The Hindu Vocabulary 9 June 2023

2023-06-09

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 9 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Another low: On the latest provocation by Canadian Sikh separatist groups in Canada.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Provocation

Noun

Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately

(उकसावा)

Excitement, Stimulus, Encouragement, Stimulation, Motivation, Incentive, Incitement, Stimulant

Subduing, Disincentive, Compliment, Happiness, Suppression, Hindrance

Sheetal never responds to unwanted provocations.

Glorify

Verb

To praise and worship like a god.

To make glorious.

To honour with praise.

To cause to be excellent.

(आदर देना/ सुंदरता प्रदान करना/ आसमान पर चढ़ाना/ गौरवान्वित करना)

Adoration, Reverence, Worship, Respect, Regard, Veneration

Hatred, Dismissal, Disregard, Condemnation

The designer fan glorified the entire room.

Assassination

Noun

Murder by a sudden or secret attack, usually of a prominent person.

Treacherous destruction of a person’s reputation.

(हत्या/ कपटवध/ छलघात/ गुप्तघात)

Crime, Manslaughter, Murder, Homicide

Birth

It was a failed attempt of Assassination on the Prime Minister.

Outrage

Noun

An act of violence.

An action that violates the standard of behaviour.

Anything that wrongly offends the feelings.

(उल्लंघन/ ज़ुल्म/ अत्याचार)

Shock, Violence, Abuse, Affront, Fury, Indignation, Resentment, Hurt

Happiness, Cheer, Delight, Calm, Advantage, Help, Aid, Benefit, Blessing

After some time with them, he started trembling with outrage.

Tableau

Noun

A group of models or motionless figures representing a scene from a story or from history; a tableau vivant

(चित्रमय तसवीर)

Mise-en-scène, Backdrop, Scenery, Background, Scene, Set, Setting, Locale, Spectacle, Exhibition.

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The society was represented in a charming tableau.

Fraught

Adjective

Causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension : uneasy

(चिंता और तनाव से/ भरा हुआ)

Uneasy, Tense, Disturbing, Unsettling, Anxious, Restless, Nervous

Easy, Quiet, Comfortable, Peaceful, Tranquil

It was a fraught meeting for me.

Vandalism

Noun

Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

Deliberately mischievous damage of property.

(बर्बरता)

Destroy, Deface, Demolish, Smash, Ruin, Damage, Trash

 Protect, Preserve, Save, Conserve, Build

The war was an act of vandalism.

Nadir

Noun

The lowest point.

The most unsuccessful point in a situation

(पतन/ अवनति)

Depth, Zero, Abyss, Bottom, Bedrock, Pit, Rock Bottom, Armpit

Zenith, Peak, Height, Apex, Top, Pinnacle, Head

The discussion reached its nadir in the meeting due to the low level of thinking of some members.

Inflammatory

Adjective

Relating to or causing inflammation of a part of the body

(सूजन का)

Provocative, Seditious, Incendiary, Revolutionary, Agitational, Instigative, Mutinous, Rebellious

Conciliatory, Diplomatic, Calming, Soothing, Pacific

He is suffering from an inflammatory condition of Lungs.

Conspire

Verb

make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.

(षड्यंत्र रचना)

Collude, Connive, Cooperate, Devise, Hatch, Intrigue

Leave alone, Neglect, Disagree

They are conspiring against the present government.

Extremism

Noun

The holding of extreme political or religious views

(उग्रवाद)

Radicalism, Irrationality, Intolerance, Bigotry, Hatred, Fanaticism

Apathy, Calmness, Dislike, Irresolution, Fairness

The government always tries to suppress extremism in the country.

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