The Hindu Vocabulary 16 September 2022

2022-09-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 September 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Curse of Goa: On Congress MLAs defection to BJP.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Curse

Verb

To wish evil.

To call upon the divine to send injury upon someone or something.

(अभिशाप देना)

Cuss, Bedamn, Blaspheme, Execrate

Pray

He was agitated after listening to his relatives being cursed by his friend.

Noun

The expression of a wish that evil befalls a person.

The act of reciting something that is believed to bring misfortune to a person.

(अभिशाप/ शाप/ अपशब्द/ दुर्वचन)

Bane, Expletive, Obscenity, Profanity

Compliment, Piety, Praise, Reverence

The television series showed that people chanted curses at their enemies.

Defection

Noun

Conscious abandonment of duty or allegiance to a person or party.

(दलबदल)

Desertion, Divorce, Failure, Rejection, Revolt

Faithfulness, Harmony, Loyalty, Plenty

The defection of Congress MLAs is becoming quite common these days.

Undermine

Verb

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

(दुर्बल करना)

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, Diminish

Push, Urge, Stimulate, Boost, Enhance, Improve, Strengthen

BJP should not undermine Nitish Kumar for the General Elections in 2024.

Mandate

Noun

A command from a higher authority to a lower one.

The power that voters give to their elected leader.

(जनादेश)

Authorization, Commission, Delegation, Empowerment

Breach, Break, Denial, Question

Many leaders can’t accept their defeat and fail to acknowledge the public mandate.

Verb

To officially require something.

(अनिवार्य)

Call, Command, Dictate, Direct

Request, Veto

The HR mandated the prohibition of usage of Mobile phones on the office premises.

Brazenly

Adverb

In a shameless manner.

In a bold manner.

(बेशर्मी)

Courageously, Daringly, Eagerly, Fearlessly

Cautiously, Cowardly, Fearfully

You have defied the traffic laws brazenly.

Prick

Verb

To pierce with a sharp point.

(डंक मारना/ चुभाना/ सालना/ प्रेरित करना)

Punsture, Slit, Bore, Cut

-

The sharp rocks pricked the bottom of our feet.

Noun

A puncture made by a needle.

(चुभन/ पीड़ा/ काँटा/ लिंग)

Cut, Gash, Perforation, Jab

-

He shouted because of the prick of the needle.

Conscience

Noun

The inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s motives.

The complex of ethical and moral principles that controls the actions of an individual.

An inhibiting sense of what is prudent.

Conformity to what one considers to be morally good.

(अंतरात्मा की आवाज / अंतःकरण / अन्तश्चेतना / फुलाना/ सद्सद्विवेक)

Shame, Censor, Morals, Principles, Compunction, Demur, Duty, Qualms, Scruples

Immorality

He listened to his conscience and took the right decisions.

Mockery

Noun

Teasing and contemptuous language or behavior directed at a particular person or thing.

(मज़ाक)

Joke, Sham, Disrespect, Insult, Deception, Imitation, Pretense, Jest, Disdain, Scorn

Truth, Seriousness, Admiration, Praise, Respect

Rahul made the mockery of the judgement passed by the district court.

Merger

Noun

A combination of two things, especially companies, into one.

(विलीनीकरण)

Combination, Amalgamation, Blend, Junction, Union, Consolidation, Mix, Compounding

Breakup, Dissolution, Disunion, Division, Partition, Split

The merger of the two big companies was approved by CCI.

Avert

Verb

To turn aside.

(टालना)

Avoid, Deter, Foil, Halt

Aid, Assist, Help, Allow

Shilpa averted a huge crash.

Disaffection

Noun

The absence of goodwill.

(असंतोष/ वैमनस्य/ अमित्रता/ नाराज़गी)

Alienation, Animosity, Antagonism, Antipathy

Happiness, Liking, Love, Loving

The traitor had a disaffection towards the country.

Despite

Preposition

In spite of

(इसके बावजूद)

Regardless of, Although, Even though, Notwithstanding

-

He asked him to come along with him for vacation despite knowing his prior commitments.

Noun

The feeling of despising someone or insulting.

(विरोध)

Contempt, Contemptuousness, Disdain, Misprision

Respect, Regard, Favour, Estimation

They decided to take revenge on the relatives because of whom their mother felt despite at the event.

Probe

Noun

A crucial investigation.

(तहक़ीक़ात)

Examination, Exploration, Inquest, Research

Answer, Misunderstand

The victim’s family members are demanding a CBI probe.

Verb

To search and explore thoroughly.

(परख करना)

Dig, Examine, Inquire, Penetrate

Ignore, Reply

The Ministry has constituted a committee to probe into the matter.

Foothold

Noun

A place of support for the feet.

A secure position.

(पकड़)

Footing, Niche, Perche, Hold

-

BJP has a strong foothold in Gujarat.

 

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