The Hindu Vocabulary 11 July 2023

2023-07-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Dangerously fanciful: On the judiciary, Rahul Gandhi’s conviction and the defamation case.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Fanciful

Noun

Not likely to succeed or happen in the real world.

(काल्पनिक)

Absurd, Bizarre, Extravagant, Fantastic, Fantastical, Fictional. Unreal, Insane, Crazy

Reasonable, Realistic, Real, Actual, Genuine, Authentic

The proposals by the ministers are fanciful sometimes.

Defamation

Noun

The act of communicating false statements about a person that injure the reputation of that person.

(मानहानि)

Denigration, Disparagement, Aspersion, Detraction, Libelling, Defaming, Slander, Criticism, Smearing

Praise, Respect, Applause, Esteem, Acclaim, Commendation, Honor

Sheetal sued his husband for defamation of character.

Horrific

Adjective

Causing horror.

(भयंकर)

Abominable, Appalling, Awful, Cruel, Disgusting, Dreadful. Gruesome, Shocking, Horrible, Terrible, Nightmare

Pleasant, Delightful, Delicious, Enjoyable, Welcome, Appealing

He has horrific injuries in the accidents.

Unanimously

Adverb

Without opposition; with the agreement of all people involved.

(एक मत से)

Collectively, Mutually, Unitedly, Reciprocally, Jointly, Conjointly, Concertedly, Cooperatively

Independently, Separately, Apart, Severally, Individually, Solely

He was chosen as the president unanimously.

Turpitude

Noun

Depraved or wicked behaviour or character.

(अधमता)

Baseness, Corruption, Criminality, Debasement, Debauchery, Degradation, Dissoluteness, Abjection

Virtue, Morality, Goodness, Righteousness

He was in jail for his acts of turpitude in the office.

Enthusiastically

Adverb

In a way that shows intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

(उत्साहपूर्वक)

Excitedly, Eagerly, Exuberantly, Madly, Avidly, Warmly, Rapidly · Vigorously

 

Indifferently, Perfunctorily, Apathetically, Reluctantly, Impassively, Hesitantly

We went to his birthday party enthusiastically.

 Intent

Noun

Intention or purpose.

(प्रयोजन)

Aim, Purpose, Objective, Goal, Resolution, Determination, Wish, Desire

Reluctant, Flexible, Indefinite, Unstable, Irresolute, Weak, Distracted

My intent was clear for you.

Determinable

Adjective

Capable of being determined, definitely ascertained, or decided upon.

(अवधार्य)

Ascertainable, Assayable, Deductive, Discoverable, Judicable, Measurable, Fixable, Definable

Indeterminable, Incalculable, Indeterminate, Undeterminable

The error done by you in the program is not determinable.

Disconcerting 

Adjective

Causing one to feel unsettled.

(चिंताजनक)

Unsettling, Discomfiting, Perturbing, Troubling, Worrying, Concerning, Alarming, Awkward

Clear, Plain, Easy, Simple, Orderly, Reassuring

A lot of fame for kids is disconcerting for parents.

Barred

Adjective

Is to be blocked from entrance or not allowed to do something.

(बाधित)

Blocked, Clogged, Swollen, Prohibited, Forbidden, Banned, Prevented, Refused

Permitted, Permissible, Allowed, Acceptable, Legal, Endorsed

She tried to barred my way but in vain.

Pendency

Noun

The state of being pending.

(लंबमानता)

Unfinished, Incomplete, Impending, Undecided, Unresolved, Hanging, Suspended

Resolved, Decided, Confirmed,

A lot of pendency in the work is an example of indiscipline.

Astounding

Adjective

Surprisingly impressive or notable.

(चकित करनेवाला)

Amazing, Breath-taking, Eye-popping, Mind-boggling, Overwhelming, Shocking, Startling, Stunning

Unsurprising, Normal, Ordinary, Typical, Common, Usual

Everyone was shocked at his astounding success in the exam.

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Which among the following lakes is known as the only "Floating Islands Lake" in India? / निम्नलिखित झीलों में से कौन सी झील भारत में एकमात्र "फ्लोटिंग आइलैंड्स झील" के रूप में जानी जाती है?


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