The Hindu Vocabulary 5 June 2023

2023-06-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 5 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Creeping change: On the High Court ruling in the Gyanvapi Mosque case.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Incremental 

Adjective

Relating to occurring in small increments.

(वृद्धिशील)

Cumulative, Additive, Accumulative, Gradual, Addition, Advancement, Augmentation, Enlargement, Increase

Regressive, Decremental, Degressive, Decrescent

There is an incremental growth in inflation.

Legitimize

Verb

To make legitimate

(वैध करना)

Enable, Authorize, Validate, Entitle, Legitimate, Qualify, Permit,

Invalidate, Nullify, Disable

He legitimized my statements with his approval.

Plaintiff

Noun

A person who brings legal action.

(वादी/ अभियोगी/ मुद्दई)

Complainant, Litigant, Prosecutor, Suer

Defendant

The plaintiffs’ evidences were baseless.

Barred

Adjective

Prohibited

(बाधित)

Banned, Contraband, Illegal, Illicit, Restricted

Allowed, Legal, Lawful, Permitted

Smoking is barred inside my house.

Revanchism

Noun

A policy aimed at seeking revenge, especially to recover lost territory

(प्रतिशोधवाद)

Retaliation, Vengeance, Reprisal, Feud, Vendetta, Retaliation

Clemency, Good relations, Lenity, Pardon, Mercy

The fights of the past can cause revanchism in families.

Demolishment

Noun

The state or fact of being rendered non-existent, physically unsound, or useless

(विध्वंस)

Destroy, Raze, Smash, Ruin, Teardown, Unbuild, Pull down, Wreck

Build, Construct, Erect, Raise, Put up

After the demolishment by the cyclone, the shop looks like a heap of garbage.

Endorse

Verb

To declare one's public approval or support of something or somebody.

(समर्थन करना/ साबित करना)

Approval, Support, Agreement, Sanction, Ratification, Backing, Approbation, Formalization

Refusal, Rejection, Repudiation, Disapproval, Objection, Opposition

The report was endorsed by the president.

Assertion

Noun

A confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

A declaration that something is the case.

(बल देकर कहना)

Declaration, Claim, Insistence, Allegation, Announcement, Affirmation, Proclamation, Argument

Question, Dispute, Disavowal, Disclaimer, Challenge, Refutation

You don’t have any proof to validate your assertion.

Plaint

Noun

An accusation or charge.

A complaint or a sad cry.

(अभियोग)

Complaint, Grievance, Charge, Objection, Whimper,

Compliment, Praise, Approval, Applause, Rejoicing

The judge entered the plaint in the court record.

Precinct

Noun

An enclosure bounded by walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place

(परिसीमा)

Area, Department, Element, Field, domain, Sphere, Kingdom, Province

Whole

This girl’s hostel is a part of the precincts of the palace.

Creeping

Adjective

(of a negative characteristic or fact) occurring or developing gradually and almost imperceptibly

(धीरे-धीरे)

Leisurely, Slow, Crawling, Dragging, Lagging, Poking, Pokey, Slowing

Rushing, Rapid, Running, Flying, Swift

At this creeping pace, we won’t be able to achieve our targets.

Wary

Adjective

Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.

(सावधान)

Attentive, Circumspect, Considerate, Frugal

Careless, Certain, Inattentive, Inconsiderate, Indiscreet

She always keeps a wary eye on her kids.

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Which of the following flowers is botanically known as Narcissus? / निम्नलिखित में से किस फूल को वानस्पतिक रूप से नार्सिसस के नाम से जाना जाता है? 


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