The Hindu Vocabulary 20 February 2023

2023-02-20

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 20 February 2023 is from the Editorial titled ‘Aldermen altercation: On the Delhi Mayor poll.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Altercation

Noun

A noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.

(तकरार)

Argument, Quarrel, Fight, Dissension, Dispute, Contention, Clash, Wrangle

Agreement, Calm, Peace, Accord, Quiet, Harmony

I had an altercation with my boss.

Barring

Preposition

Excluding something as an exception.

Except for.

(को छोड़कर/ के सिवाय/ बिना)

Except for, Excepting, Bar, Other than, Apart from, Aside from, Besides, But

All, Inclusive

Barring any good web series coming on Netflix, I will go to the mall.

Scuttle

Verb

Destroy

(नष्ट करना)


Run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.

Abandon, Sink, Submerge

-

He scuttled all my plans to party tonight.

Brazen

Verb

To face a difficult situation with confidence.

(आत्मविश्वास के साथ व्यवहार करके एक कठिन स्थिति का सामना करना)

Beard, Brave, Face, Confront

Dodge, Duck, Funk, Shork

I was not ready to brazen any loss in this deal.

Untenable

Adjective

Incapable of being defended.

Incapable of being sustained.

Not able to be occupied.

(अस्थिर/ असमर्थनीय)

Illogical, Flawed, Unsupportable, Unsound

Logical, Defendable

The argument given by the lawyer is untenable.

Acrimony

Noun

Sharpness or bitterness of nature, words, feelings, etc.

(किसी चीज पर बल कम या संतुलित करना)

Acidity, Vitriol, Asperity, Virulence, Bile, Tartness, Virulence, Acridity, Bitterness, Acerbity

Love, Benevolence, Mildness, Sympathy, Civility, Courtesy, Kindness, Liking, Softness, Oiliness

He responded to my question with such acrimony that I never asked him again.

Regime

Noun

A system of government.

A government in power.

A set of rules about food or exercise that some people follow to stay healthy.

(प्रशासन)

Administration, Establishment, Government, Management

-

Labour Party runs the regime in the national capital.

Interpret

Verb

To provide an explanation.

To elucidate.

To construe in a particular way.

To bring out the meaning of something.

(व्याख्या करना/ बाषान्तर करना)

Clarify, Construe, Decipher, Depict

Confuse, Disbelieve, Cloud, Direct

You have interpreted the situation in the wrong way.

Relevant

Adjective

Appropriate

(प्रासंगिक)

Admissible, Applicable, Consistent, Compatible

Improper, Inapplicable, Incompatible, Trivial, Unacceptable

Your ideas are not relevant to our plan.

Provision

Noun

The action of providing or supplying something for use.

(प्रावधान)

Arrangement, Plan, Providing, Equipping

Removal, Taking

We don’t have any provision for the cancellation of the order.

Perverse

Adjective

Turned away from what is right.

Showing a deliberate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable.

(विकृत/ खोटा)

Contradictory, Wicked, Abnormal, Capricious

Agreeable, Happy, Reasonable, Complaint

He was punished for his perverse cruelty against his mates.

Stalled

Verb

(of a motor vehicle or its engine) stop running, typically because of an overload on the engine.

(अचानक स्र्क जाना)

Halt, Hamper, Hinder, Interrupt, Postpone, Slow

Advance, Aid, Allow, Assist, Continue

The truck stalled at the toll gate due to a mechanical issue.

Verdict

Noun

The finding of a jury on a matter.

A decision.

(निर्णय/ अधिमत)

Answer, Award, Conclusion, Decision

Accusation

We have not reached any verdict as of now regarding the case.

Vindicate

Verb

Clear (someone) of blame or suspicion.

(साबित कर देना)

Acquit, Clear, Absolve, Exonerate, Exculpate, Discharge, Liberate

Blame, Charge, Condemn, Convict, Deny, Disprove, Incriminate

The organisation has been vindicated by the other four organisations.

Restriction

Noun

A limitation on the use of some facilities.

(प्रतिबंध)

Check, Condition, Control, Restraint, Stipulation

Allowance, Liberation, Freedom, Permission, Help

The government is planning restrictions on the powers of district administration.

 

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