The Hindu Vocabulary 20 October 2022

2022-10-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 October 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘A travesty of justice: On Jayalalithaa death probe panel.’ 

 

Word/Phrase 

Part of Speech/Idiom 

Meaning 

Synonyms 

Antonyms 

Example 

Travesty 

Noun

A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something

(उपहासात्मक रचना) 

Misrepresentation, Distortion, Burlesque, Caricature, Perversion, Corruption, Charade

Homage, Tribute, Solemnity, Praise, Seriousness, Solemnity

People were upset with the travesty of justice.

Probe 

Noun 

A crucial investigation. 

(तहक़ीक़ात) 

Examination, Exploration, Inquest, Research 

Answer, Misunderstand 

We need a deep probe into this case.

Verb 

To search and explore thoroughly. 

(परख करना) 

Dig, Examine, Inquire, Penetrate 

Ignore, Reply 

We should probe everything before fixing a marriage.

Mar 

Verb 

To damage or harm. 

(हानि करना) 

Blight, Bruise, Harm, Impair 

Aid, Assist, Build, Clean 

His actions marred our dignity.

Whimsy 

Noun 

Playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor. 

(सनक) 

Playfulness, Fancifulness, Caprice, Notion 

-

Her house was decorated with a wit of decorative whimsy.

Circumstance 

Noun 

A condition. 

An inevitable condition. 

(परिस्थिति/ स्थिति/ घटना/ हालत) 

Hyperbole, Oratory, Address, Bombast 

Quiet, Conciseness 

The circumstances here are not conducive to starting a new shop.

Diabolical 

Adjective

Characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil.

(पैशाचिक) 

Cruel, Vicious, Vile, Wicked, Heinous, Hellish, Fiendish

Gentle, Kind, Good, Nice

They could not succeed in implementing the diabolical plot against the party.

Opportunism 

Noun 

The taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle. 

(अवसरवाद) 

Advantage, Expedience, Exploitation, Timeliness 

My brother was accused of social opportunism. 

Culpable 

Adjective

Deserving blame.

(अपराधिक)

Guilty, Blamable, Blameworthy, Liable, Accountable

Blameless, Innocent, Guilt-free, Guiltless

You are culpable when you participate in something evil.

Evidence 

Noun 

Something that tends to prove or disprove something. 

(सबूत) 

Attestation, Confirmation, Proof, Substantiation, Validation

Disproof, Conceal, Hide, Obscure 

There is no evidence that your idea will actually work.

Allegation

Noun

An assertion made with little or no proof.

(आरोप)

Accusation, Charge, Claim, Plea

Exculpation, Denial

He has put some serious allegations against Ravindra.

Glare

Noun

A very harsh light.

A harsh uncomfortably bright light.

An angry stare.

A surface that is smooth.

(चमक/ उग्र प्रकाश/ चौंधानेवाला प्रकाश)

Flame, Glow, Blaze, Brilliance, Frown, Scowl, Glower, Lower

Dullness, Grin, Smile

The glare of publicity has made him uncomfortable.

Verb

To stare angrily.

To express hostility by staring angrily.

(चौंधाना/ तीव्र प्रकाश से चमकना)

Frown, Gape, Gawk, Glower, Radiate, Beam, Blare, Blaze

Grin, Smile, Aid, Assist

I glared at him with rage and hate.

Narrative

Adjective

In the form of story.

chronological

(कथात्मक)

 

Fictional, Narrated, Historical, Reported

Rambling

The speaker’s narrative style was liked by everyone.

Noun

Story

(वर्णन)

Account, Anecdote, Fiction, Chronicle

-

You have to present a good narrative to help me favour you.

Calumny

Noun

A misrepresentation intended to harm another person’s reputation.

The act of uttering false charges to harm another person’s reputation.

(चुगली/ अभिशाप/ अपवाद/ बदनामी)

Defamation, Lie

-

His speech was nothing but a calumny of the administrators.

Unfathomably

Adverb

Not being capable of being understood or measured.

(अथाह)

Boundlessly, Fathomlessly, Immeasurably, Infinitely

Fathomably

The universe has unfathomably lying deep secrets.

Render

Verb

To cause to become.

To melt down.

To present for consideration.

To provide a due reward.

(प्रस्तुत करना)

Cede, Deliver, Relinquish, Surrender, Give, Interpret, Portray, Reproduce

Take, Cloud, Conceal, fail, Obscure

All the services rendered by you will cost a lot.

Noun

A return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord.

The first coat of plaster applied to a brick.

(सौंपनेवाला/ देनेवाला/ प्रस्तुत करनेवाला)

-

-

The render on the walls looks amazing.

Malfeasance

Noun

Wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official.

(दुराचार/ दुष्कर्म/ अपकरण/ जुर्म)

Impropriety, Misbehaviour, Misconduct, Wrongdoing

Behaviour, Manners, Obedience

Corporate malfeasance has been uncovered by the report.

Reek

Noun

A strong odour.

Vapour or fog.

(भाप)

Funk, Stench, Stink

Aroma, Fragrance, Perfume

A very unpleasant reek was coming from the back of the house.

Verb

To smell strongly.

To emit.

(धूआं देना)

Stink, Emit, Fume, Smoke

-

The chemistry lab was reeking due to chemical spillage.

Obligate

Verb

To bind morally.

To pledge.

(मजबूर करना/ लाचार करना/ बांधना/ आभारी बनाना)

Constrain, Oblige, Bind, Force

Free, Release

The decision by Supreme Court obligates every company to release their MOMs.

 

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