steady

Due to some problem in the engine of the tractor, it came to a jarring halt.

Sleuth

Noun

A person who investigates crimes.

(जासूस)

Detective, Investigator, Enquiry agent, Hawkshaw, Spy

-

I was unaware of a sleuth living next door.

Verb

Carry out a careful investigation into a crime or mystery.

(किसी अपराध की सावधानीपूर्वक जाँच-पड़ताल करना)

-

-

The detective sleuths the murder mystery of a famous actress.

Watchdog

Noun

A watchful guardian.

A dog kept to guard a property.

One that guards against theft.

(रक्षक कुत्ता/ रखवाली करने वाला)

Curator, Keeper, Overseer, Protector, Angel, Auditor, Superintendent, Custodian

Prisoner

Your uncle acts as a watchdog of the property.

Verb

To watch carefully to detect some bad activity or guard against one.

(निगरानी बनाए रखना)

-

-

You need to watchdog your investments.

Ostensibly

Adverb

Apparently and Seemingly

 (प्रकट रूप से)

Evidently, Presumably, Putatively, Supposedly

Improbably, Obscurely, Unlikely

The delivery ETA was 30 minutes but 2 hours have passed, ostensibly it’s not coming.

Behest

Noun

A person’s command.

An authoritative order.

(आज्ञा)

Bidding, Charge, Command, Demand

Answer, Question, Reply

The meeting of ministers was called at the Prime Minister’s behest.

Norm

Noun

A standard model that has authoritative approval.

(मानदंड)

Benchmark, Criterion, Model, Rule

Extreme, Exception,

We are working on the formation of norms for technology usage.

Detract

Verb

To take away or apart.

To diminish the importance of something.

(कम करना/ बेक़दर करना)

Backbite, Belittle, Blister, Cheapen

Commend, Compliment, Develop, Overrate

There were small errors but they detracted me from reading.

Defender

Noun

A person who defends someone from some attack.

A player in a defensive position in a sport.

(रक्षक)

Protector, Supporter, Guardian, Sponsor

Attacker

He is one of the best defenders of our state.

Sanctity

Noun

The holiness of life and character.

(पवित्रता)

Divinity, Faith, Purity, Righteousness

Meanness, Impiety, Godlessness, Unholiness

The sanctity felt in the temple is very helpful for peace of mind.

Deterrent

Noun

Something that prevents.

(निवारक)

Disincentive, Hindrance, Determent, Obstacle

Assistance, Encouragement, Catalyst, Help

CCTV cameras are deterrent to crime.

Adjective

Serving to discourage or deter.

(बचाव का)

-

-

Reduction in traffic violations is the deterrent effect of heavy traffic fines.

Accompany

Verb

To go somewhere with someone.

To go along.

(साथ देना)

Attendant, Coexistent, Coincident, Escort, Follow

Abandon, Disregard, Leave, Subtract

I accompanied her to the club.

 

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