The Hindu Vocabulary 2 May 2023

2023-05-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 2 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Buying Time: On the Securities and Exchange Board of India probe and allegations against Adani Group”.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Allegation

Noun

A claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without a proof

(आरोप)

Claim, Assertion, Declaration, Proclamation, Argument

Exculpation, Denial

She was sad because of the allegations of theft against her.

Probe

Noun

A thorough investigation into a crime or other matter

(छानबीन)

Investigation, Inquiry, Examination, Scrutiny, Inquest

Ignore, Skip, Evade, Bypass, Reject, Avoid

The officer was called to probe into the matter.

Verb

Physically explore or examine (something) with the hands or an instrument

(तहक़ीक़ात)

Examine, Feel, Explore, Prod, Check

Ignore, Skip, Evade, Bypass, Reject, Avoid

The female constable is required to be present for the process of probing of the female culprit.

Flout

Noun

A disdainful remark.

(उपहास/ अवज्ञा/ अनादर/ आक्षेप)

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He treated his opponents with a flout.

Verb

To treat with disdain.

(अनादर करना/ अवज्ञा करना/ उपहास करना/ आक्षेप करना)

Defy, Disregard, Mock, Repudiate

Approve, Commend, Compliment, Flatter

He flouted the coach intentionally.

Derail            

Verb

Obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.

(पटरी से उतरना)

Distract, Disturb, Bother, Worry, Unhinge, Upset

 

Settle, Soothe, Compose, Calm, Quiet

The train was derailed by heavy snow.

Plea

Noun

A legal suit.

An allegation made by someone in support of a cause.

Something offered by way of excuse.

(दलील)

Appeal, Prayer, Petition, Pleading, Cry, Desire, Solicitation

Suggest, Imply, Please, Hint, Intimate

The volunteer made a plea to stop river pollution.

Deliberation

Noun

The act of thinking about or discussing something and deciding carefully

(विवेचना)

Consideration, Debate, Study, Thought, Account, Reflection,

Rash, Sudden, Spontaneous, Impulsive, Careless, Hasty

She came to a decision after hours of deliberation.

Pertain

Verb

Be appropriate, related, or applicable to

(संबद्ध होना)

Belong, Appertain, Possess, Own, Hold, Apply, Refer, Relate, Associate

Exclude, omit, Disconnect, Disjoin, Divide, Separate

We will fight for only those issues that pertain to society not personal use.

Circumvention

Noun

To manage to get around especially by ingenuity or clever way

(तरक़ीब)

Bypassing, Evasion, Skirting, Sidestepping, Run-around

Submission, Meeting, Tolerance, Endurance

The criminal always finds a way to circumvent the law.

Disingenuous

Adjective

Not candid or sincere (कपटी)

Dishonest, Deceitful, Untruthful, Contrived, Hypocritical, Duplicitous, Sneaky, Tricky

Honest, Fair, Open, Truthful, Naïve, Frank

She is a disingenuous fellow.

Condone

Verb

To regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless

(नजरअंदाज)

 Disregard, Overlook, Pardon, Forgive, Excuse,

Condemn, Punish

You should condone their rude behaviour.

Caveat

Noun

A warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices

(चेतावनियां)

 Warning, Caution, Admonition, Notice, Limitation, Restriction

Commendation, Appreciation, Praise,

Rahul went there in spite of a number of caveats.

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