The Hindu Vocabulary 17 February 2023

2023-02-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 17 February 2023 is from the Editorial titled ‘Brazen intimidation: On the tax survey on the BBC.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Brazen

Adjective

Unashamed

Made of brass

(बेशर्म/ तांबे का)

Audacious, Blatant, Impudent, Shameless

Humble, Meek, Quiet, Timid

Do not work with him; he is a brazen liar.

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

I was ready to brazen the criticism that my editorial was sure to attract.

Intimidation

Noun

The action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated

(धमकी)

Coercion, Frightening, Cowing, Daunting, Terrorizing, Threatening

-

The witnesses agreed to withdraw their statements against the minister upon intimidation.

Regime

Noun

A system of government.

A government in power.

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

(प्रशासन)

Administration, Establishment, Government, Management

-

Do not follow the new diet regime as it may harm your physical health in a long term.

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

Manisha interpreted the sayings of Lord Buddha.

Overzealous

Adjective

Showing too much zeal.

(बहुत जोश दिखाना)

Demonstrative, Fiery, Skittish, Excitable, Busy, Biased, Sectarian, Sympathetic

Calm, Cold, Easy, Cool, Modest, Shy, Fair, Unbiased

The students were overzealous for a picnic to amusement park.

Invoke

Verb

To appeal to authority.

To make an earnest request for something.

To put into effect.

(आह्वान करना/ विनती करना)

Beget, Breed, Cause, Generate, Apply, Enforce

Cruelty, Indulgence, Meanness, Ignore, Neglect

He invoked section 24 of the act to claim his rights.

Critical

Adjective

Inclined to criticize severely.

Exercising judicious evaluation.

Of the nature of a crisis.

Some important juncture.

(गंभीर/ आलोचनात्मक/ नाजुक/ फुलाना/ आलोचनावादी)

Demanding, Analytical, Belittling, Biting, Crucial, Dangerous, Decisive, Dire, Carping, Rejective

Complimentary, Praising, Trivial, Laudatory, Certain, Inessential, Minor, Safe, Uncritical

The government is planning to invest more in critical infrastructure projects.

Globalize

Verb

Develop or be developed so as to make international influence or operation possible.

(वैश्वीकरण करना)

-

-

Many companies that aim to globalize should have physical offices in different countries.

Flourish

Noun

A period of thriving.

A bold gesture.

Showiness in doing something.

A decoration.

(विकास/ अलंकार)

Embellishment, Quirk, Ornamentation, Twist

-

As we entered her house, she welcomed us with a flourish.

Verb

To achieve success.

To reach a height of development.

(महत्त्व दिखलाना/ सफल होना)

Prosper, Thrive, Burgeon

-

The economy will flourish in the near future.

Authoritarian

Adjective

Of or relating to a governmental system.

(सत्तावादी)

Autocratic, Dictatorial, Imperious, Strict

Democratic, Flexible, Lenient, Yielding

The authoritarian government decided not to conduct elections this year.

Prosperity

Noun

 

The condition of being successful, especially in terms of finances or fortune.

(समृद्धि/ सफलता/ कुशल/ सौभाग्य)

Accomplishment, Benefit, Boom, Expansion, Inflation, Success, Wealth, Welfare

Decrease, Loss, Shrinkage, Stagnation, Disadvantage, Failure, Lessening, Lack

Tourism sector has brought prosperity in many parts of the country.

Constitutionally

Adverb

In a way that is in accordance with a political constitution.

(संवैधानिक रूप से)

Justly, Lawfully, Legitimately, Admittedly, Judicially

Illegally, Illicitly, Unlawfully

It is constitutionally mandated to hold regular elections for local self-government.

 

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